Natural History Museum Ice Skating Rink


London’s Natural History Museum Ice Rink opens this month, as it returns for the 2019 festive season. Set against the beautiful backdrop of one of London’s most iconic landmarks, skaters can take to the ice from Saturday 19 October 2019, throughout the winter period until Sunday 12 January 2020. This year, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink opens earlier than ever before, with 2019 dates including the October half-term break. Tickets are on sale NOW at

A perfect festive day out in a simply stunning setting, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink welcomes all ages and abilities, with over 200,000 people from all over the world donning their skates and getting on the ice last year alone. This year the sparkling rink, located along

South Kensington’s twinkling tree-lined streets will be topped off with a spectacular 30ft Christmas tree. You can enjoy it for a fun family day out, or a mums night out.

The Café Bar will be open again for all sorts of delicious seasonal treats and the perfect place to warm up out of the winter chill. Visitors to the Café Bar can watch the skating from a perfectly-positioned balcony terrace with plenty of space for seating and standing. Open daily, the Café Bar offers a wintery sanctuary to unwind after a skate around the rink.

This year for the very first time, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink will be open during the October half-term break, promising a wonderful day out for all the family. Don’t forget to enter our competition for this half term and win four family tickets.

Plus, Acoustic Lates Presented by Ticketmaster at the Natural History Museum will be making a welcome return, to present a series of free and intimate acoustic performances in the Café Bar. The series runs every Thursday from 31 October through to 19 December and features some of the best new and emerging musical talent currently in the UK.

This Holiday season inspired by their Haute Couture Immaculate collected, Viktor&Rolf bring to life ‘The Enchanted Blizzard’ through a partnership with the Natural History Museum Ice Rink. At this year’s rink, discover and purchase Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb in a limited edition design. Personalise your gift for your loved one with engraving opportunites and join us under the Flowerbomb tree every Friday for a pink themed skate at the weekly ‘Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Flower Hour’. A brand that embodies the holiday season spirit, Viktor&Rolf are thrilled to be partnering with the Natural History Museum to bring this year’s holiday spirit to life.

For those travelling from outside London, the official hotel partner, Edwardian Hotels London’s South Kensington Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt is the perfect place to stay, set within stunning surroundings and just a five minute walk from the Natural History Museum. The 19th century Vanderbilt hotel is a Grade II listed townhouse boasting historical features with modern flare. Located inside, Scoff & Banter serves up British cuisine in a relaxed environment, with Skate and Dine packages including dinner or Winter afternoon tea with Natural History Museum Ice Rink access, with prices starting at £17.


Do not forget to enter our competition to win 4 x family tickets this half term. Enter here today.

Book tickets for the Natural History Museum Ice Rink via or call 0844 847 1576. For group bookings including schools call 0844 847 1575.