Get your ice skates on at London's Natural History Museum

02 November 2012

The Ice Rink at London's Natural History Museum opens today, and for the first time will boast a spectacular Christmas tree in the middle of the rink.

The 950-square-metre ice rink is set on the Museum's east lawn, a setting made even more magical with its fairground carousel, 76,000 fairy lights, and the cosy Café Bar.

Penguin stabilisers help young skaters at the Natural History Museum ice rink

Penguin stabilisers help young skaters on the Natural History Museum's magical ice rink

This year the Museum's Ice Rink is supported by Starbucks and skaters will be able to warm up with the Red Cup favourites such as a gingerbread latte, the perfect accompaniment to a wintry day.

Help for children and beginners

Friendly ice marshals are skating around to help beginners and the cute penguin stabilisers give young skaters a helping hand. There is also a separate 100-square-metre rink for children.

Soak up the atmosphere

If you don't fancy a skate, then you can always just take in the atmosphere with a hot chocolate, mulled wine and festive food from the Café Bar, with its balcony overlooking the rink.

The Natural History Museum Ice Rink is open until 6 January 2013 and tickets prices start from £9. 

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