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Kew Gardens Winter Ice Rink

nr Richmond, Surrey

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The Kew Ice Rink is normally set in front of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens and runs from November to  January, however there is to be no Ice Rink at Kew for 2010/2011. It is a mammoth 1000 square metre real-ice rink, with a capacity for 250 people. As well as the ice rink also available is the Ice Rink Café, with warm drinks and festive snacks available, perfect for relaxing and watching the skaters.

Before or After the Crowds

During the time that the ice rink is in situ you can purchase a Joint Gardens and Skating Ticket for just £16 adults, £14.50 concessions. The ice rink is open for 1 hourly sessions from 10am-10pm each day through the six week period.

David Hawgood See Larger Image Skating by Floodlight See Larger Image

During winter, Kew Gardens and the Xstrata Treetop Walkway are open during daylight hours, 9.30am - 3.45pm, with the gardens closing at 4.15pm. However the skating goes on into the evenings after the gardens have closed to enjoy the Gardens in wintery darkness twinkling with lights.

Tickets: Ice Rink Tickets can be bought online, or by calling  0844 412 4642. From the 29 November, tickets can also be purchased in person at the Ice Rink Box Office at Victoria Gate from 9.30am - 9pm. Ice rink tickets are for skating only, not the gardens. Spectators need to pay £1 which gives access to the limited area around the Temperate House only.

Other Winter Activities taking place at Kew from 13th December to 1st January 2009 include:
  • Family Storytelling

  • Plantomime

  • Horse and Carriage Rides

  • Father Christmas for the children

  • Each day the gardens close with a traditional carol concert at 3pm


Skating in Daylight See Larger Image


Location: Kew Gardens Ice Rink, nr Richmond, Surrey

Grid Reference: TQ183768 Ceremonial County: Surrey

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Getting there: By Road: From M4 take junction 2 and then the A205 (South Circular) across the River Thames at Kew Bridge. It is well signposted from all major roads.

By Tube: From central London take the District Line to Richmond stops at Kew Gardens Station.

Access: From the Victoria Gate entrance to Kew Gardens. Victoria Gate is situated on Kew Road opposite Lichfield Road and is the nearest entrance to Kew Gardens Underground Station.
Website: www.kewgardensicerink.com/ (This link may not work when this activity is not operational).
Other Useful Websites: www.kew.org/events/christmas-2008/ice-skating.htm
Email: info@kew.org
Address: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey
Postcode: TW9 3AB Telephone: Ticket Hotline: 0844 412 4642
Opening Times: Ice Rink sessions available 10am-9pm daily.

Charges: See website for details of ice rink tickets.

Nearby Locations:
Other Location Pages: Kew Gardens  

Notes: History of Kew Gardens

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By: Tracey Park Section: Gardens Section Key:
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