Ice skating at Brighton's Royal Pavilion Ice Rink Christmas 2023
Please note - We're not affiliated with Brighton Pavilion (we're just big fans!) so are unable to answer your questions directly.
You may think that Brighton is one of those places that only sees tourists during the hot, steamy months of summer. However, Brighton also provides a great reason to warrant a day trip during the winter months as well. So, what are you waiting for? - Get your skates on and get down there!
This year, over the winter of 2023/2024, Brighton's ice rink will once again be open throughout the festive season. In fact, you can start sharpening your blades right now (if you don't have your own skates, you can hire them at thye venue) as it's already open! The actual dates are:
October 28th 2023 to January 7th 2024
This provides ample opportunity for a great Christmas skating experience for families looking for something to do during the 2023 end-of-year festive season.
The Royal Pavilion skating rink is open from 9.30am to 9.30pm and there's also a cafe that opens at around the same time but may stay open later, hopefully giving you ample time to go and grab something nice and hot after the rink has closed for the night.
Prices and booking - how much will it cost?
The price varies depending on the time/day you want to visit. Skating time sessions last for 45 minutes and it also works out cheaper if you have your own skates. If you want to know exactly what you'll pay on your chosen date, please visit the Ticketmaster bookings page. to book directly online.
What can I expect when I get there?
Bear in mind the rink is outdoors so if it rains, you'll get wet. As mentioned above there's also a rinkside bar and cafe which is open from 9.30am 'til late, You can get tea, coffee, hot chocolate, beer and mulled wine to drink and there are cakes, pastries and snacks to eat too. If you want a taster of what to expect when you get there, watch the short video below that was filmed a few years ago.
Plan your visit
If you don't know where it is, the address is The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, Brighton BN1 1FN.
By train - The ice rink is only a 10 minute walk from Brighton mainline station
By car - There's no parking on the Royal Pavilion estate so the nearest car park is NCP in Church Street.
By bicycle - The ice rink has its own parking for pushbikes and bikes can be parked outside of the building at the stands provided. **Beware, if you attach yours to a fence, truss or inside the building, it'll be removed.