The Most Spectacular Places To Enjoy Ice Skating This Christmas In Yorkshire

The Most Spectacular Places To Enjoy Ice Skating This Christmas In Yorkshire

From mulled wine to a variety of British dishes smothered, dipped and drenched in gravy, there’s a lot to love about Christmas. But one of our favourite festive activities in Yorkshire? Ice skating.

There’s something so nostalgic about putting on a pair of those heavily-used and highly uncomfortable skates, and wobbling your way around the rink til you, inevitably, fall on your arse.

Returning to Yorkshire for 2021, here’s our guide to the best Christmas ice skating experiences to enjoy this year.

1. Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, York

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Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is finally returning, with its huge outdoor ice rink that’s perfect for family days out.

The largest outdoor ice rink in the North of England, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland will allow visitors to skate around the huge festive Christmas tree, before enjoying a vintage funfair, a chalet-style cafe, and even Santa’s Grotto.

Returning this November 19th-January 9th, the ice rink will pop-up at York Designer Outlet this Christmas, and you can pick up skating tickets here.

2. Whitby Winter Festival

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Whitby is hosting a glorious Winter Festival this Christmas, with tons of festive activities to enjoy right through the winter.

Kicking off on November 26th right through to March 2022, visitors will be able to enjoy a wonderful full-size ice rink in the middle of the town, with a huge marquee covering to allow guests to enjoy it whatever the weather.

In addition to the ice rink, guests will also get to potter around the town and enjoy the dazzling Christmas lights, as well as stock up on local goodies at the town’s wonderful businesses.

3. Scarborough Christmas Sparkle

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Scarborough Sparkle will return to the Open Air Theatre this Christmas, with plenty of fun things to do with all the family – including ice skating.

Housing a synthetic ice rink throughout December from the 3rd-January 2nd, Scarborough Sparkle will welcome all ages and abilities, with “peaceful” sessions planned every Sunday and wheelchair accessibility, too.

Scarborough Sparkle will also welcome a fairground full of rides, too, alongside Christmas themed shopping and entertainment.

Pre-booking is essential, and you can find out more here.

4. Stockeld Park

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Stockeld Park is a popular place to visit around the festive period, with a fun Christmas Adventure taking place every year.

Enjoy large themed outdoor playgrounds, an illuminated ‘enchanted forest’, performances from the Christmas Silver Band, a fun snowflake maze, and, of course, a festive ice rink.

Opening from November 20th to 4th January, the rink is suitable for all abilities, and you can find out more here.

*This article will be updated with any new ice skating experiences.

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