Is there ice skating in Bristol this Christmas? Oh yes! And this handy article shows all the places you can ice skate in and near Bristol. Plus there are fun festive alternatives in 2022, like ice bumper cars, ice training dolphins and seals!
Discover where to find indoor AND outdoor skating rinks in and near Bristol. And I share the details of a brand-new destination for ice skating near Bristol too!
I also include essential information, like ice-rink addresses, opening dates and details of where you can buy tickets to make it easy for you to book your festive skating session.
Some of the ice skating rinks are open up until January 2023, so remember to bookmark this page if you’re looking for fun things to do in and around Bristol during the Christmas school holidays too!
ALL THE PLACES TO ICE SKATE IN BRISTOL AND NEARBY
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ICE SKATING IN BRISTOL
WINTER WONDERLAND ICE SKATING BRISTOL CRIBBS CAUSEWAY
16 November – 2 January
Cribbs Causeway’s outdoor ice rink returns for Christmas in Bristol 2022 and it’s set to be the most magical yet! Feel the crisp winter wind on your face as you swirl around the rink.
The Mall’s ice skating rink is in the heart of Winter Wonderland, surrounded by magical snow-topped Christmas trees!
Skating sessions last 30 minutes. Ticket prices include skate hire. Seal skating aids are available to hire for under 10s.
Winter Wonderland, Cribbs address:
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway Bristol BS34 5DG
Visit website for more info and to book ice skating at Cribbs Causeway.
FESTIVE ICE SKATING AT AVON VALLEY ADVENTURE AND WILDLIFE PARK
26 November – 1 January
500 square meters of glittering real ice is waiting for you this festive season. This sparkling venue with an atmospheric backdrop is suitable for the youngest beginner through to seasoned skaters. Spin into the night with special lighting effects.
Skating sessions are 45 minutes and start on the hour. Skate aids are available on a first-come first-served basis. Free viewing for spectators.
Apres-skate at the bar and enjoy a festive feast or seasonal treats while you soak up the atmosphere of the Christmas experience.
SEN sessions are available on Wednesday 14 December at 10am & Wednesday 21 December
Free on-site car parking.
Best value tickets are in advance on-line.
Avon Valley Adventure Park address:
Pixash Lane, Keynsham, BRISTOL BS31 1TP
For more information or to book Avon Valley festive ice-skating, visit their website
PROPYARD WINTERLAND ICE RINK AND ICE BUMPER CARS
5th Nov to 31st January 2023
This festive season, Propyard is transforming its studio into an indoor ice-skating rink.
The Christmassy attraction will feature ice skating, ice bumper cars and ice training dolphins for nervous/smaller skaters.
Pre-booked tickets and walk-ups are available for ice skating and ice bumper cars.
The ticket price includes skate hire.
The new Apres Skate Bar will be serving special hot chocolate, winter-warming drinks and cocktails.
Propyard’s Winterland space also offers seasonal crafts, food and drink and pop-up winter markets.
Bjorn the polar bear will be making special appearances throughout the festive season.
Propyard Winterland Ice Rink address:
Feeder Road, Bristol BS2 0SE
Find out more and book tickets for Winterland at Propyard on their website.
SKATE WITH SANTA AT PLANET ICE BRISTOL
Selected dates during December 2022
Skate with Santa at Bristol’s permanent indoor ice rink at Cribbs Causeway.
Festive ice skating sessions are also available at Bristol’s Planet Ice, so you can get in the mood with Christmas classics, while you skate!
Planet Ice Bristol ice rink address:
Merlin Rd, Patchway, Bristol BS10 7SR
Visit Planet Ice website to book tickets for Skate with Santa
ICE SKATING NEAR BRISTOL
BATH ON ICE
12th November to 3rd January
Bath on Ice is a hidden winter wonderland in the centre of Bath. The ice rink, with atmospheric lights and wintery music, is open for its 10th year. It’s the perfect place to practise your skating and show off some moves at the same time!
Seasonal drinks are available at Moguls Alpine Bar.
Next to the skating rink is Bath’s adventure golf course which is illuminated with fairy lights.
Bath on Ice address:
Royal Pavilion, Royal Victoria Park, Bath, BA12NR
Visit the website to book skating tickets for Bath on Ice
ICE SKATING AT CLARKS VILLAGE – FIRST TIME EVER!
15th November to 2nd January
Clarks Village ice rink is open for the first time ever, until 2nd January! Outdoor and undercover, the custom-built ice rink features real ice and offers plenty of fun for guests of all ages, whatever the weather.
They’ll also be running quiet sessions, in addition to parent and toddler sessions for wobbly starters. Penguin and seal skating aids will be available for little ones, as well as bob skates to help guests stay steady.
Exclusive discount vouchers will be available for skaters so you could save a little money on your Christmas shopping while you’re there!
Clarks Village address:
Farm Road, Street, Somerset BA16 0BB
Visit website to learn more and book tickets for Clarks Village ice skating.
There we have it. A great choice of six places to enjoy some festive skating in and around Bristol!
I hope you find my Christmas ice skating round-up useful. If you have any other information or updates to suggest, then please add a comment below or email me: jane @ practicallyperfectmums.co.uk.
Read my giant round-up of top festive events & places to go for Christmas 2022 next!
Things to do this Christmas in Bristol & Nearby
HAPPY FESTIVE SKATING and #MerryBristmas!
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