Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum and Mason - A Fantastic Festive Experience, Save an Exclusive 15%

Somerset House

Don’t wait to skate!

Offer ends 30th November 2018

Suitable for 3+ years

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Enjoy the perfect winter day out at Somerset House as the stunning Edmond J. Safra Fountain courtyard transforms into a beautiful ice rink, where you can skate with family and friends.

This year there'll also be special collaborations inspired by Somerset House’s major winter exhibition ‘Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy and the Enduring Power of Peanuts’ and a new artistic commission from British artist and ice skater, Ruth Proctor. 

  • Get your skates on for festive fun 
  • ‘The very definition of festive fun’ Time Out
  • The ultimate winter destination
  • Fantastic fun no matter your skating skills 
  • Plus Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade returns, transforming the West Wing into a one-stop, essential festive shopping destination.
  • Skate Lates features an extra special series of music nights throughout the season - the perfect start to your weekend.

Dates and Prices

Dates: 

On site box office opening times

  • 10 – 13 Nov opening hours: 12.00 – 18.00
  • 14 Nov – 13 Jan opening hours: 09.30 – 21.30
  • For Skate Lates the box office closes at 23.00
  • On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve the box office closes at 18.00
  • On Christmas Day the box office is closed.
  • On Boxing Day and New Year’s Day the box office opens at 12.00

Price Information:

Monday - Friday for selected timeslots until 30 Nov

Saving will be available on the following timeslots: 10.00 - 11.00, 11.15 - 12.15, 12.30 - 13.30, 13.45 - 14.45, 15.00 - 16.00

  • £7.25 for Child Ticket (Under 12s), 15% off 
  • £9.35 for Adult Ticket, 15% off

If you would like to purchase tickets for other dates or timeslots for full price please visit the Somerset House website here 

  • Full price child tickets are available from £8.50 and full price Adult Tickets are available from £11 
  • Please note ticket prices on the Somerset House website may vary based on time and date
Need to Know
  • A child must be 12 years or under to qualify for the child ticket price.
  • Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice.
  • The smallest skate size available for children is size 7 / European size 25 (age approx 3 - 4 years old). Parents must judge whether their children can skate safely.
  • Skate boot hire is included in your ticket price.
  • The smallest skating boot is a child’s size 7 (European size 25), this will fit children aged approximately 3 to 4 years.
  • The largest skating boot is a size 15 (European size 50).
  • Please arrive at Somerset House 20 minutes before your skating session begins so that you have time to get your skates and still enjoy your full session on the ice.
  • Please do arrive earlier if you need to leave items in the cloakroom.
  • If you arrive late you will be allowed on the ice but you may not have your full session of skating and will only be able to stay for the duration of your booked session.
  • All bags regardless of size and bulky items such as large cameras are not allowed on the rink or in the skate hire area. These need to be left in the cloakroom where the first item is free and there is then a charge of £2 per item.
  • Remember that the ice rink is open-air, so dress warmly.
  • Wear thick socks for extra comfort and don’t forget your gloves.
  • The ice rink is open-air and skating continues come rain or shine.
  • You can take photographs for personal use, but no selfie sticks, large cameras, video cameras or audio recording devices are allowed on the ice. The use of tripods is not permitted throughout the building for safety reasons.
  • Spectators are welcomed at the ice rink free of charge.
  • Ice skating is a sport with inherent risks. Patrons skate at their own risk.
  • Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
  • Ticket holders under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted on the rink.
  • Please note that after 17:30 sessions are 45 minutes. 
  • No parking available. Public transport is strongly advised.
  • Tickets are only valid for the date and session time booked.
  • Tickets are not transferable or refundable.

Access Information

  • Wheelchair users can skate at Somerset House.
  • Somerset House hold a two dedicated wheelchair sessions across the season on Wed 28 Nov and Sun 9 Dec both at 15:00 as well as access to public sessions subject to availability.
  • To find out more and to book, customers should call the team on 0333 320 2836.
  • Please note Somerset house can only accommodate bookings for wheelchair users on public sessions with a minimum of 2 week’s notice.
  • Wheelchair users are entitled to one free PA/companion Skate ticket bookable over the phone on 0333 320 2836. Our Ice Marshals will provide all on-ice support for wheelchair users (at no extra charge).  
  • Electric wheelchairs are permitted during dedicated wheelchair sessions only and must be switched to a manual setting whilst on the ice. Please notify us if you will be in an electric wheelchair at time of booking.
  • The venue is accessible for wheelchairs at all times. A ramp gives full access to the viewing area, the Skate Lounge and Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade.
  • Somerset House is unable to provide wheelchairs. All skate tickets are subject to availability.

How to Redeem
  • Please arrive at Somerset House 20 minutes before your skating session begins so that you have time to get your skates and still enjoy your full session on the ice.
  • Please do arrive earlier if you need to leave items in the cloakroom.
  • If you arrive late you will be allowed on the ice but you may not have your full session of skating and will only be able to stay for the duration of your booked session.
Plan your Visit

Address and Contact Info

Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA

Nearest Station: Temple
Nearest Park: Pablo Br
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