Natural History Museum Ice Rink

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The Ice Rink is the perfect setting for children's parties or to entertain clients or colleagues.

Exclusive private events

Enjoy exclusive use of the Ice Rink and Café Bar for your private event. For more information please email

Children’s parties

Organise a children's party at the Ice Rink for a celebration with a difference.

We can provide the essentials to guarantee a fun party, including food, drink and a delicious birthday cake. To make the party really shine, why not treat your guests to an ice skating lesson. Our friendly ice marshals will help with skating skills and ensure the children are looked after.

Only food purchased or ordered from the on-site caterers may be consumed in the Café Bar and on the viewing platform. Birthday cakes should be ordered five working days in advance.

Book ice marshals and catering in advance. Skating tickets must be booked separately.

For more information please email

NHM Ice Rink 2016

Visit and booking

Find opening times and information about booking tickets, group visits and a dedicated session with an ice marshal.

News and events

Get the latest news about special events at the Ice Rink, sign up to our newsletter and hear about special offers.

Food and drink

The Café Bar is open daily and offers tasty meals, snacks and refreshments, including hot drinks and a range of wines, beers and soft drinks.