It doesn't matter if you're more like Torvill and Dean or Bambi; ice-skating is a fun way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit, whatever your ability. Check out these fab places to skate for all ages.

Cardiff Winter Wonderland

Nov - Jan . City Hall lawn transforms into Cardiff's annual Winter Wonderland. Visitors will be able to skate throughout the festive season, closing only on Christmas Day. Along with the rink, there'll be fairground rides and the Alpine Village, so you won't be short of tasty treats and things to do. If you have time, check out the Christmas Market along The Hayes, too.

big wheel lit up at night.
Cardiff sign lit up.
lit up signs and ornamental ice hockey sign.

Cardiff Winter Wonderland, South Wales

Swansea Waterfront Wonderland

Nov - Jan. Waterfront Winterland brings festive frolics to Swansea city centre. The alpine cabins and funfair attractions have moved in to Museum Park by the National Waterfront Museum, not to mention a big all-ages ice rink and a smaller children-only ice rink. Partner your visit to the site with some Christmas shopping in The Quadrant shopping centre or on Oxford Street.

 

ice skaters in covered outdoor rink with coloured lights
night time shot of winter wonderland fairground with toys in the foreground, people walking between amusements and a big wheel lit up in the background

Waterfront Winter Wonderland, Swansea Bay, West Wales

Bargoed ice rink 

Nov. For five days in this November, you can ice skate at Bargoed's pop-up ice rink. Morrisons' underground car park is transformed into a rink, where members of the public can skate for half an hour at a time between 10am and 7pm. 

Indoor skating rink with close up of woman skating holding onto child who is using character skating aid.
Indoor skating rink with close up of man and woman skating holding onto character skate aids that two children are using

Bargoed ice rink, South Wales

Celtic Manor - The Great Skate

Nov - Jan.The rooftop garden at this upscale golf and country resort near Newport has had a seasonal makeover. This year the Celtic Manor is home to a big undercover ice rink. The roof is clear, so you can skate outside without being rained on yet still see the wintery sky. Surrounding the rink is the Ice Kingdom, where you can buy warming drinks and giant sausages from the Bratwurst Hut. Head down after dark for a more grown-up atmosphere.

four drinks on a table with blurred background.
indoor skating rink with people skating blurred action.
two women in Frozen themed costume.

The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales

Carmarthen Winter Wonderland

Nov - Jan. Carmarthen Winter Wonderland will return this year to Carmarthen Park , SA31 3AX.  Undercover Magical Ice Rink, Heated Ti-pi Bar and Coffee Lounge, Festive Fun Fair, Santa’s Grotto & Workshop Experience, Street Food, Christmas Gift Shops, and New For 2019 is Wales Only ‘ICE BAR’ Experience

 

 

Two people dressed as elfs stood outside a wooden hut decorated for Christmas.
Ice bar with coloured lights and people drinking and talking.
Children and adults skating indoor skating rink with icicle decorations.

Carmarthen Winter Wonderland, West Wales

Caerphilly Castle Ice Rink

Dec - JanCaerphilly Castle Ice Rink returns bigger and better this year.  Caerphilly Castle will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland, where guests can enjoy outdoor skating on a real ice rink, indulge in treats from a pop-up cafe and visits from Father Christmas are also planned.  Skate sessions, within the walls of Wales’ largest castle, are open Wednesdays to Sundays.

close up of ice skates and hand with glove
girl skating indoor rink with character skate aid

Caerphilly Castle ice rink, South Wales

Aberystwyth Winterland

 Dec - Jan. Skate by the Sea in Aberystwyth Castle! As well as indoor ice rink, Aberystwyth Winterland also features a children’s funfair, Santa’s Grotto, festive food and drink and a giant igloo. 

aerial view of winterwonderland and surrounding buildings at dusk
adults and children skating, children with character skate aids

Aberystwyth Winterland, Mid Wales

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