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Tunbridge Wells ice skating rink, with live music and food, on sale now, plus the chance to meet Father Christmas

By Angela Cole

Have you started your Christmas countdown yet?

Organisers of ice skating in Tunbridge Wells have, with tickets going on sale for sessions at Calverley Gardens this festive season.

Running from Friday, November 17 to New Year's Day, the amphitheatre will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with stylish skating, festive food and drink, music and shopping inspiration.

Try ice skating in Tunbridge Wells this Christmas
Try ice skating in Tunbridge Wells this Christmas

On selected nights, the ice rink will team up with The Forum in the town to host indie and folk music nights.

Cllr Jane March from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, supporting the event, said: "In the magical setting of the park the ice rink is definitely something you should include in your festive plans."

The 35 x 20 metre ice rink with a capacity for up to 250 skaters will be open seven days a week but will be closed on Christmas Day.

The Fuggles Beer Cafe will be providing an après skate drink with seasonal classics such as real ale and craft beers, some Belgian classics and Christmas beers, alongside their famous mulled cider, mulled wine and a range of seasonal gins, wines and soft drinks.

The Basil Café will offer some flavoursome food with wholesome ingredients, new festive-inspired cakes and bakes and a winter barbecue.

Tunbridge Wells ice rink
Tunbridge Wells ice rink

Main skating sessions, will take place from 11am until 8pm. The last skating session will be 6pm on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day.

Dedicated 30-minute Parent and Toddler sessions will take place each morning at 9.45am, 10.15am and 2pm until the schools break up, priced at £9.50 which includes toddler and adult ticket and seal skating aid.

Skate tickets for main skating sessions cost £14 and children £9.50 including skate hire. Tickets are on sale tunbridgewellsatchristmas.com

Motorised and non-motorised wheelchair users are welcome to enjoy the rink in their own wheelchair but must be accompanied by an assisting companion.

And let's not forget... pay a visit to Father Christmas while at your skating session. For tickets visit thelittleboxoffice.com/darrylcurcherevents.

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