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The Ice Rink Experience

Visiting Our Ice Rink

Whitehall Garden Centres festive Ice Rink is now open until the 5th January at our Lacock store.

This is a great fun festive activity to do with the whole family. Sessions run on the hour at varied times throughout the day and each session runs for 45 minutes.

Whats Included

Once you’ve placed your booking online or in store you’ll receive your booking confirmation through within a few minutes via email. Bring this along with you when you visit us either on your phone or as a print out. The ticket price includes skate hire along with a 45 minute skate session. Skate aids can be purchased at checkout.

We ask that guests arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the session starting so they get the maximum amount of time on the ice. Please allow extra time during peak days to park and get to the ice rink.


Fun For All The Family!



Whitehall Garden Centre is the perfect day out for the entire family!

Come along for the Ice skating, stay for everything else we have to offer at Whitehall this festive period!

Get lost in our multi award winning Christmas shop, with one of the largest selection of decorations, lights and trees available.

Our farm shop is full of delicious local foods, naughty sweet treats and our in house butcher has the perfect cut of meat to please even the fussiest foodie!

Choosing a gift is incredibly easy with our fantastic range of ideas, from traditional homeware and gifts for him & her to beautiful house plants or specimen shrubs and trees for the keen gardener.



Our Ticket Types


Early Bird Tickets

Early Bird £5.99 skating sessions are available at 9am on Saturday mornings from Saturday 2nd November to Friday 29th November.  You will also find the Early Bird tickets available weekdays from 12:00pm until 3pm starting on Monday 4th November until Saturday 14th December.



Parent & Toddler Tickets

Our Parent and Toddler tickets include 1x Adult Ticket 1x Toddler Ticket and either a Penguin or Banana Skate Aid subject to availability. Parent and Toddler tickets are available on certain dates please see calendar on our website.  We offer exclusive parent & toddler tickets weekdays at 10am and 11am from Monday 4th November to Friday 13th December inclusive.  We also offer non-exclusive parent and toddler tickets, please see calendar on our website for dates.

Off Peak & Peak Tickets

Off peak tickets are available for £8.99 for adult or child skaters.  Peak tickets are £9.99 for adult or child skaters.  The calendar on our website will show which ticket type is available when you choose your date.

Skate Aids

We offer 2 different types of skate aids for those that are not as confident at skating. The Penguin skate aid can be held and push along the ice to give support. Or if preferred the Banana skate aid can have the user sit on it whilst someone else pushes them around. This is ideal for our younger guests. We have a limited number of skate aids available at £4.99 per session. Pre-booking is recommended.

Finally, for guests not quite ready to get rid of the ‘training wheels’ we also offer Bob skates, clip ons for blades that support the skater in staying upright. Please ask at the Skate exchange for further details on our skate aids. Bob Skates are available free of charge, subject to availability.



Finding Us

Our Ice Rink is located at our Lacock site situated near the National Trust village of of the same name. 
VIA CAR: The garden centre is located on the A350 between Chippenham and Melksham with the closest village to it being Lacock. Enter SN15 2LZ into your Sat Nav for exact directions. We have free on site parking for customers.
VIA BUS: From Chippenham or Melksham take the X34 to Lacock, from there it is a short walk to the centre.


Exclusive Rink Hire

Exclusive hire of our ice rink is available, subject to availability, where you can have sole use of the ice for up to 125 skaters, and use of 30 skate aids.  This is an ideal venue and activity for your work Christmas outing and we can look at incorporating food and drink options into your hire with use of our ice café.  For more information and to check availability please email: enquiries@whitehallgardencentre.co.uk

For Booking Terms & Conditions Click Here

The Ice Cafe


Our Ice Rink Café completes this family experience and is conveniently located next to the Ice Rink. The Ice Café offers a range of refreshments, including hot drinks, hot bites to eat and snacks to recharge with after a fun time on the ice. Please note this operates a different opening and closing time to our ice rink.