Ice Skate Birmingham


Ice Skate Birmingham

Location

Digbeth, Birmingham

Price

Free Entry

Running parallel with the Frankfurt Christmas Market, Ice Skate Birmingham has graced us once again this year for the festive season.

Having moved from outside the stunning Birmingham Library due to construction work, Ice Skate Birmingham has moved, making Eastside Park it’s new home.

Ice Skate Birmingham

If you’re unfamiliar with the name, you aren’t alone. Eastside Park has fallen out of favour with many locals in recent years as the barren, concrete space outside Millennium Point is commonly mistaken for an abandoned car park.

However, with the presence of Ice Skate Birmingham and the Fun Fair which comes with it; Eastside Park has been transformed to stand tall and dazzle, fitting in with the architectural beauties that are Millennium Point and the newly constructed Birmingham City University City Centre Campus.   

Make sure you book in advance if you want to hit the ice!

Entry is free even if the rides are not, meaning that even at peak times and when the fair is packed, the wait for rides is short; though some sights such as the Ferris Wheel will require you to book your slot should you want to ride at busier times & the same is true should you want to come Ice Skating.

That being said, I would strongly recommend that you book ahead of time no matter how busy you expect the rink to be, as the rink operators may not allow you to get out and onto the ice without a booking.

Take a moment to enjoy a something seasonal; and I don't mean a mince pie!

But if you aren’t allowed on, you shouldn’t be too disappointed as there is still something else to do on site. Fair goers can expect to partake in a number of fun foods, ranging for the peculiarities of an Ostrich burger, to the decadence of a hot mug of coca topped off with a shot of Baileys.

In fact, the two of you could have two very different experiences at Ice Skate Birmingham as this family friendly venue has enough to keep you entertained; whether you focus on the childlike fun or the adult friendly amusements to satisfy your proclivities.

cofWhilst you wait your turn on the Ferris wheel or to get out on the ice, enjoy your time on the bumper cars.

So whatever your reason is for coming to Ice Skate Birmingham; whether that is to just take in the sights that the city provides, or to do something out of the ordinary- chances are you’ll find yourself enjoying it.

New Canal Street, Birmingham B5 5RB

Pros

  • Open between 10am and 10pm everyday.

  • Free Entry.
  • Walking distance from any bus in the town centre as well as New Street and Moor Street Stations.
  • Even though the area is small, there's a lot of space so even when it is busy, you don't feel lost in the crowd.
  • You can find things that you won't find on the high street such as Ostrich Burgers & Baileys infused hot chocolate!

Cons

  • As a fun fair it doesn't have many rides.

  • But as the only fun fair in town it can quickly get busy.
  • Some may find it difficult to park here, as many of the local parking spots are used by the University & Think Tank Science Museum.
  • Whilst entry is free, rides can be pricey with the Ferris Wheel alone being £5 per person.

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