North Pole Cambridge 2018

The outdoor ice rink is back in town for another season of wintery fun

Now in its seventh year, North Pole Cambridge has become a popular festive fixture on Parker’s Piece, heralding the arrival of the Christmas season and twinkling invitingly right the way through to the new year. Launching on 17 November and running until 6 January, this year’s event will be delivering the usual dose of Christmassy magic, complete with ice skating, stalls, rides and food and drink.

At the heart of the attraction is a huge open-air rink, offering 600 metres of gleaming ice to glide around on, plus there’s the Alpine Cabin Bar to cosy up in with hot chocolates, mulled wine, festive cocktails and seasonal drinks. If you’re feeling peckish, there will be all sorts of traditional food treats to enjoy, including German bratwurst from the swing grill, gourmet burgers, fish and chips and churros. Skating tickets start at £10.50 for kids and £12.50 for adults.