Winter ‘Ice’ Skating at the Engine Yard

christmas at the engine yard

 This Christmas get on your skates and waltz into some festive fun.

Brand new for 2022 our Synthetic Ice Rink at the Engine Yard will be a Christmas favourite with the little ones.

The Engine Yard will be adorned in Christmas trees, festooned lighting and gorgeous decorations. Book your slots now to enjoy a skating experience, each slot is for 30 minutes and please read our FAQs below before booking. 

Your skating ticket also includes access to our adventure playground one hour before your skating time slot. To gain entry go to the Belvoir Castle ticket office and enjoy our brand new adventure playground for one hour but make sure you save some energy for the rink!

christmas magic at the engine yard

Cinderella Christmas admissions tickets include access to our brand new Adventure Playground!

Ice Skating Parties

Our rink will also be available for private hire on Thursdays, whether you are looking for a unique Christmas party, or group activity. For up to 30 people, for 30 minutes from £95, 60 minutes from £175, 90 minutes from £255.

To book the private hire please email for more information.

Visit Santa’s Grotto

A Christmas memory to last a lifetime

Children are sure to delight in this inspiring visit to Santa in his enchanting grotto, as they receive a gift to cherish and remember this special day.

Nestled in a Scandi-themed setting, you and your family can soak up the atmosphere, marvel at the Christmas trees and even sing along with the reindeer! Surrounded by the Engine Yard’s chalets decorated with Elves workshops, a visit to Santa and his friends at the cosy grotto is sure to create special memories and bring added joy to parents and children alike this Christmas.

engine yard grotto


How long does each skating session last?

Each skating session lasts for 30 minutes. 

Is the Ice Rink real ice or synthetic?

The ice rink is synthetic tiles but will still be great family fun.

Are skates available to hire?

Yes skates are available to hire at no extra cost, this is included within your ticket fee. 

Is parking available? 

Yes, 4 hours free parking is available at The Engine Yard. If the Engine Yard car park is full, there are additional spaces available at The Ticket Office Car Park, the charge for this is £1.20 per hour or £6 per day. 

Can I book when I arrive? 

We recommend all tickets to be purchased online. You are able to purchase tickets when you arrive if there is availability. 

When should I arrive? 

Please arrive 15 minutes before your booked session to allow time to collect skates. If you are late your time will not be extended and this will come out of your allotted time slot. 

What are the smallest and largest size skates you have to hire? 

Childrens shoe size 12 – 3 are adjustable so can be made to any size. The largest skates available are 12 (adult size).

Is there a minimum age restriction? 

There is no minimum age restriction. We have double bladed over the shoe skates available for toddlers. 

Can I come along to watch my friends or family skate even if I am not going on the ice? 

Yes, there will be plenty of space by the ice rink to spectate. 

Are there any skating aids available? 

Yes, we have 2 penguin supports available for younger children. 

Where can I get food & drink from on site? 

Yes there will be plenty of festive food and drink to enjoy on site from The Fuel Tank Cafe and Vale View Cafe. 

What is the size of the Ice Skating Rink?

14m x 9m 

Does my ticket include the Adventure Playground?

You get one hour included before your skating slot.