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Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival

Earlier this week we went Ice Skating with the Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival and here are 5 Top Tips!

Go in the week – not at the weekend! You’ll thank me for it, I promise!  Even though you book the Ice Skating in time slots, it WILL be full at the weekend and far harder for the kids to try it out. Go in the week and you’ll have more space around the ice – we went for the 5pm slot and it was really nice and quiet.

Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk

Use the area in the middle of the ice for the kids to practice in – it’s safer and makes them feel more secure.

Book online before you head into town. That way you know you can have the slot you want and you don’t have crying children like I did last year when I couldn’t get a slot until 9pm (far too late for us.)

Opening times:

Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 8pm (Last Skate) – Close 9pm

Friday: 12pm – 9pm (Last Skate) – Close 10pm

Saturday: 10am – 9pm (Last Skate) – Close 10pm

Sunday: 10am – 8pm (Last Skate) – Close 9pm

Christmas Day – CLOSED

From Monday 18th December slide and ice rink open from 10am every day

Prices:

Adult    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. £11.50

Teenage 13-15  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. £10.50

Children 3-12        ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. £9.50                             

All children must be accompanied by Adult (Min 3+ years old)

Concessions       ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. £10.50

Student – Must present valid NUS card

OAP – 65+ Must present valid ID

Jobseeker  – Must present proof of eligibility

Family Tickets

1 Adult + 3 Child OR 2 Adult + 2 Child  …………………………………………………………………… £36.00

Take an extra pair of hands.  It’s hard to get the ski boots on and off and you’ll get no help from the staff – they are young and fairly rushed (even when it’s quiet) and not the most helpful.

Wear hats and gloves and coats that cover their bottoms for when they fall over.  Jeans or at least long trousers also a great idea.

Take extra cash with you and hire a penguin, but factor this into the cost. It’s an extra £5 for the penguins the kids can use to help them skate and stand up. Essential if you take 3 kids on your own like I did last year.  It’s also £2 no-refundable deposit for the locker too which you’ll want to use to put your handbag in etc. The lockers are however really small so don’t take much with you – certainly don’t go after you’ve been shopping.

Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk

 

 

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

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1 Comment

  1. May 9, 2018 at 8:21 am — Reply

    Great helpful tips of Ice skates.

    Ice skating is probably harder to learn because the blade is thinner and ice is way more slippery. Once you get the hang of it, however, turns and stops are easier.

    Enjoy with your skates!!

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