Bella has been asking to go ice skating a lot lately, so it was great timing when Queens approached us to go to their venue and review their skating experience. Have you visited recently? We have visited twice in the past, Once for a birthday party for one of Bella’s friends and she had so much fun. Then last year, Nick took the girls and my niece there too so we were familiar with Queens already but we haven’t done a family skating day so I was up for it too this time.
Queens is located in Queensway, London – right next to Queensway tube station, so not far from us. Queens not only has an ice rink but also bowling lanes, an arcade and a restaurant! So everything you need to have fun in one place! Queens have been hosting families of all ages for 85 years now, so they really know how to accommodate everyone for a great family day out.
Prices for skating are:
- £12 for over 12-year-olds
- £11 for under 12-year-olds
- £2.50 skate hire
- £49 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children to use the rink all day
There is also a Monday Madness offer too: Half Price skating is available all day for all ages. It is worth noting before making plans to visit that QUEENS is an adult only zone after 8pm every evening.
Heading Onto The Ice Rink At Queens
We got our wristbands and went straight to the ice rink. I was actually very surprised that I was able to go around without falling. It was so much fun! Bella was very good at it because she has been in other locations before so she has practised more but unfortunately for little Sienna was a different story. She struggled a lot bless her!
She is so stubborn and wanted to do it without help so she didn’t want a penguin (skating aid for young children). We did the first lap together and she was literally falling every 5 minutes, Lol! We even managed to film that as it was so funny (check my IG Highlight stories about Queens here)
After falling so many times she then decided that she wanted to try the penguin. She was better with it but she still needed us for help. The good news though is that she loved it despite falling so much! After the first hour, she got very tired so we decided to stop for a break.
Private Bowling Area
With the wristbands, we were able to get on and off the ice as much as we wanted all day until 6 pm, which is great as there is no time limit or worries that you are losing time on the ice by taking a short break! I thought this was awesome.
We stopped for food to refuel before getting back on the ice. We ate lunch at MEATliquor, then I decided to watch Nick and the girls from a very comfortable area that had windows and a bar. Sienna got better and at the end, she wasn’t falling at all!
Our Thoughts About Queens
We spent in total about 5 hours there. It was honestly one of the best family days out we have had in a long time! We all really enjoyed it and the best part was that it tired the girls out too! So this meant an early bedtime for them and an earlier evening for us! Hurrah! We can highly recommend this place for a lovely family day out.
Have you been ice skating with your family?
*Disclosure: We were invited to go to Queens for a family day out experience there in exchange for an Instagram Post and hosting a Giveaway there but because we liked it very much, we also decided to do a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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