Things to do this winter

While the sun might be getting lower in the sky with each new day, it doesn’t mean you should starve yourself of good times or a little excitement. We’ve picked out a few activities which will warm your heart, even on the coldest of days.

Skate away

Now a staple of the Brighton & Hove event calendar, the Royal Pavilion’s picturesque ice rink should feature on any activity list. You can glide around like Jayne Torvill or James Dean, under the majestic background of tye city’s best-loved Georgian oddity. Running all through the winter, the Royal Pavilion Ice rink offers a range of facilities, including an exceptional restaurant, and plenty of special events.

Go to the dogs

Brighton’s greyhound stadium is considered one of the fastest and most scenic tracks in the country. This sweeping oval offers great views wherever you are. You don’t even have to take a flutter, as the extensive facilities (and reasonably priced bar) will keep you occupied all evening.

The Ivy

The famous Ivy Collection’ restaurant group have opened their first seaside location. Based in a beautiful grade II listed former post office, right amongst Brighton’s historic The Lanes, it offers exceptional all-day dining.  Whether you want breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, some light snacks or a full-on dinner, this is the most sophisticated place you can choose.

Winter clothingHyde Park Winter Wonderland

Located in the heart of London’s Hyde Park m Winter Wonderland has been spreading the Christmas spirit for over ten years. This landmark extravaganza brings together skating, live shows, fairground rides, street food stalls, festive bars and live music. Basic admission is free, with over 100 attractions waiting for you inside. From Peter Pan on Ice and the Teletubbies Christmas Show to ice sculpting workshops and a circus megadome, there’s literally something for everyone.

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