The ice rink will be open from 12:15 today.

Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the ice rink may have a layer of water on it. We recommend you take a change of clothing with you, as you may get wet if you fall. The rink is safe for you to skate.



Cardiff’s traditional free New Year’s Eve celebrations will be delivered this year by Sayers Amusements, the company responsible for the city’s key seasonal attractions, Cardiff’s WalesOnline Winter Wonderland and Cardiff Bay Beach, giving everyone the chance to see in 2016 together in the very heart of the capital. 

Sayers stepped in to support the New Year with live music on the stage in front of City Hall and overlooking the colour and atmosphere of Winter Wonderland, where revellers have the chance to skate, ride on the fairground, enjoy the food and drink of the Alpine Village, marvel at the spectacular ice figures in the Ice Kingdom, and cheer on the fireworks at midnight.

Norman Sayers said: “Cardiff is a major capital city which deserves a big party to celebrate the New Year, and where better than right in the centre next to the biggest festive attraction, Cardiff’s WalesOnline Winter Wonderland. We are grateful to Cardiff Council for their support, and only too happy to help the people of Cardiff have a great time as they see in the New Year.”

A free New Year’s Eve bus service will enable revellers to get in and out of the city centre safely. 


To celebrate the Christmas holidays entry to the Ice Kingdom will be £4 

The magical Ice Kingdom, a phantasia of giant ice figures and only the second of its kind in the UK, opened in Cardiff last night as the festive season was launched at Cardiff’s WalesOnline Winter Wonderland in the heart of the capital.

The Ice Kingdom was created from some 40,000kg of ice and features mythical Welsh dragons, sleighs, a throne, penguins and even Welsh themed sculptures, such as the famous ‘Ball in the Wall’ of Cardiff Castle from the recent Rugby World Cup, and a life size Wales and Lions rugby legend Shane Williams, who visited the Kingdom with his family on opening night to admire the craftsmanship.

Shane said: “Coming face to face with an ice version of myself is certainly a first, and I’m so impressed with the skills of the carvers who’ve created the Ice Kingdom. It’s a great addition to Winter Wonderland.”

The Ice Kingdom was created by a team of Funky Ice sculptors from around the world, who worked in temperatures of -14 °C to ensure the attraction remains intact until January 3. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a tour in -8 °C, so they still need to wrap up warm!

For specific tickets to the Ice Kingdom Cardiff and for skating tickets click here: 


Opening Times:
 From 21st December 
 Monday to Sunday: 9:45 am - 10pm
Christmas Eve: 9:45am - 8:45pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 11am - 6:15pm
New Year's Eve: 9:45am - 12:30am