Winter in the United Kingdom may be dull and gray for the most part, but a trip to one of the many outdoor skating rinks will make you appreciate the coldest months once more.
If you are in London, take a trip to Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park to shop for stocking fillers, entertain younger members of the group and warm up with a skate on the spectacular outdoor rink. Across town at Somerset House the rink is an altogether classier affair, housed in the central plaza of a historic building on the banks of the Thames.
Outside of London, a number of rinks bring ice skating to unique locations, such as the Eden Project in Cornwall. The project is better known as a series of biodomes housing exotic plants from around the world, but the festive period sees skaters wheeling around the futuristic dome.
On the south coast, Brighton offers a huge number of independent shops where you can buy unique gifts before a skate in front of the gorgeous Royal Pavilion. Ice skating fans who find themselves in Wales should head to Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland, which offers live music and a Ferris wheel alongside the rink.
For those who are in Scotland over the festive period, Glasgow is running a six-week festival called Glasgow Loves Christmas. Among the many attractions is an ice rink situated in George Square, surrounded by some of the most amazing architecture in the city.
Summer is the perfect time to try your luck at carp fishing. Carp are widely recognized as an invasive species known to cause problems in the waterways they call home. They suck up all the food and reduce the quality of the water, hurting more sensitive marine populations. Luckily for anglers, carp can grow to massive sizes and are a ton of fun to catch.
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Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.