Ice, Ice, Baby
With such a stunning setting, The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink (www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk) in Brighton is a holiday favourite with locals and visitors to the city. Its frosty scene creates a White Christmas atmosphere and corporate groups can enjoy the bar and restaurant, which is open late. Non-skaters are welcome, and revellers can warm up with a Mulled Wine while overlooking the ice. This year, the rink is spot on in the sustainability stakes as it’s powered entirely by wind and solar energy.
(Photo Credit: Brighton Pictures)
Let It Snow
For a completely different Christmas ‘do’, Knockhatch Ski & Snowboard Centre (www.knockhatchskicentre.co.uk) near Hailsham in East Sussex, combines team building with a fantastic day mucking about on the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are available on the 110m long dry ski run, and there are lessons available to improve your technique. The centre also has a smaller slope, a nursery course for beginners, and a Ringo Run, where you can ditch the skis and head downhill on an inflatable tube. While it may not quite be on par with the resorts of Aspen or Closters, The Clubhouse is where you can swap your snow boots for some après-ski refreshment.
Deck the Halls
Guaranteed to make you feel dizzy – without even touching a drink – The Upside Down House (www.upsidedownhouse.co.uk) on Brighton Seafront is a unique concept for a team treat. The optical illusion home, which is decorated for Christmas, has all the domestic details you would expect, just flipped upside down. A tour offers some incredible photo opportunities, so it is perfect for a group who love sharing their adventures on social media. And its fantastic location, slap bang in the middle of the beachfront bars and restaurants, provides lots of options where the celebrations can continue.
Unlike Brighton, Worthing Ice Rink (www.worthingicerink.com) in Steyne Gardens is fully covered under a large marquee, so there is no chance of bad weather spoiling the fun. Situated just off the seafront, the rink welcomes corporate groups (including non-skaters) and you can book lessons if your guests want to learn some cool moves on the ice. The Skater’s Café serves delicious food and hot drinks, or stroll to nearby Worthing Pier (www.worthingpier.co.uk) voted Pier of the Year 2019 by the National Pier Society for its beautiful art deco design.
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