A MAGICAL festive ice rink is set to return to Cotswold Water Park next month.

The VIP grand opening of the Gateway Ice Rink - which will be situated in Lake 6, Spine East Road, Cirencester - will take place on Thursday, November 23. 

Guest will be able to enjoy drinks on arrival, Christmas canapés, hot chocolate and well as a quick spin across the ice.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Gateway café team The Gateway café team (Image: Georgina Downton)

It will then be open to the general public on Friday, November 24 and will remain open until Wednesday, January 3.

The rink's surroundings will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and a cosy warming area where visitors can sip on hot cocoa and enjoy snacks.

Throughout the season, the rink will host themed skating sessions, including snow princesses and tots on ice.

Event organiser at the Relish Group Adam Guppy said: "We're thrilled to bring back the Gateway Ice Rink for another fantastic season.

"Last year's response was overwhelming, and we're committed to making this year even more special. 

"It's a wonderful way for families, friends, and colleagues to come together and celebrate the holiday season.”

To book a skating session visit www.gatewayicerink.co.uk