Minehead families get their skates on

The first WonderIce rink in Minehead, part of the town’s winter festival. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

Amelia Swallow, Holly Donaghy and Charlotte Hawkins. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

From left, back, are Janette and Bethany Allen with Sarah Pearce; front, Isobelle and Edward Allen with Caitlin Bellamy and Jack Allen. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

Wayne Hickman with son Liam. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

WonderIce director Alexei Kislitsyn helps Jasmine Hopkins with her skates. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

Thomas Allen uses one of the penguin-styled skating aids provided. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

First published in News Somerset County Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

EXCITED families have been enjoying the first ice rink in Minehead for five years.

The rink was installed in Wellington Square from Saturday to yesterday as part of the Minehead Winter Festival, which ran until Sunday.

Minehead Visitor Information Centre manager Jill Homewood said: “After resurrecting the idea of the ice rink, unfortunately we have been hit by bad weather every day. But in spite of that, turn-out has been good.

“Families have been having great fun – kids don’t mind getting wet as long as they are having fun.”

The festival is designed to offer more activities for residents and visitors in a bid to reinvigorate the town and has also included guided walks, lantern-making workshops, theatre, special play sessions and a roller disco.

For more information about upcoming events in the town, visit www.minehead.co.uk or call the information centre on 01643-702624.

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