We were invited to The Celtic Manor Resort to enjoy The Great Skate Sizzler Package #ad #gifted
Last night Welsh Daddy and I enjoyed a date night with a difference. We enjoyed a wonderful winter skate with all the magic and sparkle of the festive season, at the The Great Skate, Celtic Manor Resort.
Back for 2019, The Great Skate offers you a sparkling all weather under cover ice rink with magical views.
This year The Great Skate offers extra seating, more sweet treats, and a beautiful Baileys Bar in a magical setting.
As we entered The Celtic Manor Resort our eyes were met with sparkle and lights. The outside of the Celtic Manor was amazing! Christmas trees lit up our path to the great resort itself. It was a truly magical experience.
Once inside the Manor we found the lobby filled with festive delight. Guests were enjoying parties and children were captivated by a huge Christmas tree and miniature train track which flowed around the Christmas tree.
The Great Skate was located downstairs, festive decorations and sparkling Christmas lights lead the way to the under cover ice rink and winter wonderland.
I really couldn’t believe my eyes, the winter wonderland was packed with eager skaters both young and old. The space was bubbling with anticipation and festive cheer. The festive decorations and photo props were well spaced out and the smell of sweet treats and bratwurst made my tummy rumble.
We started our evening with a skate on the ice rink. I noticed that there was lots of space for us to move around even though the rink was full of happy guests. Children who were a little unsteady on the ice had the option of using a skating aid. The skating aids were by far the best I have ever seen, they offer a place for you to sit or if you fancied it, you could use the aid to balance yourself.
After our skate we grabbed ourselves some food and a drink. We were treated to The Great Skate Sizzler Package which includes: A hot sizzling snack from the Bratwurst Grill, a drink from the bar and a skating session per person. With snacks and drinks costing around £5.00 each The Great Skate Sizzler Package is very reasonable at £14.00 per person.
At the Bratwurst Grill and Bar there is an array of traditional Christmas market favourites including delicious German Bratwurst and Frankfurter sausages freshly cooked on an open grill, as well as tasty beef burgers and more.
I had a Jumbo Beef Frankfurter with onions (£5.00) – 100% beef and beechwood smoked, served in bread. It was amazing! Just what I needed after an hour skating.
Welsh Daddy had the Traditional German Bratwurst with onions and cheese (£5.00)
There was also the option to have the vegetarian Winter Warmer Wrap with spiced couscous and halloumi (£4.00), the Welsh Beef Burger with sauteed onions and cheese in a brioche bun (£5.00) or if you fancy something spicy you could try the Curry Wurst with sliced Krakauer topped with tomato sauce and curry powder, served with bread (£5.00).
At the bar you can enjoy a glass of spiced mulled wine, hot chocolate, wine or your favourite beverage. We were pretty thirsty after our skate so had a pint of Heineken. The bar uses Eco-friendly cups, you need to pay a £2 deposit which is returned when you take your cup back to the bar.
We took or food and drink then sat in the beautifully decorated Baileys Bar. The bar offers drinks such as: Baileys Hot Chocolate and Baileys Iced Latte. As we took our seats I felt as though I was in a Christmas movie. The bar is decorated with fluffy textiles and throws, sparkling lights and has a fantastic Christmas themed display. We sat in the bar for a while and enjoyed the live Christmas music.
We didn’t buy any sweet treats but they did look delicious. At Percy’s Sweet Stall you could buy Traditional Doughnuts (£2.50), Traditional Belgian Waffles (£3.50), a Selection of Welsh Ice Cream (from £3.00), Loaded Sugared Doughnuts with ice cream, whipped cream and a sweet topping (£5.00) and Loaded Belgian Waffles with ice cream, whipped cream and a sweet topping(£5.00).
It was a brilliant date night, much better than our usual cinema trip!
If you are looking for something fun to do for a date night or with your family, I highly recommend The Great Skate Sizzler Package at The Celtic Manor Resort!
The Great Skate will be at The Celtic Manor Resort until January 5th 2020
The Great Skate Sizzler Package
Includes: A hot sizzling snack from the Bratwurst Grill, a drink from the bar and a skating session per person.
Adult – From £14
Child (3 – 12 years) – From £12
Ticket prices will vary depending on date and time selected. All tickets are pre-payable and are non-transferable and non-refundable.
For more information, please visit – https://www.celtic-manor.com/christmas/the-great-skate