Huge indoor real snow centre in Manchester offers skiing, snowboarding and lessons for all ages and abilities. Mini Moose Land is great for younger kids.
Trafford Quays LeisureVillage, Trafford Way, Greater Manchester M41 7JA
Active and Sport, Birthdays, Indoor Activities
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
We all love a week off with the family – trying new activities, getting the kid’s away from their screens and most important, tiring them out! Which is why Chill Factore in Manchester has all your needs covered this February Half-Term.
Experience the Snow Park with the whole family this half-term and feel the thrill of sledging, whizzing down downhill donuts and sliding down the 60m ice luge. Take advantage of their Snow Park offering of £15 individual passes. You won’t be disappointed, it’s the perfect day out for both adults and children alike.
There is even something for little ones under the age of 4 years. Discover real snow in Mini Moose Land, play hide ’n seek and explore the Moose Hoose. Best of all, this wonderland experience costs just £7 and parents go free!
Why not get the whole family learning a new skill with their fun ski or snowboard Taster sessions? These sessions are perfect for anyone who has never donned skis or a snowboard before. And best of all, they are buy one get one half price this February Half-Term.
Feel the thrill of the slopes with one of the amazing beginner lessons. You’ll be giving yourself and your family access to a lifetime of fun and a new hobby. For £120 our lessons are an experience you will never forget. Chill Factore will even give you free tuition if you’re not slope ready by the end of your course. If you already a seasoned skier or snowboarder then check out the lift passes!
If you are looking for the perfect gift for your child then sign them up for Kids’ Snow School. Aimed at children aged 3–12 years, these programmes are fantastic for introducing your child to snow sports in a child friendly environment.
Located just off Junction 10 of M60 head towards the Trafford Centre and you’ll see the iconic slope shaped building on the Manchester skyline. Please note that Chill Facrore has FREE parking for all visitors.
The main slope is open from 9am -11pm every day, apart from Wednesdays and Saturdays – when opening times are 7am -11pm, for those who can’t resist squeezing in a few runs before heading to work.
To view the opening times and further details please visit https://www.chillfactore.com
Chill Factore offers the coolest fun for the half term holiday with exhilarating sledges, luge, donuts and more.
We visited Chillfactore and took part in a one hour session on the snow park. We've previously visited the Chillfactore to ski, play in the tots area and to Santa's Grotto, but we'd never tried out the snow park before. Our youngest child is 4, which is the lower age limit for the park. It was wonderful to be able to take part in this activity as a family of 6, without some combination of us 'watching' whilst the rest of the family had fun. We mostly took our own 'kit' with us, waterproof clothing and boots and helmets. We borrowed one helmet, these can be borrowed free of charge and there are plenty in a range of sizes to fit various family members. You can rent waterproof clothing and boots for an additional charge, for example £5 for a pair of waterproof trousers and £3 for boots. We had an action packed hour on the slopes enjoying a range of activities including: sledging; luge; slip and slide and downhill doughnuts. Everyone had tons of fun and didn't want to leave. We all loved the sledging the most, you could race on singles, go it solo, or team up on a double. For the doughnuts you ride up on a travellator, but the other slides you need to walk up a fenced off walkway - so as not to interfere with the sledging. If you get hot walking you might not need too many layers underneath your waterproof clothing. Helmets are compulsory in the snow park and quite rightly snow. When some people came outside without them on, we witnessed staff sending them off the slope to get properly kitted out, which is really positive. A few things to bear in mind if you fancy giving it a try: It's an expensive hour for a family - don't stand around chatting, get moving and make the most of your hour window. You can get two hours snow play for a few ounds extra, so you might want to consider that, although for very small children 1 hour is probably enough. Arrive in plenty of time - you'll need time to get kitted out, and for loo trips etc. The waiting area is a bit vague. We were told to wait on benches 7 and 8 for a safety briefing but there were lots of people sat there taking ski boots off and others who had already been on the slopes, so it was a little confusing. You could easily miss your group of people going outside. One of the staff will take you outside for a briefing. It's hard to hear, we only heard a couple of the things she said. What did we think overall? Overall it's a fantastic place to spend time as a family. Everyone has fun and it's an exciting place to be. There are plenty of lockers, changing facilities and so on and the Chillfactore is a great place to just chill out as a family.
9:26 AM February 11, 2019