Chill Factore: The Coolest Day out in the North

From Santa’s Grotto to sledging and skiing to Mini Moose Land for the tinies, Chill Factore is a fantastic treat for the whole family this Christmas. So if you’re struggling to find something that’s a bit different this might be the thing; both a perfect gift and an unforgettable experience!



Chill Factore is home to the UK’s longest real snow slope at a staggering 180 meters and is the coolest family day out in the North. You’ll see the triangular building that houses those 180 metres looming spectacularly in the Manchester skyline as you approach, leaving you in no doubt about the scale of the operation here. They offer a range of packages for those who are just starting out in the snow world to the most advanced snowboarders/skiers, and have recently refreshed the snow with a whopping 100 tones added to the beginner and and main slopes for the winter season.

Santa’s Grotto at Chill Factore is a must for young families, with tickets priced reasonably at £15 for a family of 2 with additional juniors £12 and adults £7. That includes time in Mini Moose Land – which is a snow filled and themed soft play – for the under 4s, and The Snow Park for sledging and other downhill activities, for the over 4s. You can also get ski and snowboard taster sessions and lessons from £30 per adult/£25 per child.

You’ll be needing the right gear of course – and don’t scrimp on that – it really is freezing in there! But don’t fret because you can hire all that on site from snow boots to ski suits and hats and gloves.

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