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Chill Factore – The Perfect Place To Party
For a party with a difference why not give your guests a day to remember at Manchester’s indoor real snow venue?
Chill Factore is a completely unique setting for a party providing an altogether more memorable experience.
Chill Factore provides the ultimate in distinctive, inspiring venues whatever event you’re looking to hold with us. From children’s birthday parties and sports’ clubs annual dinners, to team building days, product launches and corporate events - we not only offer exhilarating snow inspired activities but we also provide great dining packages and can tailor our catering to meet your very specific needs.
We’re all about fun – and our exhilarating activities, breathtaking surroundings and friendly staff truly reflect this. One thing’s for sure, when you come and party at Chill Factore it’ll be an experience you’ll want to repeat again and again.
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Parties - Frequently asked questions
How do I know which party is for me?
As you can see, we have a huge range of parties catering to all tastes and ages. Each activity has a minimum age requirement for all participants and, to make your choice easier, we’ve grouped parties by these minimum ages. Our most popular parties are Snowplay for toddlers and pre-schoolers, Tubing in the huge rubber rings and the Luge ice slide. There are lots more to choose from and if you’ve been before why not try something different this time?
What times are available?
Parties are available every day. The greatest demand is for weekends so you’ll need to book early. Weekdays are also popular with families coming down with friends after school.
If you’re looking for a Pick & Mix party then you’ll find these scheduled for evenings making them a popular choice with older children and teens.
Is there a minimum party size?
Yes, all parties have a minimum party size of 10 with the exception of Airboarding, Luge and Avalanche parties which have a minimum party size of 8 and Climbing which is 6.
Why can’t I find any availability for Ski or Snowboard Taster parties on line?
If you’d like to book either a ski or snowboard taster party the easiest way is to email email@example.com and we will get back to you, otherwise you can call on 0161 749 2222 or fill in the enquiry form as we will need to schedule an instructor to look after your party.
How long do the parties last?
You’ll have 45 minutes snow activity followed by your party meal which will be around 45 minutes.
What time do we need to arrive?
The party arrival time is 45 minutes before the activity start time unless on a climbing party which is 15 minutes. Your party host will collect the party approximately 30 minutes before the start time to make sure everyone is kitted out in time. The early arrival is to ensure the whole group arrive in time as parking and traffic around the motorway network is unpredictable.
Are any basic skills needed?
No. Our parties are all designed for everyone to have fun in the snow and maybe try something different. Skills? Not necessary. Smiles? Guaranteed.
What do we need to wear?
Boots and helmets are provided and are included in the price. Warm clothing and gloves are essential of course. We recommend you bring your own gloves; if anyone forgets you can buy them for £5 per pair. Jackets and trousers can be hired for £6 per set. Of course, if your guests prefer to they can wear their own coats and trousers.
Do adults need to join in?
There must be 2 adults out on the snow per party of 8-10 children under 8 yrs. These adult helpers will help children on and off the activities so that they maximise their fun. Of course, our own party host will be there to greet your party, arrange for everyone to be kitted out and will organise the activity. Please note that accompanying adult helpers will need warm clothing and gloves but snow boots will be provided.
Snowplay parties require 2 adult helpers per party of 10 children in the Snowplay area. There is no charge for adult helpers. Additional guest parents can be booked to go out on to enjoy the snow with the children at a cost of £4 off peak, £5 peak, per person but this is strictly subject to availability and will need to be pre-booked. If your guests are very young we recommend at least 4 adults per 10 children.
You’ll get a great view of our parties from either the outside balcony – remember a warm jacket – or through the panoramic windows in one of our many restaurants and bars.
What does the party host do?
You will be greeted by your snow host who will take care of kitting the children out and supervising them on their activity. Everyone will then be taken upstairs to wash hands and be greeted by the restaurant’s friendly party servers who will lead the singing of ‘Happy Birthday’ and serve the delicious party food for all party goers.
What is the party food menu?
For children, you can choose between a no food, standard, supreme or superior party which refers to the food package.
Standard parties are suitable for younger children up to 11yrs with portion sizes to suit.
Standard party menu:
- Main course: Slice of cheese and tomato pizza & chips or Pasta in tomato sauce & chips.
- Dessert: Vanilla Ice cream.
- Drink: Blackcurrant or orange cordial drink.
Supreme parties are suitable for all ages up to 16yrs with portion sizes being slightly larger than the standard menu.
Superior party menu:
- Main course: Burger & chips, Chicken nuggets & chips, Hot Dog & chips, Battered fish & chips or Pasta in tomato sauce & chips.
- Dessert: Vanilla Ice cream or Sticky Toffee pudding.
- Drink: Juice cartons (Forest fruits or apple juice). Additional cartons available at 50p each.
Superior parties are suitable for all ages up to 16yrs but mainly older children with portion sizes being larger to suit.
Superior Party Menu:
- Main course: Any 10” trattoria pizza or Cheeseburger, chips and salad or Battered fish, chips and peas or Vegetarian lasagne and salad.
- Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding and custard or Warm chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream or Ice cream sundae.
- Drinks: Bottomless glass of Pepsi, Pepsi Max, 7UP or Fanta.
For adults, you can choose between a no food or food party.
Adult Party Menu:
- Main course: Chargrilled Chicken Ceaser salad with anchovies or a homemade 6oz burger in a floured barm with tomato relish and salad or any 10" Trattoria Pizza.
- Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding and toffee sauce, Hot waffles with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream or warm chocolate brownies served with pouring cream.
- Drinks: A bottle of beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink.
Can parents dine with the children?
A separate table for parents can be booked in the Mont Blanc restaurant by calling 0161 749 2246. As the restaurant gets very busy, this is subject to availability and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Parents who do book a table in the Mont Blanc restaurant must do so for the time that the children will be dining only. At the weekends a Snack Bar will be available for parents within the party room as well as additional seating.
Food, Beverages and limited seating within the party room is strictly subject to availability, no individual party is entitled to reserve seating. Food and Beverages within the party room will not be available during the week but seating will be available at all times.
During busy periods, parents of the birthday child will be welcome to join the children in the party room to supervise and take photographs.
Do you provide a cake?
We can, of course, and will be delighted to do so. Cakes are £12.50 and will have your child’s name iced on top. Alternatively you can bring your own and hand it to your party host when you are taken to the party room.
Do you have Chill Factore invitations?
We do. They’re 60p each and will be posted out to you.
Do you provide party bags?
When you make your booking you can also choose to book party bags for just £2.50 each.
The party bag consists of a Chill Factore drawstring bag containing a Chill Factore hacky sack (soft bean-bag style ball), a Chill Factore thunderstick and a Chill Factore keyring.
How do I book?
If you know what you want to book then of course, go ahead and use the booking form on the website.
If you still have queries, or cannot find what you are looking for, then please call us on 0161 749 2222.
If we are busy and you would like a call back then please use the parties enquiry form at the bottom of each party page and we will contact you.
Oh no, I’ve left it too late…!
If you want to make a last minute booking, don’t worry. Just ring us on 0161 749 2222 and we will try to fit you in somewhere.