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Best thing to do in Manchester? Skiing on real snow!

If you’re bored of the usual tourist attractions and family days out then Chill Factore is for you. Exhilarating snow fun, climbing challenges, ski and snowboard lessons (for the whole family) and plenty of places to watch the fun, grab a bite and a hot drink. You can even host a birthday party here. Sound good? Read on!

Chill Factore: One of the best places to visit in Manchester

A day out at Chill Factore is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. It’s a really unusual, exciting and fast-paced family day out. Where else in the North West can you experience real snow all year round? Clue - the answer is absolutely nowhere else!

The magic of real snow is right here, in our Manchester-based snow centre. And our Snow Park is the ultimate place to enjoy it. Snow Park is home to amazing sledging and sliding, with Downhill Donuts and the Ice Luge. It’s recently had a revamp too. We’ve included inflatable barriers and race lanes - so you can go up against your family and friends to see who gets the fastest time!

Our Climbing Wall is a great way to incorporate a little bit of healthy competition into your day too. There are three climbing challenges to choose from. They’re called Rescue Missions and vary from as little as 5 minutes (if you just want a quick go between snow sessions) to 9 minutes of climbing fun. You’ll be able to challenge yourself and rescue Mini Moose from the top of the wall - with various obstacles along the way! The first person to reach him, wins and will be added to our ‘fastest climber’ board.

A family day with a difference in the heart of the North West

  • Snow Park - Race against your friends and family on the Downhill Donuts and the Ice Luge
  • Climbing Wall - Rescue missions from just 5 minutes long, and fun for the whole family
  • Ski and snowboard lessons - Learn something new and reduce screen time in your kids!
  • Eat, drink and recharge - Lots of cafes and restaurants where you can watch the fun and relax!

But it’s not all about racing and challenges. At Chill Factore, you can learn a new skill as a family too. At our real snow centre, we offer family ski lessons and family snowboarding lessons. Perfect if you’re planning a winter holiday or if you just want a fun and experience an exhilarating way to get some exercise together!

Learning to ski or snowboard together as a family is a great way to bring everyone together, strengthen your family unit and introduce more exercise into your routine. Snowsports are great for the whole body - and the mind too. You’ll strengthen your core, arm and leg muscles - and improve your balance and posture. Snowsports even focus the mind, particularly your coordination.

And if a day on the snow is not for everyone, there’s plenty of cafes and restaurants (even a cool viewing gallery) where you can watch the excitement. Wrap up in a big coat and thick socks, and enjoy the thrills and spills with your hands wrapped around something warm!

Ready to book your family fun day at one of the best places to visit in Manchester? Check out our family activity page where you can book your activities from the comfort of your own home. See you on the snow!

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