Family Days Out

Looking for activities for you and the kids near Manchester? No need to haul the whole family from one location to another, you can please everyone, from the adrenaline enthusiast to the chilled observer.

At Chill Factore, there are plenty of indoor family activities to enjoy! We’re home to the longest real snow slope in the UK (180 metres). What says fun more than real snow (and lots of it!) all year round? From fun sledging and sliding to ski and snowboard lessons for ages 4 and up, there’s plenty to get stuck into on the snow.

If you’re looking for a unique family day out in Manchester, Chill Factore is the place to be! Whether you’re joining us to learn a new skill, to have some fun in the snow, or to enjoy the shopping and dining options we have on offer, you’re bound to have a great time.

We’re located near to the Trafford Centre, so we’re easily accessible from Manchester and beyond. Plan your visit for a fun family day out near you!

Indoor Family Activities at Chill Factore

Take a look at the list of activities below to find out more about what you and the family can do here!

Family Lift Passes

Family Lift Passes - 2 Adults (17+) and 2 Juniors (16 & Under)

Why not treat the family to some quality time on the slopes together. Passes include: Boots, skis and poles or a snowboard, and a helmet.

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
1hr Lift Pass - Family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) Off Peak £99 £89.10
Peak £119 £98.10
2hr Lift Pass - Family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) Off Peak £119 £107.10
Peak £129 £116.10
3hr Lift Pass - Family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) Off Peak £135 £121.50
Peak £145 £130.50

To find out more about skiing and snowboarding on the main slope at Chill Factore visit our main slope lift pass page.

Snow Park

Snow Park Pass - 1 Hour Pass: 28th November 2022 to 16th April 2023

Minimum Age: 4+ (Juniors aged 4-12yrs must be accompanied by a paying / participating adult) | Activity Duration: 60 minutes

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
1 Hour Snow Park Pass - 1 Guest Midweek £20.00
Weekends & Hols £25.00

For information on Snow Park, including age restrictions and rides, please visit our Snow Park page.

Ski Lessons

Our private ski lessons are perfect for families or groups of friends who want to experience skiing together. We provide private lessons on our beginner slope for guests that are new to skiing and lessons on our main slope for guests that can meet our main slope standards (link turns, control speed and stop safely and use a button lift without assistance).

Beginner Slope Private Ski Lesson - 1 Hour

Minimum Age: 4+ |  Activity Duration: 1 Hour  |  Group size: 1-6 guests

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Lesson for 1 Midweek £109.00
Weekend & Holiday £129.00
Lesson for 2 Midweek £150.00
Weekend & Holiday £178.00
Lesson for 3 Midweek £177.00
Weekend & Holiday £225.00
Lesson for 4 Midweek £236.00
Weekend & Holiday £300.00
Lesson for 5 Midweek £275.00
Weekend & Holiday £375.00

Main Slope Private Ski Lesson - 1 Hour

Minimum Age: 4+  |  Activity Duration: 1 hour  |  Group size: 6 guests

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Lesson for 1 Midweek £89.00
Weekend & Holiday £99.00
Lesson for 2 Midweek £130.00
Weekend & Holiday £138.00
Lesson for 3 Midweek £165.00
Weekend & Holiday £177.00
Lesson for 4 Midweek £220.00
Weekend & Holiday £236.00
Lesson for 5 Midweek £245.00
Weekend & Holiday £275.00

For more information on our full range of ski lessons from complete beginner to advanced, visit our Ski Lessons page.

Snowboard Lessons

Our private snowboard lessons are perfect for families or groups of friends who want to experience the thrill of snowboarding together. We provide private lessons on our beginner slope for guests that are new to snowboarding and lessons on our main slope for guests that can meet our main slope standards (link turns, control speed and stop safely and use a button lift without assistance).

Beginner Slope Private Snowboard Lesson - 1 Hour

Minimum Age: 4+  |  Activity Duration: 1 hour  |  Group size: 1-6 guests

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Lesson for 1 Midweek £109.00
Weekend & Holiday £129.00
Lesson for 2 Midweek £150.00
Weekend & Holiday £178.00
Lesson for 3 Midweek £177.00
Weekend & Holiday £225.00
Lesson for 4 Midweek £236.00
Weekend & Holiday £300.00
Lesson for 5 Midweek £275.00
Weekend & Holiday £325.00

Main Slope Private Snowboard Lesson - 1 Hour

 

Minimum Age: 4+  |  Activity Duration: 1 Hour  |  Group size: 1-6 guests

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
Lesson for 1 Midweek £89.00
Weekend & Holiday £99.00
Lesson for 2 Midweek £130.00
Weekend & Holiday £138.00
Lesson for 3 Midweek £165.00
Weekend & Holiday £177.00
Lesson for 4 Midweek £220.00
Weekend & Holiday £236.00
Lesson for 5 Midweek £245.00
Weekend & Holiday £275.00

For more information on our full range of snowboard lessons from complete beginner to advanced, visit our Snowboard Lessons page.

The Lodge Bar & Kitchen

The Lodge Bar & Kitchen is a relaxing alpine Lodge located on the first floor of Chill Factore. It offers panoramic views over the main slope, so you can watch the action unfold.

Head to The Lodge to warm up and refuel after a fun family day out on the snow, or watch friends and family on the slopes whilst you stay cosy with a coffee or a bite to eat. Click here to find out more and view our menu.

Things you need to know:

What should I do before my visit?

Once you’ve planned your family day out, check out our directions to Chill Factore.

Please allow enough time before your booking to collect your tickets. You’ll need your booking reference to hand for this (which you’ll find on your booking confirmation email). You can either collect your tickets from the Guest Services desk or from the Self Service ticket machines situated near the Guest Reception.

If you’re bringing your own equipment, please arrive 10 minutes before your activity. If you’ll be hiring equipment from us, please arrive 45 minutes before your activity.

Is there somewhere to keep my belongings?

Yes! Guests can leave their belongings in one of our lockers. Lockers require a £1 coin (returnable) or a trolley token.

What to wear for a day on the snow?

As you can imagine, it’s cold out on our slopes! You’ll soon warm up if you’re getting active on the snow, though. Guests taking part in snow activities should wear a waterproof jacket and trousers. You’ll also need thick socks and gloves are compulsory.

Please bring snow boots, wellies, or walking boots for activities on the snow. You can hire these if you don’t have anything suitable. For detailed information about the best clothing to wear for your visit, head to our What to Wear page.

If you have your own helmet or equipment, such as skis or snowboards, you’re welcome to bring them. You can also hire these when you arrive. Book clothing and boot rental here.

For more detailed information to help you plan your family day out in Manchester, head over to our FAQ page. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, contact us today!

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