Family Days Out In Manchester

Are you looking for indoor activities in Manchester for the whole family? There’s no need to haul the whole family from one location to another because you can please everyone, from the adrenaline enthusiast to the relaxed observer, at Chill Factore.

Indoor Activities in Manchester

At Chill Factore, there are plenty of indoor family activities to enjoy! At 180 metres, we’re home to the longest real snow slope in the UK. 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, have some fun in the snow, or enjoy the shopping and dining options we have on offer, you’re bound to have a great time.

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

Chill Factore Activities

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 £109
Peak £119
2hr Lift Pass - Family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) Off Peak £129
Peak £139
3hr Lift Pass - Family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) Off Peak £145
Peak £159

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: 2nd December 2023 

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

Snow Park Options Peak/Off Peak Price
From 2nd December 2023
1 Hour Snow Park Pass - 1 Guest Midweek (Including October Half Term) £19.00
Weekends & School Holidays  £25.00
1 Hour Snow Park Pass - 4 Guests  Midweek (Including October Half Term) £55.00
Weekends & School Holidays £85.00

*Subject to availability. Free drink offer includes soft post-mix drinks only. Offer only available on Snow Park sessions taking place between 2nd December and 17th December 2023.

Read for information on our Snow Park, including age restrictions and rides.

Ski Lessons

Learn something new on a family day out in Manchester with private ski lessons. They’re 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

From 21st October 2023

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
From 21st October 2023
Lesson for 1 Midweek £115.00
Weekend & Holiday £139.00

Add up to 5 additional guests to your private lesson for £47.00 per person. You can add additional guests at the Extra Options stage. 


Main Slope Private Ski Lesson - 1 Hour

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

From 21st October 2023

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
From 21st October 2023
Lesson for 1 Midweek £89.00
Weekend & Holiday £104.00

Add up to 5 additional guests to your private lesson for £43.00 per person. You can add additional guests at the Extra Options stage. 

Snowboard Lessons

Our private beginner snowboard lessons are perfect for people who want to experience the thrill of snowboarding. We provide private lessons for guests that are new to snowboarding and lessons 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

From 21st October 2023

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
From 21st October 2023
Lesson for 1 Midweek £115.00
Weekend & Holiday £139.00

Add up to 5 additional guests to your private lesson for £47.00 per person. You can add additional guests at the Extra Options stage. 


Main Slope Private Snowboard Lesson - 1 Hour

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

From 21st October 2023

Lesson Options Peak/Off Peak Price
From 21st October 2023
Lesson for 1 Midweek £89.00
Weekend & Holiday £104.00

Add up to 5 additional guests to your private lesson for £43.00 per person. You can add additional guests at the Extra Options stage. 

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.

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 in for this (which you’ll find in 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 should I wear?

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 in the snow. You can hire these if you don’t have anything suitable. Luckily, we have detailed information on What to Wear at Chill Factore.

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. Simply book clothing equipment beforehand.


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

What are the best indoor family activities in Manchester?

If you’re looking for a great indoor activity for kids and adults to enjoy in Manchester, look no further than Chill Factore! For a day of fun in the snow, families can enjoy the thrills of the Snow Park, including sledging, sliding & Downhill Donuts. Or, if you and your kids want to master a new skill, our private ski and snowboard lessons are perfect for families who want to learn together.

How old do you need to be to visit Chill Factore?

The minimum age requirement for visiting the Snow Park or taking part in a skiing or snowboarding lesson is 4 years old.

What is there to do at Chill Factore?

There is plenty for visitors of all ages to enjoy at Chill Factore. The Snow Park is a great option for families looking for a fun day out, whilst our ski and snowboarding lessons are perfect for those looking to learn a new skill. Besides enjoying time on the slopes, there are several places to eat here, including The Lodge Bar & Kitchen, as well as plenty of shopping opportunities on Alpine Street.

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