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Looking for fun things to do in Manchester with friends and family? Check out the epic, real-snow venue — Chill Factore — at Trafford Quays Leisure Village, opposite the Trafford Centre and between Eccles, Crofts Bank and Gorse Hill.

Chill Factore makes an excellent family day out. Whether you want skiing tutorials, snowboarding sessions, fun on the snow, or just a good time sledging and sliding in our Snow Park, Chill Factore has plenty of fun things to do in Manchester for adults and kids.

Want to see what one of the top tourist attractions in Manchester has to offer?


Ski & Snowboard

Experience a cool family day out for snow enthusiasts already equipped with slope skills — the freedom of our main slope is ideal for perfecting your technique. Check out our ski and snowboard pages for details on lift passes, awesome freestyle sessions and moguls. Get competitive and join us during race events, too. 


Snow Park & Climbing

When you’re searching for a top tourist attraction in Manchester, Chill Factore is the perfect destination. All ages love our Snow Park — even toddlers have their own play area, mini sliding track and soft play toys in Mini Moose Land. Everyone has a good time skidding and gliding on our Downhill Donuts, Luge Slip ‘n’ Slide and Sledge ‘O’ Mania — and we see lots of parents making snow angels, too…

Have a head for heights? Test your nerve on our 12m climbing wall!


Fun Tasters & Lessons


Kids and adults looking for fun things to do in Manchester love our sessions and classes. We offer skiing and snowboarding fun taster sessions. Once you get your snow legs, you can move onto a range of ski and snowboard lessons — from beginner to advanced.

We don’t forget about our advanced skiers and snowboarders at Chill Factore, either. Hone your snow skills with highly experienced professional instructors via our moguls experiences, freestyle sessions and race events.


Lift Passes

Open 364 days a year, visiting Chill Factore in Manchester is something you can enjoy all year round. If you already ski or snowboard, grab a lift pass anytime and indulge your passion.



Many visitors come to Chill Factore not to take part in an activity themselves on the snow, but to watch friends and athletes. Our viewing balconies outside the Sports Bar or Mont Blanc Cafe makes this a comfortable experience for spectators who can enjoy a hot chocolate après ski style!


Shopping Fix

Manchester is one of the best cities in the UK for shopping — and Chill Factore doesn’t disappoint either. Kit yourself out in quality clothing and equipment from world-leading retailers for your time on the slopes in the Alpine Street shops at Chill Factore.


Group Bookings

Searching for a fun thing to do in Manchester for groups? At Chill Factore we have the space and capacity to accommodate parties, schools and team building events. Contact the team on 0161 749 2225 to discuss your requirements.


Finding Chill Factore

Chill Factore is a top tourist attraction in Manchester. Great for a family day out and centrally located, visiting us is a top thing to do in Manchester for adults, families and groups looking for something different and fun to do.

Based at Beyond in the Trafford Park area, we’re just a 5-minute drive from EventCity Manchester, 10-minute drive from MediaCityUK in Salford and 20-minute drive from the Old Trafford football ground. The town of Stretford lies just south of our snow venue, while Manchester city centre, Castlefield and the Northern Quarter are all around seven miles away.

Find out more about us or get in touch for further information.