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

You have so much to do at our Manchester real snow venue! Whether you’re looking to have fun on the snow, learn how to ski, try some snowboarding, shop for active wear, or just have a good time sledging and sliding in our Snow Park, Chill Factore has an activity for everyone. 


Ski & Snowboard

For snow enthusiasts already equipped with slope skills, come and enjoy the freedom of our main slope and perfect your technique. Check out our ski and snowboard pages for details on lift passes, awesome freestyle sessions and moguls. Why not get competitive and come and join us during race events?


Snow Park & Climbing

Chill Factore is the perfect destination for families looking for something to do in Manchester centre! All age ranges are catered for in our Snow Park — including toddlers who have their own play area, mini sliding track and soft play toys in Mini Moose Land. Everyone always loved skidding and gliding on our Downhill Donuts, Luge Slip ‘n’ Slide and Sledge ‘O’ Mania — and we see lots of parents joining in too, even if it’s just creating snow angels!


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, and once you get your snow legs, you can move onto a range of ski and snowboard lessons from beginner to advanced to help you improve your skills.


Advanced skiers and snowboarders are not forgotten at Chill Factore, either. We offer an environment to practise and hone 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.


Watch Events

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 corporate groups. on 0161 749 2222 to discuss your requirements.


Finding Chill Factore

Chill Factore’s central location is another reason visiting us is a top thing to do in Manchester for families and groups looking for something different and fun to do.

Based in the Trafford Park area, we’re just a 5-minute drive from EventCity Manchester, 10-minute trip from MediaCityUK in Salford and a 20-minute car journey from 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.