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p>Following the government’s announcement that Greater Manchester will be moving into Tier 4, we are sad to announce that Chill Factore will be closing at 10pm on Wednesday 30th December.

For guests with bookings from Thursday 31st December 2020 - Sunday 31st January 2021 our team will be in touch with you soon regarding your booking.

Looking for activities for you and the kids near Manchester? We have everything under one roof here at Chill Factorᵉ. No need to haul the whole family from one location to another, you can please everyone, from the adrenaline enthusiast to the chilled observer.


Chill Factorᵉ, near the Trafford Centre, is packed with fun things to do for the whole family. We’re home to the longest real snow slope in the UK. And what says fun more than real snow – and lots of it? From sledging and sliding to ski lessons and private tuition, we’ve got something for everyone. There’s even a comfortable viewing gallery for the less active, so you can sit back, enjoy a coffee, and watch the excitement unfold.


Family fun activities at Manchester’s Chill Factorᵉ





What can you do at Chill Factorᵉ?

There’s lots of family activities to choose from at our Manchester based, real snow venue.

Things to do at Manchester’s Chill Factorᵉ for kids and families


Our Snow Park and Climbing Wall are perfect for family days out, team building and thrill-seekers. For families who want to learn something new together, we offer Group Ski Lessons and Snowboarding Courses too. Great for learning a new skill, or brushing up on an old one, our snow-based lessons are designed to suit your individual learning style and help you progress through the ranks at a pace that works best for you.



Family Ski Lessons Manchester


If you’re looking for something new to experience as a family during the school holidays, or perhaps you would like to have some regular quality time together each week? Why not do both and consider learning to ski as a family. At Chill Factorᵉ we offer Beginner Ski Lessons, right through to Improver and Developer Lessons or Courses. Our instructors are trained to the highest standards and can take you from complete snow novice to proficient skier in almost no time at all. It’s a great way to bond as a family, build your fitness levels, and prepare you for ski holidays in the future.


Learn to Snowboard Manchester


If snowboarding is your passion, Manchester’s only real snow venue is the perfect place to let off some steam and develop your skills. Ideal for adults and younger learners, our Beginner Snowboarding Lessons can help you find your snow legs and familiarise yourself with the board and the snow. You can then go on to develop your skills with our Improver and Developer Lessons or Courses. The UK’s longest real snow slope at Chill Factorᵉ is the perfect place for private lessons on the slope and freestyle sessions too. For those who want to learn to snowboard in Manchester, our snowboarding lessons are tailored to suit total beginners, intermediates or more advanced boarders.


Snow Park & Climbing


Our Snow Park and Climbing Wall should certainly be on your list of things to do in Manchester with the kids. We’ve recently had a revamp and now offer even more fun than ever before! 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, Ice Slide, Snow Slide and Sledge ‘n’ Slide — and we see lots of parents making snow angels too! Have a head for heights? Test your nerve on our 12m climbing wall!


Taster Snowboard & Ski Lessons


Kids and adults looking for fun things to do in Manchester will love our Fun Taster Sessions. Learn to snowboard or take up skiing during this 50 minute lesson. Once you get your snow legs, you can move onto a range of ski and snowboard lessons – from beginner to advanced.


Advanced Snowboard & Ski Lessons


We don’t forget about our advanced skiers and snowboarders at Chill Factorᵉ. Hone your snow skills with highly experienced and professional instructors. You can also try our specialist coaching via our moguls sessions, freestyle sessions and race events.


Ski Lift Passes


Once you and your family are proficient on your skis or board, grab yourself a lift pass and enjoy some free time on the snow. 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. The freedom of our main slope is ideal for perfecting your technique. Check out our offers pages for the latest deals.




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 provide guests with a comfortable place to spectate and enjoy a hot chocolate, après ski style! Check out our events pages for details on lift passes, awesome freestyle sessions (Terrain Challenges) and moguls. Get competitive and join us during race events, too.


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 outdoor clothing and skiing equipment from world-leading retailers and shops right here in the Alpine Street at Chill Factorᵉ. It’s a great way to get yourself ready to hit the slopes!


Group Bookings


Searching for fun activities in Manchester for groups or corporate events? At Chill Factorᵉ we have the capacity to accommodate parties, schools and team-building sessions. Contact the team by emailing to discuss your requirements.


Finding Chill Factorᵉ


Chill Factorᵉ is a top tourist attraction in Manchester. Great for a family day out and easily located, our real snow venue is the ideal adventure playground for adults, families and groups looking for something different and fun to do. Based at Beyond, near the Trafford Centre, we’re just a 5-minute drive from EventCity Manchester, a 10-minute drive from MediaCityUK in Salford and a 20-minute drive 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.


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