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If you’re looking for fun things to do in Manchester, why not consider the UK’s longest real snow slope? Chill Factore, near the Trafford Centre, is packed with fun activities for all the family. From sledging and sliding, to group ski lessons and private tuition. There’s even a comfortable viewing gallery for the less active - so you can sit back, enjoy a coffee, and watch the excitement unfold.

Chill Factore is perfect for family days out, for team building, thrill seekers - and of course for individuals who want to learn a new skill, or brush up on an old one. There are lots of fun activities to choose from in our Manchester-based, real-snow venue.

Family fun activities at Manchester’s Chill Factore


Ski Lessons Manchester

If you’re looking to learn a new skill, ski lessons in Manchester could be just the thing. Experience a cool family day out and take your first step towards becoming a family of skiers when you book onto a Beginner Day Lesson or Course. Or, why not develop your skills with an Ski Improver or Developer lesson.  


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. The UK’s longest real snow slope at Chill Factore offers 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 very beginners, intermediates or more advanced boarders.


Snow Park & Climbing

When you’re searching for fun things to do 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, 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 lessons 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

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 allow guests 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 for your time on the slopes in the Alpine Street shops at Chill Factore.


Group Bookings

Searching for a fun activities in Manchester for groups or corporate events? At Chill Factore we have the space and capacity to accommodate parties, schools and team building sessions. 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, 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, 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.

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