Manchester based fun for all the family

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 is perfect for family days out, team building and thrill-seekers. For families who want to learn something new together, we offer Ski Lessons and Snowboarding Lessons 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 Lessons. Our instructors are trained to the highest standards and can take you from a complete snow novice to a 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 lessons and advanced coaching. The UK’s longest real snow slope at Chill Factore is the perfect place for private snowboard 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

Our Snow Park 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! Everyone has a good time skidding and gliding on our Downhill Donuts, Ice Slide, and Sledge ‘n’ Slide — and we see lots of parents making snow angels too!

We are currently only offering Climbing for Groups, find out more here.

If you have any queries please visit our frequently asked questions page or email us at

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.

The Lodge Bar & Kitchen

The Lodge Bar & Kitchen is a relaxing Alpine lodge located on the first floor in Chill Factore offering panoramic views over the slope. Whether you want to chill with friends over a bite to eat after a busy session shredding on the slope or watch friends and family have fun on the slope from the warm through the panoramic windows, the Lodge Bar & Kitchen is the perfect place. Visit our Lodge Bar and Kitchen page to find out more or to view the Lodge menu.

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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