Monday, 17 August 2015

Snow park at Chill Factore Review

This week we took J to Chill Factore in Manchester. She has done so well with her first year of school we thought we would treat her and a friend to an hours play in the snow park with Daddy and myself taking advantage of a family pass. This meant that S couldn't go, but due to her being 3, and not liking slides we thought it was best she did a more suitable activity with Grandad M instead. Thank you Grandad. J has never had both Daddy and myself all to herself before so it was a real treat.
 As part of the package we hired our coats and trousers too. This costs an extra £6 but meant we didn't get wet knees or cold. They do a huge range of sizes and we had no problem at finding a size that fits. The snow boots and helmet come included in the snow park prices.
Once all suited and booted all that was left was to pop on some gloves, and make sure the helmets were secure... the girls had fun testing each others.
We had a small welcome brief and then was free to hit the fun. The hard part was deciding what to go on first. 

The girls decided sledging would be the first port of call, so grabbed a sledge each and climbed to the top of the slope...

They raced each other over and over again down the slope, filling the air with laughter and shrieks as they crash into each other.
J was then eager to try out the downhill donuts. Her friend was very unsure of this activity. They do double donuts so I went down with her holding her hand, whilst J went down with Daddy.

Daddy and J loved it so had a few more goes...

Her friend still didn't like it, so went back to sledging for something she felt comfortable with...

After a little while her friend felt cold  despite the many layers and didn't want to try any of the other activities, she wanted to go into the warmth where her mum was waiting and watching. After taking her back in we continued the fun in the park...

When we were on holiday J found a new love for flumes so was eyeing up the Luge Slip and slide. She was soon whizzing down when she realised she had to lie down as flat as she could.


As soon as she had reached the bottom she was running back up to the top again for another go. If it was that much fun I wanted a go... and yes it was great fun sliding down on the fast mat.

After the Luge we decided to try out the snow luge which the staff have built out of the snow. They are still trying to work on it going fast but it is great fun. Just like the luge but you need your knees up and on one particular bend you need a wiggle to get yourself going again, then the speed picks up again...

Whilst we decided what we would try again next J tried the challenge of making a snow ball. After all it is real snow. Thankfully for me its not the kind you can make snow balls with, but she had fun trying.

We had plenty of time to go down many times on each ride as the queues were minimal. 

I challenged J to a race.... she beat me but only because she asked a member of staff for a push... *cheater!

 But we both came to a crashing end at the same time...

It was a brilliant experience filled with lots of fun, giggles and smiles. A family ticket costs £60 for two adults and two children, or £20 per person. For an additional hour it is an extra £5. We found 1 hour was enough time leaving J wanting more but not tiring of the activities.

If you want to book your snow park experience, you can click here.

*We were given a complimentary family ticket in return for an honest review. All words, photos and opinions are my own.


  1. Everyone I know who has been to the Chill Factore has loved it x

  2. That looks so fun! I'd love to go on a Skiing holiday but they're a tad too expensive for my student lifestyle! This looks great.

    Natasha Kendall | Beauty and Lifestyle

  3. This looks amazing! I once had a birthday party for Stacey at a ski village and everyone loved it :D

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

  4. Oh wow what an amazingly fun looking time - I've never been to a snow park and we have one so close by! x

  5. This looks like an amazing day out. Our family would have so much fun here! I think we have a venue like this near us - I am going to look into going.

  6. i'd love to go to an indoor snow centre lol. this one looks fab, such a shame its so far away.

  7. This place looks awesome! We took our daughter for lessons at an indoor snow place close to where we live but it was no where near as much fun as this looks!

  8. This looks totally amazing and something my daughter would love to do. Thank you for a great review x

  9. Looks like you all had a really fun time! We've got an indoor ski place not far from us, not sure if they offer anything other than the slope for skiing/snowboarding.

  10. Thanks for taking Kira, she had a fantastic time even if she did get cold afterwards. it looks loads of fun and still want to have a go x

  11. I have never heard of snow parks before. This place looks amazing and I just want to have a go. Some of us never grow up really

  12. Wow this looks like SOOO much fun! We took the girls to a dry slope last year and they had an absolute ball but I think real snow would just blow their minds!!

  13. Wow, this looks like so much fun! I would probably be too chicken to do most of it haha

  14. Looks like such a great day and daddy and J pictures are fabulous!

  15. Oh it looks like so much fun. I want to go!

  16. Oh it looks like so much fun. I want to go!

  17. Looks like a really fun day out! Something different too :-)

    Catstello |

  18. Wow this looks like so much fun! I would love to do this.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

  19. Oh wow this place looks like so much fun! I think my daughter would love something like this when she gets a bit bigger - lots of fab photos =)


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