Category Archives: Winter fun

Visiting Santa at Chill Factore Manchester

Visiting Santa at Chill Factore, Manchester

I know it’s still November but we’re feeling all Christmassy already here and are excited about the prospect of a snowy winter this year after a couple of dry years. When Chill Factor-e in Manchester invited us to go and try out their indoor Snow Park with a visit to Santa thrown in we jumped at the chance.  Continue reading


Snozone at Xscape, Castleford, West Yorkshire

Snozone is an indoor snow slope (with real snow!) within the Xscape complex. There is one at Castleford, West Yorkshire, and Milton Keynes, Bucks. Snozone is popular with budding and experienced skiiers and snowboarders, but not everyone knows that they also do sledging and sliding sessions.
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The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park, Wetherby, West Yorkshire

I know it’s only November but time flies and it won’t be long until Christmas. I’ve been a bit slack with Christmas preparations and I really needed something to get us into the spirit of it all. A trip to Stockeld Park near Wetherby and their Christmas Adventure did the trick!

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Sledging. Everywhere.

For us, it has been the perfect weather for one of our favourite days out – sledging!!

We live in a very flat area of the UK and really only have one hilly bit, and it gets very popular. But you can’t beat sledging. It’s fun, free, and with a hint of peril.

Just remember to wrap up warm, take a flask, and park your car carefully if you need to drive. Take car blankets and tyre mats just in case. And a warm fluffy towel. Don’t forget your sledge. Continue reading