Chill Factore is one of the largest visitor attractions in the North West and home to the longest real snow slope in the UK. We offer a wide range of both fun and educational learning activities including Commando Joes Antarctic Adventures, PE Activity Days, and the Polar Regions Discovery Box. We also have a comprehensives programme of learning for skiing and snowboarding and a snow park for sledging, tubing and tobogganing.
Why are Chill Factore great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
We are perfectly located just outside of Manchester, next to the Trafford Centre at J10 of the M60. Our easy location makes us suitable for either a full city experience or a location based activity day with us with many other must-see sights in walking distance. We not only have our main slope, beginners slope, snow park and mini-mooseland facilities, but also have a 12m climbing wall and a range of shops and eateries within the centre to allow you to fully immerse yourself within the Alpine feel of the venue.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
What activities are available during group visits?
Polar Regions Discovery Box: Are your KS1 and KS2 learning about the Antarctic this winter? Then why not treat them to a visit our real snow facility from just £3.00pp. Use our discovery resource box in our dedicated multi-sensory space Mini-Mooseland to explore topics such as animals and habitat, food chains, the Inuit people and shelter/igloo building and staying warm in the cold. The box is just £10 to hire per class.
Commando Joe's Antarctic: Bespoke alpine workshop led by DFE funded Commando Joes. With 1.5 hours of classroom challenges and then 1.5 hours of snow based fun the day includes topics such as survival skills in the Antarctic, and The World Famous Explorer Sir Earnest Shackleton
Lessons and Course Programmes: This year we have launched a primary and pre-school lesson programme where our aim is to make snow sports fun and accessible to all children. We offer all day beginner lessons as well as 3-10 week courses
Mini Moose Land Moose Hoose: For EYFS and Under 4's we have our new Mini-Mooseland and Moose Hoose, a safe multi-sensory space for play and development. 30 minutes costs just £3.00pp
What size groups do you cater for?
We can cater for up to 120 pupils for a full activity day. Workshops have set group size of around 12-30 pupils per half day session
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
Yes, but must be pre-booked through Compass Catering. Hire costs available on on request.
Is there first aid on site?
Yes, all instructors are First Aid Trained
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
We have Disability Snow Sports UK on site who can be contacted directly or please ask the schools team at Chill Factore who can advise further.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes, we will look at autism friendly quiet periods and private use of some parts of the facility if required
Free Parking for up to 300 Cars
Free hire of helmets and boots
Free staff on 1:3 Nursery, 1:5 Primary and 1:10 Secondary
Carers free on a 1:1 basis if required
Hot Food and Meal Deals Available on Request
Indoor Picnic Area for Lunch
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