About The Ice Factor

The Ice Factor at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland invites you to experience the magic and fun of Christmas… come and put a smile on your face!

Glide on the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink and feel the buzz!  In the crisp winter sunshine or under the stars, there is plenty of fun to be had.   For those who prefer to watch, our raised viewing platform offers the chance to soak up the atmosphere and get close to the action.

Selected as one of the Top 10 Christmas Ice Rinks nationwide
by The Sun, The Guardian and The Times


And after your session, enjoy a warming drink beside the rink in the new Alpine-inspired Café & Bar – PapaKitchen at The Ice Factor.  Complete with reindeer skins, rustic wooden tables and pine trees, PapaKitchen can cater to your requirements, serving wholesome meals from smokey beef chilli to wood-fired pizzas, sweet treats such as spiced apple cake and Nutella pancakes, and a range of beverages including comforting hot chocolate.

Winners of York Tourism Award, Visitor Attraction (under 50,000)
 2010 and 2012

With more than 120 stores inside York Designer Outlet, as well as some speciality stalls outside, it’s the perfect place for Christmas shopping!

The funfair has excitement for everyone.  Enjoy a thrilling ride on an original 1930’s speedway, traditional Carousel or Dodgems.  Test your skills on the game stalls and win a prize every time or simply grab some candy floss and watch the fun around you.

And for the little ones, Father Christmas awaits in his grotto with a special gift.

The Ice Factor at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland – there’s something for everyone!

And remember, The Ice Factor is made of 100% real ice.

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