York’s magical festive experience – Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland – will return to York Designer Outlet this November with ice skating at The Ice Factor, a new-look après-skate Café & Bar, a traditional funfair, and the return of our wooden cabins with speciality market stalls
The Ice Factor, the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink, forms the heart of Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, and is open daily (except Christmas Day). With 900m2 of real ice, the picturesque ice rink is transformed into a winter wonderland village square complete with a gigantic 30ft Christmas tree, wooden cabins and an illuminated forest. For those who prefer to watch, the raised viewing platform offers the chance to soak up the atmosphere and get close to the action.
And to enhance the visitor experience, an authentic funfair will sit alongside the ice offering rides for all ages, including children’s rides and games stalls.
New to Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland this year is PapaKitchen at The Ice Factor – the rinkside Café & Bar has been re-styled as an ‘Apres-Skating Chalet’, complete with cosy furs, sheepskins and rustic wooden tables and benches. Serving delicious hearty meals from smokey beef chilli to wood-fired pizzas, sweet treats such as apple spiced cake and Nutella pancakes, and restorative beverages including gluhwein and special hot chocolate, PapaKitchen at The Ice Factor will be the perfect place to relax after a skate, or watch the action outside.
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland also offers the chance for children to meet Santa Claus in his grotto. Click here for opening times.
Set within the landscaped grounds of York Designer Outlet, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland offers ample free parking, over 120 shops inside the outlet and is conveniently located just off the A64/A19 interchange.