York’s favourite festive event, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, offers a magical winter experience for all ages, with a glistening outdoor ice rink, thrilling funfair, magical Santa’s Grotto and cosy alpine café The Chalet – now with a rinkside terrace!
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland is free to enter, with separate tickets required for skating at The Ice Factor and for Santa's Grotto. Tokens for the funfair rides can be purchased on site.
The Ice Factor is the North of England’s largest outdoor ice rink, with 975 sq m of real ice and a 30ft high sparkling Christmas tree as its centrepiece. Surrounded by illuminated trees, log cabins, the rinkside cafe and terrace, as well as a viewing platform, this magical setting makes for the perfect festive experience for all ages.
New to Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland this year is a terrace overlooking the ice rink, exclusively for patrons of The Chalet café, bringing you closer to the thrills and spills of outdoor skating, and providing the perfect spot from which to enjoy a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate.
For those wanting to warm up inside after a session on the ice, the cosy alpine-themed, après-skate café offers delicious winter-warming food and drinks as well as sweet treats. Private parties can also be arranged.
The Winter Garden with its covered picnic tables offers an alternative outdoor eating area, with The Dog Haus cabin selling a range of hot dogs and festive drinks.
This year the funfair will be bigger and better than ever, with new modern rides including an exciting Twist and Waltzer joining everyone's favourite, the vintage Dodgems dating from 1937.
In addition, there will be plenty to enthral younger visitors with five children’s rides as well as game stalls offering prizes every time.
Christmas wouldn't be the same without a visit to Santa and his elves, and this year visitors can enjoy an extended snowy woodland walk to find his cosy log cabin Grotto where a warm welcome and a special gift for children awaits.
A reservation is required to visit Santa.
For those seeking a festive retail experience a boutique Christmas market will offer gifts with a difference, and of course, York Designer Outlet is the perfect place to tackle the Christmas shopping!
Enjoy a fun family day out at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland - there’s something for everyone!
Booking fees apply to all tickets booked online.
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