03 December 2018

Winter Wonderland getting ready to open

Get your skates on this Christmas and glide, pirouette and whirl across Chorley’s real ice rink as it opens this weekend (Saturday 8 December).​​
The winter wonderland has something for people of all ages.


The attraction is back by popular demand along with the Christmas tipis where people can enjoy some festive drinks as part of Chorley’s fantastically festive winter wonderland on Cleveland Street car park. 

The wonderland, which is being hosted by Chorley Council, is part of the town’s festive celebrations.

Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said: “The winter wonderland was really popular when we hosted it two years ago and now we’ve got the event space in the town centre it was the ideal opportunity to bring it back.

“The winter wonderland has something for people of all ages with a real ice rink, children’s rides and fun house, food outlets, festive stalls and the tipis where people can get a drink.

“It’s just one of many things we’ve got going on to give people an enjoyable experience and at the same time they can do some of their Christmas shopping whether on the markets, in Market Walk or at one of the many independent stores.”

Chorley’s Winter Wonderland will be open every day from Saturday 8 December until Sunday 6 January 2019, except Christmas Day. Betty’s Tipis will be open later on some evenings.

The ice rink is just £6 per skate session with payment on entry. Ice skates and other equipment provided. Time credits will be accepted on the ice rink only for the first hour and last two hours of each day. Cub Club, which are skate sessions for children aged 6 and under, will run on Sundays between 10-11am. Cub Club is £3 per skater and all child skaters aged 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please note there is limited availability on each Cub Club session.

There will also be themed skating sessions and we are taking school and group bookings. 
To register your interest for a school or group booking please email events@chorley.gov.uk

Visit checkoutchorley.com/christmas/ to find out more about Christmas events in Chorley this year.