FAMILIES flocked to Chorley this weekend to glide, pirouette and whirl across Chorley’s real ice rink when it opened as part of Chorley’s Winter Wonderland on Saturday.

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, which also includes a free Santa’s grotto every Saturday in Market Walk shopping centre.

Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said: “It is fantastic to see that the winter wonderland got off to a great start on its opening weekend. Lots of local families visited including people from Greater Manchester and across Lancashire.

“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.  The feedback has been very positive and we think it will only get more popular as the days go on.

“Santa’s grotto in Market Walk has also been a big hit, giving even more children the opportunity to meet Father Christmas in Chorley.  It is completely free and is Market Walk’s way of giving something back to shoppers.

“These festive attractions are brilliant for the town centre, attracting more visitors and giving them an enjoyable experience while doing their Christmas shopping whether on the markets, in Market Walk or at one of the many independent stores.”

Chorley’s Winter Wonderland is now 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 are 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, 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 is also 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.




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