We have been named as dual finalists in the Welcome to Yorkshire 2015 White Rose Awards. The two categories are Small Visitor Attraction and Tourism Event! The awards evening will be held later in the year so we will keep you posted.
A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Visit York Tourism Awards 2015!
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland is now closed for the season. The team would like to thank you for your custom and to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2015. We shall be back in November!
The Ice Factor – the north of England’s largest outdoor ice rink – celebrates its 10th birthday this year and with its giant Christmas tree forms the heart of Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, surrounded by an illuminated forest, picturesque log cabins and a viewing platform. New this year is a nursery rink where young skaters can take their first steps on the ice before venturing onto the main rink.
There’s excitement for everyone at the funfair, with brand new rides and games stalls offering prizes galore! Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a visit to Santa and this year he has a stunning new grotto, with a theatrical wintry setting and a special gift for every child. Beside the rink, a street of wooden cabins depicting wintry fairytale scenes will enchant young and old alike.
PapaKitchen offers rinkside refreshment in an alpine-themed chalet, complete with cosy furs and rustic wooden tables and benches. There’s delicious homemade treats – from chilli con carne to spiced apple cake – and a licensed bar serving hot and cold drinks to get you ready for skating. With all your favourite restaurants inside York Designer Outlet too, there is something for every taste bud.