Due to unseasonably high winds and warm temperatures we have had to close all remaining session for the day. We will work over night to ensure we can be open tomorrow and thank you all for your patience and understanding. Any questions please post on Facebook or call: 07976 812050.
YWW Team

Christmas at York 2014



7th October 2014

Gear up for Christmas with Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet

With less than 100 days until Christmas McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet announces the return of Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland this Christmas. Opening on Saturday 22 November the award-winning festive event will include an ice rink, Santa’s grotto, funfair and much more.

Celebrating its 10th birthday as York’s coolest Christmas experience, The Ice Factor rink will form the heart of Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland. The 900m2 outdoor ice rink, the largest in the north, has a spectacular 30ft Christmas tree at its centre and is surrounded by an illuminated forest, festive log cabins and a viewing platform.

Beside the picturesque ice rink, visitors can enjoy refreshments from the warmth of the heated PapaKitchen café and bar. The alpine-themed chalet offers post-skating and shopping relaxation with cosy furs, rustic wooden tables and a licensed bar serving hot and cold drinks amongst the warming scent of Glühwein. Enjoy delicious homemade treats from chilli con carne to gingerbread men.

As well as The Ice Factor, Santa will be handing out gifts to children from his stunning new grotto, featuring a theatrical Lapland scene. And beside the rink, wooden cabins depicting wintry fairytale scenes will enchant young and old. Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland also brings a funfair to York with thrilling rides, game stalls and prizes to win.

Enjoy Christmas shopping with up to 60% discount at over 120 premium high street and designer brands, perfect for finding gifts and seasonal fashion.

The Ice Factor at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland! Now closed until November 2013!

The Ice Factor, the North of England’s LARGEST outdoor ice rink is now closed.

A massive thank you to all our customers for visiting us.  We hope you had a nice time and look forward to welcoming you back in November 2013.

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A very happy 2013 from everyone at The Ice Factor.

TEN good reasons to visit The Ice Factor at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland!

You don’t really need one good excuse to visit The Ice Factor at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland but here are TEN good reasons just to remind you why you should come:

  1. The Ice Factor has been voted one of the best ice rinks in the country by over TEN national publications already! This includes The Telegraph, The Sun, The People and Red Magazine.
  2.  The Ice Factor offers free parking and a convenient location just off the A64/A19 junction. An out of town event which means you don’t have to battle through the city traffic.  With a park and ride and regular bus service, there really is no excuse for getting to us!
  3.  The Ice Factor is the LARGEST outdoor ice rink in the North of England
  4. The Ice Factor has qualified marshals on the ice at all time to get you moving and keep you on your feet, ensuring everyone gets the most out of their time on the ice.
  5. The Ice Bar and Café is located right next to the ice rink and is fully licensed, offering hot and cold drinks and food throughout the day.
  6. Santa’s Grotto is now open every day so bring your little ones down to meet Father Christmas and receive a special present.
  7. The funfair at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland has something for everyone.  From children’s rides to a 1930’s speedway, dodgems and games stalls galore, you will be sure to leave with a smile on your face (and hopefully a prize)
  8. The Christmas market is open every weekend and all week just before Christmas.  From art to sloe gin, you will be sure to find a gift for that someone special.
  9. And if the market isn’t enough for you, York Designer Outlet has over 120 shops all under one roof offering discounts of up to 60% on some products.
  10. Come rain or shine, The Ice Factor at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland really is THE Christmas event in North Yorkshire to get you in the festive mood and put a smile on your face! Come on….give it a go!


Weather update !

There may be a festive flutter of snow but The Ice Factor is open as usual.

It is perfect weather to get into the Christmas mood and visit The Ice Factor for a festive skate !

The Ice Factor Nominated For The White Rose Awards

After a successful second season at McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet, The Ice Factor was once again recognised as a major tourist attraction with an array of accolades from the media, alongside the Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012 award from Visit York for the second time in three years.

In addition to these accreditations, The Ice Factor has received its first nomination for Small Visitor Attraction in the 2012 White Rose Awards. The White Rose Awards, held in association with BBC Yorkshire, attract over 1,000 people and are the largest celebration of tourism excellence in the UK.

These spectacular awards take place on 1st October 2012 at the Leeds United Football Club Centenary Pavilion, why not show your support by writing on the facebook wall or tweet us @Theicefactor

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