Chorley’s Winter Wonderland preparing to open

Source: Chorley Council 2 December 2022

Get ready to glide across the ice as Chorley’s Winter Wonderland gets ready to open.

Organised by Chorley Council, this popular festive attraction is set to open on Friday 9 December to welcome thousands of people into the town over the festive period.

As well as a real 60ft x 40ft real ice rink, the Winter Wonderland, sponsored by Market Walk, will also feature children’s ride such as the Alpine fun house, Teacup Ride, Mini Train Ride and Hook-a-Santa plus Betty’s Tipis will return with their magical Christmas Tipi serving delicious food and drink.

Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Peter Wilson said “The Winter Wonderland is always really popular with all ages and is just one of the things happening in Chorley this Christmas to provide great things to do and to generate footfall to support local businesses. Visitors to the Winter Wonderland may also do some shopping while in Chorley; at our fabulous independent shops, market stalls, high street favourites or maybe visit one of the fantastic restaurants or entertainment venues.”

The Winter Wonderland will return to last year’s location on Cleveland Street car park, opposite the Town Hall and will be open every day, except Christmas Day, from 9 December – 2 January. The ice rink will offer a variety of sessions; for the general public, younger children (Cub Club sessions), volunteers using time credits*, plus schools and community groups can book exclusive sessions in advance.

The ice rink is just £6 per skater or £20 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) and £3 per skater for Cub Club and those part of a school/community group bookings.

Cub Club skate sessions are aimed at children aged between 3- 6 years 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.

Payment on entry is required for all sessions. Ice skates and other equipment provided.

Schools and community group interested in booking an exclusive ice rink session can email [email protected]

To make way for the Winter Wonderland, Cleveland Street car park will be closed from 30 November until 7 January. Information on alternative car parks can be found at:

In addition to the Winter Wonderland, visitors to Chorley can see ice sculptures in the town centre on 10 and 17 December, with a demonstration by the sculptor on 17 December, outside the covered market. Plus, look out for details of live music in the town centre to get everyone in the festive mood.

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