Schwartz September 2019

Your Time Out from the kitchen

Each edition, we’ll bring you something different to help you relax and unwind.  This issue is all about snow – but you don’t need a passport to enjoy it!

Snow Scape

The Snow Centre

  • Where: Hemel Hempstead
  • What’s there: The largest ski lesson slope in the UK and a 160m main slope, BASI qualified instructors for skiers and snowboarders, Snow Garden for 2 -5 year olds and the freshest, closest snow to London.
  • Offers: 10% slope discount for advance booking online or phone.
  • Opening Times: Mon 10am -6pm, Tues 7am -10pm, Wed & Thurs 10am- 10pm, Fri 10am10:30pm*, Sat & Sun 8am-9.30pm

*The Main Slope is not available for Lift Passes from 6pm on Fridays. Friday Freestyle Passes are available from 6:30pm-10:30pm


  • Where: Castleford, West Yorkshire
  • What’s there: A 180m long slope covered with fresh snow, a nursery slope for beginners and novice skiers and snowboarders, and family fun with the Ice Slide and Sledging, and Sno Play sessions for the little ones.
  • Offers: Check the website.
  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 9am-11pm.


Snow Factor

  • Where: Glasgow
  • What’s there: Scotland’s only indoor real snow slope to sample skiing or snowboarding. And if you don’t fancy hitting the slope then try ice climbing!
  • Offers: Lift passes every Monday 6 –10pm £13 for 4 hours or family fun Sundays when kids eat free between 12-6pm.
  • Opening Times: Sun -Wed 9am -10pm, Thurs-Sat 9am-11pm.


Chill Factore

  • Where: Manchester
  • What’s there: The UK’s longest indoor real snow slope at 180m. for skiing and snowboarding (lessons available). For the family, the Snow Park includes the Downhill Donuts, the Luge Slip ‘n’ Slide, Sledge ‘O’ Mania and a 12m Climbing Wall, plus the Mini Moose Land for toddlers.
  • Offers: Check online for monthly offers.
  • Opening Times: Mon, Wed & Sat 7.30am- 10pm, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sun 9am -10pm.



  • Where: Staffordshire
  • What’s there: Full on winter activities, from skiing and snowboarding, to adrenalin tubing, junior tubing, sledging, snow play and ice skating.
  • Offers: Check the website.
  • Opening Times: Mon -Sun 9am- 10pm.


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