The organisers have announced that the popular attraction will extend its season at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York by one week, now closing on Sunday 16th January instead of Sunday 9th January 2022.

Since its opening on 19 November, Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland has proved more popular than ever, with approximately 70,000 visitors coming to enjoy the outdoor ice skating, rink-side cafe, vintage funfair and Santa's Grotto, not to mention shopping at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York.  

The Ice Factor – the North of England's largest outdoor ice rink at 975 sq. m - has a 30ft high sparkling Christmas tree as its centrepiece. Surrounded by illuminated trees, log cabins, the rink side cafe and a viewing platform, this magical setting makes for the perfect festive experience for all ages.

Overlooking the ice rink is The Chalet, a cosy alpine-themed, après-skate café and an ideal spot to warm up after a session on the ice or to watch the skaters glide past.  Mulled wine, the best hot chocolate in town, hot dogs, toasties and sweet treats will be available to purchase, and private parties can also be arranged

The vintage funfair features rides from the golden era of fairgrounds.  Speed and thrills await on the 1936 Speedway, the 1937 Brooklands Dodgems or the stunning 1930s Chair-o-Plane.  Muffin the Mule and Hush Hush the train will delight children, as will the games stalls offering prizes galore.

And of course, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York is the perfect place to stock up on essentials with their Winter sale now on. With over 100 favourite premium brands from Ted Baker and Reiss to Coach, adidas and Lacoste, you'll find additional savings off outlet prices throughout January.

Christmas would not be the same without a visit to Santa and his elves. Visitors can follow the path through the snowy enchanted woodland to find his cosy log cabin and collect a special gift (Last day of Santa's Grotto is 23rd December 2021).

Additional Dates and Times: 

Open Daily across January until 16th January.

From Monday 10th January to Friday 14th the ice rink will open from the 2.15pm session until the 8.30pm session inclusive, the vintage funfair will open from 3.00pm until 8.00pm and The Chalet café will open from 2.30pm until 9.00pm.  On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th January the ice rink will open at 9.30am, closing after the 8.30pm session, the vintage funfair will open from 10.30am until 8.00pm, and The Chalet will open from 9.30am until 9.00pm.

Booking Information:

Tickets for a one-hour skating session at the ice rink are priced at £11.95 for adults and £10.95 for children and concessions. Family packages are available for families of three, four or five. Tickets for parents and toddlers aged 4 and under are priced at £11.95 from Monday to Friday during term time.  Special packages are also available for parties, schools, clubs and youth groups, with discounts applying to groups of 20 or more.

Booking is recommended for skating at The Ice Factor, either through or directly at - booking fee applies. Tickets can also be purchased on site, subject to availability.  Penguin and Snowman skating aids can be hired on site; pre-booking is not available. 

Tokens for the vintage funfair can also be purchased on site at £3 per person per ride/game stall.

For full details of prices and times visit or call 07985 331802.

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