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Children's Activity Event, Sat 18 Nov 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Ice Factor

Ice Factor


Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland continues to host the North of England’s largest and best-loved outdoor ice rink – The Ice Factor. With its giant 30ft Christmas tree as the centrepiece for the event, the rink is surrounded by an illuminated forest, log cabins, and café.

Selected as one of the Top 10 Christmas Ice Rinks nationwide by The Sun, The Guardian and The Times
And after your session, enjoy a warming drink beside the rink in PapaKitchen at The Ice Factor – offering rinkside refreshment within a heated alpine-themed chalet, complete with cosy furs, rustic wooden tables and benches and the warming scent of Glühwein.

Winners of York Tourism Award, Visitor Attraction (under 50,000) 2010, 2012, 2015 and most recently Family Friendly Experience 2017!

With more than 120 stores inside York Designer Outlet, as well as some speciality stalls outside, it’s the perfect place for Christmas shopping!

The funfair has excitement for everyone. Enjoy a thrilling ride on an original 1930’s speedway, traditional Carousel or Dodgems. Test your skills on the game stalls and win a prize every time or simply grab some candy floss and watch the fun around you.
And for the little ones, Father Christmas awaits in his grotto with a special gift.

At Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland – there’s something for everyone!

And remember, it’s made of 100% real ice.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 Nov 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018



See location of The Ice Factor on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 606477  Lat: 53.92215 Long: -1.07745

By Road:

Look out for the AA Directional Signs for YorkIce Rink.
Nearest car park is at York Designer Outlet right next to the rink.

By Public Transport
Alternatively, there are frequent buses that go to and from the York Designer Outlet, including the Park and Ride and the Redline number 7 bus.

For more directions or information please visit or call 01653 619169.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station


Mrs Maria Farrugia


York Designer Outlet,
St Nicholas Field,
YO19 4TA


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality


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