As well as the bar, there’ll also be a big skating rink this year, and we’re told the ‘UK’s largest ice slide’ (above, although we’re guessing there’s not that much competition) will be plonked in Chavasse Park, too – two 30m long runs at 6m high and 4m wide. Which actually sounds like it’d be a right laugh after a mulled wine or three.
There’s also a Santa’s Grotto, ice sculpture gallery, an alpine cafe and terrace, and – chainsaws and chisels at the ready – professional ice carving demonstrations at weekends.
Sadly it’s not all free this time, and each section is individually ticketed (starting at £4) but the festival’s being done by The Ice Box – the world leaders in doing this kind of big scale winter wonderland stuff – so it’s bound to be pretty impressive. Things kick off on 7th November, and run through to 13th January.
Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE
From 7th November
Santa’s Grotto: £5.50 per under 16 (Includes one adult per max 4 children), £3.50 per extra adult. Ice Bar: £4 – £6 (30-minute session including free drink). Ice Rink: £5.50 – £7.95, (family ticket £19.50 – £22.50) Ice Slide: £4 – £5