Pier Head Ice Festival is pulling in the crowds

Photo: Bob Edwards

LIVERPOOL Christmas Ice Festival has returned to the Pier Head this winter with a super-sized triple-lane ice slide, larger ice rink, enchanted forest-themed Ice Bar, Santa’s Grotto, Ferris wheel, UK’s only Ice Jet ride and market stalls. The festival is home to the city’s biggest ever ice slide allowing racers to skim along the high-speed 30-metre run from six metres above the festival.

The attraction is certainly proving to be popular with crowds of people attending over the opening weekend – we certainly enjoyed ourselves!

Another addition to the festival is the spectacular Ice Jet ride – a unique bobsleigh ride which recreates the high speed twisting thrills of a real ice run. And, because no ice festival would be complete without a chance to skate, the huge covered outdoor rink has been expanded by almost one third allowing even more space to glide.

After all of the fun, guests can relax in the Après Lounge and indulge in a hot chocolate or mulled wine, or to feel the freeze, they can head to the Ice Bar to enjoy a shot (there’s a children’s option available too!). And there’s no need to worry about being too cold as ponchos are provided to keep you warm.

Those visiting the Ice Festival can get into the festive spirit and enjoy the fairground rides, before having a wander around the market stalls. And guests can keep the hunger pangs at bay as the whole family can tuck into a German Frankfurter or a sweet treat from the bakery, or even visit the chocolate fountain for some extra indulgence.

The Ice Festival is at Pier Head until January 7 and bookings for Ice Skating, the Ice Bar and Ice Slide can be made at www.icefestivalliverpool.co.uk