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Chorley's Winter Wonderland to return

Winter Wonderland - ice rink penguins

Get ready for Chorley's Winter Wonderland, featuring a real ice rink and more, to return to the town centre.

This popular festive attraction, organised by Chorley Council, is set to open on Saturday 9 December to welcome thousands of people into the town over the festive period.

As well as a 60ft x 40ft real ice rink, the Winter Wonderland, sponsored by Market Walk, will also feature a Ferris wheel, children's rides such as the Alpine fun house, and festive tipis.

Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Peter Wilson said "We're really looking forward to the Winter Wonderland being back in Chorley town centre. It's always really popular, whether ice skating with family or friends, or socialising in the tipis or children enjoying the fairground rides, there's something for everyone.

"This is just one of the things we're doing to attract people to Chorley to support our fabulous local traders and show what Chorley has to offer."

Winter Wonderland will be located on Cleveland Street car park, opposite the Town Hall and will be open every day, except Christmas Day, from 9 December - 7 January.

The ice rink will offer a variety of sessions; general skating sessions, Cub Club sessions for younger children and group bookings for schools and community groups who can book sessions in advance.

The ice rink is just £6 per skater or £20 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) and £3 per skater for Cub Club and those part of a school/community group bookings.

Cub Club is discounted skating sessions aimed at children aged 5 and under (with a maximum of two adults per family at the discounted rate). All child skaters aged 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. See website for details:

Payment on entry is required for all sessions, with the ice rink accepting cash or card. Ice skates and other equipment provided.

Further information, including session times can be found at:

Schools and community group interested in booking an exclusive ice rink session can email

For those who wish to use Temp Time Credits for ice skating, information on how to do this is available at:

To make way for the Winter Wonderland, Cleveland Street car park will be closed from 29 November until 13 January. Information on alternative car parks can be found at:

For the period of 1 - 24 December 2023, the 1 hour free parking currently offered on town centre car parks (except Flat Iron) will be extended to 3 hours free parking (with the exception of the Flat Iron car park which will be 2 hours free parking), with a time of arrival ticket required. Find more information at

Visit to find out more.

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