Fun Filled Family Day Out At Planet Ice Altrincham

In the Spencer family April means one thing – birthdays! Both Kirsty and Georgia have their big day this month and Georgia requested a trip to Planet Ice Altrincham with her freinds as a birthday treat. If you are planning a family trip then check below to see our top tips on how to get there, where to park and for making the most of this exciting family day out!

The most important question: Did the kids enjoy it?

Georgia: YES!
Eva: YES!

Georgia anjoying a family day out at Planet Ice Altrincham


We booked the “Family of 4” Ticket which was £12.30 pp then the skate hire was an extra £2.80 each.

Getting there:

If you are coming in by public transport Hale Train Station is a 15 min walk away. If you are coming by car there is a large carpark next to the rink which charges £2.50 for 3 hours. On the day we visited it was packed so we parked at the Tesco Extra next door which has free parking for 3 hours.

Tips for making the most of the trip:

Wrap up warm! Unsurprisingly, it can be chilly so thick socks, gloves and a warm hat are a must for the kids as we all know a cold child is a misrable child. Once you get going you soon warm up so make sure you have a couple of thin layers on your top half so you can shed a few. If needed, you can hire a Gloves and Socks Combo for £3.70 per person.

The session we booked lasted 2 hours which was plenty for us.

If you have a new or nervous skater then you can hire polar bear skating aids for £8.00 which are a big help.

Don’t eat there! The cafe looked abosultely filthy and is horribly overpriced. If you are looking for some lunch there is a large Tesco with a Greggs right next door.

Be warned, the bathrooms were disgusting as well so be sure to bring hand santiser.

Overall the rink is looking very tired and run down and needs some singnificant investment to bring it up to a decent standard. That being said, the kids don’t care about that and had a fantastic 2 hours there and we will be sure to go back!

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About the authors

Our lives have been intertwined with a passion for exploration and a shared love for travel. Our adventures began long before we met, as we individually embarked on daring expeditions across the globe. Our paths finally converged, and we soon realized that our adventures were much more meaningful when shared!

After a brief hiatus to start a family, we eagerly embarked on a new chapter of our travel saga. Determined to instil in Georgia and Eva the values of discovery and open-mindedness, our goal is to embark on exciting escapades and explore breathtaking landscapes, bustling cities, and remote corners of the world. From hiking through mist-laden forests to snorkelling in turquoise seas, every adventure is an opportunity to create lasting memories as a family.

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