History & Heritage

The SnowDome's journey so far has been an incredible one, find out more about the SnowDome's roots and story.


The venue first opened its doors in 1994, the original building featured the 170m slope and was co-owned by the local council who ran the swimming pool and leisure facilities.

Management buy out

In 2000 the venue became privately owned as members of the SnowDome's management team purchased the business.

Ice rink opens

Although part of the original build plans, the ice skating rink didn't open until 2002. Since then it has been one of the most popular attractions at the venue.

Santa's Winter Wonderland

In 2005 Santa Claus came to town and his real snow family adventure has been wowing guests since.

Swimming & fitness

The venues swimming pool and fitness facilities were purchased by SnowDome Group Ltd. in 2007.

Ice track & snow fun park

The directors opened the UK's only ice skating track and the first dedicated children's snow fun park in 2007.


In 2018 the family climbing wall attraction opened. Meaning guests could reach dizzy new heights at the venue.

New directors

In the summer of 2018 the current board of directors added three new members from the SnowDome's senior leadership team.

Celebrated 25 years

In 2019 the SnowDome became the longest running indoor snow slope in the world. A party for the ages was held!

Teaching slope

In early 2020, a new and extended slope was opened underneath the original 170m slope. The additional slope meant an improved learning and recreational experience for guests.

Book Now for 20th July onwards

The SnowDome remains temporarily closed but in anticipation of a hopeful opening we are now accepting online bookings for Monday 20th July onwards. This opening date may be subject to change and in the event we are not open for your booking then our relaxed booking terms and conditions will apply to all guests with pre-booked activities, as follows:

Temporary Closure Relaxed Booking Terms & Conditions

For New Bookings (made after 21st March) - We want to reassure all our guests making future bookings to visit from 20th July onwards, if the SnowDome is not re-open in time for your future visit, we will refund the entirety of your booking or provide a transfer to a later date of your choice. You don’t need to take any action, we will contact you as required.

Please do contact Guest Services should you have any further questions at guestservices@snowdome.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you safely back to the SnowDome as soon as it’s appropriate to do so.