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.

Temporarily closed from 21st March

We have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close the SnowDome from 21st March as we believe this is the right thing to do to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees and guests.

The SnowDome will remain temporarily closed until further notice.

Please refer to our website and social media channels for updates on re-opening.

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

Our aim is to deal with immediate bookings first. If you have a booking for a visit between 21st – 27th March then you will hear from us automatically this weekend.

We will then contact people with bookings from 28th March onwards next week.

Please do not call us unnecessarily this weekend as we try to deal with immediate bookings only. We will be contacting everybody as soon as we can.

Many thanks for your co-operation and understanding.