Chorley snow slide delights shoppers

This Is Lancashire: Locals ride the slide Locals ride the slide

Thousands of seasonal fun-seekers have descended on Chorley town centre for a go on Chorley’s snow slide and to visit the Christmas markets.

The four-metre tall slide has taken up residency on the Flat Iron car park along with a range of festive markets selling all sorts of unique goods from patterned scarves to kangaroo burgers.

The official opening took place on Saturday, December 14 and to test the fun factor, the Mayor, councillor John Walker and Lindsay Hoyle, MP had the first slide.

Families were greeted by a giant snowman, gingerbread girls, the town crier and even Father Christmas himself.

Queues began at the snow slide even before the official opening and the attraction stayed consistently busy ever since – with 1,300 riders reported over its first five days. The snow slide and markets are now open from 10am until 8pm (except Christmas and New Year’s Day) until January 5.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council said: “The snow slide is extremely fun and the Christmas markets are fantastic, all the families and children that I’ve seen have all been having a brilliant time and we’ve had some extremely positive feedback.”

To add to the excitement of the snow slide, for one weekend, a land train tooted into town to transport passengers in style from the snow slide to Astley Park’s Walled Garden, where a 12-metre ice rink had been set up.

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