Earlier this week we went on the Ice Slide with the Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival and have been asked a few times recently Is it worth queuing for?
The answer all depends on how long you need to queue for! It is the UK’s longest real Ice Slide and has three super-speedy 30m runs so you can experience a heart-racing buzz – and it is fast and it is fun!!
My answer however regarding the queue is go in the week – not at the weekend! You’ll thank me for it, I promise! You can’t book a timed slot for the Ice Slide and it WILL be full at the weekend. The queue for the last two weekends was up to two hours at times! Go in the week, straight from school and you are unlikely to queue at all!
It’s great fun, but in my view absolutely not enough fun to be worth waiting 2 hours in the cold for!
You do however get a great view of the city and can see the waterfront lit up and at its prettiest!
Book online before you head into town, that way you know you can slide. We did the Ice Slide as soon as we arrived into town as there was no queue, and then went onto the Ice Skating for our timed slot at 5pm.
Wear hats and gloves and coats that cover you bottom! Jeans or at least long trousers also a great idea.
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 9pm
Friday: 12pm – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 9pm
Christmas Day – CLOSED
Admission – 3 slides …………………………………………………… £5.00
You can buy tickets here!
Price is based on 3 rides down the slide. There are 3 runs to choose from so take your pick! The slide is open to adults and children but due to the height of the slide, children must be over 60cm tall (1.9ft or 0.6metre) to ride down the slide alone. Children under 60cm tall can ride on an adults lap and only one ticket is required.
NB: We received complimentary slides from the Ice Festival but all views and opinions are my own.