Tamworth SnowDome – Snow Fun Park & Climbing review

Tamworth SnowDome is a great place to go with the family for a day out with a difference. The place holds some great memories from my snowboarding days, especially their annual Big Bang Snowboard Show, so to take Lily there to have fun in the snow now really does give me the snow stoke again too!

Very excited to be heading to play in the snow at Tamworth SnowDome
Very excited to be heading to play in the snow at Tamworth SnowDome

We’ve taken her to the fantastic Winter Wonderland a few times and to the snow play sessions, so we were very excited to head back to Tamworth Snowdome for a Saturday morning of activities.

Booking & Entry

We booked online using vouchers from the Snowdome newsletter, giving us 25% off the prices.

When we turned up, our temperatures were taken with machines by the entrance which you had to stand in front of, and then we showed the booking reference at the main reception desk.

The Snow Fun Park sledging slope
The Snow Fun Park sledging slope

Our first session was for the snow fun park session, so we bundled ourselves up on some benches and put our bag in a locker (20p, non-refundable, so bring your change and don’t forget your gloves in your bag!), before heading to the snow.

Snow Fun Park Session

Snow Fun Park sessions are in a dedicated fun park area, which is overlooked by the Starbucks café. It is a small area which contains a gentle tubing / sledging slope, a small treehouse play frame, and some diggers.

We visited one of these sessions when Lily was younger, and there were a few more things to do, but obviously post-Covid they’ve made a few changes to make sure it is still enjoyable for everyone.

Enjoying the plastic sledges in the Snow Play session
Enjoying the plastic sledges in the Snow Play session

The sessions are half an hour long, and I was worried when we arrived that Lily (age 5) may not enjoy it as much as she did when she was younger, but in fact she had such a great time! I couldn’t get her off the snow slope, and the 30 minutes flew by!

You can play here from age 2 upwards, and the treehouse area is perfect for the younger visitors, as there is a small slide and area to walk through, and there is plenty space to enjoy the snow too – such a great experience for all ages.

She couldn't get enough of the snow fun!
She couldn’t get enough of the snow fun!

There are tubing rings and little plastic sledges for the slope, so kids and adults of all ages can slide down, with crash barriers at the bottom.

We really enjoyed it and Lily couldn’t get enough of it – it was also great to see families with children of mixed ages being able to enjoy the activity together too.

We had booked our session 10-10.30am so had half an hour before our climbing session at 11am, so made the most of a quick hot chocolate in Starbucks, before heading to the climbing walls just before our session.

For the Snow Fun Play Sessions, bring gloves, jacket, waterproof trousers and walking boots or wellies! Adults are £3.95 and children £7.95, however we saved 25% using the discount vouchers from the newsletter. There are also dedicated Tots sessions for under 4s.

Just remember to dress up warmly for the snow at Tamworth SnowDome :)
Just remember to dress up warmly for the snow at Tamworth SnowDome 🙂

Climbing sessions at SnowDome

We booked a climbing session at the SnowDome, which was 55mins long from 11am. Climbing sessions are suitable for adults and children ages 4 upwards and this was Lily’s first time on the walls (age 5).

Lily's first session on the climbing wall at Tamworth SnowDome
Lily’s first session on the climbing wall at Tamworth SnowDome

We arrived for the session where there were around 10 others on the same session. You watch a short video explaining what to expect and then are all lined up to be clipped into the harnesses. I was nervous as Lily is still young and quite small, so I wasn’t sure how she would get on – but she loved it and the hour flew by!

Each of the 15 walls is of varying difficulty and participants raise their hand when they no longer want to use the wall they are on. The bright colours and different obstacles to tackle, definitely keep each climb interesting.

There are obstacles for everyone to learn and enjoy themselves on
There are obstacles for everyone to learn and enjoy themselves on

The staff were all wearing visors for Covid protection and unclipped or clipped climbers on/off their chosen wall. Despite it being Lily’s first time climbing, she really enjoyed it, and no previous experience is necessary to give it a go.

The team were really friendly and is was great to see such a mix of age groups and abilities on the wall, all enjoying themselves.

Lily already wants to go back climbing again – it was definitely a success!

For the climbing session, Lily wore leggings, a t-shirt and trainers. We only booked Lily on, however adults can join in too if you book separately. Prices are £10.95 for an hour, however we used the discount voucher from the newsletter to save 25%.

The bright colours and different walls kept the climbing fun and interesting
The bright colours and different walls kept the climbing fun and interesting

Other activities

There are plenty of other activities at Tamworth SnowDome including ice skating as well as skiing and snowboarding sessions and lessons. There is also a swimming pool with flumes, however as of October 2020, the flumes have not yet reopened.

We recommend visiting Tamworth SnowDome for their Winter Wonderland event as well as for the Big Bang Snowboard Show each year.

Step into a magical world this Christmas (photo taken at Tamworth Snowdome)
Step into a magical world this Christmas (photo taken at Tamworth Snowdome)

Food & Drink

There are plenty of places to get something to eat and drink while watching the snow sessions, including the Aspen Bar & Restaurant overlooking the main slope as well as Starbucks overlooking the Snow Fun Park – perfect for those who want to watch, without needing a ticket.

Toilets

There are toilets including disabled toilets throughout the SnowDome as well as in the restaurant and Starbucks too.

Lockers

Lockers are available for 20p each, so bring your coins. They are non-refundable.

Shop

You can buy winter clothes, gloves, hats and more at the Ellis Brigham store, as well as skis and snowboards if you’re interested too!

Snow angel!

Parking

Parking is £2 per day. You get a ticket on entry and pay within the SnowDome building before you leave, either by card or cash.

Address & Postcode

SnowDome
Leisure Island
River Drive
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 7ND

For more information and to book, click here

Check out our review of the awesome Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Tamworth SnowDome here.

Check out our interview with Mint Snowboarding at Tamworth SnowDome here, where we chatted about teaching your kids to snowboard!

Lily with Tammy from MINT at Tamworth Snowdome
Lily with Tammy from MINT at Tamworth Snowdome

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