Review: Alpine Adventure Park, Snowtrax, Dorset

Our visit to the Snowtrax Alpine Adventure Park was gifted, however this was our second visit to Snowtrax, and we always love our adventures here!

Snowtrax is one of our favourite places to stop at when we’re travelling between our Leicestershire and Dorset family, as it is a perfect stop-off around an hour from Weymouth to tire Lily out and get her outdoors before/after a long car journey.

Welcome to the Alpine Adventure Park at Snowtrax
Welcome to the Alpine Adventure Park at Snowtrax

There really is so much to do here, so she was really excited when I surprised her with a visit to Snowtrax, only letting her know where we were going when we pulled into the car park!

This was our first time at the Alpine Adventure Park and we could not wait to check it out. Here’s our review.

There is so much to explore and play on from the moment you arrive
There is so much to explore and play on from the moment you arrive

What is the Alpine Adventure Park at Snowtrax?

The Alpine Adventure Park at Snowtrax is situated at the bottom of the ski slope and is an actual play area of dreams for kids of all ages.

Nestled in the woodlands, the play area is mostly made of wood, fitting perfectly in with the surroundings of the beautiful forest.

We checked in at the main entrance (the building at the top of the slope), where we were given a password to buzz into the Alpine Adventure Park at the bottom of the slope.

We visited the toilets on the way past, and this is also a great opportunity to grab a take away drink to take with you to the play park, where there is plenty of outdoor seating to watch the kids play when you get down there!

The zip line was a firm favourite with Lily!
The zip line was a firm favourite with Lily!

You follow the side of the slope down to the bottom and then use the buzzer by one of the gates to share the password. We were let through the gates and you are instantly welcomed by your first obstacles in the Alpine Adventure Park.

Lily was in absolute awe heading into the Alpine Adventure Park, especially by the epic pirate ship as you walk down from the main building.

There is so much woodland fun for all ages
There is so much woodland fun for all ages

There were zip lines, obstacles, walking platforms, swings, and areas for all ages to play on, all nestled in the woodlands, while the sun glistened through the trees.

There are also two ground-level trampolines for everyone to enjoy as well as plenty of wooden picnic benches for the parents to relax or for families to enjoy a snack or picnic together while you’re there.

All the obstacles were great fun to play on
All the obstacles were great fun to play on

As if that wasn’t enough, you have the giant wooden pirate ship to play on, with so many hidden corners to climb, explore and pretend you’re a real pirate – we loved seeing the family playing hide-and-seek on the pirate ship!

Checking out the water below the Pirate Ship!
Checking out the water below the Pirate Ship!

There’s even a giant slide to reach the bottom – the whole Alpine Adventure Park is such a fun place to spend hours together, having fun outdoors!

Can you tell how much she loved the zip line?!
Can you tell how much she loved the zip line?!

What else is there to do at Snowtrax?

The Alpine Adventure Park is based at the bottom of the fantastic artificial snow slope, giving you the opportunity to enjoy skiing and snowboarding lessons as well as ringos for children and adults age 3+ (we massively recommend these!) and ski bobs for the kids age 6+ and adults too.

The ringos on our last visit
The ringos on our last visit

Booking in advance is necessary – we were too slow and missed out on the ringos this time, much to Lily’s disappointment, but she is already excited to head back again!

I’d also recommend looking out for their school holiday activities as they always have so many fun events throughout the year too.

Ringo smiles at Snowtrax
Ringo smiles at Snowtrax

What’s more, there is also a small indoor play area for under 5s to enjoy by the Alpine Bistro.

Toilets & Baby Changing

There are toilets and baby changing available in a wooden hut in the Alpine Adventure Park as well as up in the main building itself. In the main building you can also find disabled toilets. There are also accessible parking spaces on the level with the main building in a tarmacked car park.

We had SO much fun at the Alpine Adventure Park
We had SO much fun at the Alpine Adventure Park

Food & Drink

Food and drink is available in the Alpine Bistro, with coffee, cakes, snacks and hot/cold food options throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We enjoyed a hot chocolate and Lily had a hot lunch before we went back on the road again – it was all great quality and the menu had a good variety of food for children and adults.

Enjoying a hot chocolate in the Alpine Bistro
Enjoying a hot chocolate in the Alpine Bistro

There was an ice cream sign in the Alpine Play Area by the entrance, however we were off peak on our visit, so it was closed – you can take a takeaway from the Alpine Bistro with you to enjoy on the woodland picnic benches.

What to wear…

The Alpine Adventure Park is all outdoors and in the woodland, so dress accordingly for the weather!

We layered up and found our walking boots were great for the damp ground without restricting exploring!
We layered up and found our walking boots were great for the damp ground without restricting exploring!

We visited in October and wore waterproof clothing as well as walking boots, which we find are better than wellies for climbing and exploring!

You can also check out our post here about kids’ clothing and essentials for winter.

Parents – I’d recommend wrapping up warmly too, particularly if you’re sitting outside while the kids are playing.

So many fun obstacles at the Alpine Adventure Park
So many fun obstacles at the Alpine Adventure Park

Conclusion

We had another brilliant time at Snowtrax and the Alpine Adventure Park is a fantastic addition to the snow slope activities.

How high can you reach on the trampolines?
How high can you reach on the trampolines?

Lily was absolutely buzzing and definitely left contently tired out after all the climbing, swinging, bouncing, sliding and exploring she did.

It is a great place for kids of all ages to get some fresh air in the woodlands, with so much choice to play on, whether it is to scale the climbing walls, bounce on the trampoline or swing on the rope swing – I didn’t think she would ever leave the zip line!

Thank you Snowtrax for a fantastic time
Thank you Snowtrax for a fantastic time

We will definitely book to visit the Alpine Adventure Park again on our next Dorset roadtrip and we will make sure we book in the ringos too, to make it a full day adventure – finished off with another yummy hot chocolate in the Alpine Bistro, of course!

Snowtrax Address & Postcode

MATCHAMS LANE, HURN, CHRISTCHURCH, DORSET BH23 6AW, UK

Book tickets or find out more here about the Snowtrax Alpine Adventure Park

Little pirate at the Alpine Adventure Park
Little pirate at the Alpine Adventure Park

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