There’s sno-way you’ll have more fun for a fiver than this – Folkestone Sports Centre has an excellent way to keep the kids entertained on a budget! Here’s all the info you’ll need, and some throwback photos from some of our sno-ring fun!
What is a sno-ring?
The sno-rings at Folkestone Sports Centre are essentially dinghys that you sit in to fly down their dry ski slope. For both kids and adults, tobogganing down the ski slope is such a laugh. You have to carry your own dinghys back to the top so it’s a great way to wear the kids out – and a major thigh workout for the grown-ups when they inevitably make mum and dad help! 😂
You’ll need to phone ahead to book your time slot (especially as they hold birthday parties so the slope may not always be available), and it’s recommended that the kids wear long sleeves, long trousers and gloves. It can get busy in the school holidays – so book in advance to make sure you get a space.
Is it good value for money?
My two love the sno-rings and it’s such good value for money; just £3 for half an hour or £5 for an hour. It’s the perfect thing to do on a school holiday morning, if you’re looking for a peaceful afternoon – everyone will need a rest afterwards. 😂 It’s a great place to meet their mates and let off some steam. (And I have to be honest – I really enjoy it too!)
What facilities are there?
There’s also a swimming pool, a Sky Walk and other sports activities available at the Sports Centre, so you could make a day of it if you wanted to check out what else is on offer. I find that everything is generally really well priced and affordable there.
There’s a restaurant on site if the troops are starving afterwards. The food isn’t brilliant, but the centre is close to town so it’s easy to find somewhere nearby to eat if need be.
Useful information for your visit…
Facilities: Cafe, parking, swimming pool, toilets, other sports activities available
Opening Times: Contact the sports centre to check times and availability: 01303 850333
Address: Radnor Park Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5HX
For up-to-date opening times and prices, please check their website.