First Street is home to Manchester Ice Rink again this winter following a hugely successful reception last year.

The 15m x 20m ice rink used to be a regular at Spinningfields but made the move to First Street last year after a brief stint at London Road Fire Station.

Hundreds of visitors have already descended on the ice rink attempting to recreate some of their best Dancing on Ice – or possibly Bambi on ice – moves, making it a festive family favourite again this year.

And just to make sure that your experience is fun-packed throughout the season, First Street has got a few extra tricks up its sleeves.

You can enjoy the worker bee markets with some beautifully presented stalls offering handmade crafts, decorations jewellery amongst other treats.

First Street’s food and drink operators – which includes Indian Tiffin Room, Kettlebell Kitchen, Junkyard Gold plus many more – are doing special deals and discount for visitors and skaters alike.

One of Manchester’s best dive bars, Bunny Jacksons, is offering 10p wings for all diners who purchase a drink.

Wood, Masterchef winner Simon Wood’s fine dining restaurant, has some unmissable offers on throughout the week such as Tomahawk Tuesdays where you can get a huge bone-in ribeye steak to share with a friend, with sides and sauces included for just £50.

The Gasworks, which is in touching distance of the rink, is a perfect destination to treat yourself to super fresh beer after your mini skate-athon.  Ogle the glorious copper tanks as you sip on a crisp pilsner whilst people watching over the ice rink.

There’s so much to offer on First Street it’s quickly becoming the place to be for families over the festive period.

The ice rink is on site all the way up to the 6th January and is open between 3pm-9pm on weekdays and 10am-9pm at weekends. Prices start at £10 with special discounts for group and corporate bookings.

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