Winter fun in Alicante
Hi , my name is Star and I have been lucky enough to call Gran Alacant my home for over 9 years now. My 8 year old daughter Ashlee and I are often “Out & About” enjoying the local attractions and culture in this part of Spain. Over the next few months I will be sharing some of our experiences with you to encourage you to go “Out & About” yourselves and maybe learn a little bit about this beautiful place we call home.
We have had an extremely fun filled December, including Ashlee turning 8, a couple of trips to see Santa and by the time you read this a visit from him too. Other than seeing the Big Man, one of the highlights of our month was an afternoon/evening trip into Alicante to visit the Ice Skating Rink and Snow Slide.
These two attractions will be open until Sunday the 7th of January 2018 and are operating from 1000 until 1400 and 1600 until 2300 Mondays to Thursdays and 1000 until 1400 and 1600 until 0000 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Ice Skating Rink is where the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) is, just behind the Esplanada and the Snow Slide is near Corte Ingles, where the British Embassy used to be. To spend 45 mins on the Ice Skating Rink was only €6 and for €8 we got a ticket that also included 3 rides down the Snow Slide.
First stop was the Ice Skating Rink and although Ashlee and Miriam started off slowly and cautiously, it wasn´t long before they found their feet and were confident to let go of the rail and go together and alone away from the edge. The rink has been created inside a fairly large Gazebo, it has a Winter theme and in the centre is a Christmas Tree. Although there were quite a lot of people there, it wasn´t too crowded and there was a monitor on the ice to help anyone who fell. The girls really enjoyed themselves as they went further away from the edge and faster and faster around the Ice. When their 45 minute session had finished, they both had rosy cheeks and big smiles on their faces.
We then headed in the direction of the Snow Slide via the infamous Mushroom Street, where the girls had fun following the yellow brick road shouting “it´s like in the Wizard of Oz”, as well as in the mushroom houses and on the slides. We got to the end, turned the corner and not far away was the Snow Slide. Ashlee and Miriam were super excited and couldn´t wait to go down it. They showed their tickets and then they were off to the top dragging and pushing their joined tyres all the way. Their excited screams were really great to hear, and they came whizzing down so fast it was really difficult to take pictures!!!! Off they went again taking it in turns to be the one in the front ring and when their 3 rides were finished …… well it was only a few more euros, so off they went again for another 3 rides!!!! To finish off a great afternoon we grabbed some fresh churros and hot chocolate which we ate whilst watching a nearby street entertainer create giant bubbles in a nearby park. It was a lovely warming end to a cold and Wintery afternoon.
So why not pop into Alicante before the festive period is over and treat yourselves to a whizz around the ice or a ride, or three, on the snow slide. They really are great fun and remember they will be there until Sunday the 7th of January 2018.
Ashlee and I hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and want to thank all the people who read our article. We have been stopped many times around Gran Alacant by people we know, and people we don´t, who all say that they enjoy reading about our adventures, so thank you all. Our aim was to encourage you to follow in our footsteps, go Out and About and discover more about this place we all love to live in. We hope that you will continue to share our adventures in 2018 …. who knows where we will be going next …
Join us next month for some more fun
“Out and About”
Bye for now, Star and Ashlee xxx