Where . . . Folkstone Sports Centre, Kent

What . . . This year-round dry ski centre offers skiing, snowboarding, and toboganning for ages 5 and above. The main slope has separate beginners' areas towards the bottom and is accessed via a button lift.

Open practice is available for skiers/boarders of a certain level (you must be able to stop and turn). Ski school is open to both adults and juniors over 11 years. Younger children (aged 5+) can benefit from Saturday classes.

Toboganning and Swiss bobsleighs are also featured and particularly popular with families. All activities must be pre-booked.

The Folkstone Sports Centre is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at weekends.

Other amenities . . . Two swimming pools, a skatepark, sports centre, gym, spa facilities, and a nine-hole golf course.

Prices . . . Open practice costs £5 adults/£4 children

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