2/6  Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

This indoor ski centre is the closest real snow option to the centre of London and about as near to a resort experience as it comes right down to having lift passes and sledging.

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Group lessons for kids start at age four and there’s private snowboarding and ski tuition for over seven's. Adult beginners can book a FastTrack course or family classes and the centre specialises in Learn Before You Go packages for holiday first timers and improvers – if you’re not sure about your ability, look at their online Level Checker.

When: Opening times vary, check online for specific dates.

Where: Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead. Five minutes from junction eight on the M1 and 30 minutes by train from Euston to Hemel Hempstead Station.

Price: Two hour adult beginner’s lesson from £38.40

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