Alton Towers Resort

Suitable for 2 years and above


Open today from 1000 until 1800

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Opening hours vary so please check the site before you visit.  On days when the Theme Park is open, the gates normally open at 10am and close at 6pm in peak season, 4pm off peak.

For generations now, Alton Towers Resort has offered visitors the chance of a great escape with rides, attractions and entertainment for thrill-seekers, families and kids of all ages! The Resort launched the Alton Towers Dungeon in 2019 – a hilariously hideous journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history!

And if that’s not scary enough, thrill-seekers can also experience seven world-class rollercoasters including the latest addition Wicker Man that brings together wood and fire, as well as Nemesis with its iconic twists and turns, Oblivion’s vertical drop and The Smiler’s world-record 14 inversions.
For those with little ones in tow, CBeebies Land is the perfect place to explore and meet some of your favourite CBeebies friends including the Teletubbies, Peter Rabbit TM and Postman Pat. Families can also discover Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, learn to drive at Cuckoo Cars Driving School, catch the Runaway Mine Train or enjoy the spins and thrills on Spinball Whizzer!

The Resort boasts four themed hotels and glamping-style Stargazing Pods, an indoor waterpark, high ropes course, luxury spa and eighteen- hole crazy-golf course. And new for 2020, The World of David Walliams will be joining the line-up as the Alton Towers Resort celebrates 40 years as the UK’s leading theme park!

The World of David Walliams - coming to Alton Towers Resort in 2021

Gangsta Granny: The Ride – opening Spring 202
Climb into your royal carriage as Granny and Ben enlist your help to pull off the greatest jewel heist in history! Take a spin through the sewers on a 360° special effects laden wild ride to break into the crown jewels vault! Can you grab the jewels and make an explosive escape? Careful, if the Feds catch you, you’ll be in a right royal mess!

Can you pull off the greatest Jewel heist in history? 

And the fun doesn't stop there!
A whole area of the theme park will be transformed, inspired ‘The World of David Walliams’. As well as Gangsta Granny; the Ride, the themed area will feature a host of other rides and attractions where visitors can:

- Pick up a crazy bargain in Raj’s Shop
- Race on a regal thoroughbred on the Royal Carousel
- Giggle with delight on Raj’s Bouncy Bottom Burp
- Along with other surprises and twists along the way

And whats more! Grannies (and Grandads) Go Free! 
To celebrate the announcement of Gangsta Granny: The Ride - and to acknowledge the amazing adventures that children can enjoy with their grandparents Alton Towers is also inviting children to bring their Granny (or Grandpa) for free in 2020.

The offer entitles people aged 60 and over to one free adult ticket per full price child ticket when purchased either online (at the full gate price) or in person (if staying at the Alton Towers Resort Hotels) between January 9 to 20 March 20, 2020.

Re: covid19 We’ve got annual passes but had to pre-book via the website. I’m pretty sure if you want to go you’ll have to book online first. There’s no monorail from the car park to the resort so be prepared to walk. Upon reaching the resort gates security check temperatures of everyone and do a bag inspection. You then move on to the enter where prebooked tickets are checked. Every single staff member we saw was wearing a face mask and on lots of rides there’s signs asking guests to wear them. There’s no age on the signs. There’s lots of social distance markers on the floor and mostly guests follow these but some don’t in ride queues. Ride queues were as normal. Can’t comment on food/ drinks as we took our own. I’d say 90% of the park is open and operating as normal and we enjoyed our day out. Any questions please message me insta @adventuremadmum

Recommended by Sam with children ages 8 and 5 - Tue Jul 28 2020

Activity Type

  • Parks, walks and outdoor fun
  • Camping and glamping
  • Places to stay
  • Outdoor activities
  • Suitable for Additional Needs

Directions

Address: Farley Lane, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, ST10 4DB

Get in touch

Telephone: 0871 222 3330

Website: http://www.altontowers.com/

Opening Hours

PEAK - The theme park will reopen from 21st March onwards.

  • Sunday 1000 - 1800
  • Monday 1000 - 1800
  • Tuesday 1000 - 1800
  • Wednesday 1000 - 1800
  • Thursday 1000 - 1800
  • Friday 1000 - 1800
  • Saturday 1000 - 1800

OFF PEAK - The theme park will reopen from 21st March onwards.

  • Sunday 1000 - 1700
  • Monday 1000 - 1600
  • Tuesday 1000 - 1600
  • Wednesday 1000 - 1600
  • Thursday 1000 - 1600
  • Friday 1000 - 1600
  • Saturday 1000 - 1700

Price

On the Day

  • Adult £58
  • Child £48

5 days in advance

  • Adult £34
  • Child £28.5

Entry to the theme park for children under three is free of charge. A child ticket is valid from 3 up to 12 years of age.

Season Pass - Benefits include;
 - Theme Park entry - Enjoy entry to Alton Towers Theme Park from 21st March until 8th November 2020 (date exclusions apply*)
- Experience over 40 rides and attractions - including Wicker Man, CBeebies Land & Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE throughout 2020.
- Special offers straight to your inbox - our season pass newsletters contain special offers and the latest Alton Towers Resort news!

*The Season Pass entitles the holder to admission to the Alton Towers Theme Park from 21st March until 8th November 2020 with the following date exclusions: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in August/ Scarefest / Fireworks. If you choose to Collect@Attraction, Season Passes can only be collected during Theme Park Opening Hours.

Premium Pass - Benefits include:
For just £75, the Premium Pass offers the same benefits as the Season Pass without restrictions on peak Summer dates and during Scarefest.  It also includes entry to the new Alton Towers Dungeon, making it the best value way to enjoy the Power of the Towers in 2020.

- Theme Park entry - Enjoy entry to Alton Towers Theme Park from 21st March until 8th November 2020 including summer weekends and Scarefest (Firework exclusions apply*)
- The Alton Towers Dungeon - Laugh & Scream
- Free Standard Car Parking
- Experience over 40 rides and attractions including Wicker Man, CBeebies Land & Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE throughout 2020

*The Season Ticket entitles the holder to admission to the Alton Towers Theme Park from the date of issue until 8th November 2020 excluding our Fireworks event. 1 entry into the Alton Towers Dungeon per visit, pre-booked timeslot on day of visit, entry is subject to the Alton Towers Dungeons not being at full capacity. If you choose to Collect@Attraction, Season Passes can only be collected during Theme Park Opening Hours.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • Hand washing facilities available
  • Staff dressed in PPE
  • Masks/ Gloves available to purchase
  • Hand gel available
  • Temperature checks and health monitoring
  • Limited tickets and restricted public admission to facilities
  • One way system
  • Social distancing measures in place

Grab and go food options available at kiosks. Distanced parking measures.

Additional cleaning and hygiene measures on rides and high contact areas.

 

Guests must book in advance. Limited tickets available.

Facilities

  • Double pram friendly
  • Suitable for twins/multiples
  • Pram/Wheelchair accessible
  • Has a childrens menu
  • Baby changing available

Reviews

There are 10 reviews for "Alton Towers Resort"

Recommended by Sam with children ages 8 and 5 on Tue Jul 28 2020

Re: covid19 We’ve got annual passes but had to pre-book via the website. I’m pretty sure if you want to go you’ll have to book online first. There’s no monorail from the car park to the resort so be prepared to walk. Upon reaching the resort gates security check temperatures of everyone and do a bag inspection. You then move on to the enter where prebooked tickets are checked. Every single staff member we saw was wearing a face mask and on lots of rides there’s signs asking guests to wear them. There’s no age on the signs. There’s lots of social distance markers on the floor and mostly guests follow these but some don’t in ride queues. Ride queues were as normal. Can’t comment on food/ drinks as we took our own. I’d say 90% of the park is open and operating as normal and we enjoyed our day out. Any questions please message me insta @adventuremadmum

Recommended by Sam with children ages 8 and 5 on Tue Jul 28 2020

Re: covid19 We’ve got annual passes but had to pre-book via the website. I’m pretty sure if you want to go you’ll have to book online first. There’s no monorail from the car park to the resort so be prepared to walk. Upon reaching the resort gates security check temperatures of everyone and do a bag inspection. You then move on to the enter where prebooked tickets are checked. Every single staff member we saw was wearing a face mask and on lots of rides there’s signs asking guests to wear them. There’s no age on the signs. There’s lots of social distance markers on the floor and mostly guests follow these but some don’t in ride queues. Ride queues were as normal. Can’t comment on food/ drinks as we took our own. I’d say 90% of the park is open and operating as normal and we enjoyed our day out. Any questions please message me insta @adventuremadmum

Recommended by Charlotte with children ages 6 and 3 on Sun Jul 05 2020

The park set up during COVID-19 is brilliant. Very well thought out, and doesn’t detract from a brilliant day. It was a lovely atmosphere and to be honest, I was worried about going - but it was all very clear, straight forward and the staff were incredible. Mega helpful and full of smiles behind the masks. A lot of the park has a one way system, there’s enough anti-bac to sink and ship and the amendments to queue lines are really clear. Although rides have less capacity there are much less people in the park overall anyway, so kind of balances out. We took a picnic but there were take away options for food. Cloud cuckoo land is shut because of the building work to turn it into the David Walliams area, and they’re unable to open thirteen and Rita with social distancing - so there is a good chunk of the park off limits. CBeebies is great though, and you’ve got lots of big ride options still going!

Recommended by Jen Cooper with children age 4 on Sun Jul 05 2020

So I am leaving this review about Alton Towers new safety measures in response to Covid. Because we all know that Alton Towers is awesome on a normal day! We attended as 2 adults on 4the July 2020 (opening day post lockdown) so we didn't do many of the younger children's rides, although we did keep an eye on this as will be taking the little one to Cbeebies land in a week. Firstly, they limited the amount of people into the park which helped to control the flow of people around the grounds. This was lovely - it felt so serene at some points and meant that you weren't plastering yourself against a hedge to let people past you! Every queue line (including entry into the park) had 2m markers to allow socially distanced queuing whilst waiting to get in and waiting to get on the rides. Every guest had a temperature check and if you're temperature was too high, you weren't getting in (if you do get rejected due to a temperature you are able to change your booking to another day for free). One whole section of the park was closed (I believe this will be the case for a few weeks yet) it meant that other attractions had larger queues than they maybe would have however with reduced capacity of guests it wasn't too bad a wait for the rides. Each ride was fully cleaned every 30 minutes so every now and again would do a few loops of the rides without guests riding. When on the rides, on some attractions it was compulsory to wear a face covering (mainly the rides where you are likely to be going into someone elses air space or the attendants get close to fasten you on). The park do not make children under the age of 6 wear a face mask and they were not compulsory on most of the children's rides. There was hand sanitiser dotted around all over the park for guests to use as they please. There was always the opportunity to use it as going onto and coming off a ride and at other various points around the park. The toilets were being regularly cleaned throughout the day. Their entrances were a bit of a bottle neck but other than that they were fine. Every other sink was closed off to allow social distancing at the sink although due to reduced guest numbers, this wasn't necessary as there were never any queues at the toilet. Overall it was a really good experience from a Covid prevention point of view, Alton Towers have put some great measures into place. It will be interesting to see how things progress as they open the park to larger numbers however with the reduced numbers it was a great experience and we look forward to visiting next weekend to go to Cbeebies land!

Recommended by Toni Smith with children ages 2 and 5 on Mon Jul 29 2019

I actually love cbeebies land! Brought my 2yo here for her birthday this year and the devotion from all your staff to keep it magical for them is amazing! The shows are excellent! We saw all of them and my daughter loved all the rides too! The fact that you cater to EVERYONE no matter what age is fantastic!!!

Recommended by The Wiki Mama with children ages 5 and 3 on Tue May 14 2019

We recently went to the opening of the Stargazing Pods and found them to be brilliant! Clean, comfy and cosy... the timber pods are centrally heated, have beds to accommodate 4 people and the best family sleep over ever. Glamping in the most fantastical place. This is an incredible experience that you’ll never forget. My little ones were so excited to be there (and so was I), there’s just something about Alton Towers that makes me feel like a child again. We didn’t get the chance to stay in a pod as we have a tiny baby but we can’t wait to go back when we can. (See our full blog here)

Recommended by Chloe with children age 2 on Sun May 12 2019

Couldn’t recommend Alton Towers enough, especially CBeebies Land for the little ones! We went with a 2 year old and a 6 month old and found everything perfect for taking those ages. There’s buggy parks, plenty of benches around to feed the baby, baby changing facilities, kid friendly food establishments & more. CBeebies land is a sensory playground, both my boys - especially my 2 year old had an absolute field day. There’s so many rides to go on, be prepared that quite a few require them to be 90cm but even if they can’t go on everything there’s shows throughout the day with all the CBeebies characters and loads to explore so they’ll never get bored or feel left out! We stayed in the Enchanted Village hotel, it was absolutely adorable, such a magical feel to it and the perfect way to end the day instead of having to travel back after a long day! We ate in the restaurant which was great, my son has numerous allergies and there wasn’t anything he could have on the menu but they cooked him his own special meal from scratch which was really lovely of them! Breakfast was great too and it comes included when you book to stay there! All the staff were so friendly throughout the park and we honestly had the best two days! Food prices are average for theme parks but there’s plenty of places to sit and eat a picnic if you want to take your own food! If you’re competitive like me watch out because there are lots of stalls luring you in round every corner to try and win prizes - we ended up with a giant banana that was almost bigger than our car haha! But they’re in the main parts of the park rather than in CBeebies land! They’re great fun but we always end up spending too much money on them! It’s such a great park, it’s massive with so much to do! You can hire buggies or take your own if you have a little one who gets tired legs! I’d honestly highly recommend for kids of all ages there’s so much to do and we had the best two days!

Recommended by Corinne Valor with children ages 14 and 11 and 7 on Thu Apr 25 2019

I'm a adventurous Mum and often take my 3 on short breaks by myself over the half terms. Alton Towers did not disappoint , from excellent and accomodating members of staff , super fun rides for the littles to the bigs and super cool stargazing pods that where comfy and affordable! Everyone came away happy! Thank you WikiPlacesForkids Group - Parenting, Kids Days Out, Advice, Support & Fun for coming through with another wonderful suggestion! Alton Towers

Recommended by Charlotte Speak with children ages 4 and 1 on Tue Oct 23 2018

Ceebeebies land is absolutely brilliant for kids. Save Numtums and the playground for later in the day when the queues are big elsewhere. Octonauts, Postman Pat and Go Jetters are super popular so I’d hit them up first. The box office on Towers Street has parent swap tickets - grab one as soon as you get in! It means where you’ve got some littles not meeting height requirements you can switch riders without having to double queue. Some of the food spots are good - you can get jackets, fresh chicken naan wraps from Eastern Express and Ceebeebies has a cafe more kitted out for kids but we tend to opt for picnics. The courtyard area is covered, but there’s nowhere inside for picnics. There are some restaurants that aren’t too expensive and ok quality!

Recommended by Theresa with children age 4 on Wed Aug 01 2018

Cbeebies is full of all the characters that you'd expect to find with a range of rides to suit different ages and plenty of meet and greets as well as live shows with favourites such as Hey Duggee and Bing. We went once at 3 years old and just recently after turning 4 and she has loved all the rides she will go on within CBeebies both times. We have also taken her out of CBeebies and into the main park for the River Rapids and to Cloud Cuckoo Land which has a driving school (though she didn't want to go on that this visit) so there are other rides and activities that they may enjoy in the rest of the theme park. Both times we have stayed on the resort, the first time included one day of theme park entry and we went to the ticket office to buy the cheap return the next day offer and the second time we did the 2nd day entry free with an Alton Towers break. They no longer do return the next day tickets but do have a season pass that costs the same as a ticket bought on the day with no other offers. Our first trip we stayed at the Alton Towers hotel and we loved the themed room and facilities. Most recently we stayed at the Cbeebies hotel which was good though the rooms didn't seem to stand out as much as the Alton Towers one. There is a timetable of shows and activities (craft, swashbucklers games, discos) throughout the afternoon and night at CBeebies hotel and exclusive meet and greets with no long queues that you get in the theme park. I can't say it was worth the extra money in comparison to our first stay though but it was still a good experience to do once while she is at an age to appreciate it.

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