Alton Towers Resort
Alton Towers is Britain's most famous theme park, with activities for the whole family! From CBeebies Land for the youngest kids, to thrill rides like Thirteen and Oblivion, and relaxing spa breaks in the Alton Towers Hotel there really is something for everyone.
Alton Towers is best known for its white-knuckle rides, but there is lots more to the whole resort: - the rollercoaster rides, the Alton Towers and Splash Landings Hotels, CBeebies Land, Alton Towers Water Park, Alton Towers Spa, the treehouses and lodges in the Enchanted Village, and Extraordinary Golf!
Alton Towers Rides
There are over 50 rides and attractions at Alton Towers - you're bound to find one that will become your favourite!
The thrill seekers who are into white knuckle rides are well catered for - here are the biggest and best thrill rides (and some of the old favourites) at Alton Towers:
Located in the Dark Forest area of Alton Towers, Thirteen includes the World's first free fall drop! It has a top speed of 26mph, and you will experience a G-Force of +3.2G.
Nemesis will propel you round its many inversions at speeds of up to 81kph, when you will experience 4g of g-force!
It hurtles over twisted tracks, stones and rivers, and even includes an underground tunnel!
OblivionThis ride will suspend you at 180 feet above the ground before dropping you downwards so that you experience a g-force of 4.5!
Oblivion is the World's first vertical drop roller coaster.
When you ride on Air you glide through the air in a prone position.
You'll swoop, soar and dive face-down above the ground - just as if you are flying!!
This ride is an old favourite that allows you to test your body to the limits with speed. You reach 60mph at the very start of the ride (in 2.5 seconds), putting you through 4.5G !
The rest of the ride passes in a blur as you hurtle through its twists and turns in the Dark Forest.
Runaway Mine Train
The Runaway Mine Train is a family favourite - it twists and turns, getting faster and faster - no-one can stop the runaway train!
Congo River Rapids
Another family favourite - the Congo River Rapids is a watery adventure, where you drift along the Catanga Canyon out of control - crashing into the corners and spinning through waterfalls. Careful - it's likely that you will be wet by the end of this ride!
Younger children will enjoy spotting all of their favourite TV characters in CBeebies Land. This interactive experience aims to help children to learn through play - join Igglepiggle, UpsyDaisy and Makka Pakka on the In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride, or they can help Postman Pat to deliver his letters by taking control of his van.
The Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure lets the little ones have their first taste of a rollercoaster.
There is even live entertainment in the Big Fun ShowTime venue, where children can meet their favourite characters from In The Night Garden, Postman Pat and Tree Fu Tom.
Alton Towers Hotels
There are two hotels at the Alton Towers Resort - the Alton Towers Hotel, and the Splash Landings Hotel.
The Alton Towers Hotel has an adventure theme, with some rooms decorated on the same theme - including the Imperial Suite with submarine bunk beds, and the Moon Voyage Rooms which are fit for space travel!
The Splash Landings Hotel has a theme of Caribbean chaos, including two special pirate rooms which are decorated to make you feel that you are on a ship.
Alton Towers Spa
The Alton Towers Spa is the perfect place to escape from the hustle bustle of those rollercoasters! It is hidden away in the grounds of the Alton Towers Hotel, and has a traditional outdoor log sauna, aqua relaxation rooms to relax (and awaken) your senses, a pool, and many different treatments and massages (for men too!).
You don't have to spend the whole day there - half an hour to half a day is enough to sample what the spa has to offer.
Alton Towers Waterpark
The Alton Towers Waterpark is really a separate attraction in its own right. You buy tickets separately to the theme park, and there would not be enough time to go to both in the same day. We recommend going to the theme park on a different day to your visit to the waterpark.
The Caribbean themed Waterpark has watery fun for all the family - exciting water coaster (some of which go outside), a lazy river, the Wacky Waterworks treehouse with interactive water features, and the shallow Little Leak area for the youngest ones. Listen out for the ringing bell - 1000 litres of water are about to fall!
Don't worry about getting hungry at the waterpark - there's a poolside ice cream parlour and hot-dog stall to top-up those hungry kids.
Alton Towers Tickets
The type of ticket you'll require at Alton Towers will depend on what you want to do, and whether you are staying overnight.
The theme park and waterpark have separate tickets - if you want to go to both you'll need to buy tickets for both. We think you'll need two days to visit both the theme park and the waterpark (unless you spend only a short time in the theme park!).
If you want to stay overnight at The Alton Towers Hotel, Splash Landings Hotel or in the Enchanted Village Lodges, you will be able book theme park or waterpark tickets at the same time as you book your stay.
To use the Alton Towers Spa, you do not need to buy a ticket for the theme park - you can just go directly to the Spa via the Alton Towers Hotel.
Whether you're just visiting the theme park for a day out, or staying for a few extra days to enjoy the waterpark, spa or extraordinary golf (or returning to the theme park!) you'll have an exciting and adrenaline-pumping time at the Alton Towers Resort.
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Where is Alton Towers?
Alton Towers is in Staffordshire, between the M1 and the M6.
Please follow the signs for the last bit of your journey, as your Sat Nav will attempt to take you down a local farm track; especially if you’re coming down the B5417.
Alton Towers Resort Postcode for SatNav: ST10 4DB