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3 things worth shouting about:

  1. Thrill seekers have over 40 rides (including world-first coasters) & attractions to explore
  2. There’s 10 themed areas, including CBeebies Land which is packed with fun for the tiny tots
  3. A waterpark, Alton Towers Dungeon, hotels & even a spa – it's got it all

From £68.00 £36.00

What rides & attractions does Alton Towers Resort have?


Mum and toddler enjoying plate spinning at CBeebies Land at Alton Towers Resort

CBeebies Land

Themed Area

Group of people enjoying the rollercoaster The Smiler at Alton Towers

The Smiler


Smoke covering the track of The Wicker man at Alton Towers at night time



Group of people on Oblivion ride at Alton Towers



People enjoying Congo River Rapids at  Alton Towers

Congo River Rapids


Family enjoying Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop ride at Alton Towers

Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop


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Alton Towers Resort tips and tricks


Tilly says

"Purchase the digital photo to see of your pics!"

Buy the £20 digital photo and you can then download every single photo from your day - we got loads


Tilly says

"If you're not afraid of a morning dip, head to the rapids first. "

Go on the rapids first as there's no queue because people leave it until last in case they get soaked

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Keith says

"Getting a (half) decent family photo has never been so easy..."

They do a photo offer when you first come in. Think it’s better value to buy like 4 than a one off and they just give you tear off coupons that are hassle free.

What's there to do at Alton Towers Resort?

Thrills and spills guaranteed at Britain’s Greatest Escape

Alton Towers is way more than a theme park. Set across 900 acres of land with several hotels and restaurants, it’s easy to see why it’s a popular mini-break spot.

One of the (many) good things about Alton Towers: there's something for everyone. Little ones love CBeebies Land, home to everyone’s favourite CBeebies friends like The Teletubbies, Peter Rabbit ™ and Postman Pat, plus over 14 rides, attractions and live shows for kids to enjoy. CBeebies Land is welcoming Hey Duggee’s Big Adventure Badge, Andy’s Adventures Dinosaur Dig and JoJo & Gran Gran At Home soon too, so get ready for even more fun.

For the big kids (that includes adults), there’s world-class rollercoasters galore. There’s Wicker Man – the UK’s latest wooden coaster experience – Oblivion with its iconic vertical drop, The Smiler (all 14 loops of it), and Rita which goes from 0-100 real quick. No, really – 100kph in just 2.5 seconds.

The Alton Tower Waterpark’s good for the whole family too. Dodge the canons then hit the slides, water coasters and flumes. If you’re lucky with the weather, head outside to float beneath the sun. Ah, bless. Just a heads up – you'll need to get tickets at the official website.

Make sure to leave time for a trip to the Alton Towers Dungeon where you’ll journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history, and Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, which is home to rays, sharks and other underwater residents.

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Facilites you'll find at Alton Towers Resort

  • Serves Alcohol
  • Vegan Food
  • Picnic Friendly
  • Picnic Spots
  • On-site Café(s)
  • Water Fountain/Drinking Water
  • First Aid
  • Medication Storage

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Farley Lane, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Alton Towers Resort Opening Times

Mon - Sun 10am - 6pm

Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

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Alton Towers Resort at a glance

Alton Towers Resort is an attraction based in Stoke on Trent. It is listed in Theme Parks Action and Adventure . We have tickets available starting at £36.00.

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Here are the questions people are asking about Alton Towers Resort

How many days should you spend at Alton Towers?

There’s so much to do, you’ll need a full day at least. If you fancy staying the night, there’s plenty of hotels nearby, or book one of the resort’s short breaks.

Do children go free at Alton Towers?

Under 3s go free – any children over the age of 3 will need a paid child’s ticket to enter.

When is the best time to go to Alton Towers?

No surprises here – school holidays and weekends are the busiest times. If you’re looking for a quieter time to visit, midweek term time dates are your best bet.

Can I leave and re-enter Alton Towers on the same day?

Yep, that’s not a problem. Just make sure you get a stamp from one of the staff on the entrance gate.

When is Alton Towers open?

The main park is open from March to November, plus seasonal days out in November and December, and half term fun in February. The attractions open at 10am each day but closing times vary depending on the season.

Can I bring my own food and drink into Alton Towers?

Yes, absolutely! There’s plenty of benches around the park to enjoy your picnic.

Are there places to buy food at Alton Towers?

Yep, there’s a number of different restaurants and cafes around the park that cater to a range of dietary needs.

Can I refill my water bottle anywhere at Alton Towers?

You can refill your water bottle for free at any of the hydration stations or any of the restaurants at the park.

How to get to Alton Towers by train?

Uttoxeter Train Station:

Uttoxeter station is the nearest train station to Alton Towers, just 10 miles from the resort. Uttoxeter station is just a 20 minute drive away from the resort or 30 minutes by bus.

Stoke on Trent Station:

Stoke on Trent rail station is 15 miles from Alton Towers Resort. A local taxi would take around 25 minutes to the resort.

Derby Train Station:

Derby train station is around 25 miles fr;om Alton Towers. From there you will need to order a taxi or a car service to arrive at the resort in around 50 minutes to one hour.

How to get to Alton Towers by bus?

D&G Bus operate the X41 which runs between Stafford - Uttoxeter - Alton Towers Resort, and the 32X which operates between Hanley - Cheadle - Alton Towers Resort.

Notts & Derby buses operate the X52 service which runs between Nottingham, Derby and the Alton Towers Resort.

How to get to Alton Towers by car?

Alton Towers Resort is located between the M1 and the M6 and is well signposted from both motorways. Depending on your direction, the nearest motorway exits are:

M1 Northbound – Junction 23a

M1 Southbound – Junction 28

M6 Northbound – Junction 15

M6 Southbound – Junction 16

Please drive with care when you’re in the area, as there are many walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and the roads can be very thin in places.

Some Sat Nav systems may take you down a local farm track (especially if you’re coming from the B5417). Please follow the road signs for the last few miles.

How much is parking at Alton Towers?

Standard Parking is charged at £6.00 for Theme Park Guests. Express Parking is charged at £18.00 for Theme Park Guests (MUST be booked in advance online.)

Gold, Platinum and Premium Merlin Passholders are able pre-book Express Parking for £12.00 (MUST be pre-booked online in advance) CBeebies Land Hotel Guests get free Express Parking. (Hotel booking confirmation must be shown.)

Express Parking is a 1-3 minute walk away from the Theme Park Entrance.

Blue Badge Parking is charged at £6.00.

Gold, Platinum and Premium Merlin Passholders and on-site hotel guests are not charged for Blue Badge Parking (Subject to Blue Badge being presented)

A current and valid Blue Badge must be presented, with badge holder present in the vehicle which is requesting disabled parking. Only one vehicle is permitted to park on Blue Badge Parking per blue badge. Spaces on the day will be allocated subject to availability on a first come first serviced basis.

Where to stay near Alton Towers?

As well as fantastically themed on-site hotels and the major hotels nearby, there’s a large selection of other hotels, cottages and bed & breakfasts within a few miles of the Alton Towers Resort.

What to wear to Alton Towers?

Keep it comfortable, especially footwear Alton Towers is set over 900 acres so you will be on your feet for a lot of the day. Layers and a waterproof might also come in handy if you’re planning on going on water rides, or just want to be prepared for the unpredictable British weather.

Can I get a Ride Access Pass?

Alton Towers offers a Ride Access Pass to guests who may find it difficult or cannot stand for extended periods of time – whether this is due to a physical disability or a learning/emotional impairment.

FYI the Ride Access Pass does not grant instant access to rides and is not a fast-track pass. The Ride Access Pass assigns you a virtual wait time instead of standing in the queue line.

Guests who have a Ride Access Pass can bring up to 3 friends along with them.

Still a tad confused? Check out this video which explains the Ride Access Pass.

Registering just once:

  • Register once with one of our 4 UK Resort Theme Parks and you will be given a Blue Merlin Ride Access Pass card on your first visit.
  • This card will be your Ride Access Pass ID for all your visits over the following 3 years, which will have your name, photo and carer requirements on it and will be valid at all 4 parks.
  • Guests must register their documents 7 days prior to visit. Guests visiting in the next 7 days will have the option to apply for a Temporary 7 day yellow card directly handled by Merlin.

Full Registration:

All of the below documentation is accepted as proof of eligibility.

  • A current and valid Access Card including the queueing logo on it. These cards are available here.
  • Disability Living Allowance (dated within the last 24 months) showing that you receive either the higher rate mobility component or the high rate care component.
  • Personal Independence Payment letter (dated within the last 24 months) showing that you receive enhanced mobility component.
  • A current and valid Blue Badge

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