Alton Towers is a theme park in Staffordshire, catering for all the family since 1980. There are numerous rides and attractions available, or you can relax in the gardens and the parks aquarium. If you’re a thrill seeker though there are nine roller coasters to choose from. These include “Galactica”, the world’s first rollercoaster dedicated to virtual reality and what was the first vertical free-fall in “Th13teen”. There are rides dedicated to children too with C-Beebies Land catering for the younger visitor, whilst Teacups, carousels and the haunted house will appeal to the more nostalgic among us.
The Alton Towers theme park is open 19th March to 6th November. Day tickets cost between £36.12 to £51.60 for those over 12 years old and £31 .92 to £45.60 for under 12’s, dependent on if you buy in advance or on the day (under 3 go free) and family tickets are also available. With so much to do why not extend your visit for a small additional cost and include a second day, upgrade for an early entry or beat the queues by purchasing a fast track ticket.
The nearest airport is Manchester International, which outside of rush hour will take less than 90 minutes by car. It is recommended to book in advance, saving up to 30% on entrance fee and be mindful school holidays are likely to attract more visitors. There are height restrictions in place for safety reasons on certain rides, likewise for any special requirements or concerns it is best to contact the park directly to ensure you make the most of your fun day out.
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Whilst visiting Staffordshire, why not visit more than one theme park and include Drayton Manor Theme Park and Water World, or go tobogganing and skiing at Snow Dome. There’s also Stafford Castle, or a short trip to Stoke-on-Trent you can see the monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest or venture off for a walk in the quiet woods of Dimmingsdale.
For more information about Alton Towers, including: Alton Towers Resort, opening times and ticket price, rides, attractions, activities, a map of Alton Towers, directions, anticipated queue times, safety information, jobs at Alton Towers and booking conferences and events, visit the official website.
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