The Waterpark At Alton Towers Resort

Last weekend we visited the Alton Towers Resort. We had been invited to a special In The Night Garden Party but we decided to arrive a few days earlier and enjoy some family time together. We stayed at the Alton Towers Hotel but when we arrived our room wasn't ready even though check in time is 3pm and it was later so we decided to head to the Waterpark.

The tropical indoor and outdoor waterpark is filled with pools, lazy river, slides and an outdoor pool and jacuzzi. This was little J's first time at the Waterpark as when we visited at Christmas he wasn't very well so we didn't go in. Its £15 for a visit to the Waterpark and under 4's go free. I do have to mention that up until this year you have never been charged to spectate, but they now charge the full £15 even if you are just watching. I'm not sure why this has happened as I have watched a few times from the sun loungers and never been charged. You can hire a towel for a non-refundable cost of £2 and lockers are just 20p.

When we entered the changing rooms they had been refurbished so looked shiny and new again. There is a variety of changing rooms including single, twins and family rooms. The family changing rooms have a baby change table.

The heat inside the pool area is really warm so if you do choose to spectate just wear something cool and you can take in flip flops if you wish but no outdoor shoes can be worn. I just had leggings and a T-shirt on as I wasn't swimming this time and I was still hot.

Managed to sneak a photo as they walked past

Big and Little J both love the water and got straight in the main pool while I found a seat. There are signs to say no towels are permitted on the benches or loungers if no-one is sitting there but there were towels spread out on seats but it wasn't busy and I found a seat just next to the baby pool.

Big J went on the Master Blaster slide a few times and also the outdoor slide before he joined little J in the baby pool. The Master Blaster is a huge slide in the waterpark and first you need to queue for a rubber ring before you can go in the queue for the ride. Big J loves the Master Blaster slide and is confident to go on it alone but you can get double rubber ring if you want to go on in 2's.

Little J filling up the bucket only to empty it again

The baby pool is very shallow and has lots of toys and equipment for the children to play with. Lots of pulley strings which tip out water and there is also a slide too. Little J wouldn't go down it alone so it was lucky he has a very kind big brother who took him down.

The outdoor pool area was open and includes a jacuzzi and three outdoor slides. Daddy took little J on one of the slides and he loved it.

Little J drinking his Ice Cream?

When it was time for a rest and some dinner we grabbed a highchair and visited the snack bar. There is actually two places inside which serves food. There is a coffee shop which serves salads, subs and sandwiches and next door serves hotdogs, chips and ice cream.

Big J got a tuna sub and little J got a hotdog. If you have a Merlin Pass you can use it in either to get 20% discount. This does help when you are feeding a family of four.

If you are visiting the resort I would definitely recommend a visit. It wasn't very busy when we arrived but I think maybe it was because it was a Friday evening. It does tend to get busier on a weekend or special events such as Santa's Sleepover or Scarefest. As always big J enjoyed the Waterpark and little J is now a huge fan too.



15 comments

  1. Sounds like fun. I have two little ones and I think they would enjoy this. It always annoys me when companies charge for spectators or for adults when they clearly aren't doing anything, it puts people off.

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    1. I was a little annoyed by the spectators fee but we still had a great time x

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  2. I've never been to the waterpark at Alton Towers, but it sounds great fun for the summer months! x
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

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    1. Its perfect for winter too. its so warm in there x

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  3. This looks so fantastic! I definitely want to go here when Zach is a little boy older, we are a huge fan of theme parks in our house! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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  4. I am loving your Alton Towers posts as we are there next week. Can't wait and so glad you had such a lovely time. Its a great place for families isn't it? Thanks for linking up to Share With Me I hope you are enjoying my blog hop and thanks for all the linky support! #sharewithme

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  5. It looks like a lot of fun, I'm surprised you have to pay the whole £15 to spectate though.

    Kirsty Fox

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  6. Haven't been to Alton Towers for years. After I dragged my "macho" x-bf on all the rides and he came back looking a bit like Shrek lol. Would love to go back and do it all again.

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  7. I haven't been to Alton Towers in years, so this summer we are planning to take the kids. xxx

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  8. This sounds Great, having to pay if you don't want to actually use the water parks seems a little odd!

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  9. I've never been to the waterpark at Alton Towers, only the theme park, id love to take the kids

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  10. Love the theme park
    Might give this a go next time I'm there

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  11. Sounds fun! Weve never been hope to give it a try this summer

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  12. Looks great -we really enjoyed Alton Towers but never made it to the Water Park. The kids would love it.

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