Scarefest At Alton Towers

Scarefest sign at Alton Towers


On the 9th October Alton Towers will transform the resort in to a Halloween haven of all things spooky for its Halloween event, Scarefest. We visit every year and in our opinion it keeps getting better and better and we couldn't wait to see what was in store for us this year. 

Alton Towers have promised that this year it will be as spooktacular as ever with lots of thrills and chills planned. The one thing we love at Alton Towers is they provide Halloween fun for all the family. 

Family Friendly Halloween Fun

Scarefest at Alton Towers


Alton Ancestors
On Arrival you will usually bump in to the Alton Ancestors. They have left their gravestones behind and are back from the dead. One thing you should know about the Ancestors is they love to dance so make sure you check them out and even join in.

CBeebies Land Monster Ball
Join the CBeebies characters live in Big Fun ShowTime as they dance and play games. the show features Bing, Ubercorn, Peter Rabbit and many more of your favourite CBeebies friends, you can even dress up in your favourite costume.

Garden Lights Walk: Whispering Souls
We visited the Alton Towers gardens for this first time this year just as lockdown eased and I have said ever since that I hope we visit again. This year for the first time the Gardens has it's own event during Scarefest. View the gardens as never before and witness them come to life in a whole new spooktacular…LIGHT! This is a free attraction and not a live scare maze.

scarefest at alton towers


Freaky Fun Zone
You won't want to miss the Freaky Fun Zone on the front lawns.  The five super-freaky Halloween characters put on the most spook-tacular shows, with meet and greets and photo opportunities. Little ones will love this as the characters are so much fun and very colourful. 

Thrilling Frights

scarefest at alton towers


Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard
New for 2020 the Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard is an outdoor maze inviting you to venture into the Freak Show hidden den to discover the secret of the psycho clowns’ next big show.

Altonville Mine Tours
The ‘Skin Snatchers’ are the outcasts of their whole family. Rumours are they lived in that old mine. It’s deep, dark and the damp inside gives you the proper shivers. Just recently some fool reopened it – for tours! Be careful: they say those Skin Snatchers have a secret, too horrifying for words. 

The Attic: Terror of the Towers
In Alton people talk of the Governess – how she’s haunted by the death of young children. She wants revenge, and she will do it by seizing the spirits of the living in retribution. They say her ghost haunts The Attic and that’s where you’re headed.

Alton's scare mazes are award winning and definitely not for the faint hearted. Recommended for those aged 15+ and make sure you are prepared for anything. The scare mazes are an extra charge which can be pre booked online. Please note you must wear a face mask. 

We have done a few scare attractions over the years with The Attic our most recent and I can confirm they are very scary.

scarefest at alton towers


There are also many other reasons to visit Alton Towers during Scarefest including the Alton Towers Dungeon and Darkest Depths

Darkest Depths
Enjoy some extra-spooky swashbuckling aboard ‘The Mutiny’, a notoriously spine-chilling ghost ship. You’ll truly earn your golden Piece of Eight by venturing into the darkest depths, avoiding the hazardous calls of the treacherous Sirens, dodging the swords of terrifyingly ghoulish pirate mutineers and coming face to face with the Kraken – the legendary monster of the seas!

Alton Towers Dungeon
As Scarefest descends on the Towers, enter The Alton Towers Dungeon for a little less laughing… and a lot more screaming! Will you be found guilty by the Bishop of Stafford, survive a visit to the Plague Doctor and make it out of The Witch of Burslem’s Cottage? Enter The Alton Towers Dungeon this Halloween, as we celebrate the most hideously horrible time of year with your delightful peasant screams… If you dare!

Both attractions are recommended for guests age 10+ and you are required to wear a face mask

scarefest at alton towers
scarefest at alton towers


As well as as this scary fun you can enjoy your favourite rides in the dark as the theme park is open till 9pm every night during Scarefest. 

Also if you want to make the most of your visit to Scarefest you can stay over at the resort where the spooky fun continues. 

Michelle

30 comments

  1. Wow, it looks fab - I'd love to take the kids to Alton Towers

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  2. This looks really good! I will have to take the kids!

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  3. It looks absolutely fantastic, we would have to split up if we went as our son is 13 so prefers big rides and our five year old daughter would love cbeebies land, and if you don't pay extra the queuing times are silly xXx

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  4. Oh wow - It looks like great fun. Definitely want to go now!

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  5. i've never been to alton towers, but i'd love to, especially for scarefest

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  6. Spooktacular

    Looks amazing
    I've never been for HALLOWEEN

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  7. This actually looks amazing, something the younger ones get to enjoy at Halloween!

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  8. I wish that I could go this year, but I can't make it

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  9. looks like a great family day out, think I will wait till my Daughter is a little older though, quite scary for a nearly 3 year old

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  10. Looks awesome the brands would love this . How spooktacular lol

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  11. Looks amazing. There is something for everyone at Alton Towers. Some of the shows are amazing.

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  12. Catherine Powell22 October 2017 at 19:26

    Wow. Looks fab. Definitely need to go next year ☺️

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  13. Looks like lots of fun!

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  14. Looks fab. I would love to take my kids there x

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  15. Cool, what fun it would be. Thank you.

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  16. Great idea - scary rides, scary everything...

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  17. Looks like you all had heaps of fun!!

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  18. Now thats what i call halloween fun!!

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  19. The children visited Alton Towers during the summer and loved it. One of the best of its type. Thanks for the review and lovely pics.

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  20. Looks amazing x

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  22. Oooh wow, looks amazing, Looks like you all had a great time. I love doing days out like this that tie in with celebrations.

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  23. I really wish that I had been able to go to this. It looked fantastic

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  24. Looks great and hoping that we will attend one but not this year

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