A Different Kind Of Day Out | Living Arrows 26/52

29 June 2020

boy sitting on a wall at Alton Towers

Last week we decided to visit Alton Towers Gardens for the day. We absolutely love Alton Towers and have been Merlin Pass Holders for as long as I can remember. Telling the boys that we were going to Alton Towers even though the rides were closed was a tough challenge. They both looked at us like we were crazy anti prompted lots of  sighs of 'what's the point?' but they came along anyway and I know they both had a lovely day.

Alton is about a 90 mins drive from home but the roads were quiet and the drive was actually really nice. It is a drive we have done hundreds of times over the years but it seemed more enjoyable than ever.

Little J was actually really excited as we pulled in to the gates asking if he could looked at the rides before we headed in to the gardens.

It was so quiet when we arrived and we were able to park right by the main gate with only ten other cars in the car park.

As soon as we walked down Towers Street little J ran straight for the large area of grass in front of the lake and towers and just kept running. A huge grass space just for him as there was no one else there.

The gardens are beautiful and there was lots of areas to explore, lots of stairs to climb and tunnels to crawl through.

Was it strange going when the rides were closed and there were probably less than 100 people in the entire park? Yes, but it was actually really enjoyable and we saw a side to Alton Towers that we have never seen before despite going 5-6 times per year.

It was our longest day out since lockdown and we did lots of walking so we were exhausted when we got home but it was definitely worth it.


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  1. I had no idea that Altno Towers also had garden you can visit.

  2. I had no idea you could go and just visit the gardens! It sounds like a lovely day out x

  3. I'm glad you all had a wonderful time. The gardens look gorgeous. Lovely photos too.

  4. I'm glad you had a wonderful day I didnt know Alton Towers had gardens. I'll have to have a look next time we have a trip there.

  5. I didn't know Alton Towers had gardens. I'll have to look out for them when we next time visit!

  6. Love Alton Towers! Also didn't realise you could visit the gardens there's so much nice greenery around the park you don't get time to really appreciate since always focused on queuing for the next ride!

  7. Really nice post. Looks like little one enjoyed being out in the open space after lockdown.


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