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Mardi Gras At Alton Towers

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The first of five events this year at Alton Towers Resort is happening right now and till June 22nd and it is Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday happens the day before Ash Wednesday or 47 days before Easter. It’s a carnival celebration which highlights and celebrates the last day of eating rich fatty food and therefore giving up a certain type of food for lent.

Mardi Gras sign at Alton Towers
Alton Towers have transformed Towers Street into a carnival celebration with lots of themed stages reflecting different areas of the park. The main stage on the front lawn has entertainment throughout the day and you can watch from one of the many picnic benches. For those that would like to sample foods of the world 'food street' is also just under the walkway alongside the towers. You can enjoy Chinese, Greek or Italian food or our favourite a king donut.


Mardi Gras sign at Alton Towers

Mardi Gras sign at Alton Towers

Mardi Gras sign at Alton Towers



Mardi Gras sign at Alton Towers


Whilst walking around the park be prepared to see stilt walkers, dancers, musicians and lots of other family themed entertainment.

The Mardi Gras celebrations are included in your ticket so you can enjoy everything Mardi Gras has to offer at no extra cost.

You will also find some Mardi Gras souvenirs in Tower Street shop including hats, beads and T-shirts.

Alton Towers can be so busy, rushing from ride to ride so it’s nice to just sit back and enjoy the entertainment provided.

Mardi Gras sign at Alton Towers

Mardi Gras sign at Alton Towers

Mardi Gras sign at Alton Towers


As I said earlier this is the first of five events happening at Alton Towers Resort this year. Next is in September when Alton Towers will be transformed for Oktoberfest. Prepare for spooks, chills and family fun in October when Alton Towers is transformed for Scarefest. Another personal favourite of ours is the fireworks display that happens in November and then a nice way to finish off the year is celebrating Christmas time at Alton Towers.

As well as Mardi Gras there are lots of new things to enjoy at Alton Towers Resort including David Walliams World featuring the Gangsta Granny Ride and the four Retro Squad Rides. 

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What's New At Merlin Attractions In 2021

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Today is the day that we begin the second step of the Roadmap out of lockdown and restrictions. All non essential shops will open, as well as hairdressers and beer gardens to name a few. I think the one thing we have been looking forward to the most is the opening of the Theme Parks. Visiting theme parks is our favourite day out and we can't wait till we can visit our favourites this year. 

Merlin Standard Annual Pass


We are Merlin Pass holders so their attractions will be top of our visit list this year. They have been working hard behind the scenes during lockdown to bring lots of new and exciting updates to their parks and attractions in 2021. Here is what we can look forward to.



    Alton Towers

    Due to Covid-19 the opening of David Walliams land was delayed but it now looks set to open this year with the 'land' being added to the park map and features new rides. 

    Gangsta Granny: The Ride
    This dark ride will take you on a journey based on the popular David Walliams book, Gangsta Granny. 

    You must be 0.9m or over to ride, and 1.2m or over to ride without an adult. All riders aged 11+ must wear a face mask. 

    Royal Carousel
    Hop on board the Queens horses or sit on the throne as you spin round and round. 

    If you are under 1.3m you must be with an adult (18+). All riders aged 11+ must wear a face mask. 

    Raj's Bouncy Bottom Burp
    Bounce up and down on Raj's Bouncy Bottom Burp Ride. 

    You must be at least 0.9m to ride Raj's Bouncy Bottom Burp. If you are under 1.1m you must be with an adult (18+). All riders aged 11+ must wear a face mask. 

    If you are familiar with Alton Towers you may know David Walliams land will take over the former land Cloud Cuckoo Land. 

    Although the location has not been confirmed yet I can only assume that Gangsta Granny The Ride will either be in the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory ride which closed in 2015 or the old Wobble World play area. 

    The Royal Carousel and Raj's Bouncy Bottom Burp sound very familiar to the Carousel and Frog Hopper which were located in Cloud Cuckoo Land so may not be new rides as such, maybe just rebranded. 

    Alton made a very exciting announcement recently on their social media that they have added three 'pop up' type rides to the park called The Retro Squad. 

    We don't know a lot about these rides other than they are old school rides called Mixtape, Funk'n'Fly and Roller Disco. 

    The locations of the rides have been shared with a brief description.

    Roller Disco 
    Located in The Dark Forest and is a spinning ride.

    Mix Tape 
    Located in X Sector and seems to be a 'bouncy' type of ride. 

    Funk'n'Fly 
    Located in Forbidden Valley and says we will soar to heights.

    All three rides require you to be a minimum of 1.2m and all riders aged 11+ must wear a face mask. 

    All the above rides may not open on the 12th April 2021. Further updates will be made with opening dates once released.

    Chessington World Of Adventures

    It looks like there is just one new addition to Chessington World of Adventures in 2021. 

    Croc Drop
    Jump on board and reach great heights before being plunge 25m in to the Crocs Jaw.

    Croc Drop is a fun and exciting 'drop tower' type of ride which requires all riders to be a minimum of 1.2m. If you are between 1.2-1.3 you must ride with an adult over the age of 16. All riders over 1.3 can ride alone. 

    There is no update about face masks for this ride however I assume it will be similar to Alton Towers. 

    Legoland Windsor Resort

    Opening on the 29th May Lego Mythica is a new land coming to Legoland Windsor Resort. Mythica is a parallel universe where all the lego creatures we create go so they can come to life. 

    There are three new rides opening in the land of Lego Mythica and includes the UK's first ever flying theatre ride. 

    Flight Of The Sky Lion
    Take a ride with Maximus through Lego Mythica and explore the realms facing some of the rarest and scariest creatures.

    Fire and Ice Free Fall
    Two spinning top tower rides.

    Hydra's Challenge.
    An interactive water ride with twists and turns.

    Again there isn't much information about the new land and the three exciting new rides. As soon as information is released I will update minimum height restrictions and other updates. 

    Thorpe Park 

    Just one new attraction heading to Thorpe Park this spring and it is a UK first.

    Black Mirror Labyrinth
    Opening on May 21st The UK's first ever Black Mirror Experience attraction. Described as a twisted and sensory defying maze it will lead you in to the core of the Black Mirror Universe. 

    Based on the description I will assume this will be adults only however will update as soon as more information is released. 

    Warwick Castle

    A new activity trail to follow.

    Zog and The Quest For The Golden Star
    Included in the price of your ticket and available until 5th September 2021, the Zog activity trail will keep you busy. Learn how to become a true dragon, rescue a princess and collect stamps along the way. 

    Zog will be there to pose for a photograph and hand out some golden stars too. 

    All these new rides and attractions should keep us busy this year. What are you looking forward to most?

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    Scarefest At Alton Towers

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    Beginning on the 8th-10th and then the 15th - 31st 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. 

    Scarefest sign at Alton Towers
    What To Expect When Visiting Scarefest, Alton Towers 
    Alton Towers really do get their spook on when it comes to the Halloween event and you can expect all kinds of tricks and treats. 

    Open till 9pm every night you can experience your favourite rides in the dark, 4 scare mazes, family fun and lots more. 

    Scarefest at Alton Towers


    NEW FOR 2021 - Trick O'Treat Town
    Suitable for all ages Trick O'Treat Town is an interactive walkthrough where you must pluck up the courage to knock on doors. The residents of Spooky Avenue up to Witchy Woods love Trick or Treating so be prepared for plenty of treats and tricks too.

    Adults (12+) must purchase a bag (£10) to gain entrance to Trick O'Treat Town. An adult can share a bag with up to 2 children aged 11 and under.

    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 last year just as lockdown eased and I have said ever since that I hope we visit again. This year the Gardens has its 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. 

    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 a charge is applicable. Pre booking is advised. 
    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. 


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    What To Expect When Visiting Alton Towers After Lockdown

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    After our visit to the Alton Towers Gardens back in June we couldn't wait to get back to the theme park and ride the coasters. We decided to visit last week after we renewed our Merlin Passes at the Legoland Centre in Manchester. We pre booked our tickets and also booked a night at the Alton Towers hotel. We were keen to visit but also a little anxious how social distancing would work both in the park and hotel. 

    boy looking at an Alton Towers map

    After our visit to the Alton Towers Gardens back in June we couldn't wait to get back to the theme park and ride the coasters. We decided to visit last week after we renewed our Merlin Passes at the Legoland Centre in Manchester. We pre booked our tickets and also booked a night at the Alton Towers hotel. We were keen to visit but also a little anxious how social distancing would work both in the park and hotel. 

    Entering The Park
    The entrance was extremely busy and there were huge queues. The monorail was off so the queues were backing up as people walked from the car parks. 

    Temperature and bag checks first and also we were checked with a handheld metal detector scanner too. 

    There was no social distancing taking place getting in to the park. Although there are guidelines on the floor as to where you should stand, most people just ignored this and huddled together. 

    Towers Street
    Towers Street was extremely busy. As everyone is entering the park at the same time it was very overcrowded in places as people were deciding which way to go, heading to guest services or just stopping to take pictures. 

    The Rides
    We managed quite a few rides so I will tell you about individual rides and how the socially distancing works. The queues were very busy for most rides which you would expect during Summer. There are chevrons in place within the queue lines but again most people just ignored these despite announcements every few minutes from staff reminding guests to socially distance from the guests in front and behind. 

    Spinball Whizzer
    Each ride seats 4 guests however they will only fill the ride with members from your own party. If you are a 'two' then the seats behind you are left empty. 

    There is no single rider queue. 

    This ride does not require you to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue was really big for this ride. We heard a family saying they had queued for 1 hour. They will only allow one ride access pass family on at a time so you have to wait for the guests using their passes to finish the ride before you can go on. 

    Heave Ho
    There are 6 rows on Heave Ho however they are only using the two back rows and one of the middle rows to ensure social distancing takes place on the ride. Only one family can sit per row. You will not be allowed to sit by other guests to fill up a row. 

    This ride does not require you to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue runs as normal.

    wearing mask on ride at Alton Towers

    Marauders Mayhem
    This ride runs as it did previously with each barrel being used. 

    This ride does require anyone over the age of 6 to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue runs as normal.

    Wicker Man
    If you have experienced Wicker Man before you will know that just before you reach the ride you are enclosed in a room with other guests and you watch a short video. This has been removed. You are kept outside until it's your turn then you walk straight through the room and on to the ride. 

    Every other row is kept free to ensure social distancing from other guests. 

    There is no single rider queue.

    This ride does require anyone over the age of 6 to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue runs as normal.

    The Runaway Mine Train
    Every other row is kept free to ensure social distancing from other guests.

    This was the only ride we saw being cleaned. They stopped the ride quite frequently and cleaned all the seats and bars. 

    This ride does require anyone over the age of 6 to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue runs as normal. They will let up to two ride access pass parties on the ride at any one time. 

    Duel
    Each cart seats 5 people however if your party is less you will not share a cart with anyone else. 

    This ride does require anyone over the age of 6 to wear a mask.

    There is no ride access pass / disabled queue for this ride. It has been removed. 

    Congo River Rapids
    Each boat seats 8 people however if your party is less you will not share a boat with anyone else. 

    This ride does not require you to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue runs as normal however the entrance has moved. It is now down a pathway that is opposite Duel.  

    The Blade ride at Alton Towers

    The Blade
    The blade has 10 rows available however only half are being used to allow social distancing. 

    Both back rows are used as are rows 3 on each side. Another party will fill up one of the middle rows (row 5) on one side.

    This ride does require anyone over the age of 6 to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue runs as normal. They will let one ride access pass party on the ride at any one time. 

    Nemesis
    Every row is being used as normal, however if you have less than 4 in your party then you won't share your row.  

    There is no single rider queue.

    This ride does require anyone over the age of 6 to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue runs as normal. They will let one ride access pass party on the ride at any one time. 

    Galactica
    Every row is being used as normal, however if you have less than 4 in your party then you won't share your row.  

    There is no single rider queue.

    This ride does require anyone over the age of 6 to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue has been moved. It is now next to the main entrance. They will let one ride access pass party on the ride at any one time. 

    Thirteen
    The rows at the back of the Thirteen train are filled with mannequins so are out of use. This is to ensure enough weight is on the train to allow it to go. Depending on party sizes they were only allowing 2-3 parties on at any one time to allow for social distancing. 

    There is no single rider queue. 

    This ride does require anyone over the age of 6 to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue runs as normal. They will let one ride access pass party on the ride at any one time. 

    Rita
    Every other row is kept free to ensure social distancing from other guests.

    There is no single rider queue. 

    This ride does require anyone over the age of 6 to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue runs as normal. They will let one ride access pass party on the ride at any one time. 

    Smiler
    Every row is being used as normal, however if you have less than 4 in your party then you won't share your row.  

    There is no single rider queue.

    This ride does require anyone over the age of 6 to wear a mask.

    The ride access pass / disabled queue runs as normal. Once at the lower staircase you are in with the main queue from this point on. 

    Unfortunately we did not go on Hex, Oblivion or Enterprise so I am unable to update on these rides.

    freestyle machines

    Around The Park
    There are hand sanitisers everywhere. 

    There are keep left / keep right guides for you to follow ensuring you stay on your own side of the path.

    Toilets were very clean and every time we went in there was a cleaner in there. If the sinks were in rows of three the middle one was the only one in use. All toilet cubicles were open which wasn't great if you open the door at  the same time as the person next to you. 

    The FreeStyle drinks machines were open. I thought they wouldn't be available but it was. There were hand sanitisers close by to clean your hands both before and after.

    We had a great few days at Alton Towers although even though we have our passes we still had to pre book our tickets. Pre booking your tickets online before you go guarantees entry and also lets Alton Towers know how many guests to expect. 

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    Play Session At Legoland Discovery Centre, Manchester

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    We have been Merlin pass holders for years now and I actually can’t remember when we didn’t own annual passes. We visit Alton Towers the most throughout the year however as there are more attractions now in the North we can now choose from the Tower, the Sea Life centre and Madame Tussaud’s in Blackpool and the Legoland Discovery Centre and Sea Life Centre in Manchester.

    Blackpool Promenade made out of Lego
    We have been to the Legoland Discovery Centre many times in the past. It is in the Trafford Centre which is just outside of Manchester City centre. Last week we visited for the first time since lockdown and if I am honest it was our favourite visit to the centre by far.
    Legoland Discovery Centre
    The Legoland Discovery Centre is working on two play sessions per day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each session runs for approximately two hours and has to be pre-booked
    We arrived 10 minutes before our afternoon session began and there was quite a queue as everyone was getting their tickets checked and also their temperature. Once inside we were given the rules of how the two hours play session work. As you enter the main part of the attraction you are encouraged to go on the ride Kingdom Quest. The ride is closed at approximately 1 hour after the session begins allowing everyone to take a turn on the ride.
    Kingdom Quest is a small ride inside the centre. The ride takes you around the kingdom and every now and then stops in front of a large screen where are you then pick up your gun and shoot at the screen to score points and try and save the princess. The duration of the ride is probably less than five minutes long but lots of fun.
    Miniland at Legoland Discovery Centre

    Legoland Discovery Centre
    Next we headed into Miniland which was unusually quiet. Miniland is a smaller version of the Miniland at Legoland Windsor. It is made up of attractions from the North West. The attractions are made out of Lego such as a football stadium, horse racing stand, Blackpool promenade and Alton Towers.
    The boys got to play on the football mini game, watch oblivion at Alton Towers and see Blackpool turn from light to darkness.
    VR at Legoland Discovery Centre

    After a quick toilet break we then decided to pay for the boys to go on the VR attraction. It costs £5 per person unless you are an annual pass holder and it will then cost £2.50 each. The boys seemed to enjoy the VR experience however it was less than two minutes long so at £5 per person it seems quite expensive.
    Lego Pick Up at Legoland Discovery Centre

    Lego Pick Up at Legoland Discovery Centre

    If you have been to Legoland Discovery Centre before you will know that the main area is for Lego building, especially cars. This Area is still available however you are given your own bag of Lego bricks which stay with you throughout the session. So you can still enjoy making and racing cars however as it’s your own bricks there is no cross contamination. Once you finish you hand them back and you receive a pop badge. 
    Other attractions available are the Ninjago climbing wall, Merlins Apprentice ride, the 4D cinema and the café.
    Lego at Legoland Discovery Centre

    Lego at Legoland Discovery Centre

    Whilst at the centre it was so easy to enjoy the attractions and building without it being overcrowded which it has been many times in the past. For us it was definitely more enjoyable as we where building. We had our own space, own lego bricks, and the queues for the rides and the Ninjago wall where short. 
    The Ninjago soft play and the toddler play area towards the back of the centre are closed for now and also the Forest Pursuit electric car ride.

    Towards the end of our session we headed to the café for a quick drink and snack before heading home.
    I would definitely recommend heading to the Legoland discovery Centre in Manchester this summer.Two hours was plenty of time to enjoy all the attractions and have a good building session too. Having the space to play and build without lots of kids running round made it more enjoyable. Masks have to  be worn inside the Trafford Centre however once inside the Legoland discovery you can take your mask off should you wish. You have to put the mask back on as you exit through the gift shop at the end of your session. 

    Overall, we enjoyed this more than any time we have been before. The social distancing requirements have made the attraction a more relaxing environment for all. 

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    Visiting Alton Towers Gardens

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    Alton towers

    Alton Towers holds very special memories for us. As individuals John, Big J and I have all been separately with friends. As a couple John and I have visited for over 20 years now and John proposed to me during the fireworks. We got Merlin Passes when big J was young and every year we would visit the fireworks and start a Christmas tradition of visiting Santa at his Sleepover at the Alton Towers Hotel. When little J was born we continued with our Merlin Passes and he has now turned out to be the biggest thrill seeker of us all, loving rollercoasters. We visit the Alton Towers Resort at least 6 times a year so not being able to visit this year has been hard. When Alton Towers announced they were going to open the gardens I was eager to visit however I wasn't sure whether it would feel weird especially for the boys not being able to go on the rides. We decided to go anyway for a day out and we all really enjoyed it.

    Alton Towers Gardens

    Obviously when you think of Alton Towers you think of a theme park but the gardens are actually quite a big part of the resort. I think we have maybe walked through them less than a handful of times and that was to get from one ride to another if the sky ride was closed, we have never stopped to actually appreciate how beautiful they are.

    Here are a few tips and hints to make the most out of your day.

    Alton Towers Gardens

    1. The gardens are open daily from 10-4pm and as the theme park is closed the gardens cost £12 per person or £1 if you are a pass holder. You have to book online and they will not accept walk ups.

    2. Upon arrival by car you head towards the coach parking / disabled parking area. Someone will be there to show you where to park. When we got there, there where only about 20 cars.

    3. Heading towards the main entrance you will see a pop up tent. Here they will take your temperature and check your bag. All staff had masks on.

    4. If you are familiar with Alton Towers then the toilets to the right of the entrance are open as are the ones in Mutiny Bay.

    The Smiler at Alton towers

    Social Distance Queues at Alton Towers

    Spinball Whizzer At Alton towers

    5. Once inside you can choose to head straight to the gardens via the 3 entrances or you can head up towards X Sector and the Towers for a stroll. It was so quiet but it was actually lovely to walk around taking nice photographs of the boys next to their favourite rides, Spinball Whizzer and Smiler.

    Walking alongside the Towers

    6. You cannot go inside the Towers at this time but you can walk along the front.

    7. Once inside the gardens you can choose from 3 routes. There is a map available to download online which will show you a suggested route, an alternative route and an accessible route.

    walking along a path

    Alton Towers Gardens

    8. Some of the pathways are uneven and some paths have steep steps to get up and down so always check your map for an alternative way if these paths and steps are unsuitable for you.

    Stonehenge at Alton Towers

    9. There are 13 points of interest in the gardens including Conservatories, fountains, a swiss cottage and even Stonehenge.

    10. You are more than welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens and their are plenty of bins around to dispose your litter.

    11. There is a snack shop open just by Mutiny Bay selling hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks.

    12. In the Mutiny Bay Courtyard there are approx 12-15 picnic benches under cover which is a nice place to enjoy a snack if it is too hot or raining. Just watch out for the hungry birds and ducks!

    13. Enjoy

    Boy sitting in Alton Towers





    We are actually really happy we went. It was lovely exploring the grounds and not rushing from one place to another. 

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    Travel | Five Reasons To Stay At The Alton Towers Resort

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    Cbeebies Hotel, Alton Towers
    A trip to Alton Towers can be so much fun for all the family but it can also be very exhausting. Even though we don’t don’t live to far away we usually make the most of our visit by booking a night stay at the Resort. Staying the night has lots of benefits but here are our top five reasons why we think you should stay at The Alton Towers Resort.
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