Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort is one of the UK's leading theme parks with popular rides such as Nemesis, Oblivion and The Smiler. Find out more about the attractions, how to source deals on cheap tickets and short breaks, plus practical tips and essential information.

Latest deals & discounts on cheap Alton Towers tickets & breaks for 2024/2025
Latest deals & discounts on cheap Alton Towers tickets & breaks for 2024/2025

Top Alton Towers deals & discount codes

Save on one-day tickets, annual passes and short breaks at Alton Towers Resort with the latest online deals and discount codes for 2024/2025.

  • Save £39 on one day pass for Alton Towers
  • Discount based on advance tickets booked online
  • Prices from £29 in advance (£68 on the day)
  • Buy gold pass for £139 & get 20% off retail, food & beverage
  • Includes bring a friend voucher & more
  • Plus enjoy free car parking. Pass valid Mon-Fri only
  • Save up to £33 per adult on tickets with advance booking
  • Under 3s go free + Rainy Day Guarantee
  • Enjoy over 40 rides & attractions with Alton Towers
  • Browse current Alton Towers Holiday offers
  • Save on mid week breaks, short breaks & more
  • Stays at Alton Towers include free waterpark entry

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Where to book cheap Alton Towers tickets

Pre-book the cheapest day pass Alton Towers tickets in advance directly online* to ensure entry on your chosen date. If you prefer, book a short break with on-site accommodation included within the price.

Ticket type In advance On the day
Day pass* (per person) £36 £68
Waterpark pass* (per person) £17.50 £24
Short break* (per family)✝ £90 n/a

✝ - Family of two adults and two children sharing a room.

Book Fastrack* with your day pass and skip the queues to get the most out of your day at Alton Towers Resort. Choose between Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Fastrack, depending on the number of rides you want to include.

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Alton Towers annual passes

If you plan to visit Alton Towers multiple times throughout the year, consider buying a Silver or Gold annual pass with additional discounts and benefits.

Benefits Silver pass Gold pass
Retail, food & drinks Up to 10% off Up to 20% off
Waterpark & Alton Towers Dungeon 58 peak dates Up to 20% off
Excluded dates 58 peak dates 18 peak dates
Short breaks   Up to 20% off
Fastrack   3 x £5
Bring a Friend vouchers   3 x £19

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Short breaks at Alton Towers

If a day is not enough, consider booking a short break at Alton Towers. Stay at one of the many on-site themed accommodation* at Alton Towers Resort which has hotels, pods, lodges and treehouses.

Cbeebies Land Hotel at Alton Towers Resort
Cbeebies Land Hotel at Alton Towers Resort © Merlin Entertainments

Short breaks include access to restaurants, live entertainment and a variety of activities to make sure your stay even more memorable. Choose from the following accommodation options:

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Stargazing Pods at Alton Towers Resort
Stargazing Pods at Alton Towers Resort © Merlin Entertainments

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Visiting Alton Towers

Thinking of booking a trip to Alton Towers soon? Don't miss our useful guide to help plan out your next adventure.

The Smiler theme park ride at Alton Towers Resort
The Smiler theme park ride at Alton Towers Resort © Merlin Entertainments

Opening times

The opening times for Alton Towers Resort vary depending on the day of week and across the year. It's best to double check so you can maximise your visit.

The earliest doors open for the theme park is 9am and close at 6pm, excluding Scarefest when closing is at 9pm.

Alton Towers Resort theme park is closed for the winter months after 5 November fireworks celebrations. Use the opening times calendar* to check timings for your visit.

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Popular rides & attractions

Alton Towers Resort is home to over 40 rides and attractions, including the world's first 14 loop rollercoaster - The Smiler* and Oblivion* with its near 90-degree drop.

Oblivion theme park ride at Alton Towers Resort
Oblivion theme park ride at Alton Towers Resort © Merlin Entertainments

The park also hosts Cbeebies Land*, a great day out for the little ones. Enjoy themed rides and activities with popular characters like Postman Pat, Captain Barnacles and the Octonauts.

Discover all of Alton Towers rides and attractions grouped by area:

Location Rides & attractions Height/age restriction
CBeebies Land Andy's Adventures Dinosaur Dig Suitable for young
CBeebies Land Big Fun Show Time None
CBeebies Land Bugbie Go Round Children under 1m with adult
CBeebies Land CBeebies Land Photo Studio Suitable for young
CBeebies Land Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure Children under 1.1m with adult
CBeebies Land Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride Min 0.9m. 0.9-1.25m with adult
CBeebies Land Hey Duggees Big Adventure Badge Suitable for young. Height restrictions vary
CBeebies Land In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride Children under 1m with adult
CBeebies Land JoJo & Gran Gran At Home Suitable for young
CBeebies Land Justins Pie-O-Matic Factory Min 0.9m. U16s with adult
CBeebies Land Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure Min 0.9m. 0.9-1.1m with adult
CBeebies Land Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop Min 0.9m. 0.9-1.1m with adult
CBeebies Land Postman Pat Parcel Post Children under 1.1m with adult
CBeebies Land Something Special Sensory Garden None
Cloud Cuckoo Land Cuckoo Cars Driving School Min 1m/4 years old, max 1.4m
Dark Forest Rita Min 1.4m
Dark Forest TH13TEEN Min 1.2m
Forbidden Valley The Blade Min 1m. 1-1.3m with adult
Forbidden Valley Galactica Min 1.4m
Forbidden Valley Nemesis Min 1.4m
Forbidden Valley Nemesis Sub-Terra Min 1.4m
Gloomy Wood Haunted Hollow No height restrictions
Gloomy Wood The Curse at Alton Manor Min 0.9m. 0.9-1.1m with adult
Katanga Canyon Congo River Rapids Min 1.1m. 1.1-1.3m with adult
Katanga Canyon Runaway Mine Train Min 0.9m. 0.9-1.1m with adult
Mutiny Bay Battle Galleons Min 0.9m. 0.9-1.1m with adult
Mutiny Bay Marauders Mayhem Min 1.1m. 1.1-1.3m with adult
Mutiny Bay Wicker Man Min 1.2m
Mutiny Bay Heave Ho Min 0.9m. 0.9-1.1m with adult
Mutiny Bay Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE at Alton Towers Resort None
The Towers Gangsta Granny The Ride Min 0.9m. 0.9-1.2m with adult
The Towers Hex - The Legend of the Towers Min 0.9m. 0.9-1.2m with adult
The Towers Retro Squad Min 1.2m
The Towers Spinball Whizzer Min 1.2m
The Towers The Alton Towers Dungeon Not recommended for under 11
The Towers Raj's Bouncy Bottom Burp Min 0.9m. 0.9-1.1m with adult
The Towers Royal Carousel Children under 1.3m with adult
The Towers Skyride None
The Towers The Gardens None
The Towers The Towers None
X-Sector Oblivion* Min 1.4m
X-Sector The Smiler* Min 1.4m

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Alton Towers weather guide

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall

Just in case the British weather ruins your visit, Alton Towers offers a Rainy Day Guarantee* - get a free return visit. Find out more and check the terms and conditions.

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Getting there, parking & hotels

Whether you're thinking of driving, taking the bus or going by train, travelling to Alton Towers Resort is simple. Find out more about the transport options below.

Wicker Man theme park ride at Alton Towers Resort
Wicker Man theme park ride at Alton Towers Resort © Merlin Entertainments

Parking options & charges

It's recommended that you pre-book parking in advance with Alton Towers Resort directly to guarantee your space.

Parking type Price Distance
Standard £7 15-25 min walk
Express £19 1-3 min walk
Blue Badge £7 n/a

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Coaches & buses

You can travel to the Alton Towers Resort using bus links, which run from nearby towns including Uttoxeter, Stafford, Hanley, Cheadle, Nottingham and Derby.

There are coach packages for Alton Towers available from National Holidays*, Caledonian Travel* and Alfa Travel*.

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Trains

Why not take the train to Alton Towers Resort? Uttoxeter railway station is the closest, just 10 miles away (20-minute taxi ride or 30-minute bus journey).

Find out more about train fares to Alton Towers with Trainline*.

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Hotels near Alton Towers

If you want to stay outside the park, there is a wide choice of hotels near Alton Towers Resort. Choose between budget brands such as Premier Inn* and Travelodge* or bigger hotel chains including Hilton* and Best Western*.

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Directions & location map

Alton Towers Resort is located in Staffordshire, between the M1 and M6. It's well sign-posted to help you find the park easily.

Alton Towers Resort
Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

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