Last week we headed to Alton Towers Waterpark for a day of fun before the little ones had to go back to school. They are both water babies and just love swimming, I have been meaning to take them since it opened so they were absolutely over the moon when I told them where we were going. Daddy was going to come to but was called into work at the last minute so it was just me and the kids.
In the words of my kids “Alton Towers Waterpark is TOTALLY awesome!” and I actually couldn’t agree more! We had a fantastic day out and cannot wait to go back again soon!
Everything is set around Lagoona Bay which is a lovely pool area perfect for little ones, there is a deep end that is roped off which is 1.4m at its deepest point. We loved it in Lagoona Bay especially playing with all the fun floats that were provided.
There are three different water rides but unfortunately we only went on one because Bugs didn’t want to go on the ‘rubber rings rides’ and Boo didn’t want to queue on her own, so we were quite restricted without another adult with us but we made the most of it by spending most of our time on the Flash Floods Outdoor Flume Adventure! There were virtually no queues for this so we went on again and again! This was definitely our favourite part of the day.
Other features we loved…
Bubbly Wubbly – This is an outdoor bubble pool which is really warm, it was a pretty chilly day so we had to stay under the water to stay warm.
Calypso Creek Lazy River – My kids are obsessed with these lazy rivers, they loved just grabbing a rubber ring and floating round.
Wacky Waterworks Tree House – This is a huge play area with 70 interactive water features which is incredible fun, make sure you listen out for the ring bell or you could get covered in 1000 litres of water from The Tipping Bucket!
The Little Leak – This is basically a paddle pool area with a couple of little slides and bright play features. Bugs loved going on the little slides here.
Next time we go I will be heading straight for the water slides Master Blaster and Rush ‘N’ Rampage 🙂
Our session at the Waterpark was 10am until 2:30pm which we felt was plenty of time to spend there, we were all starving when we got out and as all the food places around the pool were so busy we got food on the way home.
Alton Towers Waterpark is situated inside the Splash Landings hotel at Alton Towers Resort and you can park for free when you show your Waterpark tickets on the way out. Make sure you book your tickets online before you go to make sure it isn’t booked up and get advance prices.
* We received free entry to the Waterpark for the purpose of this blog post – all words and thoughts are my own and completely honest.