Alton Towers Waterpark
Posted on September 8, 2016

A Visit to Alton Towers Waterpark

Adventures/ day out/ local review

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. 

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  • Reply Natalie Dickinson November 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Its been a couple of years since I went to Alton Towers and the last time we went I had to skip the waterpark – boo! We love them usually too. We did get to stay in one of the fairytale little huts though which was a lovely experience.

  • Reply Cathy Glynn October 5, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I bet Grace would love to visit the water park, it looks great fun x

  • Reply Eliana October 3, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    It looks like so much fun! my kids are water lovers as well so they would have a blast here! Is it indoors or outdoors? We’ve just never been but would love to give it a try! 🙂


    • Reply Sonia October 3, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      It’s awesome Eliana, most is indoors but there is some outdoor slides and a bubble pool x

  • Reply yvette morgan October 1, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    looks like you had lots of fun 🙂 xy

  • Reply Louise September 16, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I didn’t know about the waterpark! My boys would love this. Thank you for the recommendation.

  • Reply Karen Langridge September 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    It looks great and although we have been to Alton Towers we haven’t been to the waterpark yet, definitely one to add to the list for 2017! x

  • Reply Emma September 15, 2016 at 9:51 am

    We stayed at Alton Towers one Christmas and my kids loved the water park too! I think they’d like it even more now they’re a bit older.

  • Reply Kate Williams September 13, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Oh my kids would adore that – they love splashing around in water!

  • Reply Zena's Suitcase September 11, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    It looks like a fab place for children. My kids love the water and swimming so we will be visiting perhaps when they are a little older

  • Reply Cass@frugalfamily September 10, 2016 at 11:35 am

    This is somewhere I’d love to visit – one of the days 😉

  • Reply Jen Walshaw September 9, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    We really need to go back as Maxi was so unwell when we went and me and him had to stay in the hotel room.

  • Reply Rachel September 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    One part of Alton Towers that I have never been too, so its good to see it x

  • Reply Kara Guppy September 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    It looks amazing – I keep saying we must go before our merlin passes expire, I am running out of time

  • Reply Notmyyearoff September 9, 2016 at 7:19 am

    I’d absolutely love to go here. I haven’t been Alton Towers for about 8 years but it feels like you could spend a good few days there these days!

  • Reply Mary September 8, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Looks fabulous. Have been looking for a water park for ages and had no idea there was one there!

  • Reply Natalia September 8, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I didn’t know about the waterpark, it looks really nice and less dangerous than the Alton Towers. My boyfriend told me that there were an accident recently in there. Is that true? x

  • Reply Gill September 8, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun day – shame the whole family couldn’t enjoy it xx

  • Reply Sarah Ebner September 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I didn’t know there was a waterpark at Alton Towers – I know we’d love this! Sounds great fun.

  • Reply Emma Raphael September 8, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    That sounds amazing. Love pools like this that cater for all weathers too, there’s nothing like swimming outside in a warm pool when it’s cold in the winter! 🙂

  • Reply Louise September 8, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Wow – we are huge fans of water parks and Alton Towers’ is one of our faves too. I loved Wacky Waterworks Tree House! I bet next time Bugs will be going on all the slides with his sis. x

  • Reply Jo Wiggins September 8, 2016 at 11:19 am

    This looks so much fun, I love Alton Towers but never been to the waterpark there x

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