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When does Alton Towers open in 2024? Ticket, prices and location

ALTON Tower’s theme park season is finally here.

Here’s everything you need to know about about when to visit, how to get there and where to buy tickets.


The theme park offers out-of-season escapes during the February half-term and Christmas period[/caption]

What is Alton Towers?

Alton Towers Resort is one of the UK’s most popular theme parks, with 40 rides and activities spanning from record-breaking rollercoasters to an indoor and outdoor waterpark.

Established on April 4, 1980, the Staffordshire-based theme park’s initial rides included the UK’s first-ever double loop roller coaster – the Corkscrew, a Pirate Ship, Cine 2000 and a Wildlife Museum.

It is the largest theme park in the UK, covering 550 acres.

A new £12.5 million indoor rollercoaster codenamed ‘Project Horizon’ is set to be built, but very little is known about the project so far.

When does Alton Towers open in 2024?

Alton Towers was closed for the winter season but reopened on March 16, 2024.

Once the theme park season ends, Alton Towers will once again close on November 7, 2024, but this does not mean you’ll have to wait until the new year to visit again.

Alton Tower’s Christmas Day Out experiences (available on select days only) are the perfect way to escape dark and dreary winter days.

And for those wanting to immerse themselves in the magic of Christmas overnight, the park also runs Santa Sleepovers.

What is the address for Alton Towers and how do I get there?

The address for Alton Towers is Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent. ST10 4DB.

Located in Staffordshire, near the village of Alton, the nearest motorway exits are:

  • M1 Northbound – Junction 23a
  • M1 Southbound – Junction 28
  • M6 Northbound – Junction 15
  • M6 Southbound – Junction 16

For those travelling by public transport, Uttoxeter is the nearest train station to the resort.

From there you can easily take a 20-minute taxi or the 30-minute X41 bus.

An Alton Towers coach is also bookable through their website.

The bus departs from Birmingham Newman University, Northfields Super Store, University of Birmingham, TK MAXX New Street and Freffs Scott Arms Shopping Centre.

How much does Alton Towers cost and how do I buy a ticket?

Like most parks, it’s always cheaper to buy Alton Towers tickets in advance from their website.

There are also countless ways to cut down on your trip.

Children under 3 can go free and the theme park offers Student tickets for £20 if you have a verified StudentBeans account.

Any parents visiting with a toddler (under 5) can save by purchasing a Parent & Toddler pass in advance for £29.

Additional children under 5 can be added onto the pass for just £5. This offer is not available during weekends and school holidays.

Through Sun Savers, you can unlock our Sun Superdays offer, which gets you two free tickets to Merlin attractions, including Alton Towers.

Advance Alton Towers tickets can start at:

  • 1 Day Pass — £35
  • 2 Day Pass — £48
  • Short break at the onsite hotel — £90 per family
  • Waterpark pass — £18
  • Golf 18 Holes — £6

On the day tickets start at:

  • 1 Day Pass — £68
  • 2 Day Pass — £80
  • Waterpark pass — £25
  • Parent and Toddler pass — £68

The theme park sells annual passes with discounts.

Alton Tower’s £99 Silver Pass can get theme park lovers up to 10% off food and drinks and a further 10% off the waterpark and Alton Tower’s Dungeon.

The £139 Gold Pass will beef this discount up to 20% and offer benefits such as a Bring a Friend voucher and Discounted Fastrack.

Merlin Annual Pass holders get a minimum of 200 days of off-peak entry to the park.

You can buy tickets on the day you visit from the admissions team, but prices are subject to availability and bookings may sell out.

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