Alton Towers with the Kids 2017

Alton Towers Resort Review CBeebies Land


There’s something for all the family at Alton Towers Theme Park. From roller coasters to white-knuckle rides, fantastic live shows, weird and wonderful characters, Alton Towers has it all.

Three of the world’s best roller coasters can be found here, Nemesis, Oblivion and Air. As well as exciting attractions for older children and adults, for families with young children like us, there’s the Haunted House Strikes Back, Sonic Spin Ball and Berry Bish Bash.

Alton Towers hotel


We decided to put Alton Towers resort’s new attractions, CBeebies Land, to the test. As a family with a five-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son, what could be better than staying at the Alton Towers hotel accommodation for a budget weekend break? Whatever your budget, this exciting hotel really is a great place to stay.

On our arrival, we were quickly escorted to our room by a friendly and courteous porter. We stayed in the Moon Voyage room which was very impressive. The beds were comfy and the accommodation staff had gone out of their way to ensure everything was clean and fresh. The decor went with the theme of the room.

Before visiting the theme park, my husband and I had read online reviews about the Ubercorn Disco. It’s specifically designed for youngsters with regular visitors from children’s characters such as Grandmaster Glich and Elmo.

The kids couldn’t wait to meet the DJ from Go Jetters and of course Ubercorn himself! A tasty buffet was on offer to all hotel guests along with games for the children. This fantastic theme park resort thinks of everything.

After a good night’s sleep in our fabulous futuristic spaceship style bedroom (nanoo nanoo!) it was up bright and early the next day for a mouth-watering breakfast.

It’s time for CBeebies


“We welcome you with furry arms” is one of the catchphrases at Alton Towers theme park resort. Britain’s number one theme park has extended the popular CBeebies Land section of the park by adding a further two new attractions for 2017.

Youngsters can now meet their favourite CBeebies characters like Fergus, Phoebe, Elmo, Funella and Isabel. Our son Spencer and daughter Sarah couldn’t wait to meet these CBeebies in real life, especially the Cookie Monster who they love to watch on TV.

The entertainment staff arrange it so children and their parents enjoy the many escapades of these popular furry monsters by joining in the fun. Everyone has to run around searching for cookies before the feather singing superstar Chick Swagger performs his very own hit songs. It wasn’t long before we were all singing and trying out new dance moves on the floor.

Little kid in Brighton UK

Going that extra mile


I must say on our budget weekend away Alton Towers always seemed to go that extra mile to impress guests. From the accommodation team to entertainment staff, dining and rides, everything is just perfect. The new Furchester Hotel has plenty of CBeebies characters on show.

Our children Spencer and Sarah were over the moon having a chat with the likes of Chris and Pui while eating their toast. Just like the other children there who all seemed to be having the time of their lives, meeting these characters is a big deal for young fans of CBeebies.

After a delicious breakfast, we made our way to the launch parade to see other stars of CBeebies. There was JB from JLS, Danielle Lloyd and others at the new attractions at CBeebies Land. The launch of the two new attractions, Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride and Furchester Hotel live show went down a treat. The children screamed with delight and wanted more.

The new Vroomster Zoom Ride


Once the Furchester Hotel live show had finished, it was time to experience the new Vroomster Zoom Ride. OK although the queue was a little long, it was well worth the wait.

Spencer and Sarah launched themselves from the jet pad, flying round famous landmarks such as the Grandmaster Glitch Style Statue of Liberty and the Leaning Tower of Pizza – awesome! My husband Tom made sure he captured those wonderful moments on camera.

The only slight disappointment was that for some reason CBeebies Land doesn’t allow the use of fast-track wristbands. I did mention this to one of the Alton Towers team and they said it was something the management was looking into for the future.

One thing’s for sure, the two new latest attractions are a great addition to the current line-up of twelve other rides. These include Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure, In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride and Postman Pat’s Parcel Post.

Indoor Water Park


There really is so much to enjoy at Alton Towers resort. The budget hotel accommodation more than exceeds expectations. All hotel guests can benefit from unlimited access to the water park which we decided to take full advantage of during our stay. We spent an afternoon at the Splash Landings Hotel which is a Caribbean themed retreat with its own indoor water park. Spencer and Sarah were having so much fun going down the water slides and splashing around.

The kids loved the Tipping Bucket where when the bell starts to ring, more than 1,000 litres of water are about to fall. The Lazy River is a great place to relax, lie back and let yourself drift along while Laguna Bay is ideal for gentle swimming.

Spencer and Sarah were keen to explore Wacky Waterworks Tree House, another indoor feature at Alton Towers. There are more than 70 interactive water features to try. The children loved playing with the water cannons, buckets, pull ropes and balancing on the water wheels, great fun.

Waterpark slide with young kid

Ice Cream Parlour


All four of us soon built up an appetite after having such a great time in the different indoor water parks. Spencer and Sarah like nothing more than an ice cream so we headed for the ice cream parlour. We had sundaes with toppings, waffles and lots of ice cream.

What an enjoyable weekend we had at Alton Towers!