Take the Ride of your Life!
A family break at Alton Towers will not leave you disappointed! Not only is it Great Britain's biggest tourist attraction (attracting millions of visitors every year), but it’s also one of our favourite theme parks. Why not make your visit here even more special for your family by staying in a Best Western hotel.
Alton Towers is recommended because of:
- Its suitability for all ages groups
The Towers themselves date back to the 8th century, although you’ll be pleased to know that the attractions are much more modern! Alton Towers is packed with a host of great rides and attractions set in an amazing 500 acres that includes gardens and several themed attraction areas. Alton Towers features some of the scariest, biggest and wettest ride you will find – try them if you dare!
So what is there to do in and around Alton Towers?
Alton Towers is obviously famed for its white knuckle rides and these cool attractions are suitable for people of all ages and sizes, you will even find something suitable for Aunt Rosie who thinks she is too old for rides!
Famed for The Corkscrew, Alton Towers obviously has rides to scare and terrify, but what about for the little ones? Don’t worry, they won’t miss out on any of the fun as there are numerous attractions and fun zones just for them. They could try the Squirrel Nutty Ride (Awwwwww) or have fun on the Sonic Spinball (named after Sonic the famous computer game hedgehog!), they could try the Beastie (Oooohhh), a roller coaster aimed at the under 11’s or they could simply tire themselves out in the Space Adventures playground, there is also Cloud Cuckoo Land, another zone of rides and play areas for younger children.
As well as the typical thrilling theme park rides, Alton Towers also boasts a heated Water Park! This oasis of fun is suitable for all the family and is open all year round. It offers water-slides, waterfalls, a lazy river ride, tipping bucket, bubble pool as well as restaurants to allow you to regain your energy before you dive in again!
Whilst here, indulge in some retail therapy by visiting one of the resorts many shops, whether you are looking for a souvenir of your wonderful visit, a bag of sweets to keep you going, toys, t-shirts or tricks. With a whole host of outlets to tempt you, you’re bound to find something that catches your eye.
Alton Towers really is easy to reach from anywhere, with great links from road or rail! Either via the M6 or the M1 or the main railway stations at Stoke, Derby or Uttoxeter.
Fancy travelling a little further afield?
Whilst staying near Stoke, it is well worth visiting The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. In its heyday Stoke was the centre of pottery production in Great Britain; world famous names – Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, Spode and Milton were all based around Stoke-on-Trent and is considered to be the home of the pottery industry in England. But it’s more than just about the ceramics; you can see a World War II Spitfire and all sorts of arts and crafts, and then relax in their café.
The Trentham Monkey Forest is completely unique to Great Britain. It is the only place where you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques roaming freely in over 60 acres of beautiful English Forest. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings and you will be transported to the natural habitat of these amazing mammals.
Alton Towers - for a truly memorable family break!