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"The staff in Sharkbait Reef always give my son so much time and attention, it’s one of his favourite places to go in the park. He finds it so calming and all the staff are so kind and teach him loads" 🐟

Thanks to Rox Davis for sharing your wonderful 2017 memory with us. Remember to share yours in the comments below, for the chance to be featured!

The secret to happiness revealed - and you’ll never guess what it

Looking for the secret to prolonged happiness? A good thrill might be the answer, according to this new study!

Another chance to win!

Santa's back, with another gift for one lucky winner! But what's in the box? Listen closely to his puzzling clue, and comment your answer below.

Looking for a Christmas gift? Tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE to order from our online shop to ensure delivery by the big day. Our limited edition Christmas pin badges are flying off the virtual shelves, so hurry!


Challenge 4

Be Chosen. For your next challenge, and the chance to win our fantastic prize, you must seek out the 4th word.

Give your answer: http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/competition/

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Ho ho ho!! Santa and this elves (and Fairy ) popped into #UHNM today to visit Izabella and everyone in the Children's Centre to bring some festive cheer

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Did you guess what was missing? It's The Blade! While our Theme Park is closed, the ride is stripped down and undergoes a thorough program of inspection, maintenance and nondestructive testing.

In our latest blog post, we explore exactly what goes in to keeping our guests safe: https://www.altontowers.com/useful-info/blog/a-thrilling-balancing-act/

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Let's play a game! Can you tell us what's missing from this photo?

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"My girl, who at the start of the year cried going on the Octonauts coaster and is now riding all the big Merlin coasters including her favourite The Smiler! She is coaster obsessed! So many good memories made this year at Alton Towers 🎢"

Thanks so much to Michelle Louise for sharing your favourite 2017 memory. Keep sending in your memories for a chance to win!

What's in the box? REVEALED.

Santa's back, to reveal his first mystery present! Congratulations to Maria Eleftheriou who has been randomly selected from the correct answers - your gift will be with you soon.

Keep your eyes peeled: Santa has a few more presents to give away before the big day!

Challenge 3

Challenge 3: The Beornen have hidden a word within this video. Find it & translate for the chance to be Chosen for a fantastic prize.

Enter your answer: http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/competition/

For all guests coming to our Santa Sleepover today, we are OPEN and Santa is on his way. You’re very welcome to come and enjoy the snowy park, hotels and waterpark but please drive carefully. If you can’t get here please call our bookings team on 01303 490008 to discuss your options.

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For the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look back at your favourite Alton Towers Resort memories from 2017!

Today's comes from Adele Evans: "Last weekend was by far our favourite visit this year and Jingle Lee was fab !! He really made my sons birthday special at the Santa tipi experience!!"

Keep your wonderful memories coming - there'll be prizes for our favourites.

Santa's Sleepover: What's in the box?


Santa is currently in residence at Alton Towers Resort, with an extra special present for one lucky boy or girl to win! To be in with a chance, listen closely to his clue and comment below with what you think is in the box... We'll be revealing the answer next week!

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Our Theme Park's looking festive this morning! ☃️❄️

Clue 2

If you wish to be Chosen for our fantastic prize, you must decode our second challenge. Submit your answer to http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/competition

More challenges will follow, but do you have what it takes?

NEW ARRIVAL - the sparkling festive 2017 Christmas Pin Badge is now available from our online shop!


Be Chosen – visit http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk

The Beornen have marked the woods of Alton Towers as their own.

Onlookers sense the excitement rippling through the trees as the winter air buzzes with nervous energy.

In a clearing, a mountainous hand built structure is taking shape.

Looming over the woods, its incandescent glow ominous yet mesmerising.

Only the chosen few may enter. Be chosen.

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When the last of the turkey's run out, treat yourself to a Festive Break at Alton Towers Resort! Includes Waterpark entry, a fantastic selection of rides, and our fun-packed pantomime.

Find out more: https://www.altontowers.com/activities/events/festive-breaks/

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Looking for the perfect Christmas prezzie? Give the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation with Alton Towers Spa gift vouchers to suit every budget!


Challenge 1

We're giving you the opportunity to join the Chosen and WIN an incredible gift. Prove your dedication by solving our first challenge. More will follow.

Give your answer here: http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/competition/

This year's panto: Jack & The Beanstalk

Join Jack and his friends in this year's fun-packed pantomime, exclusive for guests enjoying a Santa's Sleepover or Festive Break! https://www.altontowers.com/activities/events/festive-breaks/

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Step inside the Musical Meadow, home to unbeatable entertainment and exclusive to CBeebies Land Hotel guests. The last few 2017 dates are available for an unforgettable winter stay: https://www.altontowers.com/short-breaks/cbeebies-land-hotel/

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We're taking a look back on the amazing year, and want to see your favourite Alton Towers Resort memory from 2017. Spectacular prizes are available for the best.

Comment below, or message us, including a photo & brief description of the best moment we shared this year. We'll be sharing our favourites throughout December!

Our tropical Waterpark is the perfect place to warm up this winter! 🌊 https://www.altontowers.com/activities/waterpark

New Years Eve at Alton Towers Resort

Where better to celebrate New Year's Eve than Alton Towers Resort? With three fantastic packages to choose from, there's something for everyone - an unforgettable way to see in the year!

Alton Towers Resort Online Shop

✨BLACK FRIDAY SALE✨ Christmas shopping for a theme park fan, or treating yourself? Enjoy 25% off AND free shipping when you enter 'BlackFriday' at the checkout!


Be Chosen. Visit http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/be-chosen/

In the woods surrounding Alton Towers Resort a mysterious group have emerged.

They’ve come to escape the outside world and reconnect with nature.

Cut off from modernity, they’re striving to forge a simpler way of life.

Living and working together, the group have become single minded in their pursuit.

They developed their own language and belief system.

They’re working towards something... something big.

As the sun’s warmth gives life to the earth, so they believe that their efforts can bring change.

Delivering them from modern society to a simpler, brighter future.

SW8 is taking shape...

Secret Weapon 8 is taking shape...

See the full video: https://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/story-so-far/taking-shape

Our cheeky elves are getting ready to welcome children from across the UK to our Santa's Sleepovers!

We brought a little piece of CBeebies Land to Regent Street this morning. Didn’t catch us? Not to worry! You’re always welcome at CBeebies Land Hotel: the only hotel designed exclusively for young families.


Did you spot any familiar faces in this morning’s Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade? Captain Barnacles, Hey Duggee, Tree Fu Tom, Postman Pat, Ubercorn and Grandmaster Glitch will be hanging out on Regent Street until 4pm. Come and say hello!

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We’re off to London to join the Hamleys Regent Street, London Christmas Toy Parade! Catch us on Regent Street tomorrow from 11am.


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We're absolutely delighted to have been awarded Hotel Of The Year in the 2017 Staffordshire Tourism Awards, for our brand new CBeebies Land Hotel.

We're excited to welcome many more families over the festive season, and into the new year!

Changing Places

Newly installed at the start of this year, our Changing Places facilities (located in X Sector and by Dark Forest) provide accessibility, comfort and dignity during a visit to our Theme Park.

Find out more: https://www.altontowers.com/useful-info/blog/all-new-changing-places-at-alton-towers-resort/

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Looking for the ultimate Winter break, with plenty of fun for little ones? Stay in the UK's only CBeebies Land Hotel, and enjoy entry to our tropical Waterpark, with our fantastic Winter packages: http://www.altontowersholidays.com/events/winter-at-cbeebies-land-hotel.html

Rollercoaster Restaurant: Lit Up

Looking for a meal with the ultimate twist? Rollercoaster Restaurant is open on selected dates throughout winter, with a fantastic new light show & themed cocktails! https://www.altontowers.com/activities/places-to-eat/rollercoaster-restaurant/

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Leave your hat, scarf & gloves at home and enjoy totally tropical temperatures this Winter at Alton Towers Waterpark! 🌊


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42 sleeps until Christmas! (not that we're counting...) 🎄✨ If you're looking for a family getaway once the last of the turkey's finished, look no further than our Festive Breaks - including Waterpark, family rides and our fun-packed panto: https://www.altontowers.com/activities/events/festive-breaks/

There are still spaces available to join our Dancing With The Stars weekend next March, and spend the weekend with some of your Strictly favourites!

Find out more: https://www.altontowers.com/short-breaks/themed-short-breaks/dancing-with-the-stars-weekend/

It may be getting chilly outside, but we're getting ready for another day of relaxation and rejuvenation in the Aqua Relaxation Rooms in Alton Towers Spa - there's no better place to stay cosy this winter!


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Joining us for a Santa's Sleepover or Festive Break? You'll be able to enjoy our fun-packed pantomime Jack And The Beanstalk. (oh yes you will!) 🎄


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There are still a few rooms remaining to enjoy a winter break at CBeebies Land Hotel, on 24th & 25th November or 1st, 2nd, 8th or 9th December.

Starting at just £130, based on 2 adults and a baby, there's no better time to escape to a world of unbeatable CBeebies entertainment - and entry to our tropical Waterpark is included too!


Celebrate New Year's Eve at Alton Towers Resort!

Looking for a New Year's Eve you'll never forget? Choose from one of our three spectacular packages. Whether you're looking for wall-to-wall CBeebies entertainment, or a black tie gala dinner, there's no better place to welcome the new year in style!

ITV Central

Who's excited to find out more about our new development for 2018?! We gave ITV Central an exclusive glimpse behind the curtain at the project currently known only as Secret Weapon 8.

Want to be the first to hear all the latest news? Sign up at http://www.altontowers.com/sw8/

2017: Thanks for joining us!

Yesterday's boombastic Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular marked the end of our 2017 Theme Park season. From welcoming two brand new attractions to CBeebies Land, taking on the Big Six Challenge, opening the amazing CBeebies Land Hotel, and terrifying you all with The Welcoming: Be Chosen, it's been an incredible year. Thank you to everyone who joined us for all the joy, laughter and screams!

Of course, the fun never stops: our Waterpark, Spa and hotels remain open throughout the winter, and we'll be hosting loads of amazing events including our enchanting Santa's Sleepovers - check out altontowers.com to find out more.

For those of you already counting the days until we reopen, be sure to sign up here for the latest updates on our brand new experience for 2018: http://altontowers.com/sw8

Rollercoaster Restaurant: Lit Up

50 new lighting fixtures, 18 additional speakers and a fantastic new playlist mean a meal at Rollercoaster Restaurant is loopier than ever! To find out more, and reserve your table today, check out our website: https://www.altontowers.com/activities/places-to-eat/rollercoaster-restaurant/