During the summer holidays we decided to pay a visit to the Alton Towers Waterpark. As part of the Alton Towers Resort we found it quite confusing to find, to say the least. One arrow pointed to the Theme Park, one to the resort hotels and one to the waterpark, but unbeknownst to us, the waterpark is in the Splash Landings hotel.
We prebooked our tickets, paying a very reasonable £48 for four of us. Once inside we were mesmerised, the whole place was awesome, and had me planning my own waterpark should I ever win the lottery, for private use only, of course.
My husband and I left our two children, who can both swim like fish, to go off and explore. We spent our time exploring the whole of the park, relaxing in the lazy river and avoiding the huge tipper bucket which fills with water, then cascades down over everything in its path. This seems to occur every five minutes causing a skittle effect of people in its wake.
Once my husband and I had exhausted the whole waterpark, we went to the small snack bar on site for a drink and a snack. I felt the snack bar was overpriced, it charged £2.20 each for a hot chocolate and a latte and £1.40 for a small tub of Pringles. Watch out Dick Turpin.
We arrived at half past three and our ticket allowed us to stay until 8 p.m; exceptionally good value for money, I think.
The changing facilities are outstanding, clean, tidy and big enough to accommodate a family of four, with plenty of locker space. On the poolside was a towel tree and racks to slip flip flops into, which I thought was a fun and creative idea.