The ride Flash Flood takes you outdoors past hotel rooms.

  • Alton Towers Waterpark is following COVID-safety measures in response to government advice.
  • Slide fast and splash down with the fantastic water slides on offer.
  • Relax in a tropically heated bubbling pool while the kids play.
  • A slide just for the youngest family members means no one misses out.
  • Grab an ice cream or a meal deal at the end of the day.

Alton Towers Waterpark in Staffordshire is an outdoor and indoor waterpark, with six attractions and three water slides. It is part of the Alton Towers Theme Park, the second most visited theme park in the UK in 2017. This is one of the best places to take kids, as it has something for a variety of ages.

If you’re interested in getting your heart rate up, all three of the slides are incredible. If it’s a hot day, why not take on the outdoors with Flash Floods: Outdoor Flume Adventures? Spin around on your trip outside before splashing back down into a tropical pool. Time to have a race! With your selection of music and lights, Rush 'N' Rampage is full of crazy turns that will make you want to keep going back. Last but not least, Master Blaster will take you around the waterpark at a breakneck speed, twisting and turning. Great for fans of another famous Master Blaster at Sandcastle Waterpark. 

Water slides not for you? There are plenty of other options for play. On a rubber ring, enjoy the Lazy River as you explore Calypso Creek. Look out for the water jets! Want a splash? Listen out for the ringing bell as the Tipping Bucket sets 1,000 litres of water falling. The Wacky Waterworks Treehouse has 70+ interactive water features attached to a variety of cannons and ropes. Perfect for younger ones and their friends.

Two friends float around the lazy river.
Images © Alton Towers

In need of something a little quieter? Listen to the gentle splashing of the waterfall in Lagoona Bay, with a gentle swim in an indoor pool when you’re done. If you’re a fan of heated bubbly fun, you will be a fan of Volcano Springs and the Bubbly Wubbly Pool. Do the youngest members of your family want to join in? The Little Leak area is full of fun and games just for them - slide, paddle and play!

Time to eat? Meal deals are available for adults and children, or you could enjoy some ice cream at the Ice Cream shack, whether you prefer a cone, float, all the toppings or simple flavours.

What to know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions some experiences within the attraction may not be available. Alton Towers Waterpark have put measures in place to protect their guests: hand sanitiser stations by the entrance and the waterpark; non-contact temperature check; a contactless site; timed entry slots; and enhanced cleaning. Guests must arrive ready to swim, and to shower when arrived. You are encouraged to bring your own towel but there will still be the ability to hire any. Guests 11 and up are required to wear a face mask, unless exempt, when inside the hotel, around the Waterpark Reception area and up until you reach the Changing Rooms. Lockers will be sanitised throughout the day.
  • Alton Towers Waterpark opening times vary depending on the month, so always check online for the most up to date information.
  • Alton Towers age and height restrictions are: you must be 5+ to go in Volcano Springs; children 3+ can ride Rush and Rampage, but must be with an adult if they are under 1.1m tall; you must be 1.1m tall at least to ride the Master Blaster, and guests who are between 1.1m and 1.2m must ride on a double ring; and all children under eight must have a 16+ supervising adult with them in the water at all times.
  • Lockers are available for 20p.
  • The changing rooms and the waterpark itself is accessible for wheelchairs. The Lagoona Bay pool area and Little Leaks are accessible by wheelchair, and the Lagoona Bay pool area is connected to the Lazy River. The Wacky Water Works lower level is accessible by wheelchair and has a variety of water features that can be enjoyed. Bubbly Wubbly and the bottom Flash Flood swimming area has access via a hoist.
  • Baby-changing facilities are available in the changing rooms. All toilets at Alton Towers contain baby changing facilities.
  • Free swim nappies can be provided from the Waterpark reception.
  • There is a buggy park available.
  • Weaker swimmers can borrow buoyancy aids from the side of the pool, however these are limited.
  • Alton Towers Theme Park tickets do not include a ticket for the waterpark; you must buy a waterpark ticket separately.
  • Outside food is not permitted; all food must be purchased from the waterpark.

Getting there

  • The Alton Towers postcode is ST10 4DB. The Waterpark is located within the Splash Landings Hotel, which is 0.5 miles from the theme park.
  • It is located between the M1 and the M6. 
  • Alton Towers Waterpark parking is £6 for Park Guests and is a six-minute walk to the Waterpark, or 10-30 minutes' walk to the main theme park entrance. Express parking can be booked in advance for £18. Disabled Parking is charged at £6 and a blue badge must be present. Parking is free at the Splash Landings Hotel Car Park for hotel guests.
  • The Monorail takes visitors from the car park to the main theme park entrance from 9am (subject to operational restrictions) each day and closes one hour after the advertised ride close.
  • The nearest train stations are: Uttoxeter Train Station (20-minute drive, 30-minute bus) and Stoke on Trent Station (25-minute drive).
  • The X41 is a daily bus service from Stafford & Uttoxeter to Alton Towers Resort.
  • There are free bicycle racks near to the theme park.
  • Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport.

Images © Alton Towers

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