Are the kids off school and stuck at home bored? One of the main struggles as a parent, is keeping the kids occupied. In the age of the screen, televisions, Ipods, Iphones kids don’t seem to get out much these days. Theme parks are an ideal way to get the children and family out of the house and enjoying themselves. Alton Towers is the ultimate in family days out. Opened as a Theme park in 1980, Alton towers has gone from a country estate, to the leading theme park in the UK. Situated in the heart of Staffordshire, Bristol Travel offer minibus to take parties there for the day from all over the southwest. If you are travelling by car, the post code for Alton towers is ST10 4DB.
The park is divided into ten separate themed areas, from the post-apocalyptic ‘forbidden valley’, home to the Nemesis roller coaster. A roller coaster that is sure to scare the life out of you, it is one of the fastest and most popular roller coasters in the UK. To the pirate themed, mutiny bay, where you are sure to have a great time on one of the many water rides. If you are planning on riding the ‘Battle Galleons’ Make sure you come prepared to get soaked! As you sit on a boat attacking your friends and other guests with big water cannons.
For food and drink, there are numerous outlets you can choose from. Explorers restaurant offer Pizza and Pasta meals at a reasonable price, there are also burger bars, and even a jacket potato stall if you fancy something slightly healthier. If there is a big group of you and you are looking to save some money, you could always take a rucksack and bring your own refreshments from home to cut costs and spend more time on the rides.
Out of season, the park also hosts other events such as Scarefest, which is the largest annual event that takes place every Halloween. You can celebrate your Halloween at Alton towers, where the park is opened with spooky themed lighting and Halloween themed costumed characters running amok throughout. The park also holds a number of terror themed maze rides, where the guest must complete the maze whilst being pursued by the unknown.
If fast paced, white knuckled terror isn’t your thing, then Alton towers has much more to offer. The park is full of attractions and rides to cater for all the needs in your party. There are shops, stalls, 3D Cinema attractions, you name it, Alton towers has got it. The day starts early and it is best to get there at opening times to make sure you get a full day. The park is open 10:00AM till 16:00PM on weekdays and open till 18:00PM on weekends. We do advise that guests arrive around 09:00AM to avoid queues. You and your party can meet back at the coach area and be picked up there for the return. Bristol Travel cater for minibuses with driver from 6-16 size minibuses so no group is too small or too big! We pick up from anywhere in the Southwest to Alton towers and to all UK theme parks.