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Alton Towers - advice please!

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helenabeth Tue 22-Sep-09 12:14:29

Going for a day on Mon 19th Oct then staying overnight at Splash Landings. Is it worth doing the water park the following day? Any tips for surviving/enjoying the resort with a 5 yr old and a 2 yr old? Is the food hideous and overpriced? Any suggestions welcome.....TIA.

catrionasmum Wed 23-Sep-09 10:48:41

we had great time when we went but didn't do the waterpark as we had too many kids and not enough adults to supervise-
we hired a double buggy from their guest services- really worth it for us as its quite a long walk from area to area.
our 4 and 2 year olds had a fab time
2 year old was tall enough to go on the runaway train (over 90 cm) but was really scared- apart from that they loved everything we went on
berry blasting was really enjoyed
have fun

zebramummy Thu 01-Oct-09 21:59:29

no - splash landings and some of the rides will prob be enough water for them - there is also a waterpark in nearby stoke which is more reasonably priced if you are passing that way. food has improved recently - the pizza/pasta/salad buffet was a hit with ds who can be quite fussy. dh was keen on the curry place and i saw annabel karmel meals being served somewhere in the park.

main thing re resort is that it is huge - ds rarely uses a pushchair nowadays but i took his along and def never regretted it - i saw people with much older school-age children having to resort to hiring a buggy on-site for about seven pounds because their little legs had ground to a halt.

food is not great at splash landings but at least you are near all the action

gemmiegoatlegs Thu 01-Oct-09 22:04:47

The food is better in the restaurant at the Alton Towers Hotel, the two hotels are connected so you can walk through past the waterpark. I would defo do the waterpark, there is plenty to do for the littlies (and the big brave dads). I second the buggy idea, my 4 year old was glad of it.

helenabeth Fri 02-Oct-09 11:46:21

Thanks v much for these - keep 'em coming!Any ideas what waiting times for rides will be like?

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