Friday, 24 May 2013

A day at Alton Towers

Earlier in the week me and my husband visited Alton Towers. We usually go at least once a year and this year we collected vouchers out of the sun newspaper which means we got free entry to the park (the only downside to this is that you can't choose the date that you go). Anyway, due to the nature of the rides we decided that we would leave the toddler with her Grandma, it wasn't until we had been there about an hour that I realised it was the first time we had done anything on our own, as a couple for a long time!

We decided to ease ourselves into the rides starting with the runaway mine train before heading off to some of the more 'adventerous' rides including sub zero, air and the Nemesis, things were going well until we went on the Nemesis and suddenly I felt really sick...

Waiting for Air
Scary 'bloody' water...waiting for Nemesis

 Nemesis 1 - Katie 0 :-/
We decided we go and grab some dinner. There are lots of different eateries in the park but we chose to visit 'Pizza and Pasta' for £9.75 each we got unlimited pizza, pasta, salad and drinks. I have to say the food was YUM!
We then spent the afternoon going on more rides including the rapids and log flumes.


Not too wet, probably because he used his wife has a human shield to avoid the water!!

We then decided to follow our inner child's and visit the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Ice Age attractions.


Hubs insisted on visiting the parks brand spanking new ride 'the smiler' - he was so sad that we missed the launch date by 2 days, however as he says its gives him a reason to go back later in the year :)

Despite the weather we had a brilliant day, the queue times for the rides weren't very long which was a bonus and the park as some lovely attractions as you walk round too.

And of course we can't go anywhere without bringing a little something back for the toddler. The only problem is we can never find anything with the name Gracie on so instead we opted to personalise her new cup with a daughter label.

Do you like theme parks? If so which is your favourite? I would love to hear from you :)


  1. Looks like you had a fab day out....
    I haven't been to a theme park in years....I think last time I did it was to Alton Towers about 11 years

    1. It was great, although I must admit I don't seem to enjoy the rides as much as I used to lol xxx


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