We’ve spent the week juggling work and half term holidays. It’s flown by, as per usual, and we decided to nip to Alton Towers on one of the sunnier days.
I used to go every single year from school back when Nemesis and Oblivion were the brand new white knuckle rides, and when running about to different rollercoasters didn’t make me feel ill. I then hit 27 and remember Air making me feel really queasy. A few years on and I was happy just spending a lot of time in CBeebies land and wandering about the tamer rides. Alton Towers is a completely different place to be when you have little ones. We realised very quickly we weren’t going to be able to run about all the rides and realised there isn’t actually that much for kids if they’re a bit too old for CBeebies land and a bit too young for the big rollercoasters. We got lucky with the weather though so it was a good day for the boys to run about ( but wow was it cold!). It’s definitely getting to gloves and scarves weather and I’m ready to just walk about in big fat layers for a few months now.
The kids had a brilliant time and their big scarefest event kept them giggling right through to late evening. They had everything from scary clowns to the reaper walking about and the castle was haunted for the night with creepy ballroom dancing skeletons. If you’re into Halloween in a big way then Alton Towers might be perfect for you