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CBeebies Land at Alton Towers; Tried & Tested

May 27th, 2014 / Alton Towers / 2 Comments »

CBeebies Land At Alton Towers

CBeebies Land is now open at Alton Towers & proving popular with young families.  With a range of branded CBeebies rides, live experiences & a chance to meet favourite CBeebies characters, there is plenty to keep little ones amused.

We’ve been for a look around and put together a few top tips to get the most from a day out to CBeebies Land.

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CBeebies Land at Alton Towers; The Best Bits

1. We were impressed with the wide range of non-queue attractions that are interspersed around the area.  Explore the Something Special Sensory Garden, experiment within Nina’s Science Lab, take in a CBeebies show or play within the extensive adventure playground Training Camp….there is plenty to see & do without the queues to contend with.

2. We loved the ‘festival feel’ to the Big Fun Show Time.  Sit on the (3G astroturf) grassy bank and take in a CBeebies branded show full of audience interaction.  With regular shows running throughout the day, the choice on our day was between The ZingZillas, Mike the Knight or Nina & the Neurons.  Good to see toilets handily located to the back of the back of the area & deckchairs nearby too!

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3. Refreshing to see that all the games and ‘meet the character’ attractions were FREE within the Show Time arena too.  You were welcome to take your own photos with CBeebies characters & none of the attractions took you out through the dreaded gift shop.

4. Whilst a number of the CBeebies rides are simply re branded attractions, (the Tractors is now ‘Postman Pat Parcel Post’, Squirrel Nutty is now ‘Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure’ & Riverbank Eye Spy is now ‘In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride’), it is still good to see these rides updated & more in-tune with the pre-school children of today.

5. We were also happy to see that all was not lost with Berry Bish Bash but simply transformed into a brighter version in  ‘Justin’s House Pie-O-Matic Factory’….always a favourite with the children whatever their age.

 

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How Much Will It Cost To Visit CBeebies Land at Alton Towers?

Under 4’s go FREE at Alton Towers.

Entry into CBeebies Land is included within standard entry to Alton Towers. Parents & carers will need to pay normal admission charges for Alton Towers whether or not they intend to experience the rides & attractions either at CBeebies or within other areas of the park.

Parents & carers can take advantage of 2 for 1 vouchers & other concessions including the Thrill Hopper Ticket for entry into Alton Towers subject to the normal terms & conditions.

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CBeebies Land & Early Ride Time

CBeebies Land is often included within Early Ride Time at Alton Towers. Worth double checking if this is the case on the day of your visit to avoid disappointment.

Early Ride Time is a great way to enjoy CBeebies Land before it opens to the general public each day & a great way to beat the queues for those that can take advantage.

Where Is CBeebies Land Within Alton Towers?

CBeebies Land is located within the main Alton Towers Theme Park.

As you enter through the main ticket kiosks into the theme park, you will quickly find CBeebies Land to your right.  Cbeebies Land is located in the area that previously housed the Old MacDonald’s Farmyard & Adventure Land.

 

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How Busy Is CBeebies Land At Alton Towers?

CBeebies Land is going down a storm at Alton Towers since it opens its doors on 24 May.  In fact, on the day of our recent visit, the 2 big queues of the day were for The Smiler, (60 minutes) & Postman Pat’s Parcel Force, (40 minutes).

If you can take advantage of Early Ride Time, I’d suggest heading straight to the queue-for rides such as In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride & Postman Pat as the queues for these tended to grow throughout the day.

Worth interspersing non queue attractions throughout the day for some light relief too.  Interestingly, as young families tended to head straight for CBeebies Land in the morning, other areas of the park designed for young children were very quiet if you wanted to buck the trend.

Alton_Towers_CBeebies_Zing_ZillasWhich CBeebies Characters Feature at Alton Towers?

1. Justin’s House: Pie-O-Matic Factory; an indoor activity area where you can splat your friends with foam balls!

2. Something Special Sensory Garden; follow the Tumble sensory discovery trail and look inside Mr Tumble’s spotty bag.

3. In The Night Garden Magical Boat Rides; ride upon a boat & discover Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka & Upsy Daisy.

4. Postman Pat’s Parcel Post; take a ride in Postman Pat’s van & look out for characters from this popular children’s series along the way.

5. Mr Bloom’s Allotments; tend to the plants, feed Comp and head inside the magical shed to meet the Veggies.

6. Nina’s Science Lab; learn about our bodies within this hands-on scientific attraction.

7. Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure; set above the clouds, this ride offers a birds eye view of the whole CBeebies Land area.

Top Dog’s Verdict

A somewhat late entry by Alton Towers into the branded pre-school family market but bound to go down a treat with young families!

Over the past few years, Alton Towers has focused primarily on thrill seekers with the creation of the The Smiler. The move towards the younger end of the market will keep Alton Towers firmly at the top of the family theme park trip.

 

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  1. surna khan says:

    dear sir/madam,
    i have 2 free ticket to Alton towers which i collected recently the tokens from sun paper. The date is valid on the 30th of April 2015 which is on the school day. a whole family was very disappointed by this date. is it possible can you please change the date and bring it forward in may half-term holiday. my children were looking forward to this trip and specially wanted to see the cbeebies land.
    please email me as soon as possible.

    • Hi Surna, unfortunately Topdogdays is independent of both Alton Towers & The Sun and is not involved in the administration of this offer. However I am aware that within the terms & conditions of this offer they state that these free tickets can’t be exchanged & are only valid on the day stated on the tickets:(