Alton Towers Waterpark

April 1st, 2016 / / 13 Comments »

Alton Towers Waterpark Toddler Deal

Did you know that Alton Towers Waterpark runs a great toddler deal for parents and children under 4 years? This toddler deal offers 1 parent or carer entrance for just £7pp & toddlers go FREE of charge. Whilst this offer is only available Monday to Friday, (term time only), it is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the waterpark away from the crowds.  This waterpark toddler deal also includes free parking but worth checking out the adult to child ratio requirements before setting out.

Alton Towers Accommodation

Take advantage of combined Short Break options that include Alton Towers Theme Park tickets, hotel accommodation PLUS family entry to 2 other visitor attractions in the area.  Packages priced from £250 for a family for 4 including a choice of attractions in the area including WaterWorld, Trentham Monkey Forest & SnowDome, (packages include theme park entry but not the waterpark).

More details available from Alton Towers Resort Family Break.

Package includes theme park tickets but not the waterpark.



Alton Towers Waterpark


Alton Towers 2 for 1 Vouchers

We are often asked if valid Alton Towers 2 for 1 Vouchers are valid at the Alton Towers Waterpark.  Unfortunately, whilst 2 for 1 vouchers are valid at the Theme Park they are NOT valid for use at the Waterpark, Spa, Golf or Tree Top Quest.

Cheap Tickets for Alton Towers

There are always plenty of deals & vouchers running at Alton Towers each theme park season but working out the best deal for you can take time.  Let us do the hard work by checking out our comprehensive guide to Alton Towers Deals running during 2016 that includes 2 for 1 vouchers or other cheap ticket promotions.


Alton Towers gardens & grounds

Alton Towers, (Photo Phil Loach)


Alton Towers Waterpark; Late Entry Deal

During select off peak times, Alton Towers Waterpark runs a late entrance ticket for around £7.50pp.  Always worth double checking with the waterpark to see if this deal is available on the day of your visit as they don’t tend to advertise this offer online.

Often, these late entry tickets cannot be booked in advance & are only available on the day from reception.  As these late entry tickets often start from 4pm, it is worth keeping in mind the actual closing time at the waterpark as this may only give you 1 or 2 hours at the park.

We’ll let you know when this late entrance offer runs again.

Alton Towers Waterpark; Come Back Tickets

Whilst the theme park is closed this offer is not currently available.

A neat trick for those planning to visit both the Alton Towers Theme Park & Waterpark is to purchase Come Back Tickets that provide a discounted second day at the resort.  Simply visit the theme park on your first day and purchase next day waterpark tickets from within the park for around £9pp.

Alton Towers Guide

For top tips to beat the queues & money saving ideas, we’ve got it covered in our Guide To Alton Towers packed with practical information.  From early rider time to fastrack ticket charges to parking costs, we can help you get the most from your day out at Alton Towers.

Alton Towers Waterpark Deals; 365 Tickets

At select times of the year, Alton Towers teams up with 365tickets to offer discounted Waterpark tickets. Whilst these discounts tend to mirror those available directly from the theme park, it’s worth keeping an eye out for combination tickets, (we’ve previously come across a combined Alton Towers Waterpark/Drayton Manor Theme Park offer).

More details available at Alton Towers Waterpark Tickets.

Alton Towers Waterpark; Passholders Deals

Passholders can pick up a 20% discount off standard price waterpark tickets if they book in advance.  This offer is available on valid Merlin Annual Passes, Premium Merlin Passes & Alton Towers Theme Park Passes. Simply present your annual pass at reception on the day of your visit in conjunction with your pre-booked tickets.

Remember passholders can also gain 20% off food, drink & souvenirs purchased within the waterpark too.

More Alton Towers Information

Alton Towers Theme Park Deals

Single Rider Queues at Alton Towers


Alton Towers Hotel

Alton Towers Splash Landings Hotel


10 Top Tips For Alton Towers Waterpark;

1.Waterpark Lockers; a 20p coin, (refundable), is required for each locker at the waterpark.

2. Waterpark Parking; there is no car parking charge in place for waterpark customers.

3. Free Swim Nappy; the waterpark offers a free swim nappy that is available from reception.

4. Briefs Are Banned; leave your speedo’s at home or you’ll be paying full whack in the waterpark shop!

5. Waterpark Ratios; strict adult to child ratios are in place at the waterpark so worth understanding before you set out.

6. Towels; bring your own although there is a towel hire option, (additional charge), if you forget.

7. Height & Age Restrictions; there are height & age restrictions in place for select attractions within the waterpark so worth double checking before you visit.

8. Spectators; there is a spectators charge if you do not want to go in the water but you will need to comply with the strict adult to child ratios within your visiting party.

9. Waterpark Annual Pass; unfortunately Alton Towers no longer offer this popular annual pass option.

10. Timed Tickets; during peak times the waterpark introduces set timed ticket sessions to ease capacity restrictions.


Alton Tower Sonic Spinball Attraction

Alton Towes Sonic Spinball, (photo; Phil Loach)


Alton Towers Waterpark; Group Deals

Small groups can make use of the family ticket packages available; just take note of the stipulated numbers of children & adults for each family ticket offered. Alternatively, for groups of 40 or more, discounted tickets are available although pre-booking is essential

Alton Towers Waterpark; Spectator Charges

A reduced price spectator charge is available if children are old enough to be left to their own devices, (but take note of the strict adult to child ratios). It can get very warm inside the pool area, so be worth thinking about your attire even if it’s freezing outside!

Alton Towers Waterpark 2 for 1 Voucher

On occasion Alton Towers Waterpark will run a 2 for 1 newspaper based promotion.  Often, these will run in regional newspapers and whilst this is not currently available, we’ll let you know if these 2 for 1 promotions run again in the future.


Alton Towers Waterpark

Alton Towers Waterpark; Outdoor Area


Alton Tower Waterpark; Classes

Keep an eye out for Waterbabies, (a baby swim school for children age 12 weeks to 3 years old), or National Lifeguard Courses, (for those age 16 years & over), that are available at Alton Towers Waterpark.

Additional charges apply.

Alton Towers Waterpark; Adult To Child Ratios

  • 1 person over the age of 16: 1 child (4 years and under)
  • 1 person over the age of 16: 2 children (ages 5-9)

These ratios can change from time to time so best checking directly with Alton Towers before planning your visit.

By Liz Walsh


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  1. Hey!
    We’re stopping at Splash Landings 21-22nd Aug as a surprise for my daughter’s 14th b’day. I’ve booked a room but am struggling to find reasonably priced tickets for the water park! Can you help or advise please?
    Many thanks in advance xx

    • Hi Miriam, as you are staying at the Alton Towers Resort, worth checking to see if they have any current waterpark offers running for hotel guests. Unfortunately you tend not to see too many offers for the waterpark and 2 for 1 vouchers for Alton Towers theme park cannot be used at the waterpark. There are online discounts if you book online & passholder discounts for those in receipt of a Merlin Pass.

  2. Hi
    We are staying at Splash Landings on the 10th September and would like to use the water park. There are 2 adults and 2 children. Are there any discounts available for the water park when staying at splash landings? Thanks

    • Hi, it’s always worth an ask as I know they can offer cheaper tickets at select times of the year. Are you visiting the theme park too? Previously their come back deal has included cheaper second day tickets for the waterpark so worth an ask at the box office within the theme park to see if this is running again during 2016. Alternatively booking online will secure a small discount.

      • Hi
        Thanks for replying yes we are visiting the theme park to on the second day of our visit. I will look into your suggestions thanks again x

  3. Helen darby says:

    We are planning to visit you on thursday 2nd June 2016… There is 2 adults and 2 children aged 4 and 6…. Could you please tell me of any offers you have or do i just have to pay the online price..?

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      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Helen, topdogdays in independent of Alton Towers Waterpark, (we just let you know where the deals are) but unfortunately we never come across many deals for the waterpark. The standard 2 for 1 vouchers for merlin attractions don’t cover the water park. Passholders can pick up a 20% discount when booked in advance. Those staying at the hotel can often pick up a discounted package. Are you planning a trip to the theme park too? Last year they were running a comeback deal from the theme park for the waterpark but you’d need to see if that is running this year. Other than that it’s the online discount is all I cañ see. Have a good trip:)

  4. joyce Mccamon says:

    hi guys
    we are coming for 2 day park stay this weekend ,we have 2 people in group needing carers can they use dla letters for entry? do you also have 2for 1 vouchers for swimming ,we are bringing 2 busloads for park entry about 30 want to come swimming.

    thanks joyce

    • Hi Joyce, unfortunately the 2 for 1 vouchers are not valid at Alton Towers Waterpark:( Previously Alton Towers only provided group discounts at the waterpark to parties with 40 or more people but might be worth double checking this. Guests with a disability pay the standard charge but can be accompanied by a free carer is they require assistance. Proof of disability will be requested ‘which may include a Blue Badge, statement of special educational needs from LEA or NHS, or a letter from a medical professional on NHS headed paper’, (taken from Alton Towers Guide for Visitors with Disabilities).

  5. Linda Grace says:

    Many thanks for your website on all of Alton Towers, it helped us to plan our trip to the theme park and waterpark. We have just had an amazing weekend there!

    • Thank you Linda for taking the time to leave us some feedback, you have just made my day:) Glad you enjoyed your weekend at Alton Towers and that you found our top tips helpful, Liz

  6. Allison Hassey says:

    looking for offers for splash landings at Alton towers. I have three children aged 7,6 and 6.

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Allison, Alton Towers don’t tend to run as many Waterpark deals as they do at the theme park:( Passholders can gain a 20% discount if they book in advance. Are you visiting the theme park as well? There is a waterpark comeback ticket offer that you can take advantage of – more details available at Alton Towers Come Back Deal. Sometimes, during term time, the Waterpark runs a late entrance offer from 4pm onwards – best to check with the Waterpark directly to see if this is running on the day of your visit.