The girls had so much fun at our recent stay at CBeebies Land Hotel and of course visiting the amazing CBeebies Land. At five and three they are at the perfect age, they were both tall enough to go on all of the rides and still young enough to appreciate them. CBeebies Land is set within Alton Towers, it’s very well themed throughout, colourful and bursting with fun. You can easily spend most of the day there, but still have time to explore the rest of the park.
We visited during October Half Term so we also got to experience Scarefest. Creepy music played throughout the whole park and there were Halloween decorations everywhere and lots of photo opportunities. It is very family friendly and there are also age restrictions on some of the live Halloween experiences. All guests staying at CBeebies Land Hotel get express parking, so you get to park right at the front of the park, which is really handy.
There were no queues to get into Alton Towers and everyone has to have their temperature checked before they are allowed entrance. You don’t have to wear masks to walk around the park, but some rides do require you to wear a face mask. There are hand sanitising stations dotted around the park and also at the ride entrance and exits and there were also traffic control and one-way systems in place. The weather was a bit unpredictable so I would definitely recommend packing wellies or waterproof shoes for both you and your little ones, plus water proof clothing, we packed all in one puddle suits for the girls which were a godsend.
As soon as you approach the CBeebies Land entrance you can hear the famous CBeebies music playing, the girls were beyond excited and couldn’t wait to explore. We headed straight for the Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride and the girls loved it, Bella was in charge of zooming us up and down, we then hopped onto the Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure and helped Postman Pat deliver his parcels on the Postman Pat Parcel Post ride. Flo was so excited to go on the In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride and she loved shouting out the characters names and dancing to the music, be warned the exit to this ride takes you straight into the gift shop.
After a five minute debate with Bella over a giant Iggle Piggle, which she eventually put back on the shelf, we explored the rest of Alton Towers park. We didn’t get into the park until 2:30pm, because it was raining really heavily for most of the day, but it was perfect because it started to get dark and Alton Towers was all lit up, even the Castle was lit up in spooky Halloween lights. There was a stage with dancers dressed as Zombies and loads of benches for you to sit and watch, but it was extremely muddy, so we didn’t hang around too long. By the stage area there are lots of street food type stalls, selling all sorts of warm food and there is a hot drinks van that also sells sweet treats and Candy Floss.
The girls and my Hubby stuffed their faces with giant jelly Spiders and Snakes and we had a quick walk around the park before heading back to CBeebies Hotel for dinner and the disco. The next morning after breakfast, we decided to explore Alton Towers and we headed straight for Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life in Mutiny Bay, a Pirate themed area in the park. The girls were fascinated by the fish and we even saw Sharks and Stingrays. Be warned, the exit takes you through a large gift shop.
Bella and I rode on Marauder’s Mayhem which is a bit like The Waltzer and we all had a ride on Heave Ho. The girls had a go with Hook a Duck and were delighted when they both won a cuddly Octopus. We bumped into one of Alton Tower’s Halloween Characters and Bella couldn’t wait to have her picture taken with him. Bella showed off her impressive driving skills at Cuckoo Cars Driving School, Flo was too small to drive, but she was more than happy to watch and cheer her big Sister on.
It was pretty chilly so my Hubby grabbed some Hot Chocolates and we hitched a ride on the Skyride which gives beautiful views of the whole of Alton Towers. The Skyride is great way to get across the park, if you or your little one’s legs are tired. We went back to CBeebies Land and rode on the Octonauts Rollercoaster ride which was definitely a thrill for both of the girls. We just about had enough time to explore Tree Fu Tom Training Camp and have a ride on the brand new Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop ride before the heavens opened and it chucked it down.
We decided to call it a day and start the long journey home and we stopped for lunch at a service station. Unfortunately due to Covid, there are a few indoor attractions that aren’t open. We didn’t get to watch any of the Big Fun Show Time shows as the weather was so bad, but this is where all the favourite characters come out to play and interact with the kids. We would definitely visit again, but I think it would be nice to visit during the Summer, so the weather is better. If you have children age 6 and under I would definitely recommend visiting CBeebies Land at Alton Towers https://www.altontowers.com/explore/cbeebies-land/
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Hi, I’m Mandy! I’m a full time Mum, parent and lifestyle blogger based in Tunbridge Wells. My muse is my two little divas; Bella who is 4 years old & Flo who is 2 years old.Learn more