Alton Towers

Family Day at Alton Towers, including CBeebies Land

I remember being so desperate to go to Alton Towers when I was 11, I drank about 40 cans of the Nemesis drink to get free tickets in order to persuade my parents to take us. It was disgusting but it worked!

Now I’m older and live nearer we go more often and I don’t have to drink any black currant and liquorice soda to get in! Last year our family bought Merlin passes and we used them all summer, then when we found out I was expecting a baby we sent them back to Merlin to freeze them, and just unfroze them last week. So we are now able to enjoy another summer at Merlin attractions.

This year has been more difficult because now we have a big age difference between our children, including a child with ADHD, a preschooler who wants to go on everything but is too short, and an 8 week old baby who can’t go on many rides.

We started the day at CBeebies land, where we were all able to go on the Get-Set-Go Treetop Adventure, and the Postman Pat Parcel Post

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My son was able to get a ride access pass because of his ADHD which fortunately means that he doesn’t have to queue as long as everyone else, so he gets on the rides quickly, but he has to wait a certain amount of time before he can go on the next ride, and he can only use the pass 10 times. This year for the first time he was brave enough to go on two of the “big six” Thirteen and Oblivion. Going on Oblivion with George was my favourite part of the day. As soon as the ride started he said “I want to get off!” Then the whole ride I was worried for him, as soon as it stopped I said “are you ok?”, he just shrugged “yeah, of course”. Love the bravado of a 10 year old.

Then we walked round the park looking for rides we could all enjoy together. Which actually meant that I waited near the ride with the baby while everyone else was able to go on.

Enterprise and the runaway train were Max’s favourite. At 4 years old, he is the biggest thrill seeker of them all.

If you are thinking of visiting you can find more details about Alton Towers on their website

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