Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
8:00 AM 28th February 2021

Alton Towers To Re-Open

Staffordshire theme park, Alton Towers Resort, will re-open its historical gardens next month ahead of the Theme Park reopening on April 12th.

The announcement follows latest Government guidance on the reopening of outdoor visitor attractions and hospitality businesses.

Alton Towers Resort will begin to welcome local families to enjoy The Alton Towers Gardens each day from Monday March 29th to Sunday April 11th.

Under current plans, the world-renowned Theme Park will resume operation from Monday, April 12th, as well as offering selected self-contained accommodation.
The Resort plans to have a new line-up of live entertainment, celebrations and festivities throughout the year.

It is also anticipated the Theme Park’s much anticipated latest attraction, Gangsta Granny: The Ride will open in the Spring after the re-opening.
The new family attraction brings to life David Walliams’ popular children’s novel about an OAP jewel thief!

There will be restrictions on the number of guests able to visit each day and social distancing will be maintained. Under current guidelines a few indoor attractions will remain temporarily closed.

A range of safety and hygiene measures have been implemented ahead of reopening including:

Pre-booking tickets: All guests to pre-book tickets online in advance of their visit to enable capacity control
Thermometer checks: To be safely admitted into the Resort, employees and guests will be asked to participate in a temperature check using a non-touch thermometer
Face coverings: Guests over the age of 6 will be asked to wear face coverings or masks on some of our rides and rollercoasters
Cleaning protocols: Enhanced cleaning, hygiene stations and additional hand sanitiser at key locations
Distance markers: The provision of spatial separation markings and other similar operating adjustments around the attraction, with the inclusion of all rides
Use of PPE: Additional Personal Protective Equipment and clothing for all staff

Those wishing to find out more information and to book tickets for the Theme Park or Gardens please visit