Introducing a World of Thrilliant Events
Get ready to be immersed into a whole world of thrilliant events this year! Throughout 2023, Alton Towers Resort will be hosting a fantabulously fun-packed season of spectacular events and sensational entertainment set against the backdrop of our breathtaking lineup of rides and attractions!
Festival of Thrills: The Smiler Takeover
17th April - 7th May 2023
Festival of Thrills returns in 2023, celebrating our awesome rollercoasters but this year with a twist - The Smiler Takeover.
Join us… for a series of marmalising experiences dedicated to the world’s first 14-looping rollercoaster, The Smiler, in its 10th year. Soak up the adrenaline-pumping atmosphere and take on eye-popping, jaw-dropping, brain-bending action aboard our world-beating line up of rollercoasters. Remember You Belong To The Smiler.
20th May - 18th June 2023
Join us in 2023 for Mardi Gras, featuring a fantabulous line up of food, drink and entertainment.
Join us in 2023 for Mardi Gras, featuring a fantabulous line up of food, drink and entertainment. This Carnival- inspired takeover will dazzle you with an explosion of colours, sensational flavours, high-energy music and so much more! Not forgetting that you will have the chance to ride our thrilliant world-class rollercoasters and fantabulous family favourites as the sun goes down as well as try some utterly delicious food from around the world. Don’t miss out!
9th September - 1st October 2023
Bigger and better than ever, the ultimate family fun festival.
This autumn get ready for Alton Towers Oktoberfest and you will be in for more than one treat! You will have the chance to ride a selection of thrillful world-class rollercoasters and fantabulous family favourites as darkness falls, enjoy an awesome choice of delightfully themed entertainment for all ages and try some utterly delicious food! All in a cheerful, family-friendly atmosphere... with a German twist! Don’t miss out!
7th, 8th, 13th-31st October 2023
As the nights get longer, Scarefest beckons.
As the nights get longer, Scarefest beckons. On October’s spookiest dates, tiptoe into Alton Towers Resort for all sorts of creepy scares and shocks as its award-winning Scarefest returns for 2023 with live entertainment for all ages and our award-winning spooktacular scare experiences for the bravest of souls. Open until 9pm each day daring guests can face our head-spinning, hair-raising rides and attractions in darkness including Wicker Man and The Smiler!
3rd-5th November 2023
Lighting up the night with our show of dazzle and delight!
For a fireworks display dazzling enough to make your jaw drop and your eyes pop, there’s only one place to be – Alton Towers Resort. Our Fireworks nights provide a final chance to enjoy our mind-blowing, heart-pounding, record-breaking rollercoasters, rides and family attractions before we bid our season goodbye. And because we’re open late for the fireworks, you can ride our coasters in the dark for extra scares, screams and shrieks. For a truly head-spinning, mega-grinning experience, book your ticket today!
Selected dates from 24th November – 30th December 2023
Fantastically festive celebrations and seasonal sensations!
For Fantastically festive celebrations and seasonal sensations, This Christmas, families can make magical memories with a Santa’s Sleepover or an unforgettable Festive Day Out at the Alton Towers Resort!