Magic Moments // Splash Landings

Magic Moments // Splash Landings

We have just got back from an overnight stay at the Alton Towers Hotel.  We stayed on a mid week deal that included bed and breakfast and free entrance to the waterpark, all for only £65.  Check-in is from 3pm but when we arrived at midday we were told that our room was available.  We had a standard room to sleep 4, which consisted of a double bed and a single bed with a pull out.  This was the perfect set up for us as we didn’t have to worry about Harry falling out of anything.  The room was spotlessly clean and it had all the basics you need for a stay over – towels, ironing board, kettle, hairdryer, and TV (although I could not fathom out how to work the remote control – possibly just a sign of my age?!?!?).  We dumped our bags and set off for the pool with a very excited toddler in tow.  So, at £65 for the three of us, was it too good to be true?

Splash Landings Alton Towers


  • Variety of things to do for kids of all ages – even those over 40. 
    • Rapids – Sit on a rubber ring and drop down a water chute in to the water below.  H went on this with Hubby, but only the once….
    • Mega Blaster – Not for the faint hearted.  I had a few issues with my swim suit on this one.  It is a must for all adults.
    • Lazy River – We pushed H around the river on an inflatable ring.
    • Jacuzzi – I saw it, but I didn’t get a chance to go in it – such is life.
    • Climbing frames –  H “its a playbarn swimming pool”.
  • Ample seating available around the pool area.  We were lucky that we went when it was quiet as I can imagine that I might not be making this statement in school holidays.  To combat people “baggsying” seats you are advised to hang towels up in cargo netting, but this wasn’t enforced whist we were there, probably because it wasn’t busy.
  • Lots of lifeguards on duty.
  • Warm water – not always the case in some swimming pools.
  • Different pool areas to suit all swimming abilities.
  • Cleanliness.
  • Allowed to take photos.
  • Plenty of floats, buckets and toys available to use.
  • Child life jackets available.
  • Kiosk inside the pool area to buy food.
  • Plenty of room in the family changing rooms (all included a fold away changing table).
  • Even though we weren’t in the Splash Landings Hotel it didn’t matter because the two hotels are connected, meaning you don’t have to venture outside in to the cold to get to the waterpark.
Splash Landings Alton Towers


  • You have to take your room card with you, or have money with you, to buy food by the pool.  It would be good to have some sort of wristband that can be scanned and then charged to your room so you don’t have to go back and to the lockers.
  • When checking in I wasn’t told that in order to charge things to my room I should have put extra on my credit card (at the point of checking in).
  • I didn’t see any of those machines that spin dry your swimming costumes to get the water out – I have no idea what they are called.
Alton Towers Splash Landings


We enjoyed the waterpark experience so much that we paid an extra £5 per person to go the following day (H was free because he is under the age of 3). This was a special rate because we had stayed at the Hotel.   When you consider that most standard municipal swimming pools cost that to get in, then this was well worth the money – even though it did mean putting on slightly damp swimming costumes.

I can’t comment on the choice of restaurants because only one restaurant – The Secret Garden – was open due to it being quiet season.  The choice of food in the evening was good and the breakfast was excellent.

Thankfully our trip away really wasn’t too good to be true.  It turned out to be an absolute thumbs up from all of us.  As you might have guessed, another trip is most definitely on the cards.  Who knows, we might see you there!


Harry’s Honest Mummy x



  1. BattleMum
    February 10, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Sounds like a great stay and a good price too. I think this will have to go on the “must visit” list ☺

    • February 10, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Oh yes, I would definitely recommend it. Especially if you can find the same deal that we went on. We are tempted to spend some time between Xmas and New Year there even though it is a lot more expensive then. It’s just perfect for families.

  2. Claudia H. Blanton
    February 10, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    how wonderful – I wish I would have heard about this place when we were living in Europe a few years ago, but I am glad you all had a wonderful time. Greetings from Las Vegas! Have a wonderful week!

    • February 11, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      Oh wow, I’d rather be where you are that’s for sure 🙂

  3. ljdove23
    February 15, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Oh how lovely! We have only been to the theme park and never the splash world but we do think about visiting! Great that you recommend it, its only just over an hour from here so we might give it a go! Thanks! #anythinggoes

    • February 20, 2016 / 9:40 am

      It was great. Honestly, do give it a try (probably when kids are back in school if that’s possible).

      • ljdove23
        February 20, 2016 / 9:46 am

        Absolutely! My eldest is 11 and not sure that we would be keen on going! 😂 Youngest are 3, 2, 1…I think it would be perfect! Going to look into it, thank you! X

  4. Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy
    February 17, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Lovely review. We have had a blast at Splash Landing ourselves so much to do. I agree on your dislikes for sure. We had to keep going back and forth to lockers. Glad you had an overall great time looks like little one sure did! Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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