New Star Gazing Pods at Alton Towers
Enjoy a night under the stars at Alton Towers Stargazing Pods, new for 2019.
The camping-style Pods are minimally furnished and sleep up to four people. So families, couples and groups of friends can now enjoy an outdoor adventure in the Staffordshire countryside sleeping just moments away from their favourite rides and attractions.
The camp of 102 Pods will be next to the Enchanted Village at the South East corner of the Resort.
– A stay in a unique Stargazing Pod
– A takeaway breakfast bap and hot drink to set you up for the exciting day ahead
– Your 2nd Day FREE in the Theme Park*
– Enjoy evening entertainment for all the family
– Early access to selected rides and attractions
– A free 9-hole round of Extraordinary Golf
Each pod boasts one double and two single beds. They also have heating, charging points and WiFi, as well as under-bed storage and a small terrace. The Pods are arranged around ‘the green’ where children can play or use the telescopes to study the night sky. A communal block offers toilets, accessible showers and baby changing facilities.
Launching the Pods, Divisional Director for Alton Towers Resort, Ian Crabbe said:
“More and more families are looking for affordable UK short-breaks where they can spend quality time together, try new things and enjoy their favourite destinations.
“Alton Towers Stargazing Pods offer a truly unique experience: the chance to spend the night under the stars in our beautiful countryside setting and enjoy all that Alton Towers Resort has to offer.”
The Stargazing Pods join four other hotels at Alton Towers, including the world’s only CBeebies Land Hotel which opened in July 2017. The new Pods offer the most affordable way to stay at Alton Towers Resort, priced from just £88 per night off-peak and £123 in peak season. Overnight guests can gain early entry to the theme park and enjoy the restaurants and entertainment across the Resort*.
The price of a night under the stars also includes a takeaway breakfast with hot drinks or milk and a freshly made bacon and sausage sandwich available from the Stargazing Pods reception building
Stargazing Pods are available to book for Spring and Summer. The Pods will be available from 12th April 2019 through-out peak Summer and school holiday periods (Easter, May Half Term, all of June, July and August plus October Half Term). Pods can also be booked for weekend stays in May, Sept and Oct.
The cost includes all bedding and bed linen. A basket of towels can also be rented on check-in, or like any other camping trip you can bring your own.
Overnight guests will enjoy access to restaurants and entertainments across the resort including Roller Coaster Restaurant but excluding the Windmill Restaurant and entertainment in CBeebies Land Hotel which is exclusive to CBeebies Land Hotel guests. Short break guests also enjoy free parking throughout their stay, and a free round of ‘Extraordinary Golf’.
Home to the UK’s favourite theme park, the Alton Towers Resort offers an amazing combination of rides, attractions, shows and themed accommodation for thrill-seekers, families and kids of all ages.
2018 saw the launch of Wicker Man – bringing together cutting edge special effects with classic wooden coaster technology for the first time!
Wicker Man is a thrilling rollercoaster experience guaranteed to get your heart pumping and senses tingling! Venture into the world of the Beornen, a primitive community of people of who live in the woods nearby. Be ‘Chosen’ when they invite you to join them on a unique journey that will have you hurtling towards a six-storey high Wicker Man effigy as it spectacularly bursts into flames!
Wicker Man is the UK’s first new wooden coaster built in over 20 years and joins an amazing line-up of world-class rollercoasters including Galactica, Nemesis, Oblivion, The Smiler and Rita!
Set in over 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside, the Alton Towers Resort offers three fantastically themed hotels, an Enchanted Village, wacky Waterpark, luxury spa, Extraordinary Golf, the UK’s only Rollercoaster Restaurant and of course, over 50 world class rides and attractions!