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Top tips for the ultimate swashbuckling adventure this February half-term

  • Thursday February 15th 2024
  • Sophie

February Half Term - Pirate Takeover

Ahoy, mateys…Long time, no ‘sea’! Alton Towers Resort has transformed into a smuggler’s haven for the return of Pirate Takeover until 25th February. What a fantabulous way to kick start the 2024 season! We are here to take you through our top tips and tricks to make the most of your swashbuckling visit to Alton Towers Resort this half-term. We are here to take you through our top tips and tricks to make the most of your swashbuckling visit to Alton Towers Resort this half-term.

1. Beat the Kraken and plan ahead! – Download the Alton Towers Resort app 

Don’t miss out on all the fun available this February half-term and download the Alton Towers app! Get real-time updates on show times, check ride availability and utilise our treasure map of the Resort so you can make the most out of your high seas adventure.

2. Dazzling new treasures – Discover a whole trove of live entertainment! 

Prepare for a day filled with captivating live entertainment! Dive into the exciting Battle Galleons Seadog Starkey’s Sailing School and explore Mutiny Bay's epic stage shows, like Pirates of Mutiny Bay: The Search for the Crown of T’hulu. Uncover smugglers' tales at Shark Bait Reef by SEA LIFE and test your treasure hunting skills in the Pieces of Eight treasure hunt. For Hey Duggee, In the Night Garden, and Octonauts fans, CBeebies Land awaits as the UK's only destination to play, learn, and meet your favourite CBeebies friends!

3. Be prepared to brave the waters – Make sure to bring along a waterproof jacket! 

The weather out on the waters can be unpredictable, so make sure you bring along your best waterproof pirate gear to battle the elements in style! You don’t want to be a soggy seadog! If you do get caught in the rain, you can grab an Alton Towers Resort poncho from Towers Trading and stay dry all day long.  

4. Benefit from swift boarding! – Take advantage of shorter queues 

Take advantage of the off-peak crowds and get on board some of our iconic family rides and attractions quicker. From Heave Ho! to Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure, you can enjoy a whole day of swashbuckling adventure featuring multiple rides with some of your favourite friends.  

Marauders Yellow Sky Crop

5. Seize the snaps – Share your adventures using #altontowers! 

Capture your crew mate’s moments and share them on social media using the official Alton Towers Resort hashtag, #altontowers. Share your experience, connect with fellow pirates, and be in with a chance of featuring on our page!

6. Anchor down for the night – Double the fun with a short break! 

Extend your adventure with a short break at one of our on-site accommodations, transformed into a smuggler’s haven to keep your extraordinary escape going for even longer! Our February half-term package has everything you need to make fantastical family memories including:  

  • 1-day theme park entry  
  • Overnight stay  
  • NEW live hotel entertainment, including our Pirate Disco 
  • Buffet Breakfast  
  • Access to our whacky Waterpark 
  • 9-holes of Extraordinary mini-golf 

From just £45pp*, you can join our pirate crew and leave your family feeling like jolly sailors this half-term!

Pirate Room Lowres

So, now you’re set to face the high seas and become the best buccaneer you can be this February! We can’t wait to see everything you get up to at Pirate Takeover.

See ya there, mateys!  


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