Ahoy! Join us at the Alton Towers Resort this February for the most swashbucklin’ takeover of them all! Our Pirate and Princess Takeover returns for 2018 with tons of Pirate and Princess activities for all the family.


Take part in fabulous family gameshows, show off your best costumes in our amazing Fancy Dress parade and be amazed by Pirate Pegg’s magic show. Attend princess school where you can help Loana the Brave remember how to be a princess and enjoy our action-packed show ‘High Seas and Hijinks: A Pirate Adventure’, full of treasure, heroic rescue and Pirate training. Complete the treasure hunt around the Resort to help Princess Isabella Adelaide of Alton find the Jewels stolen from her by Shark Tooth Jack for the chance to win a terrific prize. Then finish the day off at a full-filled Pirate and Princess party.

Budding buccaneers can pay a visit to Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, enjoy the thrills and spills of the Waterpark, and take in a FREE round of crazy zany 9 hole golf on our Extraordinary Golf course.

With so much to pack into a stay, the Alton Towers Resort is the ultimate escape this February Half Term.


Our February Half Term event is open exclusively for hotel guests.  



Your Pirate and Princess themed entertainment will include:


An action-packed show ‘High Sea and Hijinx: A Pirate Adventure’: an hour and a half, fun-filled pirate adventure featuring three half hour, back-to-back shows full of treasure and heroic rescue. Join the crew in two live action shows: ‘Pirates of Mutiny Bay: The Lore of Treasure Unknown’ and ‘Pirates of Mutiny Bay: The Kidnap of Lady Victoria Sponge’ where you will be taken on a journey across the seas with our very own Pirates of Mutiny Bay. Then become a pirate in ‘Captain Finn’s Training Camp’, where pirates-in-training will be taught all the skills needed to become a ferocious pirate.


The Lost Boys & Fairy Princesses party, hosted in their Enchanted Tipi with a whole host of fun and games!

- There is a fabulous fancy dress parade so come dressed to impress ready.

- Seek out long lost treasure in the interactive treasure hunt.

- Join in their interactive game show as the Lost Boys take on the Fairy Princesses. 

- Then the Lost Boys and fairy Princesses are having a party so they can sing and dance with all their new friends.


Princess School – an interactive live show where you can help Loana the Brave remember how to be a princess

Pirate Take Over – a live show with songs and dances from the motley crew

Pirate Pegg’s Magic Show – our very own mutiny bay pirate is ready to wow you with some of her favourite tricks

Princess Pop Party – a vocal show hosted by our princesses Alexandra and Xenna


Plus, complete our exciting treasure hunt around the Resort! Solve the clues to help Princess Isabella Adelaide of Alton find the Jewels stolen from her by Shark Tooth Jack for the chance to win a terrific prize.

Your Package

Your Package includes:


- Bed & Breakfast

- One day access to the Waterpark 

- Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE

- A 9 hole game of Extraordinary Golf

- A full itinerary of pirate and princess themed entertainment and activity



Terms and conditions apply. Pirate and Princess short break takes place during February half term (10th — 25th February 2018). The Alton Towers Theme Park is closed during this time. Resort benefits, extras and activities are subject to change and availability. 


Lead price of £40 per person/£160 per person is based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a standard family room at the Alton Towers Resort Hotel on selected dates. Upgraded rooms incur an additional charge. The Splash Landings Hotel is closed during this time. Room prices vary and are subject to change. All rooms are subject to availability at time of booking. Breakfast is included unless otherwise stated at the time of booking. Event subject to change and availability. 


*This event includes one day access to the Alton Towers Waterpark and Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE. Guests wishing to use the Alton Towers Waterpark must adhere to the terms and conditions and strict adult to child ratios.


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Rollercoaster restaurant

Make your stay extra special and book to dine in the UK’s first Rollercoaster Restaurant as part of your short break. The new restaurant is set below a vast rollercoaster track where diners can watch as their order tackles two gravity defying loop-the-loops before dropping 8 metres down the tornado spiral to their table. From a standing start, every dish will compete to its final destination, racing along 400m of spiralling steel track.

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