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The Driving School

Get behind the wheel of one of the crazy, colourful Cuckoo Cars - the hottest wheels in town! Show off your supercool style as you tootle around Cloud Cuckoo Land, meeting the lively locals who are awaiting your visit.

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Just for kids!

The Alton Towers Driving School sets kids free on their very own network of roads. With 30 cars whizzing around the track, there’s plenty of interactive fun on this cuckoo kids ride. Whilst most parents want to join in the fun, this is one family theme park ride that’s just for kids!

Theme Park Top Tip: parents can join in the family fun and take photos from the footbridge.

Ride Features

Bubbly Car Wash
To keep our miniature cars in the best colourful condition, we built a car wash on the Driving School course! Kids love driving through a cloud of bubbles before they get back on the road.

Crossings and Giant Cones
Everything is larger than life in Cloud Cuckoo Land and the traffic cones are no different. Swerve the colourful obstacle course and remember to stop at the traffic lights as you start to learn the rules of the road.

Walkway Bridge
For grown ups and older family members, there’s still room to get involved. Cross the bridge from Fountain Square that rises high above the Cuckoo Cars Driving School. Wave to the young drivers and take the opportunity to take some action-shots!

Colourful Characters
Look out for Dolly, the Lollipop Lady and the local giant hedgehogs, waiting to cross the road. The oversized, eccentric residents of the Cuckoo Cars course are always around to say hello!

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Ride Safety

Although parents can’t come along for the ride, child drivers are overseen by Alton Towers marshals. They can lend a helping hand in the event of a traffic jam.

There is a maximum of just 30 cars on the track at any one time. This ensures that every child has room to explore, without the risk of being hemmed in!

Each miniature car has a top speed of 4kph. So there’s no chance that children with get any points on their new driving license for speeding!

Ride Stats

  • Location: Cloud Cuckoo Land
  • Top speed: 4kph
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Capacity: 450 riders per hour
  • Can you ride?
    You must be at least 1 metre tall and 4 years old to earn your license at our Driving School ride. As our cars are specially designed for young children, anyone over 1.4 metres tall can’t drive.

This is one ride that all the parents want to have a go on and can’t. [...] Learning to stop at the lights and driving on the right side of the road is just as important as the accelerator and the kids seem to really enjoy the responsibility.

Birmingham Live

Have a short break booked before 25th April? We can move your stay date with no extra cost!

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Alton Towers Resort as a precautionary measure.

For guests with short breaks arriving up to and including 25th April 2020, we have relaxed our usual terms and conditions so you can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost*

Please visit the Manage My Booking site and complete the booking amendment form, including your booking reference and the preferred date you would like to rearrange your booking to. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to Alton Towers Resort soon. Thank you for your patience.

*Subject to availability, please provide 3 alternative dates in order of preference, dates allocated on a first come first served basis. Please note – if you have booked a partner Hotel (a Hotel off site), most will honour the price you booked at, however there are a small number which cannot, we will let you know based on the dates you choose.