Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods will be closed until further notice.

Spend the night under the stars at Alton Towers Resort in a cosy Stargazing Pod, intended to bring you closer to the outdoors. Who knows what you’ll discover in the night sky? Perhaps you’ll even catch a glimpse of the Resort’s own constellations?


102 Stargazing Pods

Food & Drink

Tipi Bar
Vending Machines


Toilet and Shower block


Entertainment Tipi
Central Village Green

Car parking for the Stargazing Pods will be sign posted as you drive into the entrance of Alton Towers Resort. Once parked, you’ll need to head over to the ‘Stargazing Pods Reception’ (the former Enchanted Forest Tree Top Quest reception building) in order to check in.

Check-in is from 3pm, although you can check in earlier if your pod is ready, and check-out is at 10am. If you want to spend the day enjoying the resort’s attractions either prior to check-in or after check-out, the porters will be happy to hold onto any luggage you may have.

Unlike the Resort’s other accommodation, the pods use physical keys to lock and unlock the doors meaning guests are required to make a £10 refundable deposit at check-in in order to receive their key.

A standard hotel stay includes the bed and breakfast option, however you can also add-on theme park tickets and admission to the Resort’s other attractions at a discounted rate. By purchasing your theme park tickets with your hotel stay, you’ll also gain access to Early Ride Time. This allows you into the theme park at 9:30am – half an hour before the park opens to all guests.

The breakfast option included with a Stargazing Pods stay is a takeaway bacon, sausage or vegetarian bap with a hot drink or milk. This can be collected from the Stargazing Pods Reception in the morning. Guests are then invited to enjoy dinner in one of the other accommodation options at either The Crooked Spoon, The Secret Garden or Flambo’s Jumbo Dinner. Alternatively a reservation could be made for the Rollercoaster Restaurant, approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the Stargazing Pods site.

On certain dates guests are able to enter the park through the Woodland Walk, accessed beside the entrance to the CBeebies Land Hotel. Hotel guests also enjoy free car parking and, if you have an annual pass, you can also receive significant discounts on your stay.


Stargazing Pods

Described as “minimalistic themed”, these pods feature one double bed and two single beds, as well as the essentials like plug sockets and heating. Towels are not provided, however, with guests either required to bring their own or purchase a towel pack of four.

Take a look back at the plans which were submitted for the Stargazing Pods development.