There’s always something new to enjoy at Alton Towers Resort and 2020 is no exception. This year sees the opening of The World of David Walliams in the theme park, and the Resort celebrate its 40th anniversary!


The World of David Walliams

Discover an area which brings to life much-loved characters from David Walliams’ best-selling children’s novels.


Gangsta Granny: The Ride

In this unique re-telling of the story, join Ben and Granny as they attempt the greatest heist in history!

Special Events in 2020

Alton Towers Resort will be hosting several special events throughout the year. TowersTimes will have all the details nearer the time but here is a taste of what’s to come.


40th Anniversary

Throughout the 2020 Season

Throughout 2020, Alton Towers will be inviting guests to celebrate four decades of the ‘Power of the Towers’ to thrill, delight and create millions of happy memories for visitors.


February Half Term

14th – 23rd February

All the February Half Term action will be over at the Resort hotels with a swashbuckling pirate and princess takeover, including live shows, fancy dress and plenty of activities!



18th – 20th, 25th – 27th September, 2nd – 4th October

This brand new event promises themed entertainment and delicious food all wrapped up in a cheerful atmosphere, with a German twist. Additionally, a selected number of rides will be open for late night rides.



9th – 11th, 16th October – 1st November

The legendary Scarefest returns in October and November with terrifying attractions and spooktacular family entertainment, as well as the theme park’s rides and attractions open until late.



6th, 7th & 8th November

The ultimate firework spectacular will end the season with a bang, lighting up the sky over Alton Towers Resort during the first weekend of November.




Santa Claus will be back at Alton Towers Resort during the Christmas season, bringing with him plenty of festive fun including an exclusive pantomime.