Santa's Sleepover 2022

Santa's Sleepovers are the highlight on the Alton Towers calendar each year with fantabulous festive treats along the way for the whole family! 

Package Itinerary

Arrival Day

  • 1-day entry to the Theme Park with a selection of family rides, attractions and seasonal entertainment
  • A unique visit to Santa's Grotto
  • Access to Lightopia, the award-winning light and lantern experience
  • A fantastically festive evening meal
  • Evening entertainment
  • An overnight stay in one of our fantabulously themed hotels

Check Out Day

  • A delicious buffet breakfast
  • Session in the wacky Caribbean themed Waterpark  
  • 9 holes of crazy, zany Extraordinary Golf


Theme park entry

  • The Theme Park will be open from 11:00 – 20:00, with rides open from 11:00 – 20:00.
  • You will receive your Theme Park tickets 10 days before your stay - keep an eye out for an email.
  • Lightopia will take place from 16:00 - 20:00 each day within the Theme Park.

Santa's Woodland Grotto

  • A unique visit to Santa's Grotto in the Alton Towers Resort Theme Park is included in your Santa's Sleepover package with a delightful gift for each child. This experience will be valid on the day of arrival.

Waterpark entry

  • 1 session in the Alton Towers Waterpark can be used on either day of your stay and will last for a minimum of 2 hours.

The Alton Towers Waterpark operates a strict adult-to-child ratio of:
One adult (aged 16+) to one child aged 4 or under
One adult (aged 16+) to two children aged 5, 6 or 7

Breakfast & Dinner Reservations

  • A delicious breakfast and Christmas evening meal are included in our Santa’s Sleepover packages. You will receive an email in the lead-up to your short break with details on how to book a timeslot for your meals. 
  • Just to let you know that our Guest Experience team cannot book these timeslots in advance of you receiving your email to book. 


  • Enjoy a host of festive entertainment throughout your visit including carol singers, delightful Christmas characters and our very own Mrs Claus!
  • Our entertainment times run from 17:00 - 21:00 [subject to change]. Please see our reception team on arrival for more details. 


Important information

  • Reservations will need to be made for your grotto visit, waterpark session, dinner and breakfast. These cannot be amended once booked. 
  • Your Extraordinary Golf visit doesn’t need to be pre-booked - just turn up during our opening hours.
  • The Alton Towers monorail will not be operating during our Santa's Sleepover event - however, this will be replaced with the Candy Cane bus service. This stops outside the Alton Towers Hotel and runs regularly.
  • The Waterpark will be open from 09:00 - 14:00 on Christmas Eve.
  • The Theme Park will be closed on Christmas Eve. 

Good to know

  • Travelling with another party on a different booking reference, and want to let us know you’re travelling together? No problem. Simply email us at with all of the booking references and let us know. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests (such as adjacent rooms) but this cannot be guaranteed.