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

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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. 

Entertainment

  • 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. 

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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 gs.feedback@alton-towers.com 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.