Santa's Sleepover 2022

Santa's Sleepovers are the highlight on the Alton Towers calendar each year with fabulous festive treats along the way for the whole family. Sit back and look forward to your Christmas break - we’ll be in touch soon with everything you need to know.  

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 (with a delightful gift for each child)
  • NEW for 2022 - included 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
  • Entry to the wacky Caribbean themed Waterpark  
  • 9 holes of crazy, zany Extraordinary Golf

Your Waterpark session can be used on either day - whilst we recommend you visit the Waterpark on your second day to allow you time between activities, you’re welcome to book for the first day instead if you wish.

Booking My Santa Experience, Waterpark & Restaurants Reservations:

  • You will receive emails in the lead up to your Short Break to tell you all you need to know before arrival and when you're able to book your timeslots. You will need to book a table for breakfast and dinner, your Waterpark entry session and Santa's Grotto timeslot. Please note that our Guest Experience team cannot book these timeslots in advance.

Theme Park Entry and Lightopia Information:

  • Your Santa's Sleepover package will include 1 day access to the Theme Park which is to be used on the day of arrival.
  • Lightopia takes place inside the Theme Park -  simply head towards the Mutiny Bay area. Lightopia will run from 4:00pm - 8:00pm each day during Santa's Sleepover.
  • Rides and attractions due to open for Santa's Sleepover are Gangsta Granny: The Ride, Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop, Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure, Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride, Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, Spinball Whizzer, Bugbie-Go-Round, Postman Pat Parcel Post, In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride, Justin's House Pie-O-Matic Factory, Marauders Mayhem, Heave Ho, Hex - The Legend of the Towers, Cuckoo Cars Driving School, The Royal Carousel, Raj's Bouncy Bottom Burp and Flavio's Fabulous Fandango. Please be aware that this list is subject to change. 

Meeting Santa:

  • 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. 
  • Your Santa's Grotto experience will be valid on the day of arrival.

Breakfast & Dinner Reservations:

  • A delicious breakfast and Christmas evening meal are included in our Santa’s Sleepover packages. Breakfast is to be taken in your hotel's own restaurant. If you’re staying at the CBeebies Land Hotel, you’ll enjoy your exclusive dinner in the wonderfully themed Windmill Restaurant. If you’re staying in one of our other Resort Hotels, you are able to eat dinner at the restaurant of your choice. Restaurants for dinner are:
    • Flambo's Jambo (in Splash Landings Hotel)
    • Secret Garden (in Alton Towers Hotel)
    • Crooked Spoon (in the Enchanted Village)
    • Sir Algenon's Grill (in the Alton Towers Conference Centre)
    • Rollercoaster Restaurant (in the Theme Park)
    • Windmill Restaurant (exclusive to guests staying in CBeebies Land Hotel)

Waterpark Entry Information:

  • Access into the Alton Towers Waterpark can be used for 1 session throughout the duration of your short break.  This can be used on either day of your stay and will last for a minimum of 2 hours. Guests wishing to use the Alton Towers Waterpark must adhere to the terms and conditions, and strict adult to child ratios. Please see the Alton Towers Waterpark page for more details. 
  • The Waterpark will be open 9:00am - 2:00pm on Christmas Eve.
  • Outdoor slides at the Waterpark are scheduled to be open. 


  • Enjoy a host of festive entertainment throughout your visit including carol singers, delightful Christmas characters and our very own Mrs Claus! More surprises await so keep your eyes peeled for more news! 

Additional information:

  • 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 every 2-3 minutes. Please speak to your hotel's reception team for more information. 
  • The Theme Park will be closed on Christmas Eve.