Scarefest returns to Alton Towers Resort on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th and 20th - 31st October this Halloween with activities for the whole family!

On selected dates in October, the Theme Park becomes home to Halloween, with CBeebies Land remaining open until 7pm* so you can enjoy your favourite attractions as the sun starts to set, plus experience our 4 live shows including our dancing flashmob of ancestors!

Whilst older families will enjoy our House of Monsters maze and Freak Show scare zone. Scare Mazes are an additional cost which can be booked at, Scare Zone and other family Scarefest attractions are included in entry price.

Your package includes: an overnight stay in Resort accommodation or a partner hotel, breakfast and entry to Alton Towers Scarefest** with your 2nd Day FREE. This October visit the UK's must do family Spooktacular event for Halloween.

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Scarefest Family Fun

House of Monsters at the Alton Towers Resort

House of Monsters

Join a rising online vlogger who has turned into a new-age monster hunter. On this modern-day quest to discover the truth about monsters, is this a case of mistaken identity or has he really discovered a group of 21st century ghouls?

You'll experience 20 minutes of laughs, frights, theatre, special effects, characters, jokes, mazes and storytelling. Perfect for tweens and those who like a light fright.

12pm - 8pm. Recommended age: 8+. Cost: From £5.

Patch's Trick or Treat Party at the Alton Towers Resort

Patch's Trick or Treat Party

Come and join Patch and friends for their spooktacular Halloween party, with plenty of songs and dancing!

Shows throughout the day between 11am - 7pm.

Phil & Franklyn's Ghoul School at the Alton Towers Resort

Phil & Franklyn's Ghoul School

Franklyn has forgotten how to spook, so Phil needs your help to remind him. Make sure to stick around afterwards as Phil and Franklyn might want to meet you!

Shows throughout the day between 12pm - 5.30pm.

Skelvin's Spooky Story Time at the Alton Towers Resort

Skelvin's Spooky Story Time

Join Skelvin the Skeleton as he shares spooky tales, perfect for little ones.

Shows throughout the day between 12.30pm - 6pm.

Spooktacular Fancy Dress Competition at the Alton Towers Hotel

Spooktacular Fancy Dress Competition

Come dressed to impress*** with your most frightful Halloween costume and join the fancy dress parade at the bottom of Towers Street.


The Alton Ancestors at the Alton Towers Hotel

The Alton Ancestors

Meet the friendly ghoulish characters who used to roam these grounds; they're back for Halloween and ready to celebrate the occasion! Open: 10am - 1pm.

Join the Alton Ancestors are celebrating in style with Gloomy Wood ALIVE! Shows throughout the day between 2pm - 5pm.

Franklyn and Friends at the Alton Towers Hotel

Franklyn and Friends

Joining in with all the spooktacular fun, meet Franklyn and Friends with photo opportunities and more. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for the Famous Freaky Four whilst out and about!

Scarefest Accommodation & Entertainment

CBeebies Land Hotel at the Enchanted Village

CBeebies Land Hotel

Step inside the rainbow this October and enter straight into the colourful world of the CBeebies Land Hotel. All uniquely created for young families, the CBeebies Land Hotel is bursting with music, stories and adventures for little ones to enjoy!

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Scarefest at the Alton Towers Hotel

Alton Towers Hotel

Visit the home of the transatlantic explorer Sir Algenon with fantastical evening entertainment, free parking and an eccentric range of fully-themed rooms.

Fantastical Spell School Halloween will see Alton Towers Hotel's magician mesmerise you with special tricks and treats, while The Phantasmagorical Scott Family Vaudeville Show bring you their edgy and eclectic speciality showcase.

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Scarefest at the Splash Landings Hotel

Splash Landings Hotel

Enter a tropical paradise and soak up the Caribbean theming throughout.

The Magical Mayhem Show treats your little ones to twisted tales, spooky tricks and treats, Patch's Pumpkin Party will get you moving on the disco floor and the Dia De Meutos Live Show sees our resident Witch Doctor leading a spectacular party like no other.

Waterpark entry is an additional cost.

Information about staying at Splash Landings Hotel in October 2017.

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Scarefest at the Enchanted Village

Enchanted Village

Nestled in a far corner of the Resort, discover the secrets of the magical Enchanted Village Woodland Lodges.

Halloween entertainment includes a live vocalist with spooktacular songs!

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Scarefest with Partner Hotels

Partner Hotels

Whether you're after leisure facilities, local amenities, budget friendly, or a touch of luxury, we have a hand-picked selection of some brilliant nearby partner hotels for your perusal.

Please note: does not include Resort entertainment.

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Please Note: There will be no Early Ride Time during Scarefest.

Terms and conditions apply. Scarefest takes place at the Alton Towers Resort on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th and 20th - 31st October 2017. Entry to Scarefest is valid when booked as part of a hotel and ticket package or with Merlin Annual Passes. Resort benefits, extras and activities are subject to change and availability. Please note: additional charges apply for upgrades. Events subject to change and availability.

*Please Note: Due to low lighting, the Skyride, Battle Galleons, Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure, Tree Fu Tom Training Camp and the Gardens will close earlier in the day at 3.30pm. Children's rides and attractions in CBeebies Land and Cloud Cuckoo Land will close from 7pm with the exception of Mr. Bloom's Allotment which will close from 6pm.

**Entry to Scare Mazes is not included in your ticket and hotel package. Additional charges apply for Scare Mazes. Tickets for Scare Mazes can be purchased from or on the day from the Resort box office.

***Fancy Dress can be worn but no masks are permitted.

Need to know information about staying in Splash Landing Hotel in October 2017.

The Splash Landings Hotel will be open for guests only on the following dates; 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th and 20th - 29th October 2017. Breakfast for Splash Landings Hotel guests will be served in Flambo's Jambo between 7.30am - 10.00am and includes a five hot item breakfast, plus toast and cereals, tea and coffee and juices. Dinner options at Flambo's Jambo is an pizza and pasta menu. Ma Garita's bar is open from 10.00am to 2.00am, with a takeaway pizza menu available from 9.30pm. Hotel entertainment on the select dates at the Splash Landings Hotel consists of the following; 8.30pm: Magician, 9pm: Dia De Meurtos - Live Vocal Show, 9.30pm: Patch's Pumpkin Party, 10pm: Dia De Meurtos - Live Vocal Show and 10:45pm-11:15pm: Disco.

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