Will you join us for our most terrifying Scarefest yet? Yes, Scarefest is back and has more spine–tingling terrors than ever before.

On selected dates in October and November our Theme Park becomes home to Halloween, remaining open until 9pm so you can enjoy your favourite rides in the dark, including the brand new Wicker Man! Brave our award winning scare mazes and attractions, including our brand new scare maze 'Project 42'.

Your package includes:

Please Note: Scare Mazes are an additional cost which can be booked at altontowers.com. Other entertainment and family Scarefest attractions are included in the entry price.

Terrifying Thrills come to the Park on the 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th and 19th October — 2nd November.

Scarefest Mazes, Zones & Attractions*

Project 42 - New for 2018

New for 2018 - Project 42

More information coming soon

The Welcoming: Be Chosen at the Alton Towers Resort

The Welcoming: Be Chosen

Live action scare maze lasting approximately 15 minutes.

The mysterious followers of the Wicker Man spirit are hosting their annual Halloween celebration and are inviting outsiders to join them. But what part will you play in the ritual...

5:30pm – 9:30pm Age: 15+.

Not recommended for those of a nervous disposition.

Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of The Skin Snatchers

Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover The Legend of The Skin Snatchers

Live action scare maze lasting approximately 15 minutes.

Tour the depths of a recently re-opened mine at the Resort, which holds a deep dark secret. Believed to once be home to a family of village outcasts, will you get out safely?



1pm – 9pm. Age: 15+.
Not recommended for those of a nervous disposition.

Sub Species: The End Games at the Alton Towers Resort

Sub Species: The End Games

Live action scare maze lasting approximately 15 minutes.

Delve into a post-apocalyptic, sewer dwelling community infested by an unknown species from another world.
Unlike our other mazes, the creatures WILL touch you in this free-flowing, multi-route maze where you may be seperated from your party!

1pm - 9pm. Age: 15+.

Not recommended for those of a nervous disposition.

House of Monsters

House of Monsters

With a brand new room for 2018, the House of Monsters is now bigger than ever! Experience 20 minutes of laughs, frights, theatrics and special effects, set in a maze of 7 live shows making it perfect for families.

12pm - 8pm.

Recommended for families with children over 8. £5 per ticket.

Rides In The Dark

Rides In The Dark

Experience your favourite rides after dark as the Theme Park is open until 9pm!
For the first time, you can brave Wicker Man in the dark. Hurtle towards the six-storey high effigy as it spectacularly bursts into flames.

Scaremosphere

Scaremosphere

Be absorbed with the thrills of Halloween with our added Scaremosphere.

  • Galactica Airways — Meet the Al air cabin crew of Galactica Airways, always at your service – whether you like it or not!
  • Ghost Pirates — This motley crew of pirate wash-ups have followed the sound of the siren all the way to mutiny bay!
  • The Towers Gothic Ruins — Rumoured to be home to a number of supernatural forces – do you get the feeling somebodys watching from the windows?


Scarefest Accommodation & Entertainment

Scarefest at the Splash Landings Hotel

Splash Landings Hotel

Head to Patch's Pumpkin Pad for a night of children's entertainment, including The Magical Mayhem Show and Patches Pumpkin Party. Then The Freaky Funk Squads 'Dia De Meurtos' Show is the perfect place to dance the night away.

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Scarefest at the Enchanted Village

Enchanted Village

Retreat to a charming and idyllic corner of the Alton Towers Resort. Enjoy a night of entertainment in the Alton Towers Hotel or Splash Landings Hotel before wandering back down the winding footpaths through the delightful Enchanted Village.

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Scarefest at the Alton Towers Hotel

Alton Towers Hotel

Uncover this unique hotel, themed around the incredible explorer Sir Algenon. There's plenty of fun and quirky features to discover, including his amazing flying ship which has crash-landed right in the middle of the hotel.

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CBeebies Land Hotel

CBeebies Land Hotel

Step into the bright and colourful world of CBeebies Land Hotel, bursting with music, stories and adventures for little ones to enjoy.
Enjoy a sleepover you will never forget in one of the themed character rooms!

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Terms and conditions apply.

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

Instead, guests staying in the Alton Towers Hotel, Splash Landings Hotel or the Enchanted Village will get one fastrack ride on Nemesis, Oblivion, Runaway Mine Train OR Duel.

Or, guests staying in the CBeebies Land Hotel will get fastrack on 3 rides which can be used at any time during the day. The choice is from the following; 1 ride on either Justin's House Pie-O-Matic Factory or In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride, 1 ride on either Postman Pat Parcel Post or Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom and 1 ride on The Numtums Number-Go-Round.

Scarefest takes place at the Alton Towers Resort on 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, and 19th October — 2nd November 2018. 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 are not included in your ticket and hotel package. Additional charges apply for Scare Mazes. Tickets for Scare Mazes can be purchased from altontowers.com or on the day from the Resort box office.

Fancy Dress can be worn but no masks are permitted.

Please note: Evening entertainment will be held in The Alton Towers Hotel and Splash Landings Hotel only.

CBeebies Land Hotel will also have entertainment however this is exclusive to CBeebies Land Hotel guests only.


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