Scarefest returns to the Alton Towers Resort on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th and 20th - 31st October 2017 with bigger frights and scares, from only £155 for two!

On selected dates in October, the Theme Park becomes home to Halloween, remaining open until 9pm* so you can enjoy your favourite rides in the dark plus experience our award winning scare mazes and attractions** if you dare, including The Welcoming: Be Chosen, new for 2017!

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.

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Scarefest Mazes, Zones & Attractions**

The Welcoming: Be Chosen at the Alton Towers Resort

The Welcoming: Be Chosen

New for 2017. Every year a secluded group host a festival to celebrate their own interpretation of Halloween - paying homage to the earth and celebrating the crossover between the living world and the dead. The group have recently infiltrated the Alton Towers Resort and, for the first time, are allowing outsiders to celebrate with them. But what part will you ('the outsiders') play in this 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

Re-opening with an extended tour of the newly discovered depths of the mine, you'll be taken on a tour deep underground to discover a deep, dark secret.

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

Delve into a post-apocalyptic, sewer dwelling community infested by an unknown species from another world. Pleasing the creature's hunger by sacrificing innocent victims from the surface, will you escape?

1pm - 9pm. Age: 15+. Not recommended for those of a nervous disposition. You will be separated from your group.

Terror of the Towers: What Lies Within at the Alton Towers Resort

Terror of the Towers: What Lies Within

For those who dare enter the undiscovered passageways of Gothic Towers, just beware of what lies within!

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

Freakshow at the Alton Towers Resort


A travelling circus has come to Alton Towers Resort this Scarefest. Walk amongst the fascinating characters, but be careful not to get too close!

5.30pm - 9.30pm.

Rides After Dark at the Alton Towers Resort

Rides After Dark

Experience your favourite rides after dark as the Theme Park is open until 9pm*!

Will you choose to enter new dimensions with Galactica or ride the twists and turns of Nemesis?

Scarefest Accommodation & Entertainment

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 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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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 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. Lead price of £155 is based on two adults sharing an Enchanted Village Lodge on select dates through Scarefest 2017.

*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 a 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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