Scarefest 2020 — Halloween at Alton Towers Resort for familys and thrill-seekers

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Whether you're looking for family spooks full of fun, or unexpected spine-tingling frights – there's a perfect scare-level for everyone.

What happened in 2019?


    • Overnight Resort or nearby hotel stay
    • Delicious breakfast
    • Spookily fun family shows
    • FREE 9 hole Extraordinary Golf (Resort guests only)

    Add Scarefest tickets to also enjoy:

    • 1-day or 2-day Theme Park Pass*
    • Late night Park opening until 9pm
    • Spooky rides in the dark***


    Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean in the Splash Landings Hotel, a touch of class in the Alton Towers Hotel, a marvellous stay in the Enchanted Village, or wow your little ones in the UK's first CBeebies Land Hotel.



    The CBeebies Land characters are excited for their very first Halloween Party, right here in CBeebies Land. Dress up in your favourite costume and join them live in Big Fun Show Time as they dance, play games and learn all about spooky things!


    Join our five freaky Halloween characters in their colourful playground with amazing shows, meet and greets, photo opportunities and more!


    The Alton Ancestors have risen from the grave once more and returned to their old stomping grounds. They can be found flash mobbing Towers Street in the morning then retiring to Gloomy Wood later on plus appearing near The Towers in the afternoon.


    Board the infamous ghost ship 'The Mutiny' and journey into the darkest depths to earn your piece of eight. The treacherous Sirens will try to lure you into the ocean as you dodge the swords of the mutinous ghost pirates and come face to face with the sea's meanest legend of all... the Kraken!

    Located in Mutiny Bay and recommended for those aged 10+. Entry into this attraction is not included in your package.


    As Scarefest descends on the Towers, enter The Alton Towers Dungeon for a little less laughing...and a lot more SCREAMING!

    Located near the Towers and recommended for those aged 10+. Tickets cost £5 per person and can be added to your booking in the Upgrades stage.



    Dare you venture up to The Attic in this live action maze where you'll discover the ghost of 'The Governess'! According to local legend, she tries to avenge the death of her charges by taking the spirits of the living as penance – will you be her next victim?

    Suitable for those aged 15+. Entry into this Scare Maze is not included in your package.

  • PROJECT 42

    Project 42 invites valiant volunteers to enter the underground Phalanx compound in a bid to outwit what awaits them inside.

    Suitable for those aged 15+. Entry into this Scare Maze is not included in your package.


    Let the death race begin! Descend deep underground to a post-apocalyptic sewer system. Here your group will be split up and you will choose your own route in an attempt to avoid a sewer dwelling community.

    A live-action scare maze and unlike our other mazes, the creatures WILL touch you. Suitable for those aged 15+. Entry into this Scare Maze is not included in your package.


    Head to 'Altonville' and enter the damp, disused mine, which is believed to have once been home to a family of village outcasts. Nicknamed the 'Skin Snatchers' by local residents, their spine-chilling secret is about to be unearthed. Remember 'Beauty is only skin deep'.

    Suitable for those aged 15+. Entry into this Scare Maze is not included in your package.

Terms and conditions apply. Event is subject to change. Entry to Scarefest is valid when booked as part of a hotel and ticket package (add your Theme Park tickets at the upgrades stage) or with Merlin Annual Passes.

There will be no Early Ride Time during Scarefest. Please note: a £50 hold on a debit or credit card will be required upon arrival at the Alton Towers Hotel.

*A 1–day Theme Park ticket can be used on either day of your stay (subject to Park opening) please check our opening times before arrival. 2–day Theme Park entry must be used on consecutive days as part of your stay. 2-day Theme Park entry does not apply to themed weekends. Theme Park Entry is not included as standard — add your Theme Park Passes at the Upgrades stage.

**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.

***Selected rides in the dark will be available during Scarefest dates. Please check with reception on arrival for more information.

Evening entertainment is to 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.

Resort guests only: each member of the booking party will receive one complimentary 9-hole round of Extraordinary Golf to be redeemed during your stay. Resort benefits, evening entertainment, extras and activities are subject to change and availability. Please check the information boards in the hotel on the day of your arrival. Subject to change and availability.

Resort benefits, extras, activities, events, rooms and room prices are subject to change and availability. Additional charges apply for upgrades. Breakfast is included with all packages unless stated otherwise at the time of booking.