A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to Alton Tower for a day experience from a relative of ours who works for Mears Foundation. They couldn’t go so they have invited us to go instead. It was a corporate days out, so it was free for us all! I also managed to kept it a secrete from the kiddos until we got there!
It took us just over 2 hours drive. We left around 10:30am and got there around lunch time. Thank goodness I bought us some packed lunch to nibble in the care. On the way there, Evelyn had a little nap, Ethan was so excited that he decided not to nap and stayed awake all the way to Alton Tower!
I’ve never been there before. I love the the drive up to Alton Tower through the little towns were so full of charms and if we had more time I most would definitely have love to stay there over at a weekend and explore more.
Once we’ve got there, we had to park our car in the far end and got the sky train ride to the entrance. I could see Ethan and Evelyn’s excitement when they saw the roller coasters lopping around at high speed. They have ever been on one before, and they eyes were gleaming with joy!
Straight away, once we got inside – we went straight into the CBeebies Land. E&E want to go straight to Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure, but we had to walked through Mr Tumble’s Favourite Things first. Evelyn thought the snail looked a bit funny – she thought it has a resemblance to a faeces! Kid’s imagination hay. lol! Ethan loves the crazy mirror. He want me to get one and put it in our garden too! lol!
We continue on our path to Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure, and went passed the Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure and gave that a missed. Oh! The Queue! It was Enormous! But when we got to Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure it self – it was even worst! We thought it was going to take just half an hour – but it took us a whole hour just for a quick 4 minutes ride!! Wow! It was that bad! But Ethan and Evelyn thoroughly enjoyed it and even want to go again! Perhaps our next visit to Alton Tower I told them. Unfortunately, I did not get a shot of us whilst zooming round the ride but do check our little vlog at the end of a clip that I’d filmed whilst we were queuing which felt like an eternity at that point of time.
Quickly I diverged them to explore other parts of the park. We wanted to go to the Go Jetters, but first we went passed the Big Fun Showtime. We actually missed the show and only caught the end of it when the mascot was posing for a photo session. It was Tom from Tree Fu Tom. I remembered Ethan used to do the steps of Tom’s power action. He was pretty good at it. So I asked Ethan if he wants to take a photo of him. Ethan was very pleased to be asked. Evelyn on-the-other-hand was not too impressed with the Big Tom and opted out.
We later found out that Go Jetters ride weren’t ready to open yet, and the kids have shown a little disappointment faces. I can understand why. Go Jetters ride will be ready will be ready by this Summer coming – if anyone would like to go and visit. Nevertheless, next to it was the Tree Fu Tom Training Camp. This certainly cheered up E&E as they were free to roam around – everywhere! Some of the equipment pose a bit challenging for Evelyn as she was rather petit for her to enjoy.
After that, we were kind of wandering aimlessly, and then in to Mr. Bloom’s Allotment. I didn’t think the kids would be interested in this, but they did! Mr. Bloom’s representative made it so much fun for the kids. They played game – asking the kids to find the hidden coins around the gardens and give it to Compo. Oh it was fun – seeing the kids trying frantically to find the coins and basting into each because they were in such a rush to find the next one. It was chaos! lol! They then get to got inside the shade and did some sing song activities too. It was so lovely seeing the E&E got so engaged with the vegetable characters.
We head-on the continuous path and explored a little of Charlie and Lola’s Moonsquirters & Greendrops. Inside was an interactive, dress-up panel wardrobe for both Charlie and Lola and E&E had to dress them in a correct outfit. When they do – the interactive screen will give you applauses. It was getting a little late and so we decided to miss the Greendrops part this time too.
Ethan moan a little as he really wanted to play in the Greendrops area. It is really a soft ball house for small kids. However, his entertainment did not just stop there – once we were inside Justin’s House Pie-O-Matic Factory. Ethan was well away to happiness zone. Honestly, it was just full of fun chaos! Yes, it was loud but E&E really enjoyed themselves in their. It was like a giant soft play paintball thingy that -you can deliberately hurt people if you wanted to – but no – the aim is to shot the balls into the factory pie holes, so that Robert can make more pies.
Next up was the Nina’s Science Lab. E&E find this area very magical. They get to have hands on scientific fun exploring just how clever their own neurons are. Evelyn likes the bubbles tubbie thingy and Ethan was fascinated with the electricity flow ball.
It was now 3pm, and before we head off home, E&E saw a face paint tent and of course why not?! Evelyn had a butterfly. Ethan originally wanted a dinosaur but then he was a girl with an amazing Tiger face and so he wanted one like that too. And of course the Tiger mascot nearby giving free haribo sweets out came and join E&E in the photo. I thought that was so lovely! You can see the one with the Tiger on our Instagram here.
Next to it was a big Trampoline Bungee Jump thingy. It was Evelyn’s second time and Ethan’s… sorry I’ve lost count – many times. They thoroughly enjoy their few minutes bungeeing around before we headed home.
Ethan told me that the best thing he enjoyed today was the Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure. Evelyn then follow suit. I should have asked Evelyn first – she seem to follow his brother’s answer about everything at the moment. lol! I have my suspicion that she thoroughly enjoys Mr. Bloom’s Allotment more. Well, I particular like Mr. Bloom’s Allotment anyway. The entertainment was so good!
Even though, we didn’t managed to see and go on every rides of the CBeebies Land, let alone the rest of Alton Towers itself – it was plentiful for us for the day. We got home by 7pm that evening and was so glad to be about to put our feet up finally.
Perhaps, next time we’ll stay at the CBeebies Land Hotel to make most of our fun last even longer!
Many thanks to our lovely relatives for inviting us there!
Here’s a little vlog to sum up our day!
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