It was just another day, a typical Saturday and our plans were simple. Get the house tidy and pack for our upcoming holiday. Progress was good and by early afternoon we decided to have lunch and a short break. I then decided as the weather was nice to get the lawnmower out and cut the grass in our garden. It was getting ridiculously long with the rain/sunshine mixture over the last few weeks. To the point our cats could hide in it.
For the last few years we have traveled up to Alton Towers for a day out. Previously we have driven to and from the park in a single day, (six-hour round trip), stayed in Hotels, B&B’s and more recently our Caravan. However, this time due to a last minute change of plan we ended up staying at Alton Towers’ own hotel. Literally booked at 11:30am online, jumped in the car and drove straight there.
Clare and I were very impressed and so too was our son. We loved the themed rooms, the setting of the Secret Garden Restaurant along with their food and the fact there was entertainment for the young ones in the neighbouring hotel with the water park.
What we didn’t realise until we checked in is that you get access to the park an hour before official opening. So off we went, a quiet park and a full day ahead. Continue reading