Alton Towers Deals
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50% off entry to Merlin attractions, incl Alton Towers, Legoland
Via recycling machine at four parks, valid at 30 locationsNow Ended
If you bring any 500ml plastic bottle to one of four Merlin theme parks - Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland or Chessington World of Adventures, you can recycle it in a reverse-vending machine to exchange for a voucher for 50% off. The voucher's valid at 50 Merlin locations, and you can get it until Fri 19 Oct.
The 50% off discount is valid on the walk-up price at each attraction, once for one person only. It's valid until Fri 19 Oct at Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, Wed 31 Oct at Chessington World of Adventures and Sat 1 Nov at Legoland Windsor Resort and 31 March 2019 for all other attractions. See full T&Cs.
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If you register and print a voucher from Days Out Guide then buy a National Rail ticket, you can get 2for1 entry to over 300 UK attractions, including SeaLife Centres, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor when you present both at the attraction. See the full theme park list or the zoo and wildlife list.
You need to print a voucher for the relevant attraction (follow the link above and search for it) AND have a valid rail ticket bought from National Rail on the same day for a single or day return ticket, or within the days of travel for a return ticket.
What if I live near the attraction/am travelling by other means?
It's worth doing this even if you are not travelling by train as a cheap single ticket can be available for a couple of quid, far cheaper than the entry ticket price (Legoland Windsor is the most expensive at up to £64 on the gate).
Just stop by the nearest station on your way and pick one up, then present both to get your 2for1. Crucially, your rail ticket must show that you have travelled to one of the stations nearest the attraction. So for Thorpe Park, you need to have a ticket with an end destination of Staines or Chertsey.
The offer's ongoing, but check the voucher for each individual attraction's restrictions, as these vary. See the full T&Cs including which tickets are valid.
Excludes Oyster cards, Freedom Passes, and tickets and travelcards bought from London Underground. Can't be used with other offers or promotions.
There are always ways to save money at Alton Towers, so even if there isn’t a cracking deal out there that works for you, don’t assume you can’t cut your costs further.
Ways to save include:
- Offers for email subscribers. If you sign up to the Alton Towers email newsletter you'll receive special offers direct to your inbox.
- Redeem loyalty points. You can get up to 75% off theme parks by converting Tesco Clubcard points into Tesco Boost tokens. See out Loyalty Points Boosting guide.
- Get an annual pass. If you’re planning multiple visits, you can buy an annual Merlin pass for 12 months' unlimited entry into a range of attractions including Alton Towers. It normally costs £169, or less per person if you're buying for a family, but look out for promotional discounts.
- Check out similar theme parks. If you’re not committed to visiting Alton Towers, have a look at other Merlin attractions including Legoland Windsor, Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park.
- Want more? Read our Cheap Theme Parks and Cheap Days Out guides for more MoneySaving tips.
- Had a problem with Alton Towers? There’s a free online tool you can use to complain – it helps draft, manage and if necessary escalate your complaint. It’s offered by a firm called Resolver, which we like so much we work with it to help people get complaints justice – you can use it to complain to Alton Towers*.
If you spot any hot deals out there we have missed (we are human after all!), please let us know in the MSE forum, email us at email@example.com or via MSE Facebook and Twitter @MSE_Deals.
Convert Tesco Clubcard points into Tesco Boost tokens* and on some theme parks you get three times the vouchers' face value to use on tickets, eg, £5 in points converts into £15 worth of Boost rewards.
Here are some of the places you can visit:
The London Dungeon*
Blackpool Pleasure Beach*
Legoland Discovery Centre*
Madame Tussaud's London*
For how to fully maximise Clubcard points, see the Loyalty Schemes guide.
Latest Expired Deals
Discounted Merlin theme parks pass £129 (norm £179)
Gets you 15 months unlimited entry to Legoland, Alton Towers etc
If you buy an annual 'standard' Merlin pass for the discounted price of £129 per person before 11.59pm on Mon 3 Dec, you'll also get three months extra for free. After that, it will rise to the normal 2019 price of £179 per person for a 12-month pass.
The discounted 15-month pass gets you unlimited visits to 32 attractions including Legoland, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, London Eye and the Blackpool Tower.
Is it worth it?
Given you could also go to many attractions using a 2for1 voucher, eg, Legoland for two people costs £55ish with 2for1 tickets, you need to make about five theme park visits during the 15 months to make it worth buying a pass – more for cheaper attractions.
It's worth noting Legoland, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and the Jurassic Skyline attraction are closed until March 2019, effectively cancelling out the extra three months you’re getting with this deal if those are the attractions you’re interested in visiting.
However, even if you don’t make full use of all 15 months’ access, you’ll still be saving £50 per pass compared with if you wait until next year to buy them – so it’s worth it if you definitely intend on getting some.
The passes also can’t be used at central London attractions in August, or at some theme parks during key summer school holiday weekends – check full T&Cs including these and other exclusions.
Buying for three to five people?
If you're buying passes for between three and five people (max three over-12s), you can get them at the reduced 'standard family' rate of £109 per person, going up to £139 on Tue 4 Dec. You don't technically need to be family, or even visit together, so adults can team up to get the cheaper rate.
Got Tesco points?
If you've got Tesco points, you can buy a 'standard' annual pass for £60 in Clubcard Boost vouchers. See our Tesco Clubcard Boost page for more info.
2for1 Alton Towers or Thorpe Park with 79p spend
Voucher on selected Peperami single and multi-packs
Look for promotional packs of Peperami, including single sticks, five-packs and some flavours of minis (from 79p at most supermarkets), to get 2for1 at Alton Towers or Thorpe Park until 31 May 2019.
The wrappers can be exchanged for entry on the day at either park, however, some dates are excluded - see 'more info' below. You can also exchange the code on your wrapper for an online code if you wish to book online.
You'll need to get your hands on a promotional pack before 31 Dec 2018 to sign up for the code, but once you have the promotional wrapper or code you'll be able to use it until 31 May 2019.
How strong is this deal?
While attraction prices vary, the most you could save with this offer is £55 based on the priciest Alton Towers tickets (norm £55 each on the gate, so £110 for two, but you could get two for £55 with this deal).
If you’re only interested in visiting a specific attraction, possibly more than once, and aren’t going in a pair, it’s worth checking to see what other deals are available. Find ticket prices for other attractions and see our round-up of theme park deals to check which works best for you.
You can also book online
To guarantee entry and beat the queues, there's also an option to book your tickets online in advance at Thorpe Park or Alton Towers using unique codes found on the Peperami packs (though you'll still pay the on-the-gate price).
Ensure you take the voucher with you on the day. It can only be used against the gate price, not the discounted online price. Valid for standard entry tickets only.
Also check the venue's individual opening dates as some are closed at certain times of the year. There are also some extra excluded dates in 2018 listed below (2019 dates will be added in 2019):
- 3-4 Nov 2018 at Alton Towers
- Special Events at Thorpe Park incl 19-31 Oct 2018.
- Alton Towers will be closed: 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 Sep 2018 and 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 Oct 2018.
- Thorpe Park will be closed: 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 Sep 2018 and 1-4, 8-11, 15-18 Oct 2018.