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Family-Friendly Holiday Parks Near Alton Towers

Holiday Parks Near Alton Towers

Welcome to Alton Towers, the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers and families alike! Nestled in the heart of Staffordshire, this renowned theme park promises an unforgettable adventure with over 40 rides and attractions, each designed to deliver spine-tingling excitement and magical moments.

What’s hot in 2024 at Alton Towers?

  • Nemesis Reborn – A revamped version of the iconic rollercoaster with intense twists and turns.
  • The Smiler – World’s first 14-loop rollercoaster with mind-bending inversions.
  • Wicker Man – Combines the thrill of wood and fire for an immersive experience.
  • The Curse at Alton Manor – A haunting dark ride through a cursed manor.
  • Gangsta Granny The Ride – Join a jewel heist in this fun, family-friendly ride.

Why a holiday park?

Booking a holiday park makes a great base to explore Alton Towers thanks to a range of benefits like the ones below…

  • Cost-Effective: Affordable accommodation options make it a good alternative to Alton Towers resort. Prices for a week’s stay at a holiday park nearby range from £600 to £1,200 depending on the season and accommodation type.
  • Variety of Accommodations: Options range from cabins and lodges to caravans and campsites suiting different budgets.
  • Family-Friendly Facilities: Heated swimming pools, playgrounds, and sports courts ensure entertainment for all ages.
  • Getting out and about with outdoor activities: Scenic locations with access to hiking, cycling, fishing, and wildlife watching.
  • Community Atmosphere: Social activities and communal spaces foster a sense of community and engagement.
  • Convenience and Self-Catering: Pack the car with tasty goodness and prepare your own meals, saving money and offering dining flexibility.
  • Pet-Friendly Options: Many parks offer pet-friendly accommodations, making it easy to bring pets along.

Which holiday park near Alton should you book? There are several holiday parks I found that are within a sensible drive from the theme park. I’ll include driving distances, review summaries and all the info you need to help pick one that’s right for you.

1. Ramshorn Estate Woodland Lodges – Perfect for Alton Towers Fans!

Oakamoor, West Midlands » Staffordshire

Distance (Ramshorn Estate Woodland Lodges to Alton Towers): 2 miles
Driving Time between park & Alton Towers: Around 5 minutes
Route Advice: Head south on Farley Road towards the B5032. Continue straight onto Farley Road for about a mile, then turn right onto Ramshorn Road. The lodges are located in a tranquil woodland setting, perfect for a peaceful stay close to the excitement of Alton Towers.
Hot tub: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes
Ramshorn Estate Woodland Lodges in Staffordshire, West Midlands
Ramshorn Estate Woodland Lodges in Staffordshire, West Midlands

‘What a lovely place to spend a long weekend with old friends and thanks to Amos holidays for the Lodge upgrade. I booked a 4 bedroom lodge for 8 friends but was upgraded to a 7 bedroom lodge so most of us had our own rooms. Amazing. Lodges are well equipped and the hot tub was glorious. Fab weekend.’Emma R – Trip Advisor.

Park Setting – Ramshorn Estate Woodland Lodges are tucked away in the heart of Staffordshire, a stone’s throw from the excitement of Alton Towers (2 miles).

The lodges are set within 30 acres of natural woodland. You’ll feel like you’ve escaped to the middle of nowhere without actually being in the middle of nowhere. Enjoy serene walks through the woods or just sit back and listen to the birdsong (occasionally interrupted by the distant screams of Alton Towers’ rollercoasters).

Accommodation – With options ranging from four to seven bedrooms, these modern, stylish lodges can accommodate groups of up to 14 people.

Yes, you read that right—14!

Perfect for those family reunions where you can’t avoid inviting Uncle Bob. Each lodge is self-catering, featuring contemporary furnishings, private hot tubs, and even log-burning stoves for cosy nights in.

User Reviews – According to our trusty reviewers, Ramshorn Estate Woodland Lodges score pretty high across the board. On Tripadvisor, they’ve got a solid 4.0/5.0 with guests loving the location and spacious lodges, although a few mentioned minor maintenance hiccups.

Google Reviews gives it a thumbs up with 4.3/5.0, highlighting the tranquillity and those beloved hot tubs. users rate it an impressive 8.7/10, with special mentions for the location, comfort, and the hot tub and wood burner combo.

Overall, it’s a hit, even if it might cost a pretty penny for shorter stays.

Onsite facilities – You’ve got private hot tubs, free Wi-Fi and pet-friendly lodges at this holiday park. The fully equipped kitchens mean you can whip up a feast, or just pop to a nearby town for a bite.

The lodges are well-equipped with everything you need including those all-important log burning stoves.

For kids – Kids will have a blast here! The proximity to Alton Towers (just 2 miles away) means you can easily spend a day at the UK’s biggest theme park. Back at the lodges, the woodland setting offers plenty of space for little explorers to run around and burn off some energy.

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2. Quarry Walk Lodges – A Woodland Escape with Hot Tubs

Freehay, Cheadle, West Midlands » Staffordshire

Distance (Quarry Walk Lodges to Alton Towers): 7.1 miles
Driving Time between park & Alton Towers: Around 16 minutes
Route Advice: Drive east on Farley Road towards the B5032. Turn right onto the B5032 and continue straight for about 3 miles. Then, turn left onto Main Road/B5032 and follow signs for Quarry Walk Lodges.
Hot tub: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes
Quarry Walk Lodges in Staffordshire, West Midlands
Quarry Walk Lodges in Staffordshire, West Midlands

‘What an amazing place! We loved it here. We only stayed 1 night but we now want to return for longer. We stayed in the Daisy Plus pod and it was so spacious, with everything we needed.’Lisa B – Trip Advisor.

Tucked away in the peaceful woodlands of Staffordshire this park is right next to Alton Towers (4 miles). A good choice for couples looking for a romantic escape as much as families wanting a tranquil break. Who doesn’t love uxurious hot tubs, cosy log cabins and walking the woodland trails?

Park Setting – Imagine 46 acres of peaceful woodland, where the only noise you’ll hear is the birds serenading you. Yes, even the squirrels have a curfew here! The park is also close to Cannock Chase (30 miles) and Uttoxeter Racecourse (6 miles). Percect for walking, cycling and boating on the Caldon Canal.

Accommodation – Choose from traditional log cabins and timber-clad lodges. Options include the cosy Woodpecker Log Cabin for couples, the spacious Squirrel Log Cabin for families and the luxurious Fox Lodge Plus for larger groups.

All lodges come with private hot tubs and can accommodate between 2 to 6 guests.

User Reviews – Tripadvisor: 4/5 stars. Guests love the peaceful setting and proximity to attractions. Hoseasons: 8.8/10. Reviews highlight the serene environment, well-maintained lodges, and friendly staff. Some noted issues with maintenance but, overall, the scores are impressive.

Onsite facilities – Includes a children’s play area, a shop and a launderette. Don’t forget the pamper packs for couples where you’ll get champagne, chocolates and lovely fluffy bathrobes.

The hot tubs are a extra … cool as they’re under cover—perfect for those unpredictable British weather days.

For kids – Kids can enjoy the play area and explore the woodland trails. It’s a great place for a game of hide and seek—just don’t lose them among the trees! The park also offers plenty of space for cycling and running around.

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3. Longnor Wood Holiday Park – Adult-only luxury with hot tubs

Longnor, Peak District » Derbyshire

Distance (Longnor Wood Holiday Park to Alton Towers): 17 miles
Driving Time between park & Alton Towers: Around 30 minutes
Route Advice: From Alton Towers, take Farley Lane/B5032 south. Turn left onto the A52 and continue to the A515. Follow signs for Longnor, and the park is located in a scenic countryside setting.
Hot tub: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes
Longnor Wood Holiday Park in Derbyshire, East of England
Longnor Wood Holiday Park in Derbyshire, East of England

‘Another good holiday, this is our third time here. The lodge was great especially the bed which was so comfy, even had a walk in wardrobe! We have stayed in a different lodge each time and each one was great.’Carol & Tony – Trip Advisor.

Calling all adults looking for a quiet retreat not too far from Alton Towers: Longnor Wood Holiday Park is just the ticket.

Tucked away near Buxton in the Peak District, this park is perfect for those who want to explore the likes of Bakewell (10 miles) and Chatsworth House (12 miles).

This sanctuary for grown-ups offers luxurious lodges, hot tubs, and a strict no-kids policy.

The park is also pet-friendly, so your dog can enjoy the four-acre dog walk while you enjoy the heated dog wash.

Park Setting – You’re enclosed by scenic woodlands and farmland, making it an ideal spot for romantic getaways.

With breathtaking views and more local walks than you can shake a stick at. The nearby village of Longnor offers a small shop and a seasonal fish and chip shop. If you’re feeling peckish, several pubs serving local ales and hearty meals are just a short drive away.

Accommodation – Choose from a variety of one and two-bedroom lodges and caravans, all equipped with hot tubs and private decking.

Lodges accommodate 2 to 4 guests, perfect for couples or small groups. The Peak lodges even come with wood-burning stoves, so you can keep toasty warm while pretending you’re in a Jane Austen novel.

User Reviews – Guests can’t stop raving about Longnor Wood… On TripAdvisor, it scores a solid 4.5/5, with guests appreciating the peaceful setting and cleanliness. Google Reviews are even more glowing, giving it a 4.7/5. Facebook users are also fans, awarding it 4.6/5, while Feefo users rate it an impressive 4.8/5. users aren’t left behind either, giving it a strong 9.1/10. The consensus? It’s a hit!

Onsite facilities – The park boasts a small licensed shop for essentials and newspapers and the Wi-Fi is free –  Instagram your hot tub moments all night long.

There’s also a laundry room, a fancy heated dog wash and ample parking. You’ll find everything you need for a comfortable stay, minus the screaming children.

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4. Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park – Good reviews and handy for Alton Towers

Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne, East Midlands » Derbyshire

Distance (Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park to Alton Towers): 14 miles
Driving Time between park & Alton Towers: Around 28 minutes
Route Advice: Drive southeast on Spend Lane/B5035, turn right onto A515, then left onto B5032, and continue for 6.5 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto B5030 for 3.2 miles, then turn right onto Alton Road/B5030. Finally, turn left onto Farley Lane/B5032, following signs to Alton Towers Resort.
Hot tub: No
Pet friendly: Yes
Sand le Mere Holiday Park in Yorkshire, Yorkshire
A peaceful setting with plenty of fresh air…
Sand le Mere Holiday Park in Yorkshire, Yorkshire
Lovely heated indoor pool

Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park is perched high in the picturesque Derbyshire countryside. Less than half an hour from Alton Towers. For a change of pace the park also gives guests direct access to the Tissington Trail, making it a top spot for walkers and cyclists. The indoor pool, well-stocked mini-mart and safe play areas ensure there’s something for everyone.

Park Setting – The here are like a postcard come to life, minus the dodgy handwriting. With sweeping views of the Peak District.

Accommodation – Whether you’re into glamping or prefer something a bit more traditional, Ashbourne Heights has you covered. Choose from luxury lodges, cosy caravans, or even glamping pods. Choose from snug 2-berth lodges to family-sized 6-berth caravans—bring the whole clan or just escape with your significant other.

User Reviews – According to Google Reviews, Ashbourne Heights scores a solid 4.1/5. users give it a respectable 7.2/10. Guests rave about the beautiful location and helpful staff but note some minor hiccups with amenities. Overall, it’s a hit for a family-friendly getaway.

Onsite facilitiesFancy a dip? The heated indoor pool is just the ticket. Kids will love the outdoor play area. If you forgot to pack the essentials, the mini-mart has you covered. (The park is cashless). You can also enjoy a launderette and superfast internet in your accommodation.

For kids – Little ones can burn off some of that energy at the outdoor adventure playground which has a variety of climbing structures, slides, swings, a zip wire, and a sandpit. The park is safe for children to ride their bikes and scooters so pack those if you can fit them in the car!

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5. Sandybrook Lodges – Perfect for a Relaxing Getaway with a Touch of Adventure

Ashbourne, East of England » Derbyshire

Distance (Sandybrook Lodges to Alton Towers): 11.3 miles
Driving Time between park & Alton Towers: Around 24 minutes
Route Advice: Head southeast on A515 from Sandybrook, then take the A52 and follow signs to Alton Towers via the B5032.
Hot tub: Yes
Pet friendly: Yes
Sandybrook Lodges in Derbyshire, East of England
A beautiful location a short drive from Alton Towers Theme Park
Sandybrook Lodges in Derbyshire, East of England
The heated indoor pool will be a hit with grown ups as well as the kids

Located in the picturesque town of Ashbourne in the heart of Derbyshire. Just a stone’s throw from the thrills of Alton Towers and the serene beauty of the Peak District National Park. This park caters perfectly to both families and couples. Unwind in your private hot tub, explore the nearby attractions and pets are very welcome! The lodges are modern and spacious offering a comfortable retreat and trust me, you’ll need the hot tub after a day on those roller coasters!

Park Setting – Set within a tranquil woodland, perfect for those long leisurely walks or perhaps a morning jog if you’re feeling energetic. With fab views the park is a great base for exploring the stunning Derbyshire landscape.

Accommodation – The park offers a range of lodges that cater to a duo looking for a romantic escape or a family of six needing plenty of space. Each accommodation comes with fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas and – the pièce de résistance – private hot tubs.

User Reviews – Guests love the peaceful setting and the quality of the lodges. On TripAdvisor, it scores a solid 4.5/5. The general consensus is that it’s a great place to unwind, although a few mentioned that the Wi-Fi signal can be patchy. Overall, the reviews highlight the friendly staff and the well-maintained facilities.

Onsite facilities – You won’t run out of things to do here. The park boasts a small but well-equipped gym, a sauna for those who want to sweat out last night’s indulgences, and an indoor pool that’s perfect for a splash.

There’s also a mini-golf course for some essential family competitive putting. For dining, there’s the Coach House Bar and Restaurant offering a variety of dishes that will make you forget about your diet.

For kids – The little ones will have a blast with the adventure playground, complete with slides and climbing frames. During school holidays, the park organises a range of activities, from nature trails to arts and crafts sessions. Then there’s the indoor pool, which is bound to be a hit!

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