Nestled at the heart of Splash Landings Hotel you’ll find the totally tropical Alton Towers Waterpark. Here the weather is always balmy… and the plumbing slightly crazy! Don your swimwear, grab a rubber ring and throw yourself into this fun-filled water adventure!
The Alton Towers Waterpark is almost fully enclosed, and is attached to the Splash Landings Hotel. It is open all year round and contains indoor and outdoor slides for all the family, as well as interactive play equipment for the younger visitors. The Waterpark continues with the tropical Caribbean theme of Splash Landings and sports palm trees, bright paint and quirky designs like the rest of the hotel.
The water park entrance is on the bottom floor of the Splash Landings Hotel, and is signposted from the hotel reception area. It is also easily accessible from the Alton Towers Hotel too, as it is signposted from the sky-walk between the hotels. If needed you can hire towels at the waterpark reception for a small fee, and swim wear can be bought at the shop next door (though the selection is limited and prices are higher than the high street).
The water park often gets busy on weekends during the theme park season and school holidays, and in the winter expect it to be very busy during any themed weekends. The outdoor part of the waterpark will open in cold weather but it tends to open for a shorter period than the indoor parts so to be sure to experience this area while its available. If you have children please ensure that you have enough adults to meet minimum safety requirements set by the park to ensure your child’s safety in a busy environment.
Always check the official Alton Towers website to ensure the waterpark is open when you want to visit, especially in January when it often closes for maintenance.
As well as slides, the Alton Towers Water park offers a number of other attractions for the whole family to enjoy.
Please note that some attractions are subject to height or other restrictions, for more details, see the official Alton Towers website.
Food & Drink
Food and Drink
Food and drink is available in the waterpark and the range includes ice creams, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, fruit pots, hot drinks and more. Seating is provided in a designated area, though this can get very busy at lunchtime.
Everyone wants to have a great time, but to make sure everyone is safe too, lifeguards can be found throughout the park, as well as in The Look Out at the centre of the park. With safety in mind, there is a strict adult to child ratio requirement for anyone entering the waterpark. For up to date information on this, we recommend checking the Alton Towers website.
The changing rooms offer both individual and family cubicles for convenience. Showers are available for use by the pool entrance, and toilets are located nearby in the same area. Towels and lockers are available to hire for a small fee, and hair-driers are available by the entrance/exit doors.
The water park undergoes maintenance at scheduled intervals (usually annually) during the quieter winter periods, and so its advisable to check availability if you’re staying out-of-season.
For more details on Cariba Creek’s construction, please see our development archive.
When the waterpark first opened its doors on 1st June 2003, it was only available to guests of the Alton Towers or Splash Landings Hotels. From 2004, non-resident guests were allowed to use the water park for an additional fee.
There hasn’t been a great deal of physical change to the water park over the year’s aside from sponsorship deals (Imperial Leather) and a progressive, ongoing name change between 2011/2012 from Cariba Creek to Alton Towers Water Park – you’ll still see signs for both names around the waterpark.
2014 saw the first completely new addition to the waterpark since Cariba Creek opened in 2003, with the addition of a new Spa Treatment Room.