Nestled at the heart of Splash Landings Hotel you’ll find the totally tropical Alton Towers Waterpark, previously known as Cariba Creek. Here the weather is always balmy… and the plumbing slightly crazy! Alas, 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.
The Water Park boasts a number of indoor and outdoor slides and to ride the Master Blaster as well as Rush and Rampage, you’ll need a rubber inflatable ring which you can collect from the back of the water park on the bottom level. You may have to queue in order to get a ring, as the slides are all very popular (there are separate queues for the Master Blaster rings and the Rush and Rampage rings). Please note that slides are subject to height restrictions and health and safety regulations which we recommend you view on the official Alton Towers website.
As well as slides, the Alton Towers Water park offers a number of other attractions for the whole family to enjoy.
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.
Entrance prices are dependant upon how you book, as the price is lower for online booking. Entrance to the waterpark is sometimes included with Hotel packages, so its advisable to double check bookings before buying tickets separately. The only way to guarantee entry for day visitors to the waterpark is by pre-booking, though you can buy full price walk-up tickets on the day if capacity allows it, and hotel guests can choose to add tickets to their package at their hotel’s reception desk.
Merlin Annual Pass holders can receive a discount provided they pre-book and Water Park annual passes are also available for purchase.
For up-to-date pricing information, we advise checking the Alton Towers website before booking.
Everyone wants to have a great time, but make sure you have a safe visit, too. With this 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, with lockers costing 20p. Showers are available for use by the pool entrance, and toilets are located nearby in the same area. Towels are available to hire for £2, 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.
Forgotten something? This small shop can be found by the water park entrance for all the essentials you might need for your tropical adventure, such as swimwear and accessories.
Before you leave the waterpark make sure you head back the Surf Shack to view your Master Blaster photo too!
The Alton Towers Water park was previously known as Cariba Creek, and opened its doors to guests on 1st June 2003. At the time it was only available to guests of the Alton Towers Hotel and Splash Landings hotel. Upon opening, Cariba Creek (and the adjoining Splash Landings Hotel) seemed to be in a half-finished state, as guests were greeted with a hotel and water park mixed with a construction site! It took a few extra weeks for the full portfolio of water park attractions to be completed, which then added an extra dimension to a Resort stay over. 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 since its opening year 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 itself and the Resort as a whole.
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.
Quenchers was the previous catering offering of choice for the Alton Towers Water Park. It opened with the waterpark in 2003 and was the waterpark’s internal café-bar through to 2012, when it was replaced by the Original Sandwich Co. and then Adventurers Cave in 2016.