A Day at Alton Towers

Biggest treat of the year for my kids – we took them to Alton Towers on Saturday.


Alton Towers, unlike its American counterparts, does not have a cool fake castle facade made of stucco so they have to put up with a real 17th Century castle instead. You can see it in the background.

8 rides at the Alton Towers Theme Park are considered extremely fun and scary. We did all of them. Here are the photos of the photos taken from the rides themselves that we could not afford to buy. This me and my 3 oldest kids – Sam, Elizabeth and Abigail. I wasnt scared . . . . honest.




Rita, Queen of Speed


River Rapids was not extreme but they did take a picture of us.


The whole family went on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride . . .


and my youngest two got their driving licenses in Peugeot 207s.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Cool, I love Alton Towers, I have even camped there so we could be the first in. My kids are too small yet, but we’ll be back! (Did you know there is a planning restriction which makes all the rides have to be below tree height – this is why half are underground and the place looks so nice.)

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