UK’s biggest theme park celebrating 40 years of family fun with thrilling events and activities throughout the 2020 Season

Alton Towers Resort today announced it is launching an exciting Season of Celebration for 2020 to mark 40 years of unforgettable shared adventures, exhilarating thrills and happy memories. Since the Corkscrew opened in 1980, one in two Brits have visited Alton Towers Resort at some point in their lives and the Park has welcomed over 200 million guests through its gates in the last 40 years.

For the 2020 Season, beginning on 21st March, Alton Towers will roll out its biggest ever programme of events to celebrate the power of experiencing thrilling and unforgettable adventures, spending time with friends and family, and making memories together.

The calendar includes the Park opening and launch of Gangsta Granny on the 21st March: The Ride with a whole area of the theme park will be transformed, inspired by ‘The World of David Walliams’ and will feature a host of other rides and attractions.

On the May Day Bank Holiday, families are invited to join the CBeebies Land Birthday Party (8th-10th May) celebration, including fun-packed activities, rides and attractions and a unique, special live performance with some of their favourite CBeebies Land friends. During May Half Term guests can join Ben and Granny for a Half Term Heist - a Gangsta Granny themed week of activities, challenges and competitions for all the family.

Autumn brings a brand new event Oktoberfest  at Alton Towers Resort, offering families and thrill-seekers themed entertainment, delicious refreshments and selected late-night rides on selected weekends in September and October.

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations Alton Towers Resort has teamed up with Merlin's Magic Wand children's charity, pledging to donate 10,000 tickets to charities and organisations supporting children facing challenges of serious illness, disability or adversity across the UK, helping to put a smile on the faces of those who need it most.

More information about the resort’s 40th Season of Celebration can be found at, along with shared memories from the past 40 years of visits to Alton Towers.