The cool kids from Staffordshire have got in touch about the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods. The Alton Towers Stargazing Pods are new accommodation for 2019, and you can book them NOW!

Visitors to Alton Towers Resort in 2019 can get closer to nature, and wonder at the night sky, by booking a stay at the new Alton Towers Stargazing Pods, now on sale. The camping-style Pods are minimally furnished and sleep up to four people. This means families, couples and groups of friends can now enjoy an outdoor adventure in the Staffordshire countryside sleeping just moments away from their favourite rides and attractions.

Launching the Pods, Divisional Director for Alton Towers Resort, Ian Crabbe said:




“More and more families are looking for affordable UK short-breaks where they can spend quality time together, try new things and enjoy their favourite destinations. Alton Towers Stargazing Pods offer a truly unique experience: the chance to spend the night under the stars in our beautiful countryside setting and enjoy all that Alton Towers Resort has to offer.”

The exterior of the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods
The exterior of the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods

Where are the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods located?

The camp of 102 Pods will be next to the Enchanted Village at the South East corner of the Resort. The Stargazing Pods are arranged around ‘the green’ where children can play or use the telescopes to study the night sky.

What’s inside the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods?

Each of the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods boast one double and two single beds. They also have heating, charging points and WiFi, as well as under-bed storage and a small terrace. A communal block offers toilets, accessible showers and baby changing facilities.

Inside one of the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods
Inside one of the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods

How much are the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods, and what’s included?

The new Alton Towers Stargazing Pods offer the most affordable way to stay at Alton Towers Resort, priced from just £88 per night off-peak and £123 in peak season. Overnight guests can gain early entry to the theme park and enjoy the restaurants and entertainment across the Resort.

The price of a night under the stars also includes a takeaway breakfast with hot drinks or milk and a freshly made bacon and sausage sandwich available from the Stargazing Pods reception building (vegetarian options are also available!). Overnight guests will enjoy access to restaurants and entertainments across the resort including Roller Coaster Restaurant but excluding the Windmill Restaurant and entertainment in CBeebies Land Hotel which is exclusive to CBeebies Land Hotel guests. Short break guests also enjoy free parking throughout their stay, and a free round of ‘Extraordinary Golf’.

A basket of towels can also be rented on check-in, or like any other camping trip you can bring your own.

The Alton Towers Stargazing Pods are available to book for Spring and Summer. The Pods will be available from 12th April 2019 through-out peak Summer and school holiday periods (Easter, May Half Term, all of June, July and August plus October Half Term). Pods can also be booked for weekend stays in May, Sept and Oct.

The cost includes all bedding and bed linen.

A look into the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods from the outside
A look into the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods from the outside

It’s great to see a cheaper alternative accommodation cropping up at Alton Towers Resort. The Stargazing Pods are an interesting concept, and will definitely appeal to those wanting a cheaper way of staying at the resort during busy times. My only concern about it all is capacity. Does Alton Towers Resort have the capacity to have potentially 408 MORE people wanting an evening meal and evening entertainment? The restaurants and bars are very busy in peak season, especially early evening when younger families want feeding and entertaining. Will adding more residents into the mix just cause problems? Hopefully not..

You can find out more information about the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods here.

How do you feel about the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods? Is it something you’d like to try? Drop a comment below!

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