Alton Towers and Warwick Castle to open grounds

Alton Towers Gardens

Alton Towers and Warwick Castle will reopen their respective gardens and grounds to the public from this Saturday.

Admission will be by advance booking only, with considerably reduced capacities in operation at each attraction.

Holders of Merlin Entertainments’ various annual passes will be charged £1 for pre-booking.

Admission to Alton Towers famous gardens will cost £12 for non-pass-holder adults. Car parking will be free of charge.

The Staffordshire theme park’s rides and attractions will remain closed.

The garden’s opening times will be 10:00 to 16:00, with last admission at 14:00.

‘Phased reopening’

Alton Towers website read: “We’re delighted to be reopening our Gardens from Saturday 6th June, following the Government’s decision to allow outdoor paid attractions to now open.

“Our phased reopening plans are in accordance with the UK Government in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in line with the reopening of attractions with open grounds and parks.

“We will reopen under limited capacity with reduced hours of operation and will continue to look at these measures on a daily basis.”

Warwick Castle will be accessible to annual pass-holders only during 6 and 7 June, with non-pass-holders able to pre-book for £12.50 from the following Monday.