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Theme Parks In England Confirm They Will Reopen From The 12th April 2021

Following the government guidance announced earlier this week, most UK theme parks have today confirmed that they are planning on reopening from 12th April 2021. Individual theme park information can be found below.


Alton Towers Resort

THORPE PARK Resort

Chessington World Of Adventures Resort

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort


Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort have today confirmed that they plan to open both the theme park and Enchanted Village from 12th April 2021. Indoor rides & attractions are expected to be closed until further notice.


What rides & attractions will be open?

It is expected that all outdoor rides & attractions will be open for guests to enjoy. Upon reopening, indoor rides & attractions are expected to be closed until further notice.


When will the Waterpark reopen?

In line with the latest Government guidance, the Alton Towers Waterpark plans to open as part of ‘Step 3’ from May 17th 2021.


When will the Spa reopen?

In line with the latest Government guidance, the Alton Towers Spa plans to open as part of ‘Step 3’ from May 17th 2021.


When will the Resort Hotels reopen?

At present, Alton Towers Resort plan for our Woodland Lodges to be open from April 12th. They offer self-contained accommodation with the necessary amenities required to open as part of ‘Step 2’ set out in the latest Government guidance. Please note that each Lodge can only be used by members of the same household and no shared facilities (restaurants, bars, indoor areas) will be open.


What mesures will be in place to keep me safe?

The Resort will continue to provide an extensive range of safety measures, designed to ensure a happy, safe and healthy experience for all guests and staff. Please note that in addition to previous measures, all guests (over 11 years old) will now be required to wear masks on all our rides* which may be different to your previous visit. You can find our complete Health & Safety guide and our latest video here www.altontowers.com/plan-your-visit/before-you-visit/know-before-you-go/


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THORPE PARK Resort

THORPE PARK Resort have today confirmed that they plan to open the theme park from 12th April 2021. Indoor rides & attractions are expected to be closed until further notice.


What rides & attractions will be open?

It is expected that all outdoor rides & attractions will be open for guests to enjoy. Upon reopening, indoor rides & attractions are expected to be closed until further notice.


I have a ticket booked before 12th April 2021. What should I do?

All guests with pre-booked park tickets for dates between 27th March and 11th April will be able to move their booking to a new date.

You will receive an email with details on how to re-book.


When will Thorpe Shark Cabins reopen?

At present, the Thorpe Shark Cabins are closed in line with Government Guidance. Click here to find out more.


What mesures will be in place to keep me safe?

THORPE PARK Resort attractions will continue to provide an extensive range of safety measures, designed to ensure a happy, safe and healthy experience for all guests and staff. Please note that in addition to previous measures, all guests (over 11 years old) will now be required to wear masks on all our rides* which may be different to your previous visit. You can find our complete Health & Safety guide and the latest video here.


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Chessington World Of Adventures Resort

Chessington World Of Adventures Resort have today confirmed that they plan to open the theme park from 12th April 2021. Indoor rides & attractions are expected to be closed until further notice.


What rides & attractions will be open?

It is expected that all outdoor rides & attractions will be open for guests to enjoy. Upon reopening, indoor rides & attractions are expected to be closed until further notice.


Will GO APE be open?

More information about Go Ape at Chessington World of Adventures Resort can be found here.


When will the Resort Hotels reopen?

In line with the Government response to COVID-19 and its 4-step plan, the Resort is planned to reopen on 12th April, however unfortunately the Resort Hotels and Explorer Glamping will remain closed at this stage. For more information, please click here.


What mesures will be in place to keep me safe?

Chessington World Of Adventures Resort hygiene and safety measures can be found here. Chessington are updating these measures frequently in response to evolving Government guidelines, so do keep checking back for the latest details.


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LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort have today confirmed that they plan to open both the theme park and Enchanted Village from 12th April 2021. Indoor rides & attractions are expected to be closed until further notice.


What rides & attractions will be open?

In line with Government guidelines, the following rides and attractions will be open from Monday 12th April 2021:

  • Hill Train

  • Miniland

  • Castaway Camp

  • LEGOLAND Express

  • LEGO City Driving School

  • L-Drivers

  • Balloon School

  • Mia’s Riding Adventure

  • Thunder Blazer

  • Desert Chase

  • Aero Nomad

  • Destiny’s Bounty

  • Jolly Rocker

  • Viking River Splash

  • Sky Rider

  • Fairy Tale Brook

  • Coastguard HQ

  • Fire Academy

  • Pirate Falls

  • Dragon’s Apprentice

  • The Dragon (please be aware that all queuing will take place outside and guests will only enter the station when it is their turn to board)

  • Merlin’s Challenge

  • Spinning Spider

  • DUPLO Dino Coaster

  • DUPLO Express

  • DUPLO Airport

  • DUPLO Playtown


What rides & attractions will be closed?

Unfortunately, we are unable to open our indoor rides from the 12th April and therefore the following attractions will be unavailable:

  • LEGO Studios 4D

  • Laser Raiders

  • Scarab Bouncers

  • LEGO NINJAGO™ The Ride

  • LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure

  • Haunted House Monster Party

  • LEGO Reef

  • Raft Racers

  • Splash Safari and Drench Towers


When will the Resort Hotels reopen?

Unfortunately, in line with Government guidance, the Hotels will remain closed at this stage.

Reopening information will be made available on the official LEGOLAND Windsor Resort website when the resort are able to confirm the details.

If your short break booking has been affected, a member of the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort team will be in touch with you about how to rearrange your stay.


What mesures will be in place to keep me safe?

The health and safety of LEGOLAND's guests and staff is always their number one priority and as a Covid-secure venue the resort will continue to provide an extensive range of hygiene and safety measures to ensure you have a fun and safe day out.

This includes temperature checks on arrival, enhanced cleaning, one-way systems, and social distancing markers in ride queues, shops, restaurants and more. To allow for social distancing and additional cleaning, a reduced the number of guests that we let into the Park each day and everyone must pre-book their tickets.

From 12th April 2021, face masks are now required on all rides (we recommend you remove these on water rides) for guests aged 11 and over*, as well as in other locations throughout the Park.

*Government exemptions are outlined here. People with certain health conditions and people with a disability are exempt. Water/splash rides also excluded.


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