30 Crowthorne Guides headed to Alton Towers on Saturday 29th June to campover in the grounds of the theme park. We pitched our tents by the lake as the park was emptying of day visitors and headed to Splash Landings Hotel to enjoy exclusive use of the water park. There were 400 very excited Girlguiding and Scouting members, so it took some time for the campsite to quieten down! The dawn chorus swiftly became girls chattering but with some encouragement, they managed to wait until after 6am before packing and taking tents down.
We had early ride access before the park was open to all, and the girls headed off in small groups to enjoy the rides. It was a glorious sunny day and all the girls had a great time. They made sure to check in with the leaders at lunch time and came back tired but elated ready to meet the coach and head home at 4pm.