Are you looking for an honest CBeebies land review? In this guide we will round up the good and and about visiting the Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers with toddlers.
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Cbeebies Land Review
Where is Cbeebies Land?
Cbeebies Land is located in the Alton Towers park just outside of Stoke on Trent. Depending on the type of ticket and time of year you are traveling you can buy tickets for access just to Cbeebies land or the park as a whole.
However depending on the height of the toddler will depend on whether access to the whole theme park is worthwhile.
Cbeebies Land Tickets?
Admission to Alton Towers is pretty pricey however if you can visit off peak with a toddler then you can get an Alton Towers Toddler ticket and it is a great way to save money if you are visiting Alton Towers on a budget.
On select off-peak dates Alton Towers offers a parent and toddler ticket for £25. For purposes of this ticket toddlers are defined as under 5s and allows a grown up and toddler to spend the day at Cbeebies Land. However this is not available at weekends or during holidays and does not allow access to other lands at Alton Towers.
Toddlers by the Alton Towers Definition goes to age 5. However for toddlers under the age of 3 entry is free.
However I would caveat this. We went with my two year old who is exceptionally tall and we found that he could not go on many rides and the day was a bit of a waste for him. Therefore I would advise waiting until your toddler can go on more rides.
Tips for Visiting Cbeebies Land with toddlers?
If you are visiting Cbeebies land with toddlers then I recommend brining the following:
Alton Towers is a hilly site, while Cbeebies land is at the top of the site, the rest of the site is on a big slope and it is quite a walk to the car park or to the Alton Towers hotels. Therefore we recommend aways taking a stroller with you.
While a stroller is a necessary for getting around the site, you may also want to bring a carrier. The reason for this is that strollers are not allowed in queues at Alton Towers. If your little one is liable to get tired queuing then a carrier may be worth having with you to save their legs in the queue.
Whenever you travel to a theme park the price of snacks can really add up and there is nothing worse than being in the park with a hangry toddler. For this reason we recommend taking snacks with you.
Download the app
The Alton Towers app is an absolute life save in the park. It will tell you all of the queue times so you can plan your day accordingly and tell you show and meet and greet times too.
Look for Vouchers
If you are trying to visit Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers on a budget we recommend keeping an eye out for Merlin vouchers and buy one get one free deals. We have seen these in the past at Tescos and also on the side of cereal boxes to name but a few.
This can be a huge cost saving especially for larger families.
Measure your toddler
We recommend taking some time at the start of the day to get your toddler measured. This means that you don’t have to have your child measured at each ride entrance and can save upset if you try and join a queue they can’t ride on.
Once they are measured your child will be given a wrist band which color will tell you what rides they are allowed on.
Best Age for Cbeebies land?
Cbeebies Land on the Alton Towers website is listed as being for children between the ages of 1-6. However we don’t think this is really true.
While you may be tempted to take children under the age of 3 to visit Cbeebies Land due to the free entry, we would advise against this.
My toddler who at aged two is very tall could not go on much at Cbeebies Land . However rather than waiting for a specific age we recommend waiting for a specific height.
We recommend not taking toddlers to Cbeebies Land until they reach a minimum of 0.9metres (which our toddler was) or more ideally over 1 meter in height to ensure that they can get on enough rides to make a day at Cbeebies Land worthwhile.
And conversely my daughter who was 5 at the time of travel found many of the rides at Cbeebies Land to be too tame for her, but many of the rides outside of the land had too high height restrictions.
Therefore we would say there is actually only a very limited window of enjoyment for Cbeebies Land which we would say is between 3-4 or rather 90cm tall – 4 years old to be able to go on lots of the rides and enjoy the theming of the land.
Should You stay overnight at Cbeebies Land?
One of the most frequent questions we get asked about Cbeebies land is whether or not you should stay on-site. I personally would say it is completely personal choice but not necessary.
To get everything done at Cbeebies Land you won’t need to rope drop to close so it isn’t necessary to be on site.
However if you have a huge CBeebies fan who will enjoy staying in a themed hotel room and enjoy the entertainment then it may be worthwhile for you.
Cbeebies land Rides for Toddlers?
Perhaps the best thing about any theme park for toddles are the rides. If you are heading to Alton Towers with toddlers then Cbeebies land is the area you will want to head to.
There are only a few rides with no height restrictions which are:
Get! Set! Go! Tree Top Adventure
The Get! Set! Go! Tree Top Adventure is one of the most popular rides in the Cbeebies land area. For this reason we recommend heading straight for this ride when you arrive otherwise you are looking at around a 45 minute wait on peak days.
This ride is basically a treetop car you board in twos that takes you on an aerial viewing of the park.
In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride
The In the Night Garden Magical Boat Rides sees guests board a boat and go round the night garden and seeing their favorite characters such as Iggle Piggle, Upsy Daisy, The Pontypines and more!
My two year old liked this ride however my five year old did find this boring and I thought that the scenes were rather sparse and in need of an update.
Postman Pat Parcel Post
If you have a Postman Pat fan this would be hit. You board the post van and head around with Pat on his delivery route.
This is effectively a carousel with little cars that you can steer. All kids will love this.
All of the other rides at Cbeebies Land have a height restriction of 0.9m or above.
Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride
This along with the Octonauts Ride was my older child’s favorite in this area. On this ride you board the Vroomster and control the height of the vehicle as it goes round.
Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
This is the only rollercoaster in the Cbeebiesland area and will definitely be the favorite ride for those traveling with children at the upper end of the Cbeebies land age range.
This is a classic small coaster where you meet underwater animals on your journey.
Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop
This is a classic up and down ride. It is easier if you have taller children however as they can go on alone which is a benefit as there are only limited grown up seats on this ride.
What Else is there to do At Cbeebies Land?
Character Meet and Greets
However there is more for toddlers at Alton Towers than just rides. Other things that you can do include Character Meet and greets in the Cbeebies Land.
Characters that are usually available include:
- Bing and Flop
- Ubercorn from GoJetters
- Hey Duggee
Other Cbeebies Land Attractions
On top of the meet and greets there are the following attractions in the Cbeebies land
Justin’s House Pie-O-Matic Factory – 1.1m
This is an interactive play area where you collect and fire balls at each other. My five year old loved this but younger children who meet the height requirement may find this experience overwhelming.
Andy’s Adventures Dinosaur Dig
This is part interactive show and part dinosaur dig. Basically if your toddler is a dinosaur fan they are going to love this one.
Sharkbait Reef by SEALIFE
This was definitely my toddlers favorite area at Alton Towers. My toddler loves an aquarium and this is a great little area to get away from the crowds or escape the weather on a rainy day at Alton Towers.
JoJo and Gran Gran At Home
This is an interactive make believe play area that will appeal to the younger Cbeebies audience.
Hey Duggee’s Big Adventure Badge
This is an interactive play area with trampolines, slides and more. This was a hit with both my children.
Something Special Sensory Garden
This is your typical sensory garden but it is of a limited size.
Big Fun Showtime
Both my kids loved this area as they watched shows with Duggee and Bing.
Overall Option of Cbeebies Land?
I think my opinion of how good Cbeebies Land is really depends on the age and height of children you are traveling with.
Personally I think Cbeebies land is only worth it for children between the ages of 0.9m and the age of 4. Children shorter than this height won’t find enough attractions to occupy their time while children over 4, if they are like my child will find (if they are anything like my daughter) that the rides are too tame.
Also I find that the lack of other toddler friendly attractions at Alton Towers mean the price tag is not worth it for toddlers unless you can get the Parent Toddler off peak ticket which is much better value for families visiting with toddles.
Have you been to Cbeebiesland? We’d love to hear your CBeebies land review in the comments below.