Here’s the list of theme park closing dates so you can, you know, mentally prepare.
Don’t worry though, our site is jam-packed with other days out that are just as awesome which’ll keep you occupied until March rolls around. Don’t believe us? Have a look for yourself.
With Oktoberfest and Scarefest throughout September and October, Alton Towers closes its doors in early November but not before they finish up with three nights of spectacular fireworks – now isn’t that a good way to say ‘tra’?
The park does re-open at the end of November for Lightopia (their Christmas extravaganza) although it is more family fun than a true theme park experience – they do have some rides open but unless the Postman Pat Parcel Post is your thing, you probably won’t be too impressed.
Scarefest: 7th – 9th & 14th – 31st October
Fireworks: 4th – 6th November
Winter closing: 6th November
Lightopia: 25th November – 2nd January
Similar to Alton Towers, Thorpe Park closes for Winter at the end of October after their Oktoberfest and Fright Nights celebrations come to an end – talk about enjoying Autumn. If you’ve never been to Fright Nights, now’s this time because they’re even better this year, Thorpe Park is celebrating their 21st birthday (they can officially drink some booze in the US of A!!).
Fright Nights: 30th September – 31st October
Winter closing: 31st October
This one closes a little later in the season so there’s still some time to ride The Big One (it just might be a bit chillier up there). The park is only open on weekends throughout November though, so just keep that in mind. AKA, they’ll probably be busy. Their last month of business-as-usual is October which is the perfect opportunity for a half term trip, if you ask us.
Journey to Hell Freak Nights: 7th – 30th October
November: Only open on weekends
Winter closing: 27th November
Also similar to Alton Towers, LEGOLAND® Windsor opens after Halloween and Bonfire Night for some Christmas festivities – LEGO® and Christmas? Now that’s the combo you never knew you needed. But you can’t miss out on their Halloween event, sneakily named ‘Brick or Treat’ - that’s our fav Halloween attraction name, dunno about you.
Brick or Treat: 1st - 31st October 2022
Fireworks: 4th - 6th November 2022
Christmas: Selected dates from 26th November 2022 - 3rd January 2023
Hope that didn't bring a tear to your eye... At least you're in the know now. Soz.
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