Wednesday, 27 October 2010

What a Difference a Day or Two Makes!

The weather in Alton has been extremely varied so far this week.

On Monday we woke up to a sunshine and a heavy frost.

Here are a couple of snaps we took standing on the path at the front of The Malthouse.
It was very cold indeed but looked beautiful!

On Tuesday it rained most of the day - no pics to show (sorry) it was just too wet to go out.
The only good news was that it dried up at tea time so our guests were able to enjoy the rides at Alton Towers Scarefest with hardly any queues as most people had gone home!
Today (Wednesday) has been just lovely, it's been warm and sunny all day.
Here are some photos we took today of the creatures in our garden enjoying the mild weather.

Lets hope that the weather for the rest of the week is just like today!
Malt Tip: If your coming to stay with us this week you might want to bring:
Winter Coat
Hat & Gloves
and maybe even your Sunglasses!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Fun & Fireworks

The 2010 Scarefest fun has started at Alton Towers and our guests are loving it!
If you want to celebrate Halloween don't delay the theme park's Scarefest is on from now until the 31 October.

Malt Tip: Hats, scarves, gloves and warm clothes are a must!
Telephone us at The Malthouse B&B in Alton on 01538 703273

If you want to start November with a bang why not come along to The Ultimate Fireworks Event at Alton Towers Theme Park - taking place on 5, 6 & 7 November 2010.
There are bound to be lots of Oohs and Aahs!
Have a safe and happy Bonfire Night wherever you are.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

October 2010 Half Term

This weekend sees the start of the main October Half Term School Holidays! Looking for a break away? Why not telephone us at The Malthouse B&B to check our availability 01538 703273.

We're located in the village of Alton ideal if your visiting Alton Towers Theme Park it's just one mile away from us!

The spooky Scarefest Halloween celebrations are currently taking place at Alton Towers. Well worth a visit if your feeling brave!

If theme parks are not your scene there are lots of other local places to visit. Here are just a few ideas:

Churnet Valley Railway - Dead on Arrival, ghost train.
The Trentham Estate - The Monkey Forrest is well worth a visit or if you want to monkey about yourself take a look at Aerial Extreme!
Stoke-on-Trent Pottery Museums - Gladstone Pottery Museum is one of the many you can visit.
Waterworld - Pools, rides and slides in tropical heat.
Haddon Hall - Take a ride out in the countryside to Derbyshire.

Whatever you do this half term have a great time!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Our Visit to Alton Towers 2010

We just LOVE Alton Towers, we visit the theme park every year! We always plan to go for a day out to Alton Towers in the Spring but never seem to make it as we're busy looking after the guests staying at our B&B The Malthouse in Alton.

This year is no exception we only managed to visit the theme park a few days ago but as usual we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

The weather was sunny
The fish & chips next to Nemesis were yummy
The gardens were beautiful
The donuts near The Flume were scrummy
and best of all the rides were FANTASTIC - no queues! 13 was GREAT!

Here I am (on the left) with my Dad & Mum in front of the impressive Alton Towers themselves. I would like to have introduced you to my husband but someone had to take the photo!

MALT TIP: There's plenty of walking so wear comfy shoes!

DON'T FORGET: Scarefest runs from 16 - 31 October 2010 at Alton Towers. Only the brave should visit!!! See for further details.

If your planning a trip to Alton Towers and need bed and breakfast in Alton telephone 01538 703273 to check availability at The Malthouse.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Alton Towers Scarefest 2011

The fantastic Halloween Scarefest starts this Saturday 16 October 2011 at Alton Towers Theme Park in Staffordshire. The Scarefest celebrations run for two weeks until the end of October.

Freakish frights and delights will thrill the brave! The theme park will be open until 9pm each evening - why not try the rides in the dark if you dare!

There is a variety of entertainment to suite all ages so come along and join in the fun. See the Alton Towers website for full details and ticket offers.

If your planning to make the most of your visit to Alton Towers local accommodation is a must. Why not stay with us at The Malthouse in Alton? To check availability at our bed and breakfast telephone 01538 703273.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Alton Towers Ticket Offer

Planning to visit Alton Towers next week? If you want to save money why not go on Tuesday 12 October! You can purchase theme park tickets in advance online for just £22 per person!

To get this amazing offer all you have to do is go to and buy your tickets!

If you have a long journey and need accommodation close to the theme park why not telephone 01538 703273 to check availability at our B&B - The Malthouse in Alton.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Scarefest 2010 at Alton Towers Starts Soon!

Only 10 days to go before the Halloween Scarefest celebrations start at Alton Towers Theme Park! Scarefest 2010 kicks off at Alton Towers on Saturday 16 October. There are lots of spooky things going on at the Theme Park from 16 to 31 October 2010. There are thrills and frights to suit everyone. Check out to see if you dare to visit during Scarefest!

Need accommodation close to Alton Towers?

Why not telephone us at The Malthouse B&B to check availability.

Telephone 01538 703273

We're in the village of Alton - just one mile from the Theme Park.

Malt Tip: Don't forget to bring plenty of warm clothes (including hats, scarves & gloves) it can be chilly at night particularly if your scared to death!

Alton Towers have offers on tickets for Scarefest so check out their website to save money!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Take a Walk to Toothill Rock

If your staying with us at The Malthouse B&B why not take a walk? The village of Alton where we're located is really beautiful - there are lots of short strolls or longer walks!

We took a short walk last week to a favorite spot of ours Toothill Rock. There's a public footpath just down the road from us that leads up to Toothill Rock. Once your at the top the views are magnificent. In the valley below you can see the River Churnet and straight ahead on the other side of the valley the Tower at Alton Towers.

Here is a view of Alton Castle, this can be seen if you look to your right.

It only takes 10 to 15 minutes to get from our bed & breakfast to the top of Toothill Rock. It's mainly uphill on the way there but surprisingly not too steep. The good news is that it's mainly downhill on the way back!

Malt Tips:
a) If you don't like heights or have small children with you Toothill Rock might not be the place to go. It's a long way down!
b) Don't forget your trainers or walking boots. The path to Toothill Rock is easy to follow but can be pretty lumpy and bumpy. Heels are not an option!