Thursday, 27 October 2011

Fabulous Picture!

Oh what a beautiful picture! Sandra was REALLY happy to receive this latest artwork in the post a few days ago. Issie was staying at The Malthouse with her family and said she would draw a picture and send it to us. The picture is of the Runaway Mine Train at Alton Towers so we're guessing that this was Issie's favorite ride!

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to create such a lovely drawing Issie. We're looking forward to seeing you and your family again.
Love from Sandra x.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Halloween Fun & Firework Magic at Alton Towers

There's lots happening at Alton Towers during the next couple of weeks. At the moment their Halloween Scarefest Event is in full swing and runs until 31 October. This is swiftly followed by their Firework Weekend from 4-6 November. You can save 40% on tickets for the Fireworks if you book online before 4pm on 26 October. Take a look at for further information.

Looking for accommodation near to Alton Towers? Telephone us at The Malthouse B&B on 01538 703273. We're just one mile from the Theme Park in the village of Alton!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Cousins Together at The Malthouse B&B

Sometimes we get nice children staying with us and sometimes we get VERY nice children staying with us! These four children are cousins and the two families were here to get together because they live quite some miles apart from each other. One of the mum's was celebrating her Birthday so it made for a really happy time for everybody. Their day at Alton Towers was a great success and we hope to see them on future occasions Birthday or not!

Sandra tried her best as usual to get the kids to wash up! NO LUCK! Here is a photo that the families were kind enough to send to us. Thank you so much - it was our pleasure to have you come and stay with us. A big hello to the children from Sandra x.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

40% off Scarefest at Alton Towers - HURRY!

The Scarefest Halloween event at Alton Towers starts this Saturday and runs until 31 October! If you purchase tickets online before 4pm this Friday you'll get a huge 40% off!

Look at to view the details of this fantastic offer!

Need a B&B near to Alton Towers?
The Malthouse B&B is just one mile away in the village of Alton!
To check availability telephone 01538 703273.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Our Visit to Alton Towers

We were finally able to spare the time for a day out ourselves this week, at our favorite Theme Park, Alton Towers! Luckily the weather was kind and we set out from The Malthouse for a few hours of fun! We're always glad to visit the park to see what's going on and what's new. We always find time to sample the food, this year it was fish & chips followed by doughnuts - yummy!

Here we are at the start of the day - can't go past the frogs without stopping because they make us smile!

Almost halloween, the Alton Towers Scarefest starts next weekend - can't wait it looks as though it's going to be REALLY scary this year!
Scarefest runs from 15-31 October 2011.

There are renovations taking place to the conservatory. As you can see it looks as though it's going to be fabulous when work is completed. Something to look forward to for next year.

We'd just been into the haunted house 'Duel' when we came across this squirel at the side of the path. He was chattering away and looking towards the ground as though something was worrying him. We stood looking at him for sometime but couldn't see what was bothering him. Had he lost his nuts?!

Here is one of the most entertaining rides to watch. Sonic Spinball looks and sounds so much fun. You can stand really close to the ride and get almost as much of a buzz watching and listening as you do actually riding on it!

Anyway, eventually we had to come home. We had a great day, always so much to do and not always enough hours to fit everything in!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Alton Towers Scarefest 2011 Starts Soon!

It's less than two weeks to go before Scarefest starts at Alton Towers! If you dare why not visit the Theme Park between 15th and 31st October 2011 and join in the fun. The rides are open every night during the festival until 9pm.

If your planning to stay and enjoy the rides in the dark you'll need overnight accommodation near to Alton Towers. Our B&B is located in the village of Alton, just one mile from Alton Towers. To check availability for a short break telephone The Malthouse on 01538 703273.

For full details regarding Scarefest see