UPDATE: 18/1/2017 - WE'RE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR AMBASSADOR, DOUBLE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNING CYCLIST JOANNA ROWSELL SHAND, WILL NOW BE JOINING US AT ALTON TOWERS! See our 'Plans for the Day' for further details.
We're delighted to be facilitating a fourth trip to Alton Towers in 2017. The event has become a firm favourite in the Alopecia UK calendar with increasing numbers of attendees each year!
Rollercoasters and theme parks can typically be avoided by those with alopecia which is why we organise the annual trip to Alton Towers Theme Park. The trip was born as an awareness event but has grown to be a very supportive event too. A crucial part of the whole day is the fact that everyone who is part of the Alopecia UK trip wears the blue Alopecia UK t-shirts and/or hoodies on top of their clothing. This creates a supportive and friendly atmosphere in the park and gives everyone a confidence boost, enabling those with alopecia to just relax and enjoy their day with family and friends.
We do facilitate groups to go round the park together so they can meet others affected by alopecia as this is a huge part of the day. However some people choose to go round the park in their own family/friendship groups, either for all or part of the day. It is up to the individuals attending. We just want everyone to enjoy their day and have fun!
To give some idea of numbers, the event has grown each year and last year we had just over 180 of us in the park!
A limited number of tickets will be available to buy from Thursday 1st December 2016 until Sunday 19th March 2017 (subject to availability). Those with Merlin passes or sourcing their park tickets elsewhere can still use the ticket link to register as part of the Alopecia UK event to ensure that you are included in communications, able to buy discount price jackets/hoodies/t-shirts and receive an AUK event bag upon arrival.