Celebrating my 30th Birthday at Alton Towers

My 30th was pretty fun. On Thursday, we had a takeaway and a huge cake. On Friday, we travelled up to Alton Towers.

We went on most of the rides (The Smiler, Rita, Nemesis, Oblivion, The Wicker Man, and Galactica). The Smiler was by far the most thrilling ride, while The Wicker Man was the best decorated. Tiff and I both love the speed of Rita and the race car theme that came with it. We also love how Galactica puts you in a very different position than any other ride. Once you’re strapped in, it will tilt the seats, which makes you face the floor. Once going, it feels like you’re flying, and I had my hands up the whole time pretending I was Super Man. 😂

Alton Towers is way bigger than I expected, and I really wish I got more photos of the surrounding environment. There were gardens, castles, waterfalls and so much more. If you don’t fancy thrill rides, then you can go and explore a lot more.

Staying at Alton Towers for the night

I didn’t know this, but you can stay at Alton Towers, and they have different buildings such as their hotels, cabins and outdoor pods. We stayed in their wooden log cabin, and we made friends with the local ducks and crows.

Tiff also purchased the birthday gift set, and there was a bear, happy birthday balloon and cake.

We had dinner, stayed overnight and had breakfast before heading off to visit my mum. Due to Covid, we haven’t seen each other in over a year, and I thought we would surprise her, but it turns out she surprised me instead.

She also had a few pressies to give, lots of food and even more cake. Also, because we didn’t see each other over the Christmas period, we unwrapped some Chrismast presents, which was a very odd experience.

After spending some time at my mum’s house, we had to head back home. Everyone was upset that we had to depart so soon, but we know it won’t be long until we can see each other again. It was a long weekend, especially for my wife, but she’s a hero as always. She does so much for me, and for that, I am truly grateful.