News & Events Events Trip to Alton Towers 179 days 17 hours 38 mins 1 sec We will be facilitating our SIXTH Alton Towers trip in 2019. This event has become a firm favourite in the Alopecia UK calendar with increasing numbers of attendees each year (over 300 in 2018)! Tickets will go on sale November 1st 2018. 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! Tickets will be available to buy from Alopecia UK Thursday 1st November 2018 until Sunday 17th March 2019 (subject to availability). Those with Merlin passes or sourcing their park tickets elsewhere can still register as part of the Alopecia UK event to ensure that you are included in communications, able to buy discount price hoodies & t-shirts and receive an AUK event bag upon arrival. Tickets will be on sale ON THIS PAGE from 1st November 2018. Further information links: USEFUL INFORMATION ON THE DAY – about base camp, timings and groups. TERMS & CONDITIONS – please read before buying as purchasing a ticket means you accept these Terms & Conditions. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - If you have questions please check out our FAQs and if your question isn't answered please do contact us on [email protected] or call 08001017025. If you wish to view photos from previous events to give you more of a flavour of the day please visit the Alopecia UK Flickr account. Before ordering your tickets: As well as reading the terms and conditions, some additional notes: Each order must include someone who has alopecia as one of the attendees If you wish to purchase discounted hoodies/t-shirts, they will need to be purchased at the same time as tickets. These will be posted out week commencing 1st April 2019 (subject to printers delivering on time). Please note theme park entry tickets will NOT be posted out. You will need to collect them from Alopecia UK volunteers near the Alton Towers entrance on the morning on Saturday 13th April 2019 between 9am and 10:30am (Park opens at 10am) We now have the option to pre-order a sandwich to save waiting in lunch queues. You can order them in the same way as you would order merchandise. The lunch voucher can ONLY be used at lunchtime in the Hospitality Suite, which is the room we hire for the day. There will also be a tuck shop with drinks and snacks. Please note the age 3 - 17 years FREE tickets are ONLY FOR CHILDREN WITH ALOPECIA. Any other children age 3-17 will need to have a £20 ticket. If you have sourced your theme park tickets elsewhere and are using this form for Registration Only then when selecting this ticket type please select the amount of people who will be within your party. It is helpful for us to know how many people are coming as part of the Alopecia UK event.