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Big Day Out 2016

Booking is now closed! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

The BIG DAY OUT is back and even more exciting than before!

For 2016 ALOVE UK and Children’s Ministries Unit have joined together to provide an event for all young people to engage with God and each other.


This isn't JUST a day at Alton Towers (as amazing as that would be!!), there will be plenty of extra age-appropriate activities, competitions and fun things for you to engage with as you spend the day around the park. Whether you're not a Christian and don't go to church, or you are a long-term Jesus fan and looking to deepen your faith, there's something for everyone!

Alton Towers

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All leaders will get a voucher for a free drink, so at some point during the day they can take a break and join us in our leaders café.


For Under 11s we will be opening up the Towers Suite for a Family Lunch! Between 11am-1pm children can bring their lunch and parents/leaders to hang out with the Children’s Team and have some fun together.


For ages 11+ we will be transforming the Towers Suite for a Praise Party to share in fun and worship together! There’s a choice of two Praise Party sessions to book into at 4pm and 5:30pm.


For 18-25s we will be opening up the Towers Café, where young adults can informally share in worship, word and prayer together. There’s two Café sessions to book into at 4pm and 5:30pm. No under 18s will be permitted into here.

Those who book into the 4pm Praise Party and 4pm 18-25s Café will get early passes to Alton Towers to enjoy the park from 9am.


Bookings close on 5th March 2015. Make sure you’re booked in by the 22nd February 2016, when we will do a prize draw for one group of young people to get special VIP goody bags for the day!

Don’t miss out on an amazing day! See you there!

MERLIN PASS INFORMATION: If you have a Merlin Pass, we still need you to register with us so that you can get a wristband and information and access our venues, but as you get free access to the park there's no need to pay us anything (just remember to bring your Merlin Pass with you!!). When you register just click on the option to enter promotional code and enter this... MERLINPASSBD16100 which will mean you won't get charged to register.

Just be aware that you'll need to bring your Merlin Pass to Alton Towers and if you have not got a valid Merlin Pass, will have to pay for a full-price ticket on the day (£50.00).

SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION:  All young people (under 18's) will remain the responsibility of the adults they come to the event with. Please ensure you have the correct safeguarding documentation/permissions. If you have any queries about this, please contact us.

RISK ASSESSMENTS: We are writing risk assessments and will email them out to everyone who books in. We are writing them from the moment you enter the park and the event; and all from the point of view of going round the park with your youth group. So leaders will still need to do your own for anything other than this (i.e. travel). Please note that you may need to amend our risk assessments depending on how you've decided to work with your youth groups.

PAYING BY INVOICE/OFFLINE: If you prefer not to pay by credit or debit card, please select the "Pay by Invoice" option from the Payment Method option when you're booking in. You need to complete your order and then will need to pay by cheque or cash to the Salvation Army Centre you’re registered under. We will take your payment from them. Please ensure you only choose this option if your Corps Officer/Salvation Army line manager is aware of and happy with this.

To download information on places and provision for those with additional needs, please use this link:
If you are coming with a young person who requires a carer for the day, you can get into the park for free. However, we still need you to register with us so that you can be provided with a wristband and information, and access our venues. When you register just click on the option to enter a promotional code and enter this... BDOcarer16 so that you won't get charged.
To verify that your care is required, proof of disability will be requested upon entry. This can include:
• Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance award letter (dated within the last 6 months).
• Personal Independence Payment letter (dated within the last 6 months).
• A current and valid Blue Badge.
• Letter from GP or consultant (dated within the last 6 months) confirming the need for a full time carer. This does not need to be a letter of diagnosis. 


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