AGM of AOUK & Ireland to be held at Alton Towers Hotel on Saturday/Sunday
25 & 26 November 2017. 

This year’s AGM of AOUK & Ireland will take place on the weekend of the 25 & 26 November 2017 at Alton Towers Hotel.  

As this year’s event will take place at the end of November, we are holding an AOUK & Ireland Emerald themed Christmas Party.

As most of you already know, Alton Towers is a great venue both for families and adults alike.   Unfortunately the park rides will not be open as it is out of season, but we have arranged to open Sharkbait Reef for an hour on the Saturday afternoon - this is a sea life centre.   The waterpark will also be open as will the extra-ordinary golf and we have arranged special admission rates for these.  There is also a fabulous spa facility for those wishing to use this.

Specialty meetings will commence on Saturday morning at 9.30am.   Registration will be from 9am. The AGM of AOUK will commence at 11am, followed by the guest speaker (to be finalised) The AOUK research prize will complete the mornings events.  This will be followed by a light lunch for all including families.   Then Saturday afternoon will be ‘free time’ for you and your family. As stated above, there will be a Christmas dinner for all on the Saturday evening.   Depending on the number of younger children - we can also arrange a tea party for the younger ones - please state on your registration form.  Again depending on the number of younger children we may arrange a crèche facility until 9pm.     

Please check your booking forms thoroughly to ensure your arrival date/number of rooms/any dietary requirements/babysitting requirements are correct.    If not, please e-mail me at  Please return your completed forms by the  1 September, as detailed overleaf – rooms allocated on a first come, first served basis.   

Looking forward to seeing you all there. 

Val Chipchase 
AOUK & Ireland Administrator

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Room costs for Alton Towers are as detailed

Friday 24 November:

A room for one will cost: £50.00 A room for two will cost: £60.00 Family rooms at Alton Towers hotel can accommodate up to four and will be charged at a supplement of £15.00 per child. 

There are a limited number of rooms that can accommodate 2 adults and 3 children which will be allocated on a first come first served basis, again the supplement will be £15.00 per child sharing. For larger families interconnecting rooms will be available which can accommodate up to 8 people, these rooms will be charged as 2 rooms plus the relevant supplements

Saturday 25 November:

Second rooms or interconnecting rooms charged as follows: 

Single £65 Double £70 Family rooms for four/five - £15 per child supplement

There are a limited amount of themed suites available at £70 per room – these are on a first come, first served basis. 

AOUK will pay for one double/family room for the Saturday night (25 November). Friday night’s accommodation will be paid direct to the hotel on departure, as well as any charges for second/interconnecting rooms for the Friday and Saturday nights.

Activities available for families for the Saturday are:

Shark Bait Reef (Sea Life Centre) – open for our exclusive use for one hour on the Saturday afternoon (no charge) – time to be confirmed nearer the time. 

Splash Landings (largest indoor water park in the UK) - £12 per adult and £9 per child – open from 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday – to book on arrival.

Crazy Golf - nine holes is £4 per person, eighteen holes is £5 per person. 

Aqua Relaxation area (Spa) - £12 per person – treatments to be booked in advance and again there will be separate charges for these.


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