Welcome to Alton Castle
Giving children a chance to shine (registered charity no. 234216)
We can now offer our facilities for private hire. We can offer accommodation for large groups ie youth groups, parish groups, as well as the family and corporate market. We also have excellent conference rooms available to hire. For further information, please see our accommodation pages.
We are now in partnership with Alton Towers and can tailor your retreat to include a trip to Alton Towers. Please mailto: email@example.com for further information.
Become a volunteer for the day - Alton Castle, as part of a series of open events, is holding a Family Fun Day to coincide with the Mud Run through the Valley on Sunday 28 June. The run is raising money for 3 charities including Alton Castle. The castle are seeking volunteers to assist the wonderful staff and volunteers, with this calendar of events. Volunteer roles include: parking, refreshments, ticket office, tours, stewards, general help. Contact Debbie or Sandra - 01538 703224
Join in on our 6 mile Mud Run The Whole Hog on Sunday 28 June starting at Alton Towers and running through the grounds of Alton Castle
On the same day as The Whole Hog the castle will be open for children's activities being run at a small charge from 12-3.30 pm with a BBQ and families and friends are welcome to bring a picnic. Extra parking available at Soli.
Saturday 11 July - Alton Castle Open Day/St John's Garden Party, 2-5 pm. Abseiling, archery and climbing and lots of activities for all ages.
Do you shop at Sainsbury's? If so, you can now fundraise for The Kenelm Youth Trust whilst you shop - please see our Sainsbury's Everyday Shopping Card page for further details.
Fr Mike White, original founding Director of Alton Castle and Trustee of The Kenelm Youth Trust along with Roger Maughan, Business Director of Alton Castle are taking part in this 3 day cycle challenge. They are undertaking the challenge of cycling 150 miles through the peak district to raise funds for Soli - the new centre for youth ministry. They are both hoping to raise £1000 and would be very grateful if you could sponsor them by following the links below:
Please see our events page for details on how to take part in Cycle Soli
Established as a residential youth centre by the Archdiocese of Birmingham, Alton Castle opened in September 1996. It has had a highly successful first 15 years with over 8,000 children visiting the Castle each year, mostly on residential retreats but an increasing number now coming on day retreats.
Many things have changed and evolved over the years at the Castle, and many lives have been touched, either directly or indirectly, however, the one constant throughout this time has been the mission of the Castle: to promote the personal, spiritual and social development of all children and visitors, its employees and volunteers, through prayer and activity in such a way that they may live life to the full and become fully alive in God.
DATES FOR PRIVATE HIRE OF ALTON CASTLE
2015 27/28 June 4/5 July 29/40 August 5/6 September 14/15 November 12/13 December
The castle is hired from 4.00 pm Friday afternoon until 2.00 pm Sunday. Please telephone 01538 703224 or e-mail Lynda for further details by clicking here: firstname.lastname@example.org