Chessington World of Adventures Ticket + Hotel Packages
Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE.
- Chessington is situated 12 miles from London on the A243
- Reginald Goddard opened the zoo in 1931, to showcase his impressive, private collection of animals.
- Ideal for a fun family day out
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Chessington World of Adventures Ticket + Hotel Packages
Chesington World of Adventures Breaks
The perfect place for thrill-seekers and animal lovers alike – Chessington World of Adventures Resort is simply a great day out for all.
About Chessington World of Adventures
Enjoy the thrilling Scorpion Express – a new ride experience with surprises round every corner – and the AMAZU Treetop Adventure, where you can play amongst the real monkeys. The top attractions include ‘ZUFARI: Ride into Africa!’ – the ultimate off-road safari adventure that’ll have you careering through the rugged terrain of the African outback; spot towering giraffes, powerful white rhinos, dazzling zebra and flamboyant flamingos to name a few. Be sure not to miss Madagascar Live, the incredibly fun stage show, too!
Chessington World of Adventures Highlights
- Just 12 miles from London
- A great selection of rides, plus a zoo
- Live shows and events all year round
- Explore the mystical Trail of the Kings
- Plenty of eateries throughout the resort
What Makes it Super
Discover more than 40 rides and attractions and over 1000 amazing animals in the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre; Chessington World of Adventures Resort really has got something for everyone.
Chessington World of Adventures Reviews
Themed park feels like you've left the country on holiday
Stay Date: 12/2016, indecision wrote this review.
***Review primarilly from the perspective of an annual pass holder*** We live only 2 miles from this resort and have stayed in the hotel, so as frequent customers (over the past 6 years) with a young child, I'd say this review is broader in perspect… See more
***Review primarilly from the perspective of an annual pass holder*** We live only 2 miles from this resort and have stayed in the hotel, so as frequent customers (over the past 6 years) with a young child, I'd say this review is broader in perspective than a 1 day-on the day snapshot. First, a noble truth is that if you pay full price (vs getting an annual pass or discount especially where you can return the next day) and go to Chessington on a day when the park is crowded, you will need to allow yourself a bit of disappointment. Queues can be painful for the little ones and their parents when the little ones impatience turns into bad behavior. However! You are either an annual pass holder too or are about to become one or have at least gotten a 2 for 1 voucher. Good for you! On busy days, I employ the strategy of spending time in the Zoo, the Aquarium, and the outdoor spaces such as scheduled shows (which are worthwhile), climbing areas, softplay, bird feeding and the fun water fountain (Summertime) near the bumpercars. Then one can bolt over to the buffet restaurant (weekends) and enjoy their amazing bbq beef and even possibly a swim in the pool or small indoor waterpark for an extra 8 pounds or so. The hotels are just wonderous, with a huge giraffe, animal displays, and terrific themed decor everywhere. It almost feels like a Las Vegas hotel with the amount of detail that has gone into it including the childrens steps-up to the check-in desk. And if you are not staying in the hotel, well there are several wonderful airbnb options nearby within 2-3 miles or 5 min drive including one at nearby Oxshott Station where taxi service is on your doorstep. Even staying in an airbnb one can enjoy the amenities of the hotel ie. buffet, pool for just a small extra charge. The theme park itself has uplifting music playing throughout the park- the music is surprisingly not annoying,even after all of these years. Does the park need occasional refurbishement? Yes- they refurbish one or two rides a year, often simply changing the name and re-theming it. This year they are renovating bubbleworks. The new rides are often more appealing. Other times the rides are just removed to our major dismay (like the monorail which we sorely miss). Some rides like the boats in Dragons World needs repainting because it is really not acceptable to see paint chipping off or the water being slimy and murky. There is a new GoApe course located inside the extended parking lot which is a lot of fun but at 25 pounds, is quite pricey. Speaking of parking, visitors will pay dearly for parking on site unless they have a Premium annual pass- and this is totally not acceptable. My advice is to carpool or take the train so that parking is not an issue. The best time to go to Chessington is during rainy days, school inset-days, a week after 1/2 term resumes, Wed & Thursdays and most importantly, after 3pm when school groups have started to leave the park. Chessington's holiday events are lots of fun because they really work hard to theme the park for that holiday. For Halloween, pumpkins and photo-ops with monsters & pumpkins are strewn about; Christmas time they recreate a snowy pine village and really give the kids a fabulous unique experience that is really not well replicated anywhere within 1 hour of London. Babies- I took my son to Chessington when he was 9months old and there was plenty for him to do (not to mention that he was free). Carousel, Tiny Truckers, Mr. Toads Ride, and a baby area for softplay means that the little ones will enjoy themselves- and the parent swap pass policy really lets parents enjoy themselves too. Shows- there are several shows... Pandamonium (which is ok/cute), and the Penguins show 'cheesy dibbles'. The Penguin show is a bit of a letdown though cute as well- I feel that the Octopus main character does not appeal to all ages as did Alex the Lion in the previous years show. I recommended that Chessington puts on a different show for each time interval to keep returning crowds happy, but of course this fell on deaf ears. In short- a visit to Chessington (especially one when the park is not busy), is really worthwhile. Just do it! Collapse
Just a little more
Stay Date: 12/2016, rishbiz wrote this review.
Overall it was a very good family afternoon out. Only 2 things let it down for me. 1) a couple of small fair ground rides for the kids would've been good. 2) a staff member had to be promted to put our pictures in a key ring and fridge magnet, we wer… See more
Overall it was a very good family afternoon out. Only 2 things let it down for me. 1) a couple of small fair ground rides for the kids would've been good. 2) a staff member had to be promted to put our pictures in a key ring and fridge magnet, we were initially just handed it all, and we're then ushered on. So a little more staff enthusiasm to do a complete job.. Collapse
Santa sleep over
Stay Date: 11/2016, markgrover49 wrote this review.
Apart from like warm food and a disappointing service team the weekend was very good. Site needed more signs but that's nitpicking, the kids loved it and meeting a very good Santa was worth the money paid
Apart from like warm food and a disappointing service team the weekend was very good. Site needed more signs but that's nitpicking, the kids loved it and meeting a very good Santa was worth the money paid Collapse
Better than I expected
Stay Date: 10/2016, Geewalt1 wrote this review.
Had a fun time with the family during school half term - included 2 children aged 11 & 14. All the rides were operational for the 2 days we were there and I think we had gone on most rides, bar the really small rides. Queues for most rides was abo… See more
Had a fun time with the family during school half term - included 2 children aged 11 & 14. All the rides were operational for the 2 days we were there and I think we had gone on most rides, bar the really small rides. Queues for most rides was about 30mins but occasionally the more popular ones (Rattlesnake & Kobra) did extend to 90mins. Good points - some decent rides and the park is not too big so an easy walk to each ride. Unlimited Pizza option in the restaurant- a great deal and the pizzas weren't bad either. Parking and entry into the park was quick and easy. Loved the Rattlesnake, was probably the family's favourite ride. Watch out for Monkey Swinger, it can make you wet. I wasn't expecting to get hit by the water jets, but they certainly got me and my daughter as we both came off the ride rather wet. Poor points - Fast track tickets - a money making scam that I just don't agree with at any park. Some of the rides require better queue management i.e. Kobra, Monkey Swinger. Especially when they let you in to the small pen before you finally go on the ride. Absolutely no queue management here and it was a bit of a free for all when the gate opened. Not good for parents with small children who were pushed back by older teenagers or rude adults. Disappointed with the Penguin show, felt more was going to happen but it didn't. So overall, I would say we enjoyed our time here and I would recommend it. Collapse
Amazing Day Out
Stay Date: 09/2016, Julian B wrote this review.
amazing rides..you have to try Vampire Rollercoster, Zufari..pretty much all of them. The only downside is that they don't have a lot of food courts opened during the week, therefore the food options are limited. You have to try it.
amazing rides..you have to try Vampire Rollercoster, Zufari..pretty much all of them. The only downside is that they don't have a lot of food courts opened during the week, therefore the food options are limited. You have to try it. Collapse
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