There’s more than enough to keep you occupied during a full day at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, including dozens of daily shows, talks, and meet-and-greets which feature everything from sea lions to capybaras. Toddlers and younger kids will be delighted by the Wild Woods and Land of the Dragons, while older daredevils can ride roller coasters such as Monkey Swinger and Kobra.
With over 10 themed areas, 40 rides, and thousands of animals to enjoy, book admission tickets online in advance to save money, time, and hassle on the day.
Things to Know Before You Go
Save money by booking your admission tickets online in advance; annual passes and Ride Access Passes for select disabled visitors are also available.
Children ages three and under enter for free.
There are several restaurants, snack bars, kiosks, and coffee shops throughout Chessington World of Adventures Resort.
Fast track passes can help you beat the queues during peak times.
Numerous daily talks, feedings, and meet-and-greets are available for no extra cost.
The park is mostly wheelchair and stroller accessible although gravel paths and steep slopes may prove tricky; some rides have stepped access.
How to Get There
Chessington World of Adventures Resort is situated in Surrey, just 16 miles (25 kilometers) from central London. Most visitors find it easiest to access by private vehicle—follow the M25 and exit at Junction 9 or 10 before following the signposts. There is on-site parking available for a small fee. Alternatively, take the train to Chessington South Station, a 10-minute walk from the park.
When to Get There
Chessington World of Adventures Resort is open year-round from the mid-morning until the late afternoon. The park will be busier than normal during the school holidays, on weekends, and during seasonal Halloween and Christmas events, so visit midweek during term time for a quieter overall experience.
More English Theme Parks
Travelers with kids will appreciate the wealth of theme parks which dot the length and breadth of England. Legoland in Windsor will delight those with young children, while Alton Towers in Staffordshire is ideal for teens. For retro appeal, head to the Blackpool Pleasure Beach or travel back to the Jurassic period at Paultons Park in Herefordshire.
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