Things to do at Chessington World of Adventures Resort review
Chessington World of Adventures is described as being ‘Britain’s wildest adventure’. Chessington is a family theme park, zoo and hotel complex all rolled into one. Chessington is aimed at families with more gentle rides and family fun than big thrills – although there are a few of those dotted around too. There is also a small Sealife aquarium located within the park to enjoy.
Chessington World of Adventures has over 40 rides and attractions split across 7 ‘lands’. Everything in the park is within easy walking distance. For little ones, there are rides such as The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure and Room on the Broom (both based on the well-loved children’s books by Julia Donaldson), a beautiful animal-themed carousel, and even a soft play to enjoy.
Once your child reaches the magical 0.9 metres mark, a whole selection of rides open up to your family. With bigger thrills such as The Scorpion Express rollercoaster, a jungle themed mini log flume and the dodgems being just a few on offer. For older thrill seekers you won’t want to miss the two big rollercoasters – Vampire and Dragon’s Fury!
The zoo and aquarium are home to over 1,000 animals, including lions, tigers, gorillas, monkeys, penguins and plenty of underwater creatures. These are great to explore when ride times are long or you just want a more gentle paced day. There are usually animal feeds and shows throughout the day too. Entry to both of these are included within your entry ticket.
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FAQ and Further Information Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Is there food and drink available?
There are 6 restaurants to choose from at Chessington serving foods such as pizzas and pasta, burgers, vegan hot dogs, fish and chips and bbq. There are also plenty of smaller ‘grab and go’ style establishments serving hot and cold food, snacks, ice creams and other treats.
What are the main things to do?
Large theme park with rides for young and old, zoo and aquarium. There are toilets on-site and a choice of places to eat.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive – A day ticket bought 5 days in advance is currently around £29 (can be more can be less depending on offers). Tickets bought less than 5 days beforehand are almost £50.
Is there parking?
Standard parking is £4 per car (or you can pay £10 for Express parking which gets you closer to the entrance). Parking is free for Merlin Premium Annual Passholders or guests staying at the hotel.
When are they open?
Chessington world of adventures is open for most of the year with some closures over winter. They also tend to just open the zoo and a few attractions over the winter. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
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