xFurther to the Government response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Chessington World of Adventures Resort as a precautionary measure
Guests with short breaks arriving before 26th April 2020, can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost* via Manage My Booking
*Full details available here


Enjoy a ROARSOME short break on selected Thursday – Sunday dates this year, with our Best Value Midweek Stays!

New for 2020 - Chessington World of Adventures Resort unearths a NEW Land, the Rainforest, featuring three rides!

Perfect for families with kids in search of their first wild adventure, explore the rainforests of the world by road, taking the wheel on Jungle Rangers; by river, making a splash on mini-log flume, River Rafts, and from the treetop canopy, bouncing up high on Treetop Hoppers, all while spotting creatures including tortoises and capybaras, the world's largest rodent.

Chessington short break packages include:

  • An overnight stay
  • 2-day Theme Park tickets
  • A delicious breakfast

  • Resort Hotel: Savannah Splash Pool*
  • Resort Hotel: Early Ride Time**

  • Explorer Glamping: Wild Asia evening access
  • Explorer Glamping: Explorer Fastrack***

  • Elmer's Flying Jumbos

    In addition to the Rainforest, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, Elmer, is set to fly into Chessington in 2020 as the Resort launches Elmer's Flying Jumbos.

    Fans of the picture-book character created by David McKee and published by Andersen Press, will be able to pick a colourful elephant to take them to the skies on the flying carousel surrounded by jungle, inspired by the Elmer books.

    Room on The Broom

    Discover the spellbinding adventure, Room on the Broom — A Magical Journey! Experience the much loved children's story coming to life as you visit the enchanted library and help the Witch as her hat, bow and wand are sent tumbling to the ground.

    With 10 themed lands and over 40 rides and attractions, including The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure and Tiger Rock, you'll be glad that your break includes a 2nd Day FREE in the Theme Park!

    ZUFARI at Chessington World of Adventures Resort


    Come face-to-face with over 1,000 exotic animals, including Lions, Gorillas, Monkeys and Sealions. Spot giraffes, rhinos and zebras on ZUFARI — be sure to catch the daily Penguin talk!

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    SEA LIFE centre at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

    SEA LIFE centre

    Your little deep sea explorers can enjoy interactive rock pools, daily talks and feeding sessions, including a breathtaking walkthrough ocean tunnel at the SEA LIFE centre.

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    Go Ape at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

    GO APE

    Unleash your inner Tarzan in the UK's number 1 forest adventure at Chessington, where the whole family can Go Ape together — it's the perfect addition to your short break!

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    Chessington Resort Hotel

    After a day exploring the Theme Park, retreat to a room in the heart of the Resort, designed to give you all the comforts of home.

    Upgrade to one of our themed rooms for an extra special treat!

    Explorer Glamping Tents with Chessington Holidays

    For the ultimate family sleepover select one of our roarsome Explorer Glamping tents under the dazzling night sky.

    Our Glamping tents have been created to give you the fun of camping without the hassle.

    Nearby Hotels with Chessington Holidays

    Or, why not stay in one of our family-friendly partner hotels, just minutes away from the action, hand–picked to make your break unforgettable!

    Book today and begin your family's wild adventure!

    For more information about our Hotels, search for your Short Break today!

    Terms and conditions apply.

    2nd Day FREE is valid when booked as part of a main season hotel and ticket package. 2nd Day FREE is valid in the Theme Park only and must be used the day after your first day in the Park. 2nd Day FREE does not apply where the Theme Park is closed on the 2nd day of your stay.

    Please note that upon check in to the Hotels, you will be required to provide a credit/debit card for a pre authorisation against your room. A set amount will be held, and if not used will be released back into your account within 5-10 working days.

    *Complimentary access to the Savannah Splash Pool is subject to room type. Guests staying in Standard rooms or Wanyama Reserve View rooms in the Safari Hotel, Discovery rooms in the Azteca Hotel and Standard Explorer Glamping Tents will be charged £3 per person to use the Savannah Splash Pool. Guests will need to book a timeslot for the pool, this can be done at any point before your stay — guests can book by contacting the leisure club on the following phone number: 01372 734 681. Access to subject to availability and issued on a first come first serve basis. When using the pool, those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or above and they must remain in the water with the child at all times. All guests must follow our Pool Supervision requirements which are available in the Leisure Club or you may be asked to leave. We suggest you bring your own towels if you wish to use the pool, although towels can also be hired from the Leisure Club Reception for £2 each, a percentage of which is donated to the Chessington Conservation Fund.

    **Early Ride Time is available on park open days from 19th March – 1st November 2020 and includes the following rides: Adventure Tree Carousel, Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, Vampire, Blue Barnacle (Blue Barnacle will be available from early April, until then Scorpion Express will be available), Seastorm and Elmer's Flying Jumbos. Rides/attractions are subject to availability.

    ***Glamping Exclusive Fastrack is available for Explorer Glamping guests only. Access is available between 10am — 11am on your second-day entry into the Park. Glamping Exclusive Fastrack is applicable on the following rides: Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, Tiger Rock, ZUFARI: Ride into Africa, Vampire, Seastorm, Dragon's Fury, KOBRA, Monkey Swinger, Tomb Blaster, Elmer's Flying Jumbos, Jungle Rangers, Scorpion Express & Rattlesnake. Rides are subject to change and availability.

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