Explorer Glamping — book for 2018!Book Explorer Glamping 2018 with Chessington Holidays!
Our 2017 Explorer Glamping season has now ended, however we are now taking bookings for 2018.
Explorer Glamping will reopen from 3rd May — 10th September 2018, simply choose your date in the booking engine above and start planning your roarsome Chessington Holiday!
If your family enjoys the great outdoors and nature at its most beautiful, then Explorer Glamping is the ideal choice for your Chessington Holiday. Our Glamping season is open now, so what are you waiting for? Book your Standard or Premium tent and get ready for an adventure like no other!
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Complete with a double bed for the adults, 2 single beds for the children, plus comfy duvets to snuggle down in, you are ensured a great night's sleep. The tent also has wooden floors, electric lights and power sockets so there's no roughing it on this camping experience!The standard tents offer guests the adventure of camping, but with all the comfort of a hotel room. All the tents have wooden floors, electric lights and power sockets so there's no roughing it on this camping experience!
The 4 premium tents are equipped with a king size bed, a separate sleeping area for children and more space for an extra special experience. Plus, they come with outdoor furniture, so you can make the most of the your outdoor adventure and relax under the stars.The 4 premium tents offer a little bit of extra luxury, for an extra special experience. Plus, the premium tents come with outdoor furniture so you can relax under the stars before snuggling down in your tent for a great night's sleep.
Make sure to reserve your table in the restaurant for a scrumptious dinner in advance of your stay. Glamping guests also have access to Chessington Resort Hotel facilities between 12pm-4pm, including the Savannah Splash Pool.
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Go Ape at Chessington is a perfect second day activity to add onto any short break, simply choose our Go Ape add-on when you book your Chessington Holiday!
The kids thought the location of the Glamping in proximity to the theme park was great. The tents themselves were lovely, and perfect for our family. — Thomas, June 2016
I loved the Glamping and would definitely do it again the tents are amazing. — Mo, July 2016
Glamping was amazing the kids loved the fact you could stay up and play with other kids. I would definitely recommend it to people. — Helen, July 2016
I took my three year old and we both loved the Glamping! Could not fault it at all! Lovely entertainment staff. Glamping tents amazingly cute! And the two days in the park to go around the rides he enjoyed! Definitely booking again soon!!! — Gill, July 2016
The earliest check in time is 3pm, and the latest check out time is 10am. Please note: You can check in at the Explorer Glamping site any time after 3pm. You are not required to check in on your arrival at the park.
We recommend all explorers to store their luggage in their vehicle when not on the Glamping site. If you have used Public Transport, we would have available use of the Main Hotel luggage store, which also allow for easy departure at the end of their day.
Explorer Glamping guests can access the Savannah Splash Pool and Gym at the Chessington Resort Hotels between the hours of 12pm and 4pm.
Please note: Guests staying in the Explorer Glamping Standard Tents will be charged to use the Savannah Splash Pool.
Access to the pool is charged at £3 per person and guests wishing to use the pool must pre-book a time slot on the day of arrival. Please note that access to the pool is subject to availability.
Guests staying in the Explorer Glamping Premium Tents and Merlin Annual Pass holders staying on one of our exclusive Holiday Club packages will receive complimentary access to the pool but must pre-book their time slot in the week prior to their stay. Access is subject to availability and issued on a first come first serve basis.
Towels are available to hire for £2 per towel in the leisure club.
Please note: you will need to get into your vehicle and travel from the Glamping site should you wish to use the Chessington Resort Hotel facilities.
Yes, simply show your Merlin Annual Pass, at the Glamping Reception tent for Retail, and the Explorers Outpost for Food and Beverage. This must be shown at the Point of Sale to receive your 20% discount.
To help you and your little explorers make the most of your outdoor adventure, there will be:
• Late opening of Wild Asia, exclusively available to Glamping guests, 30 minutes after park close until 20:00 for rides, and includes Cobra, Tuk Tuk Turmoil, Temple of Mayhem, and Lorikeet Lagoon. Arcades are also available.
•Entertainment is available on the Glamping Site, Weather permitting, or in Explorers Outpost on poor weather days, from 18:00 until 21:00, and includes a range of family games.
•Animal Meet and Greets at 8:00am on the Glamping site each morning.
•1 hour fast track is also included on all rides, excluding Vampire, Gruffalo and Dragons Fury. A Tiger Wristband will be issued at check in.
Facilities for babies and infants include: • Bottle warming service in the restaurant • Highchairs in the restaurant
These facilities will only be available when the restaurant is open from 6pm - 8pm.
Please be aware cots will not be provided in the Explorer Glamping tents. If guests would like to bring their own cot, they must book a premium tent.
There are two standard tents which will be accessible via a ramp for disabled guests, plus designated disabled parking and a disabled toilet. A wet-room style shower facility is also available in the disabled toilet.
Please call our Shortbreaks specialists on 0871 360 2639 to discuss your booking. Calls cost 11p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
Terms and conditions apply. The Explorer Glamping season is from 4th May 2017 — 1st October 2017. 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.
2nd Day FREE is a park entry day and must be taken on consecutive stay dates with a hotel stay in the middle. 2nd Day FREE does not apply to themed weekends held at the Chessington Resort Hotels. 2nd Day FREE applies to main season breaks and excludes winter packages.
Please note: If you would like to eat in the Explorers' Outpost, please add-on dinner to your short break package to receive an early booking discount, or alternatively you can book at Reception on your arrival. Dinner at Explorers' Outpost is served from 6pm to 8pm. If you choose to dine at the other Resort restaurants, you will need your vehicle to reach the dining facilities. The bar is open from 17:30 — 21:30. Breakfast is served from 7:30am — 9:30am, and again is a buffet service.
*As an overnight guest at Chessington Explorer Glamping, you will receive Glamping Exclusive Fastrack between 10 and 11am. Wristbands will be issued on arrival at Reception and must be worn to receive the benefit. Rides are subject to availability and guests must enter the Fastrack queue line before 11am; unfortunately late arrivals will not be given access. Please note, access is available to all rides with a Fastrack entrance with the exception of Vampire, Dragon's Fury and The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure and it is recommended guests visit a combination of rides to make the most of this benefit.
**Resort benefits, extras and activities are subject to change and availability. Access to Wild Asia after the park closes is on selected rides only.
Please note: Guests staying in the Explorer Glamping Standard Tents will be charged to use the Savannah Splash Pool. Access to the pool is charged at £3 per person and guests wishing to use the pool must pre-book a time slot between 12pm-4pm on the day of arrival. Please note that access to the pool is subject to availability.
Guests staying in the Explorer Glamping Premium Tents and Merlin Annual Pass holders staying on one of our exclusive Holiday Club packages will receive complimentary access to the pool but must pre-book their time slot in the week prior to their stay. Access is subject to availability and issued on a first come first serve basis. The Wanyama Village and Amazu Treetop Adventure will not be available for Glamping guests in the evenings.
The Explorer Glamping Tents are designed to give you the comfort of a hotel room in the great outdoors.
In the Standard Tent, there's a double bed for adults, and two singles for the children which are in one communal area.
The Premium Tent has a kingsize bed instead of a double, as well as a separate sleeping area for children which has a bunk bed and a single bed, there's also a storage chest and outdoor furniture for your feature front porch.
Standard Tent •Wooden Flooring •Double bed plus 2 singles •Bed Linen •Mirror •Clothes rail •Free Wifi •Power sockets •Fully lit
Premium Tent •All of the features above, plus: •A kingsize bed instead of a double bed •A separate sleeping area with a bunk bed and a single bed •Storage chest •Outdoor furniture •Towels •Complimentary toiletries •Complimentary bottled water
Please be aware that shower and toilet facilities are communal. Towels will not be supplied in a Standard Tent.
*Please note: Explorers' Outpost is now closed until 2018 when the Glamping season begins again. For bookings made from 18th September 2017, dinner will be held elsewhere. Subject to change and availability.
Explorer Glamping will reopen from 3rd May — 10th September 2018.
Please note: You must be at least 1m tall and under 20.5 stone to take on the Tree Top Junior challenge. A ratio of 1 adult to every two children under 6 years applies. For children aged 6+ accompanying adults can be on the ground. You must be aged 10 or over, at least 1.4m tall and under 20.5 stone to take on the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. Children aged 10-15 years must be supervised on the course. One Adult (18+) can supervise a maximum of 2 children aged 10-15 years. 16 & 17 year olds do not require supervision on the course. For full Go Ape terms and conditions, please click here.