Chessington World of Adventures

© Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington includes theme park, zoo, sea life centre and resort located in Surrey offering entertainment for the whole family with a host of rides & attractions. Chessington is among the best known and most visited theme parks in the UK attracting visitors from across the UK. Located close to London in Chessington, Surrey, the site includes the famous theme park along with a zoo, and resort hotel. There are in excess of 25 rides for visitors to enjoy with the park spilt in to themed lands including Forbidden Kingdom, Market Square, Wild Asia and more. There are a number of attractions & shows to see offering visitors a fun filled, action packed day out for the whole family.


Chessington includes a number of themed lands that each include themed rides. Themed lands include Wild Asia that includes wild jungle and tribal statutes in the area, rides include Kobra, Jungle Bus, Tuk Tuk and Monkey Swinger. The Forbidden Kingdom land is themed on ancient Egypt and includes Tomb Blaster and Rameses Revenge. Zufari is themed in the African outback, rides include Flying Jumbos and Zufari – Ride into Africa. The Land of the Dragons is a themed land that includes dragon themed rides and attractions including those for younger children including Dragon’s Playhouse, a soft play and adventure centre for younger children. Other ides here include Sea Dragons, Wild Factor and Dragons Fury.

Chessington Zoo includes over 1,000 exotic animals from all over the world. The Trails of the Kings where visitors can walk through and see Lions, Tigers, Gorillas, Carpathian Lynx, Fossa and more. The Wanyama Village & Reserve brings visitors to a taste of an Africa safari with Grevy’s Zebra, Scimitar Horned Oryx, Meercats, Dwarf Mongoose, Sitatungas and Ostrich. The Children’s Zoo is designed for younger visitors to interact with farmyard animals including guinea, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens.

The Sea Life Centre is located at the zoo, exploring life in the ocean. Visitors can see a number of exhibitions with daily talks and feeding sessions where visitors can learn more about life in the ocean. Visitors can learn more about seahorses, lion fish, jelly fish, clownfish and much more.

There is a 4 star resort hotel on site where visitors can stay and enjoy a short break, facilities include safari style accommodation, swimming pool, spa, restaurant and bar.

Bookings & Tickets

For further information on Chessington, the latest offers, packages and ticket and hotel stay bookings please see: Chessington Bookings

How to Get There

The site is accessible by both car and public transport.

By Car:

The distance from central London is approx 17 miles with a journey time of approx 40 to 50 minutes.

From London take the A3 up to the A243 Hook Road, from here Chessington is signposted.

Car Parking is available the approx cost is £2 per day.

For those using Satellite Navigation systems the postcode to use is KT9 2NE.

By Train:

From London Waterloo Station there are regular services to Chessington South Station. There are also services from Clapham Junction and Wimbledon to Chessington South Station, which is a 10 minute walk from the theme park.


There are regular bus services from Kingston to Chessington via the 465 bus and the 467 bus from Epsom to Chessington.

Contact Details

Chessington World of Adventures
Leatherhead Road

Telephone: 0871 663 4477

Website: Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Facilities & Information

Opening Times:

Chessington is usually open from July to the start of November:

Mon to Sun: 10.00 to 17.00/18.00 approx (with some Halloween days open until 19.00 and some zoo days open until 15.00)

Please Note: The opening times and days are subject to change, it is strongly recommended visitors check on the Chessington website for the latest times prior to visiting.

Further Information:

Admission Prices:

Adult: £44 approx (£33 when booked in advance), Children: £34 approx (£26 when booked in advance), Concessions: £34 approx (£26 when booked in advance).


There are a number of eateries and restaurants on site serving hot and cold snacks, meals and desserts. Choices include pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, noodles and Mexican cuisine.

There are a number of shops on site selling a range of memorabilia, souvenirs and gifts.


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For Local Search & Directions see: Chessington World of Adventures Map

Tips & Other Considerations

There may be some variations on the opening hours depending on the time of year and other factors. It is wise to double check before going to ensure the attraction you wish to see is open and avoid disappointment.

Follow common sense travel tips and remain alert, vigilant and aware of your belongings at all times. Keep valuables such as wallets/purses hidden away from public view. If you have a bag try to use a shoulder bag with a good quality, strong strap, that is put across your shoulder not on your shoulder making it more difficult for anyone to take your bag.

If you are travelling by car to Chessington ensure you are well prepared with maps and Sat Nav to aid your journey, particularly if you are not familiar with the local area and roads. For door to door directions use the journey planner to plan your trip. Check the latest traffic information before you travel.

If you are travelling by public transport, check for service updates prior to beginning your journey for any delays, disruption or cancellations to services that may impact on your journey. Ensure you have the service timetables for the trains, buses and coaches. Remember when the last services are and ensure you make it to the train/bus/coach stops well in time.

Journey Planner

Get door to door directions for both road journeys and public transport.

Transport Links

Closest Train Stations:

Chessington South: 0.8 Miles

Chessington North: 1.5 Miles

Oxshott: 2.6 Miles

Closest Airports:

Heathrow Airport: 25 Miles
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