Xtra Adventure Experiences

How do you make a great adventure even better? Just add on an Xtra or two. Get up closer to our wonderful animals, go behind the scenes or discover what it’s like to be a zoo keeper.

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Xtra Adventures is a range of VIP experiences designed to make even your wildest dreams come true. From Behind the Scenes Tours, Birthday Parties or Giraffe Feeding you can book your adventures directly online or treat your friends or family to a gift voucher for a wild adventure of their own!

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Experiences

Winter African Animal Tour

New Experience - available until March 2015.

Brace yourself for an animal experience like never before. Feed the giraffe, meet our personality filled zebras and encounter the Rhino’s for a one of a kind meet and greet!

Price: £50 per adventurer.

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  • The tour is 1 hour long
  • Minimum adventurer age is 12 years old
  • Tours are available Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 2pm - 3pm
  • Maximum of 4 people and includes park entry
  • Animal availability may vary and is subject to change
  • You’ll be guided through the adventure by a personal tour-guide who will take you through the feeds, before joining a specialist keeper for the Rhino meet and greet
  • Your guide and keepers will go through health and safety procedures, and assist you with feeding the animals

Due to the nature of our Xtra Adventures, some of our animal encounters may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. If you believe this may affect you, please contact our Xtra Adventures team before booking to discuss your individual needs.

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Winter African Animal Tour at Chessington

Giraffe Safari - Currently SOLD OUT

An unforgettable VIP experience that will take you behind the scenes of ZUFARI. You will come face to face with our amazing giraffe during your off road Jeep guided tour.

Price: £40 per adventurer.

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  • Adventurers must be over 1 metre
  • Adventurers aged under 12yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult 16yrs or over
  • The experience will last approximately 30 minutes
  • The experience is for a maximum of 8 people
  • Experiences run at either 11:30am or 2:30pm
  • Theme Park and Zoo entry are not included in the experience
  • Tours may vary depending on animal availability and in adverse weather conditions may have to be moved indoors

Due to the nature of our Xtra Adventures, some of our animal encounters may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.  If you believe this may affect you, please contact our Xtra Adventures team before booking to discuss your individual needs.

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Giraffe Safari at Chessington

Behind the Scenes Animal Tour

Are you brave enough to feed tigers? Then get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Go behind the scenes and brace yourself for an animal encounter like never before. Feed the tigers, meet our personality filled sealions, feed our adorable penguins and brave the waters of the shark tank as you feed the sharks!

This wild 2 hour experience - £125 per adventurer.

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  • Each interactive tour is 2 hours long and for up to 4 people and includes park entry
  • Minimum adventurer age is 10 years old, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult adventurer
  • Animal availability may vary and be subject to change
  • You’ll be guided through your adventure by a personal tour guide and join the specialist keepers for meeting and feeding the animals
  • Your guide and keepers will guide you through health and safety procedures, and help you feed the animals
  • Tours are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Due to the nature of our Xtra Adventures, some of our animal encounters may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.  If you believe this may affect you, please contact our Xtra Adventures team before booking to discuss your individual needs.

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Animal Meet and Greet at Chessington

Giraffe Feeding

A truly special start to your day at Chessington with the opportunity to hand feed our stunning and majestic Giraffe! From the Chessington Resort Hotel our guides will walk you and the group out to the Wanyama reserve where you will come face to face with our Giraffe.

Price: £10 per adventurer

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  • Each experience starts at 8am
  • Adventurers must be over 5 years old
  • Adventurers aged 5 - 12yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult 16yrs or over
  • The experience will last approximately 20 minutes
  • The experience is for a maximum of 15 people
  • Theme Park and Zoo entry are not included in the experience
  • In adverse weather conditions the experience may have to be moved indoors

Due to the nature of our Xtra Adventures, some of our animal encounters may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.  If you believe this may affect you, please contact our Xtra Adventures team before booking to discuss your individual needs.

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Giraffe Feeding at Chessington

Zebra Safari

A unique opportunity awaits you as you hand feed our stunning Grevy’s Zebras! Discover Scimitar Horned Oryx roaming freely alongside ostriches and zebras on your guided African Adventure!

Price: £25 per adventurer.

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  • Each interactive tour is 30 minutes long and for up to 2 people
  • Minimum adventurer age is 8 years
  • You’ll be guided by two specialist keepers throughout your adventure who’ll guide you through health and safety procedures, and help you feed the animals
  • Tours may vary depending on animal availability and in adverse weather conditions may have to be moved indoors

Due to the nature of our Xtra Adventures, some of our animal encounters may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.  If you believe this may affect you, please contact our Xtra Adventures team before booking to discuss your individual needs.

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Animal Meet and Greet at Chessington

Birthdays

Really Wild Birthday package

Our birthday packages are designed for children who are 4 to 12 years old, visiting with a minimum of 15 friends.

The Really Wild Birthday Party includes:

  • A meet 'n' greet with a selection of our Zoo animals.
  • Private use of our party room.
  • Birthday lunch for all kids with yummy food.
  • A Chessington party host on hand to make things just right.
  • Entry to the theme park on the day of your party.*
  • PLUS, a Birthday Badge, just so they know who’s boss.

Prices: £22 per child with a free adult ticket for every 5 children.
Additional adults can take advantage of our great online ticket discounts.

Available weekends and school holidays until 2nd November 2014 from 11am until 1pm.

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*subject to theme park opening times.

Really Wild Birthday Parties at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Extras

It’s your party, so make it unique with a few little extras that make a big, big difference:

  • Birthday Cake – it’s not the same without one – Add for £15
  • Party Bags – take home a little of the Chessington magic - Add from £4 each

How to Book

Reserving a Really Wild Birthday Party could not be easier; book in 3 simple steps...

  1. Check availability. If the date you wish to book is available, simply proceed through the booking system and pay a deposit to secure your party.
  2. Once you have paid your deposit your personal party coordinator will call you to confirm your party numbers. They will also be able advise you about special extras to make your party even more memorable.
  3. Wait for the special day and start your Wild Adventure!

View the small print...

Really Wild Birthday Parties – here’s the quite big small print:

  • Bookings must be made at least a one month prior to event.
  • Parties are suitable for kids aged 4 to 12.
  • Parties require a minimum of 15 children.
  • One free adult with every 5 children. Additional adult tickets can be brought for £10.83.
  • Animal meet 'n' greets will be with animals available on the day.
  • Sorry, food brought from outside cannot be consumed in the party room, except for a birthday cake, if you’d rather bring your own.
  • Please note: the theme park rides and attractions will be closed until March 2014.

Animal Adoption

Adopt an Animal - buy a gift with a difference.

Adopt an animal for yourself or as an exciting gift for friends and family and help make a real difference to the conservation work and breeding programs at Chessington Zoo.

This memorable gift will include:

  • A certificate of adoption including a cute photo of your animal
  • A registration letter to confirm your 1 year adoption
  • A fun fact sheet all about your chosen animal
  • 10% contribution donated to the Chessington Conservation Fund
  • A Zoo Day voucher for two people to visit during a Chessington Zoo Day*
  • Your name proudly displayed outside the animal enclosure for the duration of your adoption
  • 30% off voucher for any Xtra Adventure Animal Experience, so you can come face to face with the Animals at Chessington World of Adventures Resort
  • £10 voucher to spend in Chessington World of Adventures Resort retail outlets

All for just £30, so now you just have to pick which of our animals you would like to adopt...

Choose your animal

Adopting your chosen animal is easy...

Buy online by choosing your animal below

Alternatively, you can adopt by dropping by our Xtra Adventures Sales Kiosk or any gift shop at the Resort

Adoptions are limited, buy now to avoid disappointment.

Adopt at Tiger at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Zoo Keeper for a Day

Wild about animals? Want to know how to be a zoo keeper? If so, welcome to the ultimate animal experience at Chessington World of Adventures Resort – Be A Zoo Keeper for A Day.

ZUFARI Keeper for the day (16+ years)

Be a Rhino and Giraffe Keeper For The Day

Explore ZUFARI like never before with this unique keeper experience. Trek behind the scenes, where you’ll get to work alongside our Zebra, Rhino, Antelope, Ostrich and majestic Giraffe. Get up close and personal whilst you meet, greet, clean and train the animals of ZUFARI.

£175 for one or £310 for two people.

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Rhino at Chessington

Carnivore Keeper for the day (16+ years)

Be a Tiger and Lion Keeper For The Day

Take a walk along Chessington’s Trail of the Kings, where you’ll get to work alongside our Carnivores including Sumatran Tigers and Asiatic Lions. An awesome and unique experience, which includes your theme park entry.

£175 per person.

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Be Carnivore Keeper at Chessington World of Adventures

Choose 2 of the following: Zoo Animal Training, SEA LIFE or Reptile Keeper (16+ years)

Join our professional trainers as they work their magic with sea lions, birds and furry mammals, or go behind the scenes in the SEA LIFE centre and work with our aquarists alongside sharks, rays and tropical fish. Alternatively, and only for the bravest adventurers, venture into the Creepy Caves and learn how to look after our large variety of reptiles and amphibians.

£175 for one or £310 for two people

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Become a Zoo Keeper at Chessington

Chessington’s Junior Zoo Keeper experience
(7 to 16 years)

Here’s a wonderful experience for younger adventurers that will give a first taste of the day-to-day work of our Zoo Keepers. You’ll get to work in the Children’s Zoo and Wanyama Village, meeting our Skunks, Goats, Ferrets, Capybaras, Meerkats and many more animals.

£145 for one or £250 for two people.

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Junior Zoo Keeper for a Day Experiences at Chessington

On The Day Experiences

At Chessington we have a range of additional meet and greet experiences, all of which are subject to availability on the day.

Meerkats

Come meet and take part in our Meerkat scatter feed.

  • Minimum age 7 years old
  • 2 people per feed
  • Children have to be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Trousers must be worn
  • No open toed shoes are allowed

Meerkats at Chessington

Capybara

Our Capybara on the day experience allows up to 4 people to feed and spend time with our Capybara. A perfect experience for the family on your adventure at Chessington.

  • Minimum age 7 years old
  • 4 people per feed
  • Children have to be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Trousers must be worn
  • No open toed shoes are allowed

Capybara at Chessington

Penguins – Available from March 2015

At Chessington we offer the truly special experience of hand feeding our Penguins! Assisted by our experienced Zoo team you will enter the penguin enclosure and feed them at the water’s edge.

  • Minimum Height 1.2m
  • 2 people per feed
  • Children have to be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Trousers must be worn
  • No open toed shoes are allowed

Penguins at Chessington

Sealions - Available from March 2015

Under the supervision of the Sealion team you will be able to get to know one of our Sealions.

  • Minimum age 10
  • 4 people per experience
  • Children have to be accompanied by a paying adult

Sealion at Chessington

To book these experiences please speak to a member of staff on the day of your visit at our Xtra Adventure kiosks in Africa or at our Explorer entrance. Please note we cannot guarantee these experiences will be available on any given day.

 

Booking and advice

Booking an Xtra Adventure is simple - all our experiences can be booked directly online using the links above. You can also purchase gift vouchers for use in the next 12 months - ideal gifts for animal lovers!

Please book at least seven days before your visit date so we can make sure everything is ready. If you would like further assistance please get in touch using the form below or call 01372 731 673* to speak to our Xtra Adventures team.

*Phone line is open 10am – 12 noon and 1pm - 4pm every day of the week.

   


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Young adventurers (Over 1 metre under 12 years):