Chessington Zoo UK
Theme Park rides and attractions will be closed until March 2014.
Don't forget - our Zoo* & SEA LIFE centre will be open this December for Festive Zoo Days.
*Please note Lorikeet Lagoon, Wanyama Village & Reserve and the Children's Zoo will be closed on Festive Zoo Days and will reopen in March 2014.
Here at Chessington Zoo in the UK, you can meet over 1,000 exotic animals from foreign lands, some of which are endangered and can no longer be seen in the wild.
Chessington Zoo is a fabulous part of the total Chessington World of Adventures Resort experience. There is so much to explore – laugh at mischievous meerkats, come nose to nose with sharks and rays in the spectacular SEA LIFE centre or roar with the lions in the Trail of the Kings – be sure not to miss it!
To mark Chessington Zoo’s 80th birthday in 2011 we launched the Chessington Conservation Fund… take a look here to find out more.
In our Zoo you will find the following attractions…
Who needs an overseas Safari holiday when an African Reserve is right on your Surrey doorstep? Grevy’s Zebras, the very rare Scimitar Horned Oryx and Meerkats will take centre stage at the brand new Wanyama Village & Reserve .
Go truly wild on an expedition through the Lorikeet Lagoon, part of Wild Asia... a beautiful way to meet these exotic and colourful birds.
Journey through the jungle and get a close-up look into the world of the fascinating Western Lowland Gorillas, Asiatic Lions, Carpathian Lynx, Sumatran Tigers, Binturongs and Fossa.
Lifting the lid on the mysteries of the underwater world, Chessington’s SEA LIFE centre is a truly breath taking experience for all deep sea explorers!
The Children's Zoo is the perfect opportunity for animal lovers to interact with a range of farmyard friends, including pygmy goats, chickens, KuneKune pigs and rabbits.
Explore a world of reptiles, snakes and creepy crawlies, including pythons, tarantulas, and other fascinating lizards, frogs and caterpillars!
Waddle down to Penguin Cove where you can see the Humboldt Penguins splashing around or stop by and say hello to the mischievous otters nearby.
Splash down to Sealion Bay for the chance to see Harley and Dante play in the water!
SEA LIFE Shop
Location: SEA LIFE Centre
Once you have explored Chessington’s amazing SEA LIFE centre be sure to visit the SEA LIFE shop for some more underwater fun. Water toys, fact-filled books, pirate props and mermaid gifts are just some of the souvenirs guaranteed to make a splash!
Chessington Zoo is home to more than 1,000 amazing animals and in this jungle hideaway you can meet and take home your own cuddly version. Or find a new furry friend and bring it to life by creating your own cuddly toy.
Here are the latest reviews for Chessington Zoo.
ZUFARI Keeper for the day
Today's zoo keeper experience was so much fun. The 2 zoo keepers (Ben and James) who took us round for the day were knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. They were helpful and willing to take photos of us for the memories. We got to muck out the Rhinos, Giraffe and Zebra and feed the Giraffe and Zebras. We were busy for the whole 4 hour experience. My sister and I were the first people to have this experience and I would recommend it. We had the best day.
Natalie, 8 December 2013
My family and I had an incredible experience at Chessington Zoo. We loved seeing the apes, they had a beautiful enclosure with so much for them to do. The young ones were swinging on the ropes. We saw a baby on its mums back, it was so cute!
Anna, 8 October 2013
Junior Zoo Keeper for a Day
Educational and Fun!
My daughter greatly enjoyed the chance to not only feed and get up close with many different animals but also to muck out and gain a greater understanding of what is required to care for one. As educational as it is fun!
Martyn White, 8 October 2013
Junior Zoo Keeper for a Day
Fantastic Zoo Keeper Day
A really enjoyable day, would highly recommend for children who love animals!
Rainer Stanborough, 8 October 2013
Carnivore Keeper For The Day
Great day out
This day was bought for me by my daughter and sister for my 70th birthday. It was a complete surprise. I was shown round by Ollie and Michael and couldn't have been better looked after. They knew so much about the animals they looked after and always called them by name which was lovely. I thought I knew a lot but they gave me so much information I didn't know before. We were very busy all day and even mucking out the lion poo wasn't enough to put me off. My family enjoyed watching that bit and the boys came out and spoke to the people that were watching at the windows. The spectators even asked me some things as well which made me feel a real part of the team. It was so amazing to be that close to these wonderful creatures. The lions and tigers were amazing and the other little animals we looked after were lovely as well although I can't remember what they were called as I had never heard of them before. I am every grateful to have been given the chance to have this experience and to the lads for looking after me so well. I had lunch with all the keepers and they chatted to me as well so I felt included. Was very impressed with the food prep area and food storage places. They were cleaner than most kitchens. I got a certificate and a tee shirt as well. Thank you so much for the day. I would recommend it to anyone, and already have. I can't imagine anyone not liking it. My granddaughter and great niece and nephew and the rest of my family enjoyed the theme park whilst I was busy. Everybody happy even though it did rain a lot.
Margaret Ricketts, 3 October 2013