How do you make a great adventure even better? Just add on an Xtra or two. Get up closer to our wonderful animals or discover what it’s like to be a zoo keeper.
Get your friends over for the birthday party of the year or even get up close and personal with some of your favourite animals. Chessington’s Xtra Adventures make even your wildest dreams come true.
To check availability please use the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
All experience quick look:
To help you decide which experience is perfect for you please see our quick look guide:
|Carnivore Keepers*||2 Max||5 Hours||16+ yrs||Yes||£175||£310|
|SEA LIFE centre, reptiles or training keepers*||2 Max||5 Hours||16+ yrs||Yes||£175||£310|
|Birds and Primates keepers*||2 Max||5 Hours||16+ yrs||Yes||£175||£310|
|Junior keeper*||2 Juniors||4 Hours||7 - 12 yrs||Yes||£145||£250|
|Behind the Scenes Tour **||4 Max||2 Hours||10+ yrs||Yes||£125||-|
|Those under 16 yrs must be accompanied by a participating adventurer who is over 16 yrs.|
|Children's Zoo Feed**||4 Max||1 Hours||7+ yrs||No||£40||-|
|Zebra Safari**||2 Max||30 Minutes||8+ yrs||No||£30||-|
*Zoo Keeper Experiences
Park entry is included for all participating guests, an additional four tickets can be purchased at a 50% discount.
Children’s Zoo Feed
Get ready for an adventure with a difference! Gain exclusive access behind the scenes whilst you feed our incredible animals! This is the first opportunity for young adventurers to get up close and personal with animals from around the world, including friendly capybara, striped skunks, bearded goats, fluffy chickens, and more!
This extraordinary Children’s Zoo Feed - £40 per adventurer.
- Each interactive tour is 1 hour long and for up to 4 people
- Minimum adventurer age is 7 years
- Feed capybara, skunks, meerkats, goats, pigs and chickens
- Tours may vary depending on animal availability and animals in the tour are subject to change
- You’ll be guided by two expert keepers throughout your adventure who’ll guide you through health and safety procedures, lead you to the enclosures and help you feed the animals
- You’ll receive a certificate to congratulate you on your adventure!
- Children’s Zoo Feed is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Behind the Scenes Animal Tour
Are you brave enough to feed lions or 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 lions or tigers, meet our personality filled sealions, feed our adorable penguins and brave the waters of the shark tank as you feed the sharks! End your amazing adventure with a guided tour around the beautiful Wanyama reserve.
This wild 2 hour experience - £125 per adventurer.
- Each interactive tour is 2 hours long and for up to 4 people
- 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
Zebra Safari – coming soon
A unique opportunity awaits you as you hand feed our stunning Grevy’s Zebras! Join your own personal guide aboard a private Kawasaki buggy and venture out to explore the beautiful Wanyama Reserve! Discover Scimitar Horned Oryx roaming freely alongside ostriches and zebras on your own African Adventure!
Price: £30 per adventurer.
- 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
- You’ll receive a certificate at the end of your experience to congratulate you on your adventure!
- Zebra Safari is available on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays
- Tours may vary depending on animal availability and in adverse weather conditions
Really Wild Birthday Parties
Why just have an ordinary birthday party, when you could have a really wild experience at Chessington World of Adventures Resort?
Bring your family, bring your friends, meet our Zoo animals, have a delish party lunch and, hey, even spend the afternoon in the Theme Park. Magicians are just so old hat... Chessington's the new party central.
PS. for parents – we do all the catering... and all the clearing up.
Your Really Wild Birthday Party includes all this - from just £14 per person:
- Themed invitations you can send out to your lucky party guests.
- An hour of Zoo animal meet 'n' greets, plus your own Zoo Keeper to share fun facts and
answer your questions.
- A private room with music.
- Birthday lunch for all the kids with yummy (and healthy) stuff like sandwiches, crisps, soft drinks and fruit, all served up on animal-themed tables.
- A Chessington party expert on hand to make things just right.
- PLUS, a big Birthday Badge for you, just so they know who’s boss.
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 - £15
- Party Bags – take the fun home with crayons, stickers, a colouring pack, animal playing cards, wild animal mask, sweets and more – £4 pp
- Theme Park entry – big up the wild experience with an afternoon of adventures after
the party – £10pp
- Hot food buffet lunch – yum! – £5pp
- Birthday Break package – spend the night in a cool room in our safari-themed Resort Hotel, including Theme Park tickets, a great gift bag, birthday cake and balloons - starting at just £129 for a family of four.
It's so easy to book - just call us on 01372 731 673 or fill out this form and we'll get back to you real soon.
Really Wild Birthday Parties – here’s the quite big small print:
- Bookings must be made at least a month ahead.
- Parties are available at weekends and during school holidays and last for two hours – 11am to 1pm.
- Parties are suitable for kids aged five to 12.
- Parties require a minimum of 15 children.
- 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.
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 chosen animal
- A registration letter to confirm your 1 year adoption
- A fun fact sheet all about your chosen animal
- 10% contribution donated directly to the Chessington Conservation Fund
- A zoo day voucher for you and a friend to visit during a Chessington Zoo Day*
- Your name proudly displayed outside the animal enclosure for the duration of your adoption
Plus new for 2013:
- 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…
To adopt your chosen animal is easy, simply…
- Buy online - click your animal of choice below
- Drop in at our Xtra Adventures Sales Kiosk during your next visit
- Swing by one of our gift shops at the resort
Adoptions are limited, buy now to avoid disappointment.
*The complimentary Zoo Day entry voucher is only valid for use on select Zoo Days throughout the year. Enclosed voucher is for 2 individuals. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers. Voucher must be surrendered. Photocopies not accepted and no cash alternative will be given.
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.
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 for one or £310 for two people.
Get up close and personal with our lemurs and monkey families and spend some time caring for our colourful collection of birds including our Military Macaws. A truly unique experience, which includes your theme park entry.
£175 for one or £310 for two people.
oin 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.
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.
Chosen an experience?
Booking and advice
Please get in touch using the form below, alternately call 01372 731 673 to speak to our Xtra Adventures team. Please book at least seven days before your visit date.