Celebrate Christmas with the Gruffalo

This Christmas celebrate with the Gruffalo, visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto, plus enjoy some family favourite rides, including Vampire and meet our amazing animals at Chessington’s Zoo and SEA LIFE centre.

Join us for a full day of festive fun, or as the sun sets and the lights twinkle, visit us for our Twilight opening.

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Open on selected dates 1st December – 3rd January

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Full day (10am – 7pm)

  • 1st – 2nd December
  • 8th – 9th December
  • 15th – 16th December
  • 20th – 23rd December
  • 24th December, please note Christmas Eve will close at 5pm.

Twilight opening (3pm – 7pm)

  • 5th – 7th December
  • 12th – 14th December
  • 17th – 19th December

Twilight opening (3pm – 7pm)

  • Post-Christmas* (10am – 5pm) 27th December – 3rd January

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Christmas with The Gruffalo

NEW FOR 2018! Get your dancing shoes on for our new spectacular, The Gruffalo Christmas Groove*, that’s not all…

  • Join Mouse on The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, a magical riverboat journey through the deep dark wood.
  • Team up with the Gruffalo’s Child on a treasure trail around the Park and receive a special pop badge
  • Decorate festive treats in the Gruffalo Kitchen
Santas Grotto Entrance

Santas Grotto Entrance

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Meet Father Christmas at Chessington

Meet Father Christmas*

  • Visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto and receive an early Christmas gift
  • Adults receive a free hot drink and festive treat
  • Meet his mischievous elves and trusted Reindeer, Willow and Drizzle

Selected Rides Open

Enjoy some of your family favourites this Christmas…

  • Take a flight of fright on Vampire
  • Enjoy a magical journey on The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure
  • Glide over the waves on Seastorm
  • Climb aboard the Black Buccaneer
  • Ride our Adventure Tree carousel
  • Get behind the wheel on Tiny Truckers
  • Let your little monkeys loose on our AMAZU Treetop Adventure

Vampire Ride at Chessington

Gorilla

Zoo and SEA LIFE centre

Have a wild Christmas with our amazing animals at the Zoo, including our lions, gorillas, zebras and creatures beneath the waves including sharks and rays in our SEA LIFE centre.

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Our magical full day tickets and short breaks packages are now available. Our Twilight and Post-Christmas tickets will be available soon.

Full Day Tickets (10am – 7pm)

Full Day Tickets at Chessington

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Full day (10am – 7pm)

  • 1st – 2nd December
  • 8th – 9th December
  • 15th – 16th December
  • 20th – 23rd December
  • 24th December, please note Christmas Eve will close at 5pm.

Quick, book now and SAVE with our exclusive early bird tickets.

  • Secure your spot with Father Christmas
  • Celebrate Christmas with the Gruffalo
  • Enjoy selected rides
  • Visit Chessington Zoo and SEA LIFE centre

Standard tickets: £18
Annual Passholders: £15

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Father Christmas Sleepovers

Stay over at Chessington

Available on selected dates between 1st - 23rd December

  • 2 days access to the Winter’s Tail event at the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre
  • Animal Meet and Greets
  • Swimming Pool – and kids splash zone*

Book your stay today