selcted rides available*

Celebrate Christmas with the Gruffalo

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.

See all dates and times

23rd, 24th November (10am – 5pm)

30th November (10am – 7pm)

1st, 7th, 8th December (10am – 7pm)

13th December (10am – 5pm)

14th – 15th December (10am – 7pm)

16th – 19th December (10am – 5pm)

20th – 23th December (10am – 7pm)

24th December (10am – 5pm)

Post-Christmas Dates*

27th December – 5th January 2020 ( 10am – 5pm)*


Christmas with The Gruffalo

Get your dancing shoes on for our returning spectacular, The Gruffalo Christmas Groove, that’s not all...

Santas Grotto Entrance

Santas Grotto Entrance

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Meet Father Christmas at Chessington winter’s tale

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

Selected Rides Open

  • Room on the Broom - A Magical Journey, NEW for 2019!
  • Take a flight of fright on Vampire
  • Enjoy an enchanting voyage on The Gruffalo River Ride
  • Glide over the waves on Seastorm
  • 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 Christmas Rides

Rides subject to availability and weather conditions.

Gorilla Christmas Chessington

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.

Please Note: Some Zoo areas will close by dusk