Discover the magic at Chessington this Christmas

As the nights get colder, the elves here at the Resort will be busy preparing for the most magical Christmas yet.

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Open on selected dates from 2nd – 24th December 2017

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  • 2nd - 3rd December
  • 9th - 10th December
  • 14th - 24th December
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Magical Experiences

With Father Christmas’ festive grotto, plus our amazing animals and selected rides*, have a wild Christmas at Chessington!

A Festive Setting

The Resort gets a sprinkling of Christmas magic for Winter’s Tail.

Along with Father Christmas’ grotto, families will be fully immersed in the festive atmosphere with our giant Christmas tree and real reindeer!

There's a whole host of festive activities at Chessington this Christmas... plus selected rides will available!*

 

Children at Chessington's Winter's Tail (Photo: christmas,events,father,christmas)

Children at Chessington's Winter's Tail
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Visit Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas at Chessington

Guests are invited on a truly special visit to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto.*

Have a Wild Christmas

Explore Chessington Zoo this Christmas

With all the festive excitement don’t forget to have a wild Christmas with our amazing animals at the Zoo, including our Tigers, Gorillas, Zebras and creatures beneath the waves including sharks and rays in our SEA LIFE centre.

Father Christmas Sleepovers

Stay Over at Chessington

With so much to do at Winter’s Tail why not extend your stay overnight?

Available on selected dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th – 23rd December

Your package will include:

  • 2 day access to the Winter's Tail park event and Chessington Zoo
  • An overnight stay at one of the Resort's wonderful hotels, including breakfast
  • Animal meet and greets
  • Access to Savannah Splash pool and gym**
  • Plus meet Father Christmas in his Christmas-tastic grotto

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Father Christmas Sleepover

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Our magical ticket and short breaks packages are now available.

Winter's Tail Day Tickets

Meet Father Christmas's Elves at Chessington

Limited availability - prebook only.

  • Secure your spot with Father Christmas
  • Chessington Zoo – Tigers, Gorillas, Sea Lions and more!
  • SEA LIFE Centre – our magical underwater tunnel plus selected rides*

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Father Christmas Sleepovers

Stay over at Chessington

Available on selected dates between 2nd – 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

Winter's Tail Day Tickets

Winter's Tail Tickets Include

  • Entry to Chessington's Zoo & SEA LIFE centre plus selected rides*
  • Entry to the Father Christmas Grotto
  • Rainy Day guarantee - return for FREE
  • Guarantee entry - we have a limited number of tickets
Gorilla at Chessington Zoo

Individual tickets

Ticket prices (for visits until 24 December)
Ticket Type Price
Early Booking Offer – Standard Admission with Grotto
  • Individual tickets include a present from Father Christmas (£15)
  • Accompanying Adult tickets include a hot drink & snack (£15)
£15
Individuals under 12 months old
No ticket is required for those under 12 months old.
Free

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Annual Passholder tickets

Annual Passholder Tickets (until 24 December)
Ticket Type Price
Early Booking Offer – Annual Passholder
  • Individual tickets include a present from Father Christmas (£10)
  • Accompanying Adult tickets include a hot drink & snack (£10)
£10
Individuals under 12 months old
No ticket is required for those under 12 months old.
Free

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Annual Passholders can visit for free after 26th December.

Guests registered as disabled can purchase any of the above tickets and are eligible to bring one helper free of charge, and an additional helper for £8.00.

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