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.

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


Christmas with The Gruffalo

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 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, 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 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.