Celebrate Christmas with the Gruffalo

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

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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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Christmas with The Gruffalo

Join Mouse on The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, a magical riverboat journey through the deep dark wood.

That’s not all...

  • 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
  • Enjoy a wintery tale with The Gruffalo’s Child
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

In addition to The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, enjoy some other family favourites...

  • Ride our NEW Adventure Tree carousel
  • Get behind the wheel on Tiny Truckers
  • Watch out for the mischievous goblins in Hocus Pocus Hall
  • Let your little monkeys loose on our AMAZU Treetop Adventure

Meet Father Christmas at Chessington

Sealife Centre

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 ticket and short breaks packages are now available.

Winter's Tail Day Tickets

Meet Father Christmas's Elves at Chessington

Limited availability - pre-book advised

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

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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*

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