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VIP Experiences

How do you make a great adventure even better? Just add on an extra or two. Get up closer to our wonderful animals, go behind the scenes or discover what it’s like to be a zoo keeper.

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VIP experiences are designed to make even your wildest dreams come true. From Behind the Scenes Tours, Birthday Parties or Giraffe Feeding you can book your adventures directly online or treat your friends or family to a gift voucher for a wild adventure of their own!

To check availability please use the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Experiences

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GIRAFFE SAFARI

An unforgettable VIP experience that will take you behind the scenes of ZUFARI.

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Come face to face with our amazing giraffe during your off road Jeep guided tour.

Price: £40 per Adventurer

  • Adventurers must be a minimum of 5yrs old
  • Adventurers aged under 12yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult 16yrs or over
  • The experience will last approximately 30 minutes
  • The experience is for a maximum of 8 people
  • Experiences run at either 11:30am or 2:30pm
  • Theme Park and Zoo entry are not included in the experience
  • Tours may vary depending on animal availability and in adverse weather conditions may have to be moved indoors

Due to the nature of our VIP experiences, some of our animal encounters may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.  Expectant mothers are not permitted on any of our experiences.  If you believe this may affect you, please contact our VIP team before booking to discuss your individual needs.

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NEW! SEA LION TRAINER FOR A DAY

Ever fancied yourself as an animal trainer? Think you have the skills to connect with our favourite Zoo friends?

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Price: £175 per Adventurer

On arrival you’ll meet up with one of our professional Animal Trainers, who’ll be your guide and buddy as they go about their daily tasks. They will introduce you to your chosen animals and get you involved with hands-on tasks like animal care and welfare, food preparation and you’ll take part in their regular training sessions.

This is a 3 hour experience for one person

  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • The experience begins at 9am and is available on Mondays, Wednesdays & Sundays only
  • Includes your own training whistle to take away with you
  • This Experience must be booked 7 days in advance
  • Animal experiences are subject to availability
  • Your experience includes the standard entry price for the day when applicable
  • Full terms and conditions will need to be signed prior to the beginning of the experience
  • All VIP Experiences are non-transferable and non-refundable, in the event that we have to cancel your experience we will of course compensate you accordingly

On the day:

  • Your guide will take you through all health and safety procedures before the beginning of your experience
  • Wellies are advisable but closed toe shoes/boots are essential
  • It can get quite cold out in the Bay so please wear the appropriate clothing for being outdoors for the entirety of your experience

Due to the nature of our VIP experiences, some of our animal encounters may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. Expectant mothers are not permitted on any of our experiences. If you believe this may affect you, please contact our VIP team before booking to discuss your individual needs.

 

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GIRAFFE FEEDING

A truly special start to your day at Chessington with the opportunity to meet and hand feed our stunning and majestic Giraffe!

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From the Chessington Resort Hotel our guides will walk you and the group out to the Wanyama reserve where you will come face to face with our giraffe.

Price £20 per Adventurer

  • Adventurers must be over 5 years old
  • Adventurers aged 5 - 12yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult 16yrs or over
  • The experience will last approximately 20 minutes
  • The experience is for a maximum of 15 people
  • Theme Park and Zoo entry are not included in the experience
  • In adverse weather conditions the experience may have to be moved indoors

Due to the nature of our VIP Experiences, some of our animal encounters may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.  Expectant mothers are not permitted on any of our experiences.  If you believe this may affect you, please contact our VIP team before booking to discuss your individual needs.

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BEHIND THE SCENES ANIMAL TOUR

Go behind the scenes and brace yourself for an animal encounter like never before.

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Come face to face with tigers, meet our friendly sea lions, feed our capybaras and then take a trip on our giraffe safari to feed our graceful giraffe on this exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour!

Price: £125 per Adventurer

  • Each interactive tour is 2 hours long and for up to 4 people and includes park entry
  • Minimum adventurer age is 10 years old, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult adventurer
  • Animal availability may vary and be subject to change
  • You’ll be guided through your adventure by a personal tour guide and join the specialist keepers for meeting and feeding the animals
  • Your guide and keepers will guide you through health and safety procedures, and help you feed the animals
  • Tours are available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Due to the nature of our VIP Experiences, some of our animal encounters may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.  Expectant mothers are not permitted on any of our experiences.  If you believe this may affect you, please contact our VIP team before booking to discuss your individual needs.

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CHESSINGTON VIP EXPERIENCE

Make your visit to the Chessington Theme Park, Zoo and SEA LIFE centre even more special by booking a VIP Experience!

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Price: £350 per Adventurer

Why not let us create a memorable experience for you, if you are looking at exploring something a little extraordinary and don’t see it on our website why not give us a call! We are happy to create a unique experience just for you. Call 01372 731 673 to speak to your personal VIP experience team member.

The VIP experience is ideal for adventures who love all things Chessington! This package includes:

  • Theme park entry
  • Personal VIP host to escort you around the Park for the entire day
  • First ride of the day on your chosen ride
  • Unlimited VIP ride access
  • Unlimited food - eat as much as you like all day
  • Unlimited souvenir photography downloads
  • Giraffe feed*
  • Free parking
  • Goodie bag
  • Belongings storage

*Giraffe feed terms & conditions...

  • Adventurers must be over 5 years old
  • Adventurers aged 5- 12yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult 16yrs or over
  • The experience is for maximum of 15 people
  • Theme Park and Zoo entry are not included in the experience
  • In adverse weather conditions the experience may have to be moved indoors
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WILD AWAKENING

Our Wild Awakening experience is a unique opportunity for one adventurous family to start the fun and open the park for the day..

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Press the big red button to start the countdown and be the first family to enter the park for the day.

Wild Awakening Package price: £30

Our package includes:

  • Being the first on your favourite ride
  • Start the day with an exclusive count down button
  • Free Car Parking

Package available on selected dates throughout the year. Please call 01372 731673 for availability.

Wild Awakening Terms and conditions:

  • As Chief Explorers you will need to arrive early to make sure the park is ready to go, please be prepared to arrive 45 minutes before the Park advertised opening time.
  • Please be advised that there may be a wait time between arrival and the advertised park opening time
  • Rides subject to availability
  • Admission to the park is not included and must be purchased separately
  • Dates are non-transferable or refundable

Adoptions

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ADOPT AN ANIMAL - BUY A GIFT WITH A DIFFERENCE

Adopt an animal for yourself or as an exciting gift for friends and family and help make a real difference to the conservation work and breeding programs at Chessington Zoo.

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This memorable gift will include:

  • A certificate of adoption including a cute photo of your animal
  • A registration letter to confirm your 1 year adoption
  • A fun fact sheet all about your chosen animal
  • 10% contribution donated to the Chessington Conservation Fund
  • A Zoo Day voucher for two people to visit during a Chessington Zoo Day*
  • Your name proudly displayed outside the animal enclosure for the duration of your adoption
  • 30% off voucher for any Adult Keeper Experience, so you can come face to face with the Animals at Chessington World of Adventures Resort
  • £10 voucher to spend in Chessington World of Adventures Resort retail outlets
  • All for just £30, so now you just have to pick which of our animals you would like to adopt...

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Choose your animal

Adopting your chosen animal is easy...

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Buy online by choosing your animal below

Alternatively, you can adopt by dropping by our Xtra Adventures Sales Kiosk or any gift shop at the Resort

Adoptions are limited, buy now to avoid disappointment.

Zoo Keeper

Wild about animals? Want to know how to be a zoo keeper? If so, welcome to the ultimate animal experience at Chessington World of Adventures Resort – Be A Zoo Keeper for A Day.

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CHESSINGTON’S JUNIOR ZOO KEEPER EXPERIENCE (7 TO 16 YEARS)

Here’s a wonderful experience for younger adventurers that will give a first taste of the day-to-day work of our Zoo Keepers.

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You’ll get to work in the Children’s Zoo and Wanyama Village, meeting our Donkeys, Goats, Ferrets, Capybaras, Meerkats and many more animals.

£145 for one or £250 for two people.

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CARNIVORE KEEPER FOR THE DAY (16+ YEARS)

Be a Tiger and Lion Keeper For The Day

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Take a walk along Chessington’s Trail of the Kings, where you’ll get to work alongside our Carnivores including Sumatran Tigers and Asiatic Lions. An awesome and unique experience, which includes your theme park entry.

£175 per person.

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On The Day Experiences

At Chessington we have a range of additional meet and greet experiences, all of which are subject to availability on the day.

On the Day Experiences will be available every day over winter with limited availability (Penguins, Meerkats, Capybaras). Please call 01372 731673 for booking enquiries midweek throughout Winter.

Owl Meet and Greet

NEW! OWL MEET & GREET

Come and meet our fantastic Owls in this exclusive VIP meet and greet experience.

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Spend time with our expert bird keeper who will educate you with amazing facts about this incredible bird of prey.

  • Minimum age 7 years old
  • 4 people per meet and greet
  • Children have to be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Experience takes place daily at 16:15.
Meerkats

MEERKATS

Come meet and take part in our Meerkat scatter feed.

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  • Minimum age 7 years old
  • 2 people per feed
  • Children have to be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Trousers must be worn
  • Wellingtons boots must be worn - Limited boots will be available on a first come first serve basis

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Capybara

CAPYBARA

Our Capybara on the day experience allows up to 4 people to feed and spend time with our Capybara.

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A perfect experience for the family on your adventure at Chessington.

  • Minimum age 5 years old
  • 4 people per feed
  • Children have to be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Trousers must be worn
  • No open toed shoes are allowed

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Penguins

PENGUINS

At Chessington we offer the truly special experience of hand feeding our Penguins!

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Assisted by our experienced Zoo team you will enter the penguin enclosure and feed them at the water’s edge.

  • Minimum Height 1.2m
  • 2 people per feed
  • Children have to be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Trousers must be worn
  • No open toed shoes are allowed

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Sea lions

SEA LIONS

Under the supervision of the Sea Lion team you will be able to get to know one of our Sea Lions.

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  • Minimum age 10
  • 4 people per experience
  • Children have to be accompanied by a paying adult

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To book these experiences please speak to a member of staff on the day of your visit at our VIP Hub in Mexicana. Please note we cannot guarantee these experiences will be available on any given day.

Birthdays

Birthday Parties at Chessington Resort

REALLY WILD BIRTHDAY PACKAGE

Our birthday packages are designed for children who are 4 to 12 years old, visiting with a minimum of 15 friends.

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The Really Wild Birthday Party includes:

  • A meet 'n' greet with a selection of our Zoo animals.
  • Private use of our party room.
  • Birthday lunch for all kids with yummy food.
  • A Chessington party host on hand to make things just right.
  • Entry to the theme park on the day of your party.*
  • Entry to our Zoo and SEA LIFE centre
  • PLUS,a Birthday Badge, just so they know who’s boss.

Peak dates and prices:

Weekends and school holidays from 11am until 1pm, 18th March 2017 - 31st October 2017. £25 per child with a free adult ticketfor every 5 children. Additional adults are £20. Theme Park entry is included in this price.

Off Peak dates and prices:

Weekends and school holidays from 11am until 1pm, 31st October 2016 – 12th March 2017. £18 per child with a free adult ticketfor every 5 children. Additional adults are £10. Zoo entry is included in the price.

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Extras

It’s your party, so make it unique with a few little extras that make a big, big difference:

  • Birthday Cake - you are more than welcome to bring your own cake, or make life simple and let us provide one for you for £22 extra.
  • Party Bags – take home a little of the Chessington magic - Add from £4 each

How to Book

Reserving a Really Wild Birthday Party could not be easier; book in 3 simple steps...

  1. Check availability. If the date you wish to book is available, simply proceed through the booking system and pay a deposit to secure your party.
  2. Once you have paid your deposit your personal party coordinator will call you to confirm your party numbers. They will also be able advise you about special extras to make your party even more memorable.
  3. Wait for the special day and start your Wild Adventure!

View the small print...

Really Wild Birthday Parties – here’s the quite big small print:

  • Bookings must be made at least a one month prior to event.
  • Parties are suitable for kids aged 4 to 12.
  • Parties require a minimum of 15 children.
  • One free adult with every 5 children. Additional adult tickets can be brought for £10.83.
  • Animal meet 'n' greets will be with animals available on the day.
  • Sorry, food brought from outside cannot be consumed in the party room, except for a birthday cake, if you’d rather bring your own.
 

Booking and advice

Booking a VIP experiance is simple - all our experiences can be booked directly online using the links above. You can also purchase gift vouchers for use in the next 12 months - ideal gifts for animal lovers!

Please book at least seven days before your visit date so we can make sure everything is ready. If you would like further assistance please get in touch using the form below or call 01372 731 673* to speak to our VIP team.

*Phone line is open 10am – 12 noon and 1pm - 4pm every day of the week.

   


Adult adventurers:

Young adventurers (Over 1 metre under 12 years):