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VIP Experiences

Make your wild adventure even wilder!

Get up close and interact with our animals, take a safari out onto our animal reserves or allow us to provide you with the ultimate day out with our all-inclusive packages. Whether it’s our animals or our Theme Park, Chessington VIP’s objective is to provide you with memories to last a lifetime!

Animal Experiences

Animal Experiences

20% discount offered to Merlin Annual Pass holders and Hotel/Glamping guests please use the below links to redeem your exclusive discount:

Annual Passholders Hotel Guests
Rhino

White Rhino Encounter

Get up close with our amazing Southern White Rhinos and enjoy a unique encounter!

Price: £60 per Adventurer

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  • Minimum Age - 10 Years*
  • Duration - 30 minutes
  • Your experience may be shared with other VIP guests, the maximum group size will be 4. Theme Park and Zoo Entry is NOT included with this experience
  • We will require photo identification for all guests aged 16 or over, the VIP Experiences Team will contact you once you have made your booking to discuss further details. This is required for Health, Safety and Security reasons. Failure to provide valid identification will result in cancellation of your experience with no refund.
  • *Please Note: Adventurers 16 years and under will require at least one full paying adult per group. Any additional guests without a valid ticket will not be permitted on the experience. Failure to adhere to this will result in cancellation of your experience with no refund.
Land of the Tiger Experience

Amur Tiger Encounter

Get up close and personal to our Amur Tigers in their brand new home and ‘Learn your Stripes’ about the world's biggest tiger species.

Price: £60 per Adventurer

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  • This experience starts at 13:30pm and lasts for approximately 30 minutes
  • Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts
  • Maximum of 4 people per experience
  • You must be a minimum of 10 years old to participate in this experience
  • Children aged between 10 and 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Park entry is not included in the price of your ticket
  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable
  • Pregnant women are not permitted on any of our VIP Experiences.
  • Due to the nature of our VIP Experiences, some of our encounters many not be suitable for those with mobility problems. If you believe this may affect you, please contact a member of our VIP Team before booking to discuss your individual needs.
Sea Lions Meet and Greet at Chessington

Sea Lion Encounter

Under the supervision of the Sea Lion team you will be able to get to get up close and personal with one of our resident Sea Lions.

Price: £40 per Adventurer

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  • Minimum age 10
  • 4 people per experience
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Closed toe shoes must be worn
  • Experience runs daily at 12:15

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Face to Face Gorilla Encounter

Face to Face Gorilla Encounter

Get closer than ever to our Primates!

Price: £40 per Adventurer

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A truly unique chance for you to sit face to face with one of our closest relatives! Give our Western Lowland Gorillas a tasty treat through our enrichment tubes and spend some time learning everything there is to know about our Silverback from our expert Primate Keeper.

  • 30 minute educational experience for all primate lovers.
  • Adventurers must be a minimum of 7 years old. Adventurers between 7 and 16 years old will need to be accompanied by a full paying adult.
  • Maximum of 4 people per experience.
  • Please note this experience does not include Theme Park entry.
Little three

The Little 3

Meet our outstanding Owls, get up close and personal in an exclusive Monkey encounter, and enjoy an interaction with one of the zoo’s cutest additions!

Price: £60 per Adventurer

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  • Minimum Age - 6 Years*
  • Duration - 1 Hour
  • Your experience may be shared with other VIP guests, the maximum group size will be 4 Theme Park and Zoo Entry is NOT included with this experience
  • *Please Note: Adventurers 16 years and under will require at least one full paying adult per group. Any additional guests without a valid ticket will not be permitted on the experience. Failure to adhere to this will result in cancellation of your experience with no refund.
The Big Three

The Big 3

Meet our Giraffe, Gorillas and Sea Lions on an unforgettable wild adventure.

Price: £100 per Adventurer
£75 for 3 or more

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Start your afternoon adventure meeting and feeding our Rothschild Giraffe.

Next, meet our experienced Primate Keeper and the Gorillas. Learn about these amazing animals and feed them through the specially designed feeding tubes.

Finally, get up close to our California Sea Lions and take part in some training and enrichment activities, before hugging them goodbye!

  • Park entry is included in the price of your ticket but please check park opening times on the website
  • Tours last for approximately 1.5hrs
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday at 1pm
  • Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts
  • 4 people per tour
  • Animals are subject to availability
  • Ages 10+
  • Children under 16 have to be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Expectant mothers are not permitted on our VIP Experiences
  • Tickets are non-refundable and transferable

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.

Capybara Experience at Chessington

CAPYBARA Feed

Find out more about our adorable Capybaras (the world’s largest rodent!) in this hands-on feeding experience.

Price: £30 per Adventurer

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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 under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Experiences take place daily at 12:30 and 14:30
  • Trousers must be worn
  • No open toed shoes are allowed

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Giraffe Feeding at Chessington

GIRAFFE FEED

A truly special giraffe keeper experience at Chessington giving you the opportunity to meet and hand feed our stunning and majestic Giraffe!

Price: £25 per Adventurer

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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.

  • 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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Meerkats Meet and Greet at Chessington

MEERKAT ENCOUNTER

Step into our Meerkat enclosure and get up close and personal with some of Chessington’s cheekiest residents, including a scatter feed!

Price: £25 per Adventurer

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  • Minimum age 7 years old
  • 4 People per feed
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Trousers must be worn
  • Closed toe shoes must be worn
  • Experience runs daily at 15:00

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Penguins Meet and Greet at Chessington

PENGUIN ENCOUNTER

Step into Penguin Bay, in this unique opportunity to hand feed our Humboldt penguins at the water’s edge.

Price: £30 per Adventurer

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

  • 4 People per feed
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Trousers must be worn
  • No open toed shoes are allowed
  • Minimum age 7 years
  • Experience times vary on a daily basis

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Sea lion Feed at Chessington

Sea lion Feed

Join our knowledgable Sea Lion keepers, and help with their morning feed. You might even get a ‘sealfie’ with one of our residents!

Price: £25 per Adventurer

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  • Minimum age 5
  • 4 people per experience
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Closed toe shoes must be worn
  • Experience runs daily at 10:15
Skunk Meet & Greet

Skunk Meet & Greet

Meet and interact with our adorable Skunks, you'll be skunk experts at the end of this experience!

Price: £20 per Adventurer

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  • Minimum Age - 5 Years*
  • Duration - 20 minutes
  • Your experience may be shared with other VIP guests, the maximum group size will be 4 Theme Park and Zoo Entry is NOT included with this experience
  • *Please Note: Adventurers 16 years and under will require at least one full paying adult per group. Any additional guests without a valid ticket will not be permitted on the experience. Failure to adhere to this will result in cancellation of your experience with no refund.
Mini Meet and Greets at Chessington

Mini Meet & Greets

The perfect experience for little adventurers. A fantastic opportunity to meet some familiar faces from across the resort, with three surprise animals!

Price: £15 per Young Adventurer

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  • Experiences runs every Saturday and Sunday and selected weekdays throughout the holidays.
  • Children under 12 months are not permitted on the experience.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Only one free adult per child will be permitted to join the experience.
  • Maximum of 20 children per meet and greet.
  • Theme Park Entry is not included.
  • Tickets are non–refundable and transferable.
  • If you have a Merlin Annual Pass please call to redeem your discount via our direct bookings line on 01372 731 673. Phone lines are open 10am - 12 noon and 1pm -4pm every day.
  • Animals are subject to availability.

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.

 

Owl Meet and Greet at Chessington

OWL MEET & GREET

Enjoy an exclusive meet and greet with one of our Owls, led by an expert bird keeper.

Price: £25 per Adventurer

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  • Minimum age 7 years old
  • 4 people per meet and greet
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Experience takes place daily at 16:00.

Zoo Keeper

Zoo Keeper for A Day Experiences

20% discount offered to Merlin Annual Pass holders and Hotel/Glamping guests please use the below links to redeem your exclusive discount:

Annual Passholders Hotel Guests
Chessington's Junior Zoo Keeper for a Day Experience

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

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

Price: £160 per Young Adventurer or £288 for 2*

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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.

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Carnivore Keeper for a Day Experience at Chessington

CARNIVORE KEEPER FOR THE DAY (16+ YEARS)

Work alongside one our Carnivore keepers, helping to look after some of our big cats, and other incredible animals!

Price: £175 per Adventurer   

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Your unique chance to go behind the scenes of our Trail Of The Kings, working alongside a highly-trained Carnivore Keeper and spending time with some of our incredible animals. An awesome experience, which includes entry to the theme park.

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Sea Lion Trainer for a Day Experience at Chessington

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?

Price: £175 per Adventurer

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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.

Safaris

Safari Experiences

20% discount offered to Merlin Annual Pass holders and Hotel/Glamping guests please use the below links to redeem your exclusive discount:

Annual Passholders Hotel Guests
African Animal Safari at Chessington

African Animal Safari

Get up close and personal with some of our amazing African animals on our Wanyama Reserve!

Price: £40 per Adventurer 

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Jump on board our safari truck and get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience with our animals including the Ankole Cattle, Sitatunga, Oryx and Grevy’s Zebra. You’ll have the chance to take photographs and feed some of our animals on this wild safari adventure.

  • 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 15:15
  • Theme Park and Zoo entry are not included in the experience
  • Tours may vary depending on animal availability
  • 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.

Giraffe Safari at Chessington

GIRAFFE SAFARI

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

Price: £40 per Adventurer 

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  • 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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Ultimate Day Out

Experience the ultimate adventure as Chessington's guests of honor!

VIP GOLD PACKAGE

£350 per Adventurer

VIP Gold
  • VIP Welcome to the Resort
  • VIP Host/Guide
  • Theme park/Zoo entry
  • Complimentary priority parking
  • Unlimited FastTrack ride access
  • Unlimited dining & unlimited Quencher Refills
  • Free belongings storage
  • Animal experience
  • Digital Photo Pass for all rides
  • Exclusive VIP POP Badge
  • FastTrack park entrance
  • Reserved seating at Resort Shows
  • VIP Goody Bag
    Exclusive extras available upon request

VIP SILVER PACKAGE

£150 per Adventurer

VIP Gold
  • Theme park/Zoo entry
  • Complimentary priority parking
  • Explorer FastTrack ride access
    Unlimited FastTrack upgrade available
  • Premium Meal Deal & Unlimited Quencher Refills
    Unlimited Dining upgrade available
  • Free belongings storage
  • Animal experience
  • Digital Photo Pass for all rides
  • Exclusive VIP POP Badge
  • FastTrack park entrance

Join us as Gold VIP’s at Chessington World Of Adventures Resort where you’ll be shown the park and enjoy exclusive benefits. A knowledgeable and personal VIP Host will help you make the most of all the park has to offer with perks such as unlimited dining, unlimited FastTrack and an animal experience of your choice, most of all making it a tailor made day around your desires.

If its great value your looking for then enjoy Chessington World of Adventures Resort at its best with our VIP Silver Package. You’ll be shown straight into the park where Explorer FastTrack, a premium meal deal, unlimited digital photos and other exclusive extras ensure you have the very best day with us!

Booking

Call 01372 731 673

Telephone us and speak to your personal VIP Experience team member.

Please note: Annual Pass and Hotel discounts cannot be redeemed on these experiences. 

Birthdays

Birthday party on Vampire

REALLY WILD BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Enjoy the wildest birthday party ever, perfect for Adventurers aged 5-12 years old!

Parties must invite a minimum of 10 friends, and a maximum of 25. A maximum of 10 adults are permitted.

Your Really Wild Birthday Party includes:

  • A full day’s entry to our Theme Park & Zoo.
  • A private Mini Meet & Greet with two of our incredible animals.
  • Exclusive use of the party room from 11am to 1pm.
  • A delicious birthday picnic.
  • Your very own party host.
  • Invitations for all your friends.
  • A birthday pop badge for the birthday adventurer!

PLUS, make your party even more special with a range of extras including party bags, birthday cakes, extra animals, or upgrade to a Pizza Party.

PARTY PRICING

Weekends & School Holidays until 3rd November 2019

  • £35 per child
  • Free adult ticket for every 5 children
  • Additional adults: £25pp

Weekends & School Holidays 9th November 2019 to March 2020 (ZOO ENTRY ONLY)

  • £25 per child
  • Free adult ticket for every 5 children
  • Additional adults: £15pp

Booking

Click here to check your preferred date, and pay a deposit to secure your party. Once paid, your personal party planner will be in touch to arrange the finer details ahead of the big day.

Any questions? Looking for something a little more bespoke? Give our team a call on 01372 731 673.

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

  • Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Parties must be made at least 1 month prior to the date.
  • Really Wild Parties are recommended for adventurers aged 5-12 years, though exceptions can be made at the discretion of our team.
  • Parties require a minimum of 10 children, and cannot accommodate more than 25.
  • Animal Meet & Greets are subject to availability and subject to change.
  • Party room hire is 2 hours, between 11am and 1pm.
  • We do not allow external food to be brought into the party room, except a birthday cake if you’d like to bring your own.
  • The nominated lead booker takes full responsibility for supervising children throughout the party. The party host is not responsible for any children.
  • Annual Pass/Hotel discounts cannot be redeemed for Birthday Parties.
Birthday party on Vampire

Hotel/Glamping

Hotel/Glamping

Celebrating a birthday, special event, or just want to treat your family? Make your short break at Chessington one to remember with our exclusive in-room packages.

Please Note: These packages can only be booked by guests staying in one of our Resort Hotels. Upon booking, please use the same details as per your short break. The VIP Team may contact you post-booking to confirm any further details.

CHARACTER MEET AND GREET EXPERIENCE

EXCLUSIVE CHARACTER MEET AND GREET

Enjoy a surprise visit from one of our friendly Characters with our exclusive character meet and greets!

Price: £60 per room

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This experience is a 10 minute interaction subject to availability.

Spaces are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.

Please call 01372 731 673 or email VIPExperiences@chessington.co.uk for availability, limited space available.

IN-ROOM ANIMAL EXPERIENCE

IN-ROOM ANIMAL EXPERIENCE

We’ll bring the animals direct to your door and surprise you with an in-room meet and greet!

Price: £60 per room

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All animals are subject to availability

Spaces are limited and are on a first come first serve basis

Please call 01372 731 673 or email VIPExperiences@chessington.co.uk for availability, limited space available.

Sunset Safari at Chessington

SUNSET SAFARI

Take an evening safari to get up close and personal with some of our amazing African animals on our Wanyama Reserve!

Price: £10 per Hotel Adventurer, £15 per Day Guest

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Jump on board our safari truck for this picturesque evening experience with our animals including the Ankole Cattle, Sitatunga, Oryx and Grevy’s Zebra. You’ll have the chance to take photographs our animals on this wild safari adventure.

  • 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 15 minutes
  • The experience is for a maximum of 8 people
  • Tours may vary depending on animal availability

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.

Zootastic Package

Zootastic Package

Make the most of our Zootastic Sleepovers and take some animal gifts home with you!

Price: £20 each

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Contains:

  • Animal Walker Balloon
  • 2 Small Animal Plush
  • Chessington Trophy
  • Chessington Rock
  • Red Drawstring Bag
Safari Package

Safari Package

Take home a cuddly animal plush and some other Chessington treats!

Price: £20 each

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Contains:

  • Animal Walker Balloon
  • Large Animal Plush
  • Chessington Rock
  • Red Drawstring Bag
Explorer Package

Explorer Package

Treat your little Explorer to these Chessington Treats.

Price: £25 each

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Contains:

  • 2 Small Animal Plush
  • Chessington Top Trumps
  • Chessington Metallic Flask
  • Chessington Rock
  • Red Drawstring Bag

Please call 01372 731 673 or email VIPExperiences@chessington.co.uk to book this package for your stay.

Full Birthday Package

Full Birthday Package

Celebrate your little monkeys’ birthday with our ultimate birthday package.

Price: £30 each without cake

Price: £50 each with cake*

*Please call 01372 731 673 or email VIPExperiences@chessington.co.uk to book a package with a celebration cake as this requires at least 4 day’s notice – celebration cakes are not available to guests who are glamping.

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Contains:

  • Birthday Balloon Bunch
  • 2x Small Animal Plush
  • Gold Drinks Beaker
  • Birthday Pop Badge
  • Birthday Certificate
  • Chessington Rock
  • Red Drawstring Bag
  • Plus, Birthday cake - Sponge with jam and buttercream, layered with fondant icing

Christmas

Christmas

Elf Yourself

VIP ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS PACKAGE

Experience Christmas magic and make special memories with one of our Festive Hosts, who will escort you on your VIP Christmas at Chessington

From £100pp

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Your magical day includes:

  • Full day entry to our 2019 Christmas event
  • Priority parking
  • Personal belongings storage
  • FastTrack park entrance
  • 4 hours of Christmas magic with a personal festive host
  • Ultimate FastTrack Ride Access, so you can beat the ques
  • Priority Father Christmas visit, with all children receiving a bespoke gift
  • Premium dining package & unlimited quencher refills
  • Souvenir Grotto photo
  • Priority seating at resort shows
  • VIP Animal Experience with our furry friends
  • Exclusive VIP Pop Badge

All participating Children must be accompanied by a full paying VIP ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS PACKAGE adult.

Elves’ Christmas Workshop

ELF WAKE-UP CALLS

Wake up with some festive cheer and enjoy a surprise visit from one of our cheeky Elves who will also deliver an early Christmas gift!

1 child £30, 2 children £50 3 children £60 inclusive of gifts.

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  • This experience is a 5-10 minute elf interaction with a gift delivered to your doorstep
  • Available only to pre-booked hotel guests staying in our Safari or Azteca hotels.

Booking

Call 01372 731 673

Telephone us and speak to your personal VIP Experience team member.

Please note: Annual Pass and Hotel discounts cannot be redeemed on these experiences. 

 

Booking and advice

Booking a VIP experience 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!

If you would like further assistance please get in touch by emailing us at VIPexperiences@chessington.co.uk or by calling 01372 731 673 to speak to the VIP team.

*Discount excludes: Really Wild Parties, VIP GOLD/SILVER Packages and Hotel Packages. Discounts cannot be combined.


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