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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 VIP Gold/Silver 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
Little three

NEW! The Little Three

Meet our outstanding Owls, Get up close and personal with an exclusive Monkey Encounter followed by an interaction with one of our cutest editions!

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.
Skunk Walks

NEW! Skunk Walks

Meet and interact with our adorable Skunks before taking them for a park walk, you'll be skunk experts at the end of this experience!

Price: £20 per Adventurer

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  • Minimum Age - 5 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
  • *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.
Rhino

NEW! 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 Meet & Greet

See our majestic tigers behind the scenes in Land of the Tiger!

Price: £60 per Adventurer

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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.

  • 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.
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.
The Big Three

The Big Three

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.

Giraffe Feeding at Chessington

GIRAFFE FEEDING

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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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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Sea lion Feed at Chessington

Sea lion - Feed

Feed our Sea lions alongside our knowledgable Sea lion keepers. You might be lucky to get a 'sealfie' with 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
Capybara Experience at Chessington

CAPYBARA Feed

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

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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Owl Meet and Greet at Chessington

OWL MEET & GREET

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

Price: £25 per Adventurer

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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 under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Experience takes place daily at 16:00.
Meerkats Meet and Greet at Chessington

MEERKATS

Come meet and take part in our Meerkat 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

PENGUINS

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

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.

  • Minimum Height 1.2m
  • 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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Mini Meet and Greets at Chessington

Mini Meet & Greets

The perfect experience for little adventurers.

Price: £15 per Young Adventurer

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Mini Meet & Greets provide a fantastic opportunity to meet some familiar faces from across the resort and kick start your wild adventure!

  • 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.

 

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)

Be a Tiger and Lion Keeper For The Day with our big cat experience.

Price: £175 per Adventurer   

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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.

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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

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

Price: £40 per Adventurer 

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

  • 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!

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!

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

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 this experience. 

Birthdays

Giraffe Feeding at Chessington

REALLY WILD BIRTHDAY PACKAGE

Our birthday party packages are designed for Adventures aged 5 to 12 years old, visiting with a minimum of 10 friends and a maximum of 25. A maximum of 10 adults also applies.

A Really Wild Birthday Party includes:

  • 2 Mini Meet and Greets with a selection of our Zoo animals.
  • Exclusive use of our party room for 2 hours between 11am to 1pm. 
  • A Birthday picnic for Young Adventurers to sink their teeth into. 
  • A VIP party host. 
  • Party Invitations.
  • PLUS, a Birthday pop badge for the Chief Explorer! 

Peak dates and prices (Including Theme Park + Zoo entry):

Weekends and school holidays, 17th March 2018 - 31st October 2018. £35 per child with a free adult ticket for every 5 children. Additional adults are £25pp. 

Off Peak dates and prices (Including Zoo entry):

Weekends and school holidays, 3rd November 2018 – mid March 2019. £25 per child with a free adult ticket for every 5 children. Additional adults are £15pp. 

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 £25 extra.
  • Party Bags – take home a little of the Chessington magic - Add from £5 each.
  • Upgrade to a Pizza Party lunch for only £2.50 per child. 
  • Meet more of your favourite animals, for £25 per extra animal. 
  • Are you celebrating by staying at one of our Resort Hotels? If so, why not add on our Birthday Package for a surprise treat upon arrival. For more information, please call 01372 731 673 to speak to a member of the VIP team.

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!

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

  • Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Bookings must be made at least a one month prior to event.
  • Really Wild Parties are suitable for Adventurers aged 5 to 12 years.
  • Parties require a minimum of 10 children and a maximum of 25.
  • Animal Meet and Greets are subject to availability.
  • Parties run for 2 hours between 11am and 1pm. 
  • To talk to a member of the VIP Team please call 01372 731 673.
  • Sorry, food brought from outside cannot be consumed in the party room, except for a birthday cake, if you’d rather bring your own.
  • The lead name on the booking is required to supervise Young Adventurers at all times. 
  • Please note: Annual Pass and Hotel discounts cannot be redeemed on this experience.

Hotel Packages

Hotel Packages

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.

Contact us on 01372 731 673, or email VIPExperiences@chessington.co.uk if you have any questions.

 

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
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 cake to your booking as this requires at least 4 days’ notice.

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Contains:

  • Birthday Balloon Bunch
  • 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
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.

 

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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