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26TH NOVEMBER - 3RD JANUARY

WINTER'S TAIL

The PURRRfect Christmas adventure!
  • 26th November - 3rd January
  • Selected dates
  • Tickets from £25

Festive Break at Chessington
From £25pp

A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Chessington this year with your nearest and DEERest for some festive family fun!

Tis’ the season and we’ve certainly got plenty to be jolly about this winter at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Experience a PURRRfect Christmas Adventure with us as Winter’s Tail returns on selected dates throughout November, December and January!  

There’s plenty of magic for the whole family - so whether you’re looking to top up your festive spirit, get some winter thrills on a selection of our rides and attractions or maybe you’re just looking to wish our incredible animals a Merry Christmas – don’t miss out on Winter’s Tail. 

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MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS

Ho Ho Ho! Guess who’s back at Chessington this festive season?!

That’s right, Adventurers visiting Winter’s Tail up to 24th December will be guaranteed to meet Father Christmas! Guided by one of his jolly elves, you’ll make your way deep into a snowy wonderland before stepping foot into Father Christmas’ charming grotto where your group will enjoy a private audience with the big man himself.

After, you’ll head on over to his top secret Toy Workshop where you will explore where he builds all his wonderful gifts for the big day... and children will even receive an early Christmas gift!

Every full price ticket to Winter’s Tail between 26th Nov – 24th Dec guarantees entry to Father Christmas’ Grotto and Toy Workshop, and you’ll select a timeslot to enter the queue line when you purchase your tickets. Father Christmas’ Grotto and Toy Workshop are not available from 27th Dec 2022 – 3rd Jan 2023.

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FESTIVE BREAKS

Book a ROARsome festive family break and embark on Britain’s Wildest Sleepover this December and January! Enjoy access to our Winters Tail event with lots of festive family fun, as well as discovering over 1000 animals in our Zoo. With a range of packages to choose from Festive Sleepovers to a WILD New Years escape – book now for best availability!  

  • An overnight stay in one of our themed Resort Hotels  
  • 1 or 2 day entry to our Winters Tail Event & Zoo
  • Access to Savannah Splash Pool* 
  • A delicious breakfast 

PLUS, all Resort accommodation includes FREE parking and fun-filled evening entertainment!

Terms and Conditions apply. *Complimentary access to the Savannah Splash Pool is subject to room type. Please check this during the booking process.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT WINTER'S TAIL

Take a ride with Mrs Christmas and Twinkle Toes to see what you can expect at Chessington's Winter's Tail this year!

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YULE ALSO ENCOUNTER INCREDIBLE ANIMALS...

From our Rothschild giraffes, Grevy’s zebra, Western Lowland gorillas, Asiatic lions and Humboldt penguins - we've got over 1000+ animals in our Zoo and SEA LIFE to experience this Christmas.

OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE!

Enjoy 8 of your favourite rides and attractions at Winter's Tail, which you can ride in the dark on selected dates! See below a few of our favourite rides available at Winters Tail this year...

FESTIVE FAMILY FUN

  • Entry to Winter's Tail event
  • Entry to Father Christmas' Grotto & Toy Workshop (until 24th December)
  • FREE cookie for children from the Magical Christmas Kitchen
  • Live entertainment

CHRISTMAS SHORT BREAK

  • Entry to Winter's Tail event
  • Entry to Father Christmas' Grotto, Toy Workshop & Christmas Kitchen
  • A Delicious Breakfast
  • Themed & Standard Rooms
  • Family Entertainment
  • Access to Savannah Splash Pool

FESTIVE SHORT BREAK

  • Entry to Winter's Tail event
  • A Delicious Breakfast
  • Themed & Standard Rooms
  • Family Entertainment
  • Access to Savannah Splash Pool

A WHOLE YEAR OF AWESOME

  • Visit Chessington again and again with a Chessington Annual Pass
  • Or visit more of the UK's best attractions with a Merlin Annual Pass.
  • Great Passholder perks
  • Exclusive discounts including dining, shopping and special events

VIP experiences

REINDEER MEET AND GREET

  • Get up close and personal with the Reindeer
  • 20-30 minute experience
  • Behind the scenes look (you will not be entering the enclosure)
  • Opportunity to feed the Reindeer
  • 3+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Min group size of 2, max group size of 6 people. Experience may be shared with other guests.
  • Theme Park & Zoo entry is not included

ULTIMATE VIP CHRISTMAS PACKAGE

  • A VIP Welcome to the Resort
  • Father Christmas Meet & Greet
  • 4 hours with your own VIP Elf host
  • Theme Park & Zoo Access
  • Complementary Priority Parking
  • VIP Ride Access
  • Unlimited dining & unlimited quencher refills
  • Personal belongings storage
  • VIP Animal experience
  • Digital photo pass for rides
  • Exclusive VIP pop badge
  • VIP Goody Bag
  • Reserved seating at Resort shows
  • Exclusive extras available upon request

ANNUAL PASSHOLDERS

Tickets for Winter's Tail at Chessington World of Adventures Resort are now live for you book. Father Christmas Meet & Greets and Toy Workshop aren’t included – but you can add a magical moment from just £5 per adult and £10 per child.

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GREATEST HITS RADIO

Greatest Hits Radio is a proud partner of Winter’s Tail! We play the biggest songs from the best decades of all time, the 70s, 80s and 90’s – those classics that you know and love and that sounds as good now as they did back in the day. Think Elton, Madonna, Queen, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Blondie, Oasis, George Michael, Fleetwood Mac – these are just a few of the icons who call Greatest Hits Radio home. And all these Greatest Hits are played by some of the UK’s most loved presenters including Simon Mayo, Pat Sharp, Jenny Powell, Mark Goodier, Kate Thornton, Jackie Brambles, Martin Kemp and Andy Crane. So this Christmas, join Greatest Hits Radio – Where Legends Live On. Listen on FM, on digital, on the app or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play Greatest Hits Radio’.

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