- 27th May - 26th June
- Tickets from £36
- Fun for Family Adventurers and PURRRfect for Pre-Schoolers
CARNIVAL IS COMING TO CHESSINGTON
Adventurers! Get ready to throw your beads in the air, because it’s time to hit the streets and bring on the celebrations at Mardi GRRRA! – brand new at Chessington World of Adventures Resort for 2022.
Included in your theme park and zoo ticket, enjoy dazzling celebrations, colourful entertainment, tasty food and of course fabulous rides and animals too! It’s the family-fun street carnival where your little party animals can experience the buzz of the world-famous Mardi Gras festival, with a unique Chessington twist.
There is something at MARDI GRRRA! for all ages - from your toddler to your teen – with wonderful entertainment that will really get you in the summer groove. This is the feel-good event you’ll be crazy to miss, so spring into summer at Chessington’s most dazzling, explosive, and WILD street party it’s ever seen.
Groove with our Krewes
Celebrate with our flamboyant Kreature Krewes, who have taken to the streets all around the Resort; each Krewe of party animals are representing some of our most iconic, dazzling, and spectacular species, in a jamboree of dance, music and entertainment.
Be part of the party! We invite all adventurers to get involved when they visit MARDI GRRRA! Make sure you arrive all dressed up to represent you favourite Krewe, so you can join in with the celebrations. All of our Kreature Krewes are buzzing for you to come and party with them – find out more about each one below and pick your favourite…
ELMER’S COLOUR KREWE
Join everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant, hosting party dances where everyone’s included!
Get into the groove with these cool kittens, whose big cat ‘cha-cha’ dance will be the talk of the town.
This krewe are bringing the vibes, with lively drum beats that will have everyone moving.
HIGH FLYERS KREWE
Make sure you look up this elegant flock – will you spot the feathered hoop aerialist?
REACH FOR THE BEADS!
Over on the Mane Stage, the Carnival Spectacle show will bring families together as they enjoy a show led by The Jester, who will attempt to impress the Lion King and Lioness Queen. Make sure the whole family is ready for some bead throwing at the end – how many will you collect?
MUNCH AT MARDI GRRRA!
It wouldn’t be a carnival without some mouth-watering food, as New Orleans and Mardi Gras inspired family favourites land on the menu of the existing restaurants and pop-up stalls open their hatches down the new Mardi Grub Ave. These tasty new party food options include Po’ Boy sandwiches and King Cake inspired sweet treats such as delicious cinnamon donuts topped with multicoloured festive icing.
TERRIFIC FOR TODDLERS
MARDI GRRRA! is fabulous for your little ones, with entertainment which is suitable for toddlers. During term-time weekdays in June, you can bring your pre-schoolers to experience this colourful carnival, including the vibrant Elmer’s Colour Krewe, for as little as £25 for an adult and toddler!
INCLUDED IN YOUR THEME PARK & ZOO TICKET
All of our fabulous MARDI GRRRA! activities are all included in the price of your ticket to our ROARsome theme park and zoo. Thrill seekers can take on their latest jaw-dropping adventure, Croc Drop, and plunge 25m into the giant jaws of a crocodile, Sobek. Splashdown on log flume, Tiger Rock, then get behind the wheel in a colourful convey of trucks on Tiny Truckers, or float down a lazy river and meet family favourite characters along the way on The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure.
The fun doesn’t stop there as you the zookeepers will also be getting involved with all the celebrations by hosting regular animal antics sessions, meet and greets and themed enrichment. Guests can explore the Zoo and encounter lions, tigers, gorillas and more, then dive into the SEA LIFE aquarium and embark on a journey through the ocean.
MARDI GRRRA! HOLIDAYS
Turn your dazzling day into a unforgettable stay with an epic MARDI GRRRA! short break. Stay overnight at one of our fabulous themed Resort hotels, or sleep under the stars at our Explorer Glamping. The carnival fun continues into the night with our MARDI GRRRA! Rangers Academy with fun entertainment, games and dances to keep the celebrations going well into the evening.
- Includes entry to Theme Park, Zoo & SEA LIFE Centre
- Pre-booking is essential for entry
- Limited capacity
- Rainy day guarantee - get a free return visit
- Visit Chessington again and again with a Chessington Annual Pass
- Or the UK's best attractions with a Merlin Annual Pass. Sale now on save up to £60pp!
- Great Passholder perks
- Exclusive discounts including dining, shopping and special events
Merlin and Chessington Annual Passholder pre-booking for MARDI GRRRA! are now live - don't forget to make your free passholder reservation for entry into the Chessington’s Theme Park & Zoo during MARDI GRRRA!.Book Now