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The PURRRfect Christmas adventure!
  • 26th November - 3rd January
  • Selected dates
  • Families & Young Thrillseekers

Festive Break at Chessington
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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. With your Annual  Pass, you can experience a PURRRfect Christmas Adventure included in your Annual Pass*. From a selection of family favourite rides, a WILLDD Christmas Panto, Magical Cookie Kitchen and more…

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.

*Date availability may vary dependant on pass type and restrictions.

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

That’s right, Adventurers visiting Winter’s Tail up to 24th December have the chance 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!

Father Christmas’ Grotto and Toy Workshop available at Winter’s Tail between 26th Nov – 24th Dec only. Entry not included with Merlin or Chessington Annual Pass, additional booking and fee applies. Once booked you’ll select a timeslot to pre-book and purchase. Children under 3 will need to purchase a grotto ticket from admissions to receive a gift.


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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.


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...

Chessington Hotel Christmas Sleepover


Don’t forget to book a ROARsome festive family break and embark on Britain’s Wildest Sleepover with Merlin Holiday Club! Save up to 20% on a range of packages, from Festive Sleepovers to a WILD New Years escape – book now for best availability!  

Enjoy Britain’s Wildest Sleepover and benefit from…  

  • An overnight stay in one of our themed Resort Hotels  
  • Entry and Father Christmas Grotto Experience included
  • Access to Savannah Splash Pool
  • A delicious breakfast 

PLUS, all Resort accommodation includes fun-filled festive evening entertainment!

Terms and Conditions apply.

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How to book your tickets

Pre-booking your tickets is simple, just follow the 6 easy steps below:

  1. Choose your pass below. You will be asked to verify your pass numbers during the journey so please make sure you choose the correct pass.
  2. Select the number of guests. Please note if you have more than one pass type in your group you will need to make separate bookings for each pass type.
  3. Verify your pass details. Simply enter your pass number(s) in the verification box. You will need to do this for each guest.
  4. Choose your date and time. All available dates for your pass type will show and if dates are greyed out this means either that the date is restricted for your pass type or there is no availability on this date.
  5. Wish to upgrade to add a Father Christmas Meet & Greet? Your ticket includes entry to our Winters Tail Event, if you wish to meet Father Christmas and visit the Toy Workshop, then you can add this to your basket for an additional cost.
  6. Fill in your details and complete your purchase! An email confirmation will be sent to you with a link to view your tickets. Please remember to bring your pass with you when you visit us.

Please remember

  • Please be sure to select the pass type that corresponds with the pass you currently have, eg if you are a Premium Passholder please choose the Premium option
  • If you are a Monthly Membership Passholder, please head to the payment portal to ensure your payments are up to date. If your payments are not up to date this may prevent you from being able to book
  • Please note that only groups using the same pass type may book together, different passes must book separately eg if you have a Premium Pass but your friend has a Standard Pass you will need to book these separately
  • Children under 3 will need to purchase a grotto ticket from admissions to receive a gift
  • For Carer Passes, please ensure you include the Carer Pass in the total number for your group and enter the Carer Pass 18-digit barcode when prompted.
  • If you would like to apply for a Ride Access Pass, you must complete your application online at least 7 days before your visit. Find out more.


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