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Britain's WIIILDEST Music Festival

WILDERFEST is perfect for young festival-goers - so whether its your first one ever, or your first one this year – don’t miss out on Britain’s WILDEST Festival. Tickets now available - Wilderfest includes full theme park and zoo entry.

  • 24th July - 31st August 2021
  • Tickets online from £37
  • Families & Young Thrillseekers

Calling all party animals!

New for 2021 - Get ready to croc 'n roll this summer at Britain's WILDEST music festival here at Chessington for the first time. Feel the Resort come to life, featuring live music across five stages, roaming entertainment, plus a whole load of family festival fun - you’ll be singing, dancing, and of course riding, all day long!

Wilderfest Mane Stage

Who Headlines at Wilderfest? You Decide!

Be front row as three of the hottest musicians in the Animal Kingdom make their debut performances and battle it out on The Mane Stage to become the headlining artist of WILDERFEST 2021. Who takes the spotlight is in the paws of the crowd - will you ROAR loud enough for your favourite PURR-formance?!

Festival Field

Chill Out on Festival Field

Don’t miss out on the brand new FESTIVAL FIELD - a whole area of the resort packed full of mouth-watering street food, fun games, and plenty to keep the whole family fuelled and entertained. Get into the festival spirit at the Glitter Bar or why not swap your wellies for your sandals and chill out on our Backyard Beach - perfect for taking a break from all the festivities! We've got plenty of tasty treats available, including a hot dog swing grill, chocolate fountain and even a brownie bar, to name a few!

Greatest Hits Radio Wilderfest


Wilderfest is in partnership with Greatest Hits Radio.

Greatest Hits Radio is all about the biggest songs of the 70s, 80s & 90s – those classics from the world’s greatest artists including Queen, Madonna, David Bowie, Blondie and Elton John. They’re the songs you know, love and that still sound great today and all these Greatest Hits are played by some of the UK’s most loved presenters including Simon Mayo, Martin Kemp, Pat Sharp and Janice Long.

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Wilderfest Chessington Event

Throw your hands in the air!

All of our rides and attractions are open until 7pm during Wilderfest, so whether you prefer to chill out on Tiger Rock or thrill out on Dragons Fury, you could be riding your favourite attractions into the evening! And don't forget, we've also got over 1000 animals in our Zoo and SEA LIFE centre too, with a range of animal talks, feeds and presentations where you can learn all about some of our amazing creatures!

Summer Staycation Family Glamping


What festival isn’t complete without a WILD overnight adventure! Book Explorer Glamping for the ultimate festival experience with all the comforts of home. If Glamping isn’t for you, our Resort Hotels offer a ROARsome themed stay perfect for all little monkeys!

Your wild sleepover includes:

  • An overnight stay in one of our themed Resort Hotels or Explorer Glamping
  • 1 day entry to our Theme Park, Zoo & SEA LIFE centre including WILDERFEST
  • A delicious breakfast
  • Access to Savannah Splash Pool*
  • Exclusive Early Ride Time*
  • Book with Confidence Guarantee 

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

*Subject to room type and availability, guests staying on Resort only. Terms and conditions apply.

Your private hideaway in the heart of Wilderfest

Rent a Hideaway for you and your tribe, and enjoy the freedom of your own private space in the heart of Wilderfest. Located a stone’s throw from our thrilling rides and amazing animals, and equipped with everything you need to unwind during your WILD adventure.

Full day rental: £300 for your party (up to 8 adventurers)


  • Full day exclusive access to your Hideaway
  • A comfortable, private, shaded seating area in the heart of the Festival Field
  • Complimentary chilled drinks and snacks
  • One meal from a park restaurant of your choice, delivered to your Hideaway
  • Lockable storage for your personal belongings
  • Phone charging facilities
  • Use of our Hideaways Concierge service, to make the most of your adventure

Entry to the theme park/Wilderfest is not included in the price of hire.


  • Access to Wilderfest – Britain’s Wildest Music Festival
  • 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