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ZOO DAYS

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OUR ZOO IS NOW OPEN!

To allow for social distancing, we need to manage the number of Adventurers we welcome each Zoo Day. Therefore everyone, including Annual Passholders, needs to pre-book a ticket online to guarantee entry – see below.

While you can encounter many of our 1,000 plus animals – tigers, lions, gorillas, sea lions, penguins, goats, meerkats, capybara, lorikeets - in line with current Government guidance, SEA LIFE remains temporarily closed, along with some other aspects of the Zoo, which are detailed below in the FAQs.

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GREAT VALUE FOR THE FULL DAY

  • Zoo entry only
  • Rides and SEA LIFE not available
  • Limited capacity
  • Pre-book to guarantee entry

MERLIN AND CHESSINGTON PASSHOLDERS

  • Limited Capacity
  • Pre-book is essential for entry
  • Please kindly be advised that these are an additional and separate allocation from our standard online tickets
  • Standard Pass exclusion dates apply
  • Standard, Premium & VIP Passholders are all required to pre-book entry

ADDITIONAL TICKETS MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR THE AFTERNOON

  • If you see that the Zoo days tickets are sold out, check here to visit from 1pm!
  • Zoo entry only
  • Rides and SEA LIFE not available
  • Limited capacity
  • Pre-book to guarantee entry
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ATTENTION ADVENTURERS

Entry to the Zoo will be via our Explorer Gate only and therefore we strongly recommend travelling by car - follow brown road signs for Theme Park and High Ropes, NOT Resort Hotels.

If arriving on foot or by public transport, please note Explorer Gate is a short walk from Lodge Gate and our Resort Hotels.

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ZOO DAYS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our Zoo is open from 10am to 4pm daily, up to and including 3rd July.

A Zoo Day ticket costs £12 online, with anyone under 3 years of age getting in for free.

Entry is free for both Merlin and Chessington Annual Passholders, however Passholders are required to pay a nominal (£1) booking fee, so as we can manage the number of Adventurers we welcome each Zoo Day to allow for social distancing.

Entry is via our Explorer Gate only and therefore we strongly recommend travelling by car - follow brown road signs for Theme Park and High Ropes, NOT Resort Hotels. 

If arriving on foot or by public transport, please note Explorer Gate is a short walk from Lodge Gate and our Resort Hotels.

Our Explorer Car Park is the only car park available for parking at the standard cost of £4 per car, with 10% of every car parking fee donated to our Conservation Fund. 

Our new hygiene and safety measures can be found here. We will be updating these measures frequently in response to evolving Government guidelines, so do keep checking back here for the latest details.