Outdoor Activities at Chessington

Toddler Days Out Around London; Family Visitor Guide to Chessington

All You Need to Know About Visiting Chessington World of Adventures Resort with Toddlers

Visiting Chessington with your little one is made as easy as possible with our handy toddler guide which includes information on ride height restrictions, rides and attractions available for pre-schoolers, how to plan your day, map of the park and the facilities available to you during the day.

Remember we offer great value day tickets for days out with toddlers and under 3’s go free!

So, first things first, what rides and attractions are suitable for young and pre-school children?

Chessington Rides and Attractions for Under 5’s


A firm favourite with families is The SEA LIFE centre packed with aquatic wonders and demonstrations, the centre is displayed as 4 separate habitats to explore. Take a look at the SEA LIFE centre.

The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure

Join Mouse on a magical riverboat journey through the deep dark wood floating down lazy river, suitable for all the family. Visit the Gruffalo attraction page.

Adventure Tree

Chessington has welcomed the new iconic Adventure Tree carousel, where you can ride on a giraffe, capybara or spin in a barrel! Find out more about Adventure Tree.

Room on the Broom

BRAND NEW FOR 2019! Room on the Broom – A Magical Journey. Experience the much-loved children’s story coming to life as you visit the enchanted library, the start of your magical journey... Find out more about Room on the Broom.

Treetop Hoppers

Climb into the trees with Treetop Hoppers and rise high above the park before bouncing to earth again. See Treetop Hoppers.

The Gruffalo Arena

Join the much-loved monster with ‘purple prickles all over his back’ at The Gruffalo Summer Party, for a spectacular song and dance with some of your favourite picture book characters.

Toadie’s Crazy Cars

Take the wheel of a vintage car for a whacky road trip around Toadie’s garden. View the attraction.

Dragon’s Playhouse

Suitable for pint-sized adventurers who love to bounce, climb and explore large soft play areas. See the soft play area.

Sea Dragons

Hop on board our Sea Dragon boats and enjoy a gentle ride round and round the high seas. See the Sea Dragons.

Tiny Truckers

Join the convoy with our King of the road trucks suitable for little adventurers. Explore Tiny Truckers.

Canopy Capers

Explore the walkways and tree-houses of our canopy area suitable for little Adventurers when accompanied. Go to Canopy Capers.

Temple of Mayhem

Adventurers over 4 can enjoy the Temple of Mayhem where they can run wild and shoot fellow adventurers with soft sponge balls. See the Temple of Mayhem page.

Tuk Tuk Turmoil

Suitable for those accompanied by an adult, the Tuk Tuk Turmoil dodgems thrill and excitement for all ages. Visit the Tuk Tuk Turmoil page.

Jungle Bus

Take your seat on the jungle bus and swing into the air for a top-deck view over Wild Asia. See the ride.

Daily Shows and Entertainment

We have Shark talks, zoo meet and greets, Otter feeding, our popular Sea Lion show, Penguin talks and Pandamonium shows during the summer, giving your little one the perfect opportunity to engage and unwind before getting back out there and enjoying the rides. See the daily show times here.

Restaurants, Cafes and Picnic areas

And remember, with all these attractions there are many opportunities to sit down and enjoy a variety of food and drinks including healthy options throughout the Park and the Lands.


All aboard the Seastorm galleon and ride out the gale blowing through. Explore this ride.

Flying Jumbos

Control your very own flying elephant in the ZUFARI land, suitable for Little Adventurers. See more about Flying Jumbos.

Make the most of your day and ensure all rides are suitable including accompanying children on rides.

Chessington Ride Height Restrictions for Pre-school Children

Often younger children need to be accompanied by an adult when enjoying the rides mentioned above, in some cases those children who are below 0.9m will not be able to go on the ride and those under certain heights will need to be accompanied by an adult.

See our ride height guide here.

For those adults who do want to go on the rides but are looking after younger children we offer Parent Swap which can be arranged from our Guest Help and Information centre, this means you can swap with a second parent coming off the ride and enjoy the height restricted rides, and you only need to queue once! Find out more here.

To be sure, use the interactive attractions planner or visit the rides pages listed above.

Family Friendly Facilities

As well as fantastic rides, attractions, displays and things to do for Toddlers the Park is equipped with a baby feeding room, First Aid Centre, baby changing area, microwave and baby food preparation facilities and baby food outlets plus free Wi-Fi, lost children zone and we supply lost children wristbands.

We also have telephones, cashpoints, lockers and a Guest Help and Information centre to make your day with us more comfortable and enjoyable.

There are staff on hand to assist you throughout the day.

See all our family friendly facilities at Chessington.

Plan Your Visit with Our Interactive Map, Guide and App.

Getting around with little ones can be tough so we’ve made it extra easy to plan and enjoy your trip with us. Whether you need to be able to pre-plan your route through the park or know where our facilities and restaurants are we have all you need to ensure a seamless fun day out with toddlers.

Interactive Planner

Let us do all the planning for you with our interactive Visitor Profiles and attraction suggestions. Choose between height restrictions, age restrictions, attractions and much more to tailor your experience with us. Start your journey today.

Chessington Resort Map

Plan your day with our downloadable map ensuring you get the most out of your adventure and don’t miss a thing.

View our 2019 Map Here.

Chessington Mobile App

Get the latest ride and attraction status updates direct to your phone with our exclusive free App. Packed with many useful features such as the Day Planner which allows you to personalise an itinerary of your day, and once built will automatically suggest your next attraction to ensure you spend less time queueing and more time exploring and playing. The App also allows you to search for the nearest facilities for those ‘caught short’ moments, featuring sat-nav style navigation to guide you to the nearest toilet, restaurant or changing room.

Preview App Video

Chessington Zoo and SEA LIFE centre

The famous Chessington Zoo is suitable for all ages with convenient access from the main gates and is situated opposite the SEA LIFE Centre. Plan your time to enjoy some of the many animal talks and presentations throughout the day.

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Under 3’s visit for free

Bring your family and enjoy over 40 rides and attractions, meet over 1000 animals for a truly ROARSOME day out! There’s loads to do for all the family.

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