Is there a charge for parking?

Yes, there is a small daily charge of £3 per car for adventurers, including disabled parking.

You can pre-book parking online and save time on the day. Otherwise just buy a ticket on the day from one of our Admissions kiosks or on your debit or credit card on exit. 

Please bear in mind that the Explorer Car Park is within a green belt area, so we need to work within confines of strict environmental regulations. We are using the car parking charges to improved the surface and drainage systems, as well as to improve pedestrian safety. All connecting roads, tracks and pathways, inspected daily, are repaired and maintained on a continual basis.

We appreciate our surfaces can be uneven in areas as part of the natural greenbelt landscape and we advise drivers to adapt driving behaviour according to conditions.

10% of every car parking fee will be donated to the Chessington Conservation Fund which will help to protect the future of nature and wildlife through conservation work and education at Chessington Zoo, in the local community and worldwide.


We hope this answers your question.


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