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Frequently asked questions

Our list of FAQs is below, or search the using the form.

Planning a trip

When does the park open and close?

Main season (full theme park)
In 2017 the theme park season will start on the 17th March 2017 and will remain open until 31st October (excluding: 25th, 26th, April, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th May, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th September, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th October).

The park generally opens from 10am each morning, with closing times varying depending on the time of year.

You should check our opening times for more information.

Zoo Days
We open Chessington Zoo and SEA LIFE centre on many weekends throughout the winter, as well as over the Christmas Break.

See our opening times for details, and check back in the autumn for more information.

Can we camp at Chessington?

Organised groups of at least 80 can put up tent directly on site and camp over at Chessington.

Do you offer team building, meeting and conference facilities?

At Chessington we do offer team building activities, meeting and conference facilities, space available to hire for park events and also exclusive park buyout opportunities.

To find out more please visit our Business Gone Wild pages.

What is Chessington World of Adventures Resort?

With over 40 rides and attractions in 10 themed lands and over 1,000 animals, Chessington is more than a great family day out, with so much to do it is perfect for a relaxing short break at one of our Resort Hotels.

Every theme park ticket and short break at Chessington includes:

Travelling to Chessington

Getting to Chessington is straightforward - we're 5 minutes from the M25 (junction 10).

You can use our postcode (KT9 2NE) or get a route over on Google Maps.
We have plenty of parking for just £3 per day.

We're 35 minutes from central London, so trains and buses are available to local stations.

Visit our How to Get Here page for full details.

I have an offer voucher, how can I use it?

To use a voucher please bring it with you on the day of your visit and present it when purchasing tickets. Currently vouchers can’t be used when booking in advance unless otherwise stated on your voucher.

Each voucher has specific conditions which can sometimes include restrictions on when you can visit. Please make sure you check the terms and conditions on the voucher carefully to avoid disappointment.

If you plan to use a voucher during weekends and school holidays please arrive early to make sure you can get in.

Alternately you can save up to 42% and book our Early Bird Ticket from £29 online now.

Are dogs allowed on park?

We are only able to permit registered assistance dogs to help disabled visitors.

Whilst assistance/guide dogs are welcome they will not be able to accompany guests onto any of the rides. They will be allowed as far as the loading point where they must be left with a member of the party – they must never be left unattended anywhere in the Theme Park. There are also some restrictions on assistance dogs accompanying guests in some Zoo areas, please speak to a member of staff for more details.

Unfortunately other pets will need to be looked after elsewhere - there are several kennels near to Chessington which may be able to help.

Are School Trips available?

Yes, Chessington is a great place for a school visit - we offer discounted schools tickets and educational packages tailored to the National Curriculum.

Take a look at our Schools page for further information and details of how to book.

Are there any extra special experiences, like Zoo Keeper for a Day?

Yes, certainly... our team has put together some amazing add-on experiences - we call them VIP experiences.

If you or someone you know is mad about animals then these experiences are ideal for them -

  • Behind the Scenes Tours
  • Birthday Parties
  • Giraffe Feeding
  • Zoo Keeper for a Day

Read more over on the VIP Experience page.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at Chessington with a Really Wild Party! 

Find out more 

Are there discounts for youth groups?

Yes, we are happy to offer youth groups reduced entry into Chessington.  

Discounted tickets are available to groups which belong to registered organisations that aim to bring children together.  Here are some examples:

  • Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
  • Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
  • St John Ambulance
  • Boys Brigade
  • Girls Brigade
  • Marine and Sea Cadets
  • The Pony Club
  • Lawn Tennis Association - LTA
  • English Cricket Board – ECB
  • Swimming Association
  • English Hockey Association
  • British Gymnastics
  • British Youth Council

Take a look at the Youth Groups page to check prices, booking information and to see more perks.

Can I bring packed lunch?

Yes certainly - there are outdoor picnic areas and places to sit through the Resort.

You may like to use a locker or leave lunch in your car to save carrying it with you all the time.  Lockers are available to rent for the day in Adventure PointLand of the Dragons and Wild Woods.

You are welcome to return to your car too - remember to get a hand stamp as you leave the park so that we'll let you back in.  Also the car parks are quite large, so remember to allow time for the walk!

Can you just go to Zoo not the Theme Park?

During the main season the Zoo and Theme Park are both open, and there is no way for us to restrict visitors to the just the Zoo areas.  That means all tickets include both parts, as well as our SEA LIFE centre.

We do offer Zoo only days outside of the main season during winter at a reduced cost - it's a great time to come and see the animals.

Please see our opening calendar to check dates.

Is there a bus from the local train station?

Yes, there are regular buses from most local stations, although these are not run by us so you will need to buy tickets.

See our how to get here page for more details.

Do you offer discount for Blue Peter badge holders?

Effective 1st January 2017, Blue Peter badges are no longer accepted for entry to any Merlin Entertainments attraction. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

What Student ID can I use?

Feeling the need for an extended revision break? Good for you.

Take advantage of our great Online Saver tickets for the best rates.

What tickets do disabled guests need?

Guests registered as disabled are welcome to buy any of our online tickets and are eligible to bring one helper free of charge and an additional helper for a reduced rate.

On arrival please present your ticket and disabled proof to the member of staff at our turnstiles gates to receive your free helper ticket. If there are multiple disabled guests in the group then each guest is entitled to one free helper. If additional helpers are required then they can purchase tickets at a reduced rate online or on arrival.

Visit our guide for guests with a disability for further details.

How do I book a School Trip?

You can book a School trip through our Contact Centre.  Call 0871 282 5103 and they will be happy to help.

Be sure to look through our Schools pages for further details about our educational packages.

Calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras

Explorer Car Park

Explorer Car Park is within a green belt area, which means permanent development of these acres is strictly regulated. We have improved some fields with a hard-core surface and made improvements to the drainage systems in all areas, and we have also improved 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.

What should I wear on my day out?

Sensible clothing and footwear should be worn at all times when in and about the Park. Please note that for health and safety reasons shirts and shoes must be worn on all rides at all times.

Read our full Park regulations here.


Bubbleworks, previously Professor Burps’ Bubbleworks, has been a part of Chessington World of Adventures Resort since 1990.  As a much loved ride, Bubbleworks has created many happy memories for guests over the last 26 years. The ride has lost some of its magic and sparkle in recent years and we feel now is the time to bid farewell to the Bubbles and introduce something brand new and equally magical for families in the future.  

The last public rides on Bubbleworks were held on Tuesday 6th September 2016 and the ride is now closed. The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure opened on Saturday 18th March 2017.

Do you have single rider queue lines?

Single rider queue lines can save you time if you are brave enough to ride alone! We currently have a single rider queue line at Dragon's Fury in Land of the Dragons and ZUFARI: Ride into Africa!

I have a 241 voucher - how much will it cost me to enter the park and how do I redeem it?

241 vouchers mean that you get a free ticket when you buy a full price ticket. If you buy a standard full price adult ticket, you will receive either a child or adult ticket for free. If you buy a standard full price child ticket, you will receive a child ticket free.

A standard adult ticket is currently £50, and a child ticket is £46.

Unless otherwise stated on your voucher, this can only be redeemed at the entrance gate on the day of your visit, and is not valid with any other offer, on premium tickets or on free tickets. The expiry date will be listed on your voucher – after this date has passed, you will no longer be able to use this voucher.

I have a Kids Go Free voucher - how much will it cost me to enter the park and how do I redeem it?

Kids Go Free vouchers mean that you get one child ticket for free if you buy a standard full price adult ticket. A standard adult ticket is currently £50. 

Unless otherwise stated on your voucher, this can only be redeemed at the entrance gate on the day of your visit, and is not valid with any other offer, on premium tickets or on free tickets. The expiry date will be listed on your voucher – after this date has passed, you will no longer be able to use this voucher.

I have a Mates Go Free voucher - how much will it cost me to enter the park and how do I redeem it?

Mates Go Free vouchers mean that you get one adult ticket for free if you buy a standard full price adult ticket. A standard adult ticket is currently £50.

Unless otherwise stated on your voucher, this can only be redeemed at the entrance gate on the day of your visit, and is not valid with any other offer, on premium tickets or on free tickets such as carer tickets. The expiry date will be listed on your voucher – after this date has passed, you will no longer be able to use this voucher.

If you have a Kellogg’s voucher, please visit for more information on how to redeem your ticket online.

I have an Adults Go Free voucher - how much will it cost me to enter the park and how do I redeem it?

Adults Go Free vouchers mean that you get one adult ticket for free if you buy a standard full price child ticket. A standard child ticket is currently £46.

Unless otherwise stated on your voucher, this can only be redeemed at the entrance gate on the day of your visit, and is not valid with any other offer, on premium tickets or on free tickets such as carer tickets. The expiry date will be listed on your voucher – after this date has passed, you will no longer be able to use this voucher.

If you have a Kellogg’s voucher, please visit for more information on how to redeem your ticket online.

Why is Mystic East closing? What is happening in/to the land?

Mystic East closed on Monday September 11th 2017, so we could start on 2018’s new and exciting adventure here at the Resort! Sign up to find out more.

What is new for 2018?

Welcoming a family of four endangered Amur Tigers, tigers truly rock at Chessington World of Adventures Resort in 2018, with the launch of Tiger Rock on Saturday 5th May - an exhilarating log flume ride in Land of the Tiger, featuring a new innovative big cat enclosure with Europe’s first overhead trails!

Sign up here to find out more.


What is the Woodland Discovery Centre?

The Woodland Discovery Centre is free to visit and offers activities to bring you closer to nature! Take in a talk about native wildlife, have fun with crafts or try out our nature trail and quizzes. The Woodland Discovery Centre is supported by Chessington Conservation Fund and is a nature base for the local community and our adventurers - visit us by Go Ape to see all things wild right here on our doorstep!

Annual Passes

What Annual Passes are available?

We offer 3 types of Annual Pass so that you can enjoy a whole year of fun days out -

  • Merlin Annual Pass
    Unlock the door to 32 magical worlds across the UK!
  • Chessington Annual Pass
    12 months' entry to your favourite family Theme Park :)
  • Adult & Pre-schooler Annual Pass
    Perfect if you have a child under 5 years.

Visit the Annual Passes page for to see which one is right for you.

How do I renew my Annual Pass?

Ready to renew your passes for another year of fun. That's great, we'll give you a special renewal discount.  

Just renew at the park, or online, within a month of your old pass expiring to take advantage of the savings.

See our Annual Passes Page for details.

We look forward to seeing you again soon at Chessington!

My Annual Pass has been lost/stolen, what do I do?

Oh no, sorry to hear that - don't worry, we'll get you back up and running in no time.

Please tell one of our admissions team and they will show you where to get a replacement card.  If you have ID with you then it may speed up the process, also there is a £10 re-issue fee per pass.

If it's a Merlin Annual Pass that you bought from somewhere other than Chessington, then you'll need to return to the attraction you got it from to have it re-issued.  Sorry about that, but it's out of our control unfortunately.

Adult & Pre-schooler Annual Passes

We offer a great value Annual Pass for parents with pre-school toddlers aged 5 and under.

Take a look at the Adult & Pre-schooler Annual Pass page for details.

What is the difference between Premium and Standard Merlin Annual Passes?

There are two types of Merlin Annual Passes.

Premium Merlin Passes cost slightly more, but they have fewer restrictions and offer more perks than Standard Passes.

Take a look at the Merlin Annual Passes page for more details.

How do I upgrade my ticket to an Annual Pass?

If you want to upgrade your tickets to an Annual Pass and get your entrance fee refunded, please talk to a member of staff on the day of your visit.

Annual Passes give you a super-value, whole year of fun, either just at Chessington or across all Merlin's UK attractions.

Discover more about Merlin Annual Passes or if you live locally, a Chessington Annual Pass or Adult & Pre-schooler Annual Pass could be perfect for you.

Do you sell season tickets?

Currently at Chessington we do not sell season tickets, but we do sell Annual Passes. Annual Passes are valid for 12 months from the issue date. To find out more please visit our Annual Pass information.

What are the perks of the Merlin Annual Pass?

A Merlin Annual Pass gives you access to a whole host of Passholder Perks including:

  • Up to 20% off dining & shopping
  • Up to 50% off entry tickets for friends and family
  • 15% off at Go Ape Chessington on off-peak days (excluding Saturdays and Bank Holidays)
  • 20% discount on our Safari and Azteca Hotel's and Explorer Glamping's best available room rate
  • Great discounts with specially selected partners including Kids Eat Free at the Hard Rock Cafe

Visit the Merlin Annual Pass page for full terms and conditions.

What perks do I get with my Chessington Annual Pass?

Perks included in our Chessington Annual Pass are:

  • 20% off food purchases
  • 20% off at the shops
  • 20% off Ultimate Fastrack tickets at Chessington
  • Beat the queues on entrance
  • 15% off at Go Ape Chessington on off-peak days (excluding Saturdays and Bank Holidays)
  • 20% discount on our Safari and Azteca Hotel's and Explorer Glamping's best available room rate
  • Book an off-site hotel from just £16 per person (room only)

Find out more on our great value Chessington Annual Pass here

What are the perks of the Adult and Pre-schooler Annual Pass?

As an Adult and Pre-schooler Annual Pass holder enjoy a whole host Passholder Perks including:

  • Queue-beating entry at the Park gates
  • 20% off food purchases
  • 20% off at the shops
  • 20% off Ultimate Fastrack tickets at Chessington
  • 10% off at Go Ape Chessington on off-peak days
  • 20% discount on our Safari and Azteca hotels best available room rate
  • Book an off-site hotel from just £16 per person (room only)

Read more about the Adult and Pre-schooler Annual Pass here

Can someone else collect/use an Annual Pass I have bought for them with my credit/debit card?

Sorry, the cardholder who purchased the item must be present when collecting an Annual Pass of any kind. 


How much are tickets?

Guests under 3
Anyone under 3 years of age can visit Chessington for FREE. They do NOT need a ticket.

Looking for the cheapest price?
This year we've got a limited number of Online Saver tickets available each day. They're from just £29 per person if you book online and 5 or more days in advance.  Once they're gone, or for online bookings within 5 days, the price reverts to the standard online price of from £34 per person - so book early!

Book Online Saver Tickets Now >>

If you don't want to book online please check our Ticket Price page for prices.

Can I cancel/move my visit date?

Our discounted dated advance booked tickets are only valid for the date you initially select. They are dated as this helps us plan for the amount of guests we expect to welcome each day. However, we do understand that sometimes there are extreme circumstances that are beyond your control.

If this is the case, please bring your tickets to Chessington after your initial visit date has passed and our Admissions team have the ability to move the tickets to be valid for that date. There will be a £5 fee that is in place to discourage misuse of this process.

Can I get VIP park entry?

Our All Inclusive Ticket Package is our 'best day out' offering.  For an extra special day out, you should check out our VIP Experiences for everything from animal meet and greets to premium and bespoke packages.

Local Residents

Explore our resident offers exclusively set up for our neighbours.

The Sun FREE Ticket Promotion

The Sun Newspaper is once again offering its readers the chance to come to Chessington World of Adventures Resort for free as part of its free ticket giveaway. Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions:

How do I get my two free tickets with The Sun Superdays?
There are two ways to get your two free tickets to Merlin attractions. You can either collect 9 Sun Savers codes or collect 10 paper tokens. Sun Savers is the quickest way to book and the only way you can pick your dates for all our Superdays for the first time ever.

What is Sun Savers? 
Sun Savers is our The Sun's rewards club. It only takes a few minutes to register – you only need your name, date of birth and email address to get started. To register download the Sun Savers app or go online at and pick up copies of the paper to start collecting your tokens.

Can I pick a specific date? 
For the first time ever you can pick your dates, only with the Sun Savers app (subject to availability). If you book by post you must select five date bands in order of preference and will be randomly allocated a date for one specific day within your date band.

Do I have to pay a booking fee?
All Sun Savers applications are subject to a £1.50 booking fee to pick your dates and will not be refunded in the event of cancellation of your tickets. You can pay for this via credit card, paypal or using money from your Sun Savers wallet.

Can I change my dates? 
Once your date has been allocated to you, you will not be able to exchange your tickets or use them on any other date under any circumstances. 

How many times can I apply?
You can only apply for each Superdays promotion once per household and only one application method may be used. Multiple applications from the same household will ALL be cancelled. However, you can apply for as many of the different parks/attractions you wish throughout the year.

Where do I send my completed booking form if applying by post? 
The booking form will be printed in paper and also can be downloaded from the home page of The address to send in your fully completed booking form is found at the bottom right hand corner of the form. Please ensure you complete the form fully and include the full address as written, including the promotion name.

How will I receive my tickets?
If applying via Sun Savers you will receive your tickets as e-tickets (e-tickets are tickets sent via email to the address specified when booking). E-tickets can be printed or shown at the attraction via your mobile phone. If applying by post, you will receive physical paper tickets.  

When will I receive my tickets?
For Sun Savers applications your tickets will be available as soon as you have successfully chosen your date and booked. Your tickets will also be emailed to you within 48 hours. For postal applications, tickets will be dispatched within 28 days of receipt of your application. Please do not contact Chessington World of Adventures Resort directly regarding ticket queries as we will be unable to help - please email for any enquiries. Proof of postage is not proof of delivery.

My tickets have not arrived/have been damaged in the post, can they be replaced?
No liability will be accepted for applications or tickets lost, damaged or delayed in the post.

Who do I contact if I have a query about my tickets? 
Under no circumstances can you exchange your tickets or use them on any other date. However, if you have a general query about your two free tickets please email or contact a member of The Sun's team on live chat – at  

Are children free?
Our Superdays promotion offers readers two free adult tickets which can be used to admit either an adult or child. Children under 3 years of age can enter Chessington World of Adventures Resort free of charge.

Is there a discount for those not going on rides?

During the Theme Park season, all Chessington tickets allow entry to our Theme Park rides and attractions, our Zoo and SEA LIFE centre with over 1,000 animals and all our daily shows including new for 2018 Gruffalo Groove from 30th March!

Even if you choose not to experience our rides there is still a lot to see and do, so there is no additional discount available.

What age do you have to start paying for children?

The break between adult/child pricing (12 years) reflects the age - and assumed average height for that age - at which our research shows visitors will get the most out of their visit.  

Anyone under 3 years of age doesn't require a ticket and will be admitted to the park free of charge.  This reflects the height at which children, on average, are tall enough to use a high percentage of the rides at the Theme Park and therefore enjoy it equally with older guests. Adventurers over 0.9m in height are able to experience over 70% of our rides.

There's still plenty to explore for smaller adventurers - you should start by looking at our Zoo and SEA LIFE centre, and check out our guide for visiting with toddlers.

What is Fastrack?

Fastrack tickets are an optional extra which you can buy to save time queuing on some of our most popular rides.

You'll be able to beat the queue through dedicated Fastrack entrances.

Limited quantities are available, so be sure to pick them up at an Fastrack kiosk when you arrive, or buy them online if you're visiting during a busier period.

See the Fastrack page for further details of rides and packages that are available.

What are the prices when using a voucher?

Vouchers are only valid against our full paying rates that are currently: Adventurers (Adult - 12 and over) £50 and Young Adventurers (Child - 3  - 11 years) £46.

Please make sure you check the terms and conditions of your voucher, as each voucher has specific conditions which can sometimes include restrictions on when you can visit.

Alternately you can save up to 42% and book our Early Bird Ticket from £29 online now.

Why aren't there child, senior concessions or student rates any more?

We have worked hard to simplify our entry ticket prices for all guests, and have switched to a great value per person ticketing system.

  • Our Online Saver Tickets are great value for money for all ages
  • Children under 3 years of age don't need a ticket at all
  • Disabled users can bring a free helper with them, and a second helper at a concessionary rate

Our pricing for the above mentioned guests reflects the fact that they are able to experience most of the rides and attractions and can therefore enjoy it equally with other guests.

On-the-day prices are higher, so it's best to book online to confirm entry and get our best price.

What is the £29 Early Bird online saver ticket?

This is our best value ticket for adults, children, seniors, students and disabled visitors. It is one flat price of £29 per person, no matter what type of visitor you are. 

How to book Early Bird Tickets from £29.
There is a limited quantity of £29 tickets available for each day that the park is open. Use our price & availability checker to see if saver tickets are available for when you are planning to visit.  

You will need to book before they run out - it's best to book early for busy periods or try and visit on a quieter day. If they run out, or the date is in less than 5 days time, the price switches to the standard online price of from £34 per person.  

Tickets are more expensive on the day - a full adult ticket is £50. This is because it saves us time if you book online and print your own tickets to bring - it saves you time too, as you'll have a much shorter queue at the entrance.

Check ticket prices and availability here.

Is there a reduced price to return the next day?

Yes, and there are two options available. If you know the dates you want to visit then you can purchase a 2 day Early Bird ticket on our website from £36.

Alternatively if you would prefer to make a decision on the day, you can buy a Bounceback ticket from any Admissions kiosk on the day of your visit for just £7 per person. The Bounceback ticket must be used on the following day. Please note that this ticket must be purchased on the day of your first visit and you must present a valid entry ticket for the day of your first visit in order to redeem.

Book your tickets now.

Full Terms & Conditions:

Bounceback tickets can only be purchased on the day of your original visit, and will be valid for the following day only. A valid entrance ticket must be shown to purchase Bounceback upgrade. Not valid for entry on the day of purchase. Only one Bounceback ticket per person. Not valid for Merlin or Chessington Annual Passholders, or for those currently visiting on a Bounceback ticket. This offer can be withdrawn or altered at any time.

Can I use my Nectar points?

Yes, you can swipe your Nectar card at Chessington World of Adventures Resort for instant payment of entry into the park.

The amount of points required may vary, therefore please check with Nectar before your trip to ensure you have the correct amount for your visit.

Visit the Nectar site for full details.

Can I use Tesco Clubcard points?

Yes, you will need to exchange your Clubcard points for Chessington tickets and bring the voucher with you to enter. Please be sure to double check the validity dates and any entry restrictions before you visit.

Visit the Tesco Clubcard website for more information.

I work for ___, how do I claim my corporate discount?

If you work for a company that offer corporate discounts to Chessington please pre-book your tickets via your beskpoke online store. Please note you will need to quote your unique user name and password to gain access to your store.

As we work with benefit providers who in turn may work with your company, we cannot confirm if your company is part of the scheme. To check if you are eligible for a discount, please contact your company HR or staff benefits department.

How do I redeem my Kellogg's Grown Ups Go Free offer online? is the official place to redeem your Kellogg's Grown Ups Go Free offer online. You will need your 10 digit offer code to hand when redeeming - you can only find this inside special promotional packs of Kellogg's cereal.

To find out more and book your tickets, please click here.

How do I return to my ticket or Annual Pass online basket?

To return to your online basket please visit our secure booking engine, or click the basket icon in the navigation bar at the top of the screen. If your basket does not appear on the right hand side of the window, please restart your booking.

Is there Express Parking?

Yes, there is.

Express Parking is available on selected dates from 17th March 2018.

Our Express Parking (located at the Lodge Gate entrance) enables you to benefit from easy entry and exit from the Resort. Express Parking also offers you the option to gurantee parking on hard standing. Express Parking costs £10 per car and can be pre-booked online or paid on the day at the ticket barrier with your credit or debit card.

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.


Resort Hotels

We have 2 amazing Resort Hotels, and Explorer Glamping:

Take a look at the Resort Hotels page for more details along with our latest short break offers.

Swimming Pool and Gym

Our 15 metre swimming pool is the ideal place to relax after a hard work out or to come and have fun with the family. 

The fully air conditioned Gym has a good selection of Techogym equipment. The Gym is just for use by persons aged 16 and over. Please wear appropriate gym attire and footwear and leave a few minutes extra to fill out a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire form.

Find out more here.

Where can I keep my luggage?

If you are arriving to one of our Resort Hotels before your check-in time, you can leave your luggage free of charge in our Hotel and enjoy your adventure. For smaller luggage which you'd wish to bring to our Theme Park we provide lockers (fees apply).

What is Glamping Exclusive Fastrack?

Glamping Exclusive Fastrack is available to those staying at Chessington Explorer Glamping and allows those people Fastrack entry to all available rides for the first hour of the day (between 10-11am).

Wristbands will be issued on arrival at Reception and must be worn to receive this benefit. Rides are subject to availability and guests must enter the Fastrack queue line before 11am; unfortunately, late arrivals will not be given access. Glamping Exclusive Fastrack for the first hour of the day is only available on Saturdays, Sundays and throughout school holidays. Please note access is available to all rides with a Fastrack entrance with the exception of Vampire, Dragon's Fury and The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, and it is recommended guests visit a combination of rides to make the most of this benefit.

Can I book a hotel room without park entry?

Yes, even though all of the short break packages include park tickets, we also offer great room only rates - please visit our booking website or call us on 01372 734 617.

Do Annual Passholders get a discount on rooms?

Yes, Passholders can book Bed & Breakfast packages for a discounted rate.

Visit the Passholder Page on the Chessington Holidays site for details.

Hotel check in times

If you are staying with us at either the Safari or Azteca Hotel, your check in times are as follows:

Check in after: 3pm
Check out before: 10am

Leisure club membership

If you live locally and would like to use the Savannah Splash Pool and Gym on a regular basis, please follow the link to find out about our leisure club membership.

Please note: Those staying in themed rooms in our Resort Hotel or on a Merlin Holiday Club package will have free use of the Savannah Splash Pool and Gym facilities.

What is Early Ride Time?

Early Ride Time is available for those staying at either the Chessington Safari Hotel or the Chessington Azteca Hotel, and for 2017 will include Vampire, the new Gruffalo River Ride adventure and more!

As an overnight guest at Chessington, you will receive Early Ride Time between 9am and 10am on days that the Theme Park is open from 19th March 2017 to 31st October 2017. Wristbands will be issued on arrival at Reception and must be worn to receive this benefit. Rides are subject to availability.

What are Zootastic Weekends?

Zootastic Weekends are a unique winter adventure with animal meet and greets, full access to the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre, Giraffe/Zebra tours, plus our brand new and exclusive How to be a Zookeeper LIVE! shows. They are available on selected dates during February and March 2018.

Find out more including how to book here.

Is Glamping available at Chessington?

Yes, our Glamping Tents will be pitched in place and ready to accommodate you and your adventurers from Summer 2017.

Check out our dedicated Glamping page for more information.

On the day

Can I return to my car during a visit?

Yes definitely, just be sure to get your hand stamped as you exit the Park, then the team will know to let you back in.

Do you have to pay for anything in the Resort?

Every ticket to Chessington includes:

  • Theme Park (which includes the rides)
  • Zoo
  • SEA LIFE centre
  • Live Shows & Events

There are a variety of added extras like Fastrack, arcades and other games/stalls which you would need to pay for.  Food is also extra, but there are lots of offers available.  Parking is also extra - see the Travel Details page for information.

Take a look at our Explore page to discover more about the Resort.


Do you offer ride photos?

On the day of your visit you can purchase ride photos as you exit certain rides. Please see our Park Map for a list of rides that offer ride photos.

You can also capture all your digital photos from your day with a Digipass.

Each night photos are removed from the system, so if you have not purchased photos on the day they cannot be retrieved.

Is Kosher food available?

Currently we do not offer Kosher food, but there are many places to enjoy a picnic, so you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Please be sure to visit our Food & Drink pages to read about what's on offer.

How short are the queues today?

Our ride teams do all they can to keep the queues down.  You may like to look at our Fastrack tickets to reduce waiting time on busier days.

You can see an indication of ride status and queue times by downloading the official Chessington mobile app or visiting the Today@Chessington page.

Is there a Mobile App?

There is a Chessington mobile app for Android and iOS devices which helps you get the most out of your visit to the Resort.

To find out more, please visit our Chessington Mobile App page.

Resort Map

You can download our Resort Maps from the page below. There is a full Park Map, along with one for smaller children to highlight all the attractions which are suitable for them:

View Resort Map downloads.

The maps are PDF files, so they will work on smartphones and tablets. You may want to save them to your device before you arrive. Alternatively, you can download our mobile app for GPS-style maps and directions on the go.

What food and drink is available?

There is a wide variety of food, drink and snack outlets throughout the Resort. We have options for main meals, healthy eating or fast food. We also have some great special offers on food and drink.

Where next?

  1. View menus on our food and drink pages
  2. Save money with our current food offers

Remember the Hotel Restaurants are open in the evening too, so why not relax while the traffic clears?

Is Halal meat available?

Currently we do not offer Halal food, but you are welcome to enjoy the vegetarian alternatives.  There are many places to enjoy a picnic too, so you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Please visit our Food & Drink pages to read about what's on offer.

Daily Shows & Activities

Chessington is more than just a Theme Park - we have many shows and activities running each day:

  • Animal feeds and talks
  • Sealion show
  • Talks and demonstrations in the SEA LIFE centre
  • Plus, new Gruffalo Groove from 30th March 2018!
  • ... and more

Visit our Daily Shows page to check show times for the day you are visiting (although do bear in mind that they can change for a variety of reasons).

What time do the rides close?

Our ride queue lines close at different times during the Theme Park season. If you are in the queue line at our closing time you are able to ride. To check closing times please view our opening times page.

Are lockers available?

Yes, lockers can be found at Adventure Point, Land of the Dragons and Wild Woods.

There is a charge to use lockers, small lockers are £1 per hour or £5 all day and large lockers are £2 per hour or £10 all day.  You can return to your locker as many times as you like within your hire period without incurring any extra charges.

Lockers are limited so be sure to get yours before you begin your wild adventure.  

Can I hire a buggy or pushchair?

Yes, buggies can be hired from Adventure Point Gift Shop.

There is a small hire charge of £8 for a single and £10 for a double buggy.  We'd recommend arriving early if you are planning to hire a buggy on busier days, as we only have room to keep a limited quantity!

Find out more on the Parent & Pre-school page.

Can I smoke at Chessington?

Yes, there are designated smoking areas spread through the park.

Please view the Park Map for further details.

Smoking is NOT allowed outside of these areas, particularly in ride queue lines.

Can I wear animal print clothing to the park?

A temporary ban on guests wearing animal print clothing on ‘ZUFARI: Ride into Africa’ was put in place in 2013 to allow for a programme of desensitisation for some of the attraction’s new arrivals - the giraffe and rhino!

The temporary ban has now been lifted so anyone wanting to wear their favourite animal print outfit when visiting Chessington can do so!  

How about breaking out the tiger-print onesie?

Does Chessington offer a ‘Parent Swap Pass’?

Yes – parents can still enjoy the bigger height restricted rides when visiting with toddlers, and you only have to queue once!

Head over to Guest Help and Information in Adventure Point to collect a free Parent Swap Pass.  Once one parent has enjoyed the ride, tell the ride staff and the second parent can come through the ride exit to get on nice and quickly.

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.

Lost property

Please hand in any lost property to Guest Help & Information in Adventure Point.

If you lose something yourself then the team there will be able to help you on the day.

Alternatively you can submit lost property requests using our contact form if you only realise after you left the Park.

What is there to do in bad weather?

We have lots of indoor activities so there is still plenty to do when the weather takes a turn for the worst.

Adventurers can visit our SEA LIFE centre full of fun and interactive exhibitions, or explore Trail of the Kings and marvel at our Western Lowland Gorillas and Sumatran Tigers.

Chessington also has a whole host of indoor rides and attractions. Join Mouse on a magical journey on The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure or, armed with a laser gun, ride through the Ancient Egyptian labyrinth on Tomb Blaster. Visit Hocus Pocus Hall and expect the unexpected on a mysterious 4-D experience, or unwind with a cup of coffee while your little ones explore Dragon’s Playhouse, Chessington’s huge soft play centre.

What is the Rainy Day Guarantee and how can I use it?

Our Rainy Day Guarantee is here to help make sure you get a great day out, even if the weather isn't too good.

When you book tickets online for a specific visit date in the season, if it rains for one hour or more, we will guarantee you a FREE like for like return visit later in the year.  This does not apply to Open Dated Tickets (i.e. tickets which aren't restricted to a specific day) as you already have the flexibility to come on a day where the weather is better.

We're sure you'll have a great time at Chessington even in the rain, but take a look at our Rainy Day Guarantee page to find out more.

Did it rain on your visit?
The Rainy Day Guarantee page has all the details about dates where we recorded over an hour of continual rain, and how to organise your free return visit. 

What services do you offer for parents with small children?

We try to do everything we can to make your day out great -

Child safety wristbands:
Place your phone number inside a special wristband so we can contact you if your group gets separated. These bands are available from Guest Help and Information.

Parent Swap:
Parents can still enjoy the height restricted rides when visiting with toddlers, and you only have to queue once. After swapping over the second rider gains entry via the ride exit. This service is available from Guest Help and Information.

Notice for Parents and Guardians: 
Please do not leave your child unattended while experiencing our rides as we are unable to look after them whilst you do this. If you have a particular probelm with this advice, please talk to a member of our team.

Baby Changing Facilities:
Baby changing facilities can be found at Lodge Gate, Adventure Point & Wild Woods. A nappy & two wipes are available for £1.50. Please see the park map for locations.

Microwaves & Baby Food:
Microwaves are available in Adventurers' Chicken Shack, Original Sandwich Co., Zafari Bar & Grill, Temple Restaurant & Bar and Adventure Point Pizza Pasta, baby food can also be purchased from Adventure Point Pizza Pasta.

Find out more on the Parent & Pre-school page.

When do the shops close?

The main Adventure Point Gift Shop closes approximately 30 minutes after the advertised ride closing time. Shops attached to rides close when the ride closes at the end of the day,

Cash Machines

We have a regularly stocked cash machine onsite. Find it in Adventure Point near Guest Help & Information.

Is free WiFi available at Chessington?

Yes, your Chessington ticket includes free WiFi from The Cloud.

It is available almost everywhere except the Zoo. Simply select the network labelled The Cloud from your device.

Hint: Once you are connected use the WiFi to download our official app, where you can see upcoming shows times, queue times, on-the-day offers and much more.

How do I collect Chessington pop badges?

  • Free badges will be available in children’s meals in our restaurants throughout the Resort.
  • If it is your Birthday. Venture to Guest Help & Information for an exclusive birthday badge.
  • You can also swap your badges with one of our friendly staff members if you see a badge that you would prefer

Happy swapping!

To have a sneak peek of the badges visit our, Pop Badges page.

Can I bring a scooter?

No, for health and safety reasons (due to the topographical features of the Resort), wheelchairs and mobility scooters are the only transport devices permitted within the Resort.

Can I hire a wheelchair at Chessington?

Wheelchair hire is available from Adventure Point Gift Shop and is charged at £10 per day plus a £50 fully refundable pre-authorisation on a credit or debit card. Registered disabled guests with documented proof may hire a wheelchair free of charge but a £50 pre-authorisation will still apply - please speak to a member of staff on your visit for more information.

The number of wheelchairs we hold is limited, and we cannot guarantee their availability. Please note wheelchair loss or damage may result in a charge. Failure to return the wheelchair will result in a charge of £185.

Find out more about or special services for disabled guests on our guide for guests with a disability.

Do you sell alcohol?

Alcoholic beverages are available from Smokehouse BBQ & Bar, located in Adventure Point. We also sell alcoholic beverages in our two Hotel restaurants, Zafari Bar and Grill and Temple Restaurant and Bar.

Is vegetarian food available?

Yes, our restaurants and snack outlets offer a range of vegetarian and healthy eating options.

What facilities are available for disabled guests?

Guest Help & Information is located in Adventure Point and should be your first port of call when you arrive to the park. The Guest Help & Information team can offer advice on ride access and restrictions, issue ride access wristbands and passes (conditions apply) and provide further information on facilities for adventurers with a disability.

Along with multiple disable toilets throughout the park, there is a Disabled Changing Places toilet located in Wild Woods including a height adjustable changing bench, shower, toilet and a hoist. To access please use a RADAR key, or speak to a member of staff.

We offer complimentary wheelchair hire (£10 refundable deposit required) is available for registered disabled visitors, but please note that availability cannot be guaranteed.

Register for a ride access pass with Guest Help & Information here to help save time during your visit.

Where can I see food allergy information?

Each of our Food and Beverage units have a special allergy board that will inform you if any dietary requirements you may have are met within certain meals. Information on gluten-free products are displayed on our food maps located around the park.

Do you conduct bag searches?

As part of our security procedures, we conduct bag searches at our entrances.

We recommend bringing the bare minimum with you to ensure that any search can be done as smoothly and quickly as possible. Also, to avoid queuing at our busiest times, if you don’t need your bag until later in the day, consider leaving this securely in your vehicle, which you can return to to collect your bag whenever needed.    

Online bookings

Why should I book online?

Booking in advance online helps both us and you with planning for your trip.  That's why we can give such good discounts on tickets.

Here are all the reasons for booking online at

  • Rainy Day Guarantee
    Online dated tickets include our Rainy Day guarantee - we'll give you a free return visit it rains for over an hour.
  • More fun time
    You can choose to print your tickets at home, so you won't need to queue up to collect tickets when you arrive.
  • Less stress
    You can pre-purchase all tickets (including car parking, Fastrack and other goodies) and have them all ready to go on the day.
  • It's quick
    You can get your tickets in a couple of minutes.

Check prices or find out more here and we'll show you the best Online Saver price.

Can I pre-purchase Fastrack?

Yes, you can pre-purchase Fastrack tickets online with your entrance tickets.

This is a good idea on busier days, as it guarantees your Fastrack tickets.  Quantities on the day are limited.

Can someone collect/use tickets I have bought for them with my credit/debit card?

Yes, just make sure they bring a short note (example below) to explain you are happy for them to pick up/use the tickets on your behalf.

I ________ authorise ________ to pick up/use my tickets (order number ________) on the following date ________. If you need to contact me, my contact number is ________.

Please note this procedure is not applicable to Merlin or Chessington Annual Pass collections, where the cardholder must be present to collect.

I have not received my online booking email confirmation

We're sorry to hear that. Here's what you can do.

  1. Wait a few minutes (if you haven't already). 
  2. Check your spam filter (sometimes they get stuck there).
  3. Call our Contact Centre on 03333 212001 to re-confirm your booking.

I have not received my print at home tickets

Oh no, we are sorry for the hassle.

There are rare occasions when the follow up Print@Home tickets email is not received. It could be that the email has been blocked by your Internet Security, Company Firewall or it has been delivered to your Spam folder.

If you have your order reference number you can still collect your tickets on the day at the Ticket Collection Desk.  Alternatively if you have at least 7 days before the date of your visit please contact 03333 212001 and a member of the team will arrange to have your tickets posted to you.

My tickets haven't arrived through the post

We're sorry to hear that.  In this situation it's best to call our team to confirm your booking was successful.  Please have the reference number from your confirmation email to hand to save time.

You can call our Contact Centre during office hours on 03333 212001.

Special events

Annual Pass Pre-season Weekend

10th - 11th March 2018

Tickets will be available for pre-booking for this event shortly. Keep an eye on the Chessington and Merlin Annual Pass Facebook pages for more details!

Roar and Explore - CCF evening

Thank you to all of those who attended our annual Roar and Explore evening in aid of the Chessington Conservation Fund (CCF) on Saturday 17th June 2017.

Please keep checking our website for more details on this year's event and how to get your tickets.

Chessington Howl’o’ween

Selected dates from 13th to 31st October 2018.

Spooky family fun, rides in the dark, Zoo and SEA LIFE centre and spine-tingling Halloween attractions.

Keep an eye on our website for more details!

Zoo Days

When our Theme Park closes and our rides hibernate for the winter you can still explore our world-class Zoo & SEA LIFE centre on selected Zoo Days.

Don’t get caught out, check our opening dates and times before you visit.

Find out more.

Winter's Tail

Selected dates between 1st and 24th December 2018.

More information coming soon - keep an eye out for more details!

Weddings at Chessington

Come and celebrate the most memorable day of your life with us at the Chessington Resort Hotels.

Weddings at the Chessington Resort

What was new in 2017?

We were pleased to welcome The Gruffalo to Chessington in 2017! The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure opened on 18th March 2017. 

Find out more and book your tickets here.


What attractions can I ride if I have an injury in a cast, air boot or splint etc.?

Unfortunately as a health & safety requirement adventurers with a cast, air boot or splint will be unable to experience some of our attractions. See full details.

We wish you or your child a speedy recovery.

What rides are suitable for people with disabilities?

We aim to make our rides and attractions accessible to as many people as possible.

Disabled visitors are welcome to bring one helper for free, with additional helpers able to buy tickets at a discounted rate.

Visit our Disabled Guide page for full details and to download our guides.

Are all of the rides open?

With over 40 attractions, a thousand animals, and a huge investment plan - we do our best to keep all of the rides open but occasionally we are unable to. 

You can see an indication of the current ride status on our official mobile app or the Today@Chessington page.

What time do the rides open?

During the main season, we aim to open all of the rides at the same time as the park (generally at 10am).  

There may be occasions when certain rides are unavailable - of course we try and keep this to a minimum and endeavour to update the park status page as often as possible.

The entrances to ride queue lines close at the same time as the park closes, but the ride will keep running until the queue is cleared (subject to availability).

Check our opening times for details.

Are there any age restrictions?

Good question!

Generally rides and attractions are only restricted by height (and availability of course).  Often smaller children must be accompanied by an adult (over 16 years old) - you can check the details for each ride on our Full Ride List page.

Bear in mind that on some of our smaller rides and activities for children, adults are only allowed if they are accompanying a child.  This is also shown on relevant rides on the Full Ride List page.

No child or children under the age of 12 will be admitted to the Attraction unless they are accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over. Admission is governed by the Park rules and can be found in our T's&C's

Parents and guardians: please do not leave your child unattended while experiencing our rides as we are unable to look after them whilst you do this. If you have a particular problem with this advice, please talk to a member of our team.

Can I enjoy the attractions if I'm pregnant?

Britain’s Wildest Adventure is a great environment for everyone to enjoy with our Zoo, SEA LIFE centre and spacious grounds for you to walk around and just take in the atmosphere.

We would ask that if you are pregnant that you take note of the signage at individual rides before deciding to board and consider your own health and medical advice before partaking in any rides and attractions.

We wish you well with your new very young Adventurer!

What are the height restrictions for the rides?

Each ride has its own height restriction ranging from 0.9m to 1.4m minimum. See all Theme Park ride height restrictions.

Some rides need smaller Adventurers to be accompanied by an adult.

Please see our full ride listing for details - just add a profile for each family member, then we'll show you all the rides they can go on!

What rides can my pre-school child experience?

Chessington is ideal for young children - they will love our famous Zoo and SEA LIFE centre.  Plenty of rides suitable for pre-school children, including The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure!

Visit our Visiting with a Toddler page for full details on what is available for toddlers and special ticket offers.

Will the rides work in the rain/bad weather?

Our rides are all designed to run in the rain, but sometimes they will need to close depending on the severity of the conditions.  High winds or low visibility are more likely to cause ride closures, but we will post updates on queue boards in the park.

Remember that all rides are subject to availability on any day of your visit, but we do all we can to keep them open.

Take a look at our Rainy Day Guarantee if you're worried about booking in advance because of the weather.  All our dated online tickets are covered, and it means if there's over an hour of rain then we'll give you a free return visit later in the year.

Which rides can I go on if I have a torso measurement of 51” or more?

As you would expect, all guests must be fully strapped in on all of our rides. Similar to smaller guests being subject to height restrictions, larger Adventurers are recommended to follow this advice.

If your torso is approaching 51 inches or more you may be unable to ride the following rides.  This is because tight shoulder and lap bar restraints need to be in place for health & safety reasons.

  • Rameses Revenge
  • Dragon's Fury
  • Rattlesnake
  • Scorpion Express
  • Jungle Bus
  • Vampire

If your torso is approaching 45 inches, you may not be able to ride Monkey Swinger.

Vampire, Dragon’s Fury and Rameses Revenge also have a maximum height restriction of approximately 1.95 metres.

Please be aware that all of our rides and attractions have different restrictions and requirements, with some having more generous shoulder and lap restraints which are suitable for most Adventurers. Should you have any further queries or concerns, please feel free to contact the Guest Help & Information team.

Please note, we make no guarantee of the availability or suitability of these attractions.

Safari Skyway

Safari Skyway has been a firm favourite for many years and in fact was one of the original rides at Chessington World of Adventures Resort as it opened as a Theme Park back in 1987. As a result of ongoing maintenance issues, the decision has been made to retire Safari Skyway from the Chessington ride offering.  This was a difficult decision to make as we know the ride has been a firm favourite amongst our Adventurers over the years however with exciting new shows and attractions planned for the 2017 season and beyond, we’re committed to ensuring the continued development of the Resort.

Rameses Revenge

Rameses Revenge is a fantastic ride at Chessington World of Adventures Resort and, during peak season, provides Adventurers with the ultimate theme park thrill.  Due to the very nature of the ride, Rameses Revenge tends to be favoured by guests visiting us during the peak season and as such the decision was made to only open this ride during peak dates during the 2017 season.  With over 39 other rides and attractions, a Zoo and SEA LIFE centre plus new shows and events for 2017, including a UK first with our new interactive live show – Pandamonium - there is too much to do in one day at Chessington!

Zoo & SEA LIFE centre

Animal meet and greets

There is a range of interactive opportunities in Chessington Zoo and SEA LIFE centre.

To get the ultimate up-close-and-personal experience, why not take part in one of our VIP experiences?

On the day of your visit, there will be many chances to learn more about our animals at one of our animal talk and feeds. Take a look at our Daily Shows & Activities page for details (just bear in mind activities and shows may need to change depending on the animals). Children can also discover what amazing sea creatures can feel like in SEA LIFE's interactive rock pool, or play amongst the monkeys at AMAZU Treetop Adventure.

Chessington Animal Adoptions

Adopt an animal for yourself or as an exciting gift for friends and family and help make a real difference to the conservation work and breeding programs at Chessington Zoo.

After your visit

How can I give my feedback?

We work very hard at Chessington World of Adventures Resort to provide a great time for adventurers of all ages. Your feedback is important to us and we want to hear from you. Feedback now

How do I unsubscribe from emails?

We're sorry that you don't want to receive our updates.

To remove yourself from our marketing lists, please use the unsubscribe link within one of our emails.

I am unable to download my free digital ride photo from the Picsolve site?

We are sorry that you are having problems downloading your picture.

You will need to contact Picsolve who manage this site via email on
Remember to include your name, visit date and ride that you are trying to download.

Can I purchase gifts online?

If you didn't get a chance to visit any of our gift shops during your visit, you can now shop online at our online gift store! Choose from a wide variety of toys, gifts, trinkets and souvenirs here.

All major cards are accepted.


Go Ape

Is there a Go Ape at Chessington?

Both our Go Ape Tree Top Junior course and Tree Top Adventure course are now open.

Find out more and book here.

Contact information


Our address is:

Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Leatherhead Road

You can write to a specific department, or save time and use our online enquiry form.

Please bear in mind for feedback or any issues following a visit then the department you need is Guest Help & Information.  Our aim is to respond within 10 working days for letters; five working days for emails.  Bear in mind that exceptionally busy periods may lengthen these times.

Merlin Entertainments

Chessington World of Adventures Resort is part of the Merlin Entertainments group along with other well know attractions including, THORPE PARK Resort, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Warwick Castle and Alton Towers Resort.

Visit the above and other great attractions with a Merlin Annual Pass.

Enquiry form

We are happy to help in all aspects of your theme park adventure.  Be sure to search our site first though - there's a whole lot of useful information here, so it may save you some time.

If we haven't covered what you're looking for, then please get in touch using our enquiry form:

There are also separate contact details in place for other departments:

Phone number

You can give our call centre a ring during office hours on the number below.  They are able to help out with booking enquiries -  for other queries you should be able to find an answer on our website.

0871 663 4477

Be aware that calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras, which means mobiles could be significantly more.

For anything else, then send us a note using our contact form.  You might like to post to Facebook or Twitter instead, just be aware that we can't control everything that is published.

Social media

You can find us online, just bear in mind we can't control external sites.

It's a great way to keep up with what's happening at the Resort.  You are welcome to message us, and we'll do our best to respond during office hours.

You might also be interested in our email newsletter.

Job vacancies

There are a variety of permanent and seasonal jobs at Chessington.

Visit to search current vacancies.

Charity work

We are pleased to be able to help with charity work:

The Chessington Conservation Fund
This charity has been set up by Chessington Zoo to raise awareness of environmental issues both in the local area and worldwide.

Merlin's Magic Wand
Merlin's Magic Wand is our chosen children's charity.  It was set up in 2008 and aims to bring happiness to disadvantaged children with amazing days out.  Since it was set up, over 110,000 children and their families have benefitted.

Schools Partnership Scheme
This is a scheme to allow PTA's at local schools to fundraise by working with us to promote Chessington.

Visit the Charities page for more information.

Guest Services

Our Guest Help & Information Team is on hand to help throughout your visit.  You can contact them below, but please remember to try searching out FAQs for answers first, as it may save you a lot of time.

  • Use our online contact form
  • Write to the team at:
    Guest Help & Information
    Chessington World of Adventures Resort
    Leatherhead Road
    KT9 2NE
  • Call them on 01372 731 668.

How do I complain?

We want everyone to have an amazing adventure and we aim to get it right every time you visit. But we know that very occasionally things don't go as planned and adventures don't live up to expectations.

We aim to sort out any issues during your visit, but if that didn't happen for you (and we're really sorry if that's the case), the please get in touch.

  • Use our online contact form
  • Write to the team at:
    Guest Help & Information
    Chessington World of Adventures Resort
    Leatherhead Road
    KT9 2NE
  • Call Adventurers' Services on 01372 731 668.

Please ensure that you contact us within six weeks of your visit and be sure to keep proof of your visit, such as your tickets or a valid receipt, in case this is needed.

There are occasions when we receive an exceptionally high volume of communication. Our aim is to respond within 10 working days for letters; five working days for emails and within 24 hours if you phone us.

If we have still not resolved the issue at this stage, please let us know. We will refer it senior management here at Chessington World of Adventures Resort and we will also liaise with Merlin Entertainments Group Head Office on your behalf to ensure a satisfactory outcome for you.

Press & filming enquiries

Our Press Area includes all latest press releases, general press information, high resolution images and contact details.

Visit Press Area.

My company wishes to do a sales promotion with the park?

We work with many partner companies on promotions and offers, both at the park and in the media.

Please get in touch using our contact form and we'll get back to you.

My company is interested in becoming a supplier for the park?

If you are a prospective supplier you can tell us about your products and/or services through our supplier registration system by accessing this link.

Can I do Work Experience at Chessington?

Unfortunately, work experience is not available at Chessington. However, we encourage people to apply for jobs once you receive your National Insurance Number. 

To apply for a position at Chessington please visit our recruitment page


You can also view a full list of all our help system content.

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