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CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES LEISURE CLUB

Savannah Splash Pool & Gym

Discover an oasis in the middle of an African Savannah, within the Chessington Safari Hotel.

Please note that the facilities are open to Members, Chessington Hotel guests and Chessington and Merlin Annual Passholders only.

 

 

Facilities available:

  • 15m swimming pool
  • Spa pool
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Family changing rooms & lockers (lockers take a £1 coin)
  • Kids splash pool with jets and water canons

Please review the Important Information tab below before visiting.

Contact Details

For bookings please call 01372 734 681 or for any additional information please email hotel.leisure@chessington.co.uk.

Swimming Pool at Chessington Resort Hotels

Important Information

Please be aware of the following information before visiting the Leisure Club:

ENTRANCE FEES

  • Some guests will be subject to an entry fee to visit the Leisure Club – please visit your relevant tab above to find out if this is applicable for you.
  • All persons over the age of 1 are subject to an entry charge, if applicable.
  • Annual Passholders are able to use the Leisure Club for a fee, but have restricted access to the facilities – please see the Annual Passholder tab for more details.

TIMED SWIM SESSIONS

  • Due to limited capacity, we operate timed swim sessions of 60 minutes and one session per day.
  • Your 60 minute slot includes your time to access the changing facilities.
  • Swim sessions need to be pre-booked in advance, and how far in advance you are able to book will depend on your entry entitlement. Please see your relevant tab for more details.
  • Any booking made outside your relevant time period and outside of the restrictions for your Annual Pass, Hotel stay or otherwise may be subject to cancellation.
  • If you arrive after your designated start time, you will be able to join the session and enjoy the facilities until your session ends.

SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS

Pool supervision requirements
ONE adult over 18 years old to accompany: Additional Requirements:
2 x Children under 4 years Both children must be wearing armbands
1 x Child under 4 years With or without armbands
2 x Children aged 4-7 years With or without armbands
1 x child under 4 years and 1 x child aged 4-7 years Both children must be wearing armbands or one must be a confident swimmer
1 x child under 4 years and 2 x children aged 4-7 years All children must be wearing armbands or both 4-7 year olds must be confident swimmers
3 x Children aged 8-15 years All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 in the water with them at all time

TOWELS

  • We suggest you bring your own towels if you wish to use the pool.
  • Towels can also be hired from the Leisure Club Reception for £2 each, a percentage of which is donated to the Chessington Conservation Fund.

Opening times

OPENING TIMES

During peak times, as our facilities have a limited capacity, we operate timed swim sessions of 60 minutes, which are issued on a first come first served basis and include your time to access the changing facilities. Please visit your relevant tab above to find out booking information.

Please note, access is restricted to certain time slots for Annual Passholders – please visit the Annual Passholder tab for more details.

Swimming Pool
Monday to Friday  
All Guests 8am – 8pm
Adults Only 7am – 8am, 8pm – 9pm
Saturday and Sunday  
All Guests 8am – 8pm
Splash Pool
Term Time*  
Monday - Friday 12.30pm – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am – 8pm
School Holidays  
All days 8am – 8pm
Gym Opening Times
Monday - Friday 7am – 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am – 8pm

*Term Time is based on Surrey Schools term date

Please note, the Splash Pool opening times are subject to availability and vary throughout the year.

Aqua Fitness

AQUA FITNESS

We run Aqua Fitness classes twice a week:

  • Mondays: 6pm – 7pm 
  • Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

These class times are subject to change on our peak operating days. Please contact the Leisure Club directly for more information and to book your place in our classes.

Aqua Fitness Classes
Aqua Fitness Individual
Pool Member Free
Gym Member £4.00
Chessington and Merlin Annual Passholders £8.00
Resort Overnight Guest £8.00

Memberships

MEMBERSHIPS

We offer great value gym and pool memberships to our excellent facilities with many convenient payment methods, plus no joining fee!

Direct Debit Memberships
Pass Type Individual Joint
Pool Membership £35.00 £63.00
Gym Membership £30.00 £55.00
Pool & Gym Membership £48.00 £86.40
Local Resident Pool & Gym £38.00 £68.40
Child Membership - Under 16 yrs £20.00 -
Emergency Services/ Armed Forces £25.00 -
Student £25.00 -

All Direct Debit memberships are subject to a 3 month minimum contract with a 1 month cancellation period thereafter.

Pay up front in advance and save!
Pass Type Individual Joint
6 Months 12 Months 6 Months 12 Months
Pool Membership £175.00 £350.00 £315.00 £630.00
Gym Membership £150.00 £300.00 £275.00 £550.00
Pool & Gym Membership £240.00 £480.00 £432.00 £864.00
Local Resident Pool & Gym £190.00 £380.00 £342.00 £684.00
Child Membership (under 16 years) £100.00 £200.00 - -
Emergency Services/ Armed Forces £125.00 £250.00 - -
Student £125.00 £250.00 - -

Aqua Fitness Classes

We offer free entry to our Aqua Fitness Classes for Pool members and discounted rates for Gym members – please see the Aqua Fitness tab for more details.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

We also have a number of swimming schools that run lessons in our swimming pool, please contact them directly for availability

  • Koi Swim School: Swimming lessons for little ones from 3 months to 9 years old, of all abilities. Each swimmer has different needs and fears. That's why we would like to keep small groups and focus on developing individual skills. We keep swimming aids to a minimum allowing children to find their own balance and understand buoyancy. We are great believers that a gentle approach brings the quickest and the best results. Enthusiastic, supportive and innovative swimming instructors ensure you and your child receive quality tuition. For more information, call 07771 867 792 or email us at  info@koiswimschool.co.uk
  • Water Babies: Water Babies runs fun, innovative baby swimming classes across Surrey. Taught by world-class teachers, our multi-award winning programme teaches water confidence and safety skills from birth. Voted Best National Baby & Toddler Development Activity for over four years, our classes have saved more than a dozen children from drowning.  For more information, call 01932 227 428.
  • Atlantis Swim School: All classes a maximum of 4 children to one instructor from 3 years upwards.  Ability Beginner to 200 metres.  Atlantis are proud to have received the winner of the 'National Category Amateur Swimming Association Awards for Private Swim School from the Amateur Swimming Association'. For more information, call 0208 335 3536
  • Turtle Tots: Turtle Tots classes are specially designed for babies and toddlers from birth. Promoting many developmental areas through progressive practices throughout each and every fun and unique class. For more information, call 0792 0854 714 or email us at infoeastsurrey@turtletots.com.

Annual Passholders

Important Information

  • Annual Pass Holders are able to enjoy our Swimming Facilities for an additional cost on their visit to resort.
  • Annual Pass Holders can book their swimming session on the day from 8am by calling the Leisure Club on 01372 734681.
  • All Annual Pass Holders are required to show their Annual Passes to gain access to our swimming facilities. All guests must have an Annual Pass to gain access (over the age of 3). If you are unable to show an Annual Pass at time of entry, entry will be refused.
Entry Times
Type of Pass Accepted Access Times to Pools
School Term Time School Holiday Time
Off Peak Annual Pass Monday to Friday term time only No Access
Chessington Annual Pass Monday to Friday anytime, Weekends before 3pm All week before 3pm
Standard Merlin Annual Pass Monday to Friday anytime, Weekends before 3pm All week before 3pm
Premium Merlin Annual Pass Monday to Friday anytime, Weekends before 3pm All week before 3pm
V.I.P. Merlin Annual Pass No Restrictions, Free entry No Restrictions, Chargeable entry

Please note, if you are staying in a Resort Hotel on a package booked through the Merlin Holiday Club, you receive complimentary swimming.

Entry Prices
Chessington Off Peak Annual Pass, Chessington Annual Pass, Standard Merlin Annual Pass, Premium Merlin Annual Pass £5 per person
V.I.P. Merlin Annual Pass Entry Prices
Term Time - Monday to Friday Free
Term Time - Weekends £5 per person
School Holidays - Any time £5 per person

Overnight Guest

Resort Overnight Guest Access

Please see below for important information regarding access to the Savannah Splash Pool & Gym for Resort Overnight Guests:

  • Depending on your room or package type, upon entry you may be charged a small additional fee to use the facilities. Please see below for which room type and packages gain complimentary access to the Leisure Club and which will incur a small charge per person.

  • You will need to pre-book a time slot to use the pool facilities. If swimming is included in your stay, you can book your slot up to 7 days in advance. If swimming is not included in your stay, you will be able to book your slot on the day of arrival at the Leisure Club Reception, subject to availability.
  • For Resort Overnight Guests staying in our Hotels, you are able to booking a swimming slot from 3pm on the day of check in until 12pm on the day of checkout. Guests staying in our Glamping site, you are able to book a swimming slot from 8am-12pm on day of check out.
  • Any booking made outside of these times may be subject to cancellation.
  • Due to limited capacity, we operate timed swim sessions of 60 minutes and one session per night's stay. If capacity allows an additional swim session per nights stay, this will be chargeable for all guests.
  • Time slots will be issued on a first come first served basis, and your 60 minutes will include your time to access the changing facilities. If you arrive after your designated start time, you will be able to enjoy the facilities until your session ends.
  • When using the pool, those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 of over and they must remain in the water with the child at all times.
  • All guests must follow our Leisure Club Usage Rules and Pool Supervision requirements which are available in the Leisure Club or you may be asked to leave.
  • We suggest you bring your own towels if you wish to use the pool, although towels can also be hired from the Leisure Club Reception for £2 each, a percentage of which is donated to the Chessington Conservation Fund.

Safari Hotel

Guests staying in Standard Rooms or Wanyama Reserve View Rooms in the Safari Hotel will be charged to use the Savannah Splash Pool. Access to the pool is charged at £3 per person and guests wishing to use the pool must pre-book a time slot on the day of arrival. Please note that access to the pool is subject to availability.

Guests staying in the African Adventure, Giraffe, Tiger, Zebra, Madagascar and Gruffalo themed rooms and Merlin Annual Pass holders staying on one of our exclusive Holiday Club packages will receive complimentary access to the pool but must pre-book their time slot in the week prior to their stay. Access is subject to availability and issued on a first come first serve basis.

Towels are available to hire for £2 per towel in the leisure club.

Azteca Hotel

Guests staying in Discovery Rooms in the Azteca Hotel will be charged to use the Savannah Splash Pool. Access to the pool is charged at £3 per person and guests wishing to use the pool must pre-book a time slot on the day of arrival. Please note that access to the pool is subject to availability.

Guests staying in the Monkey Temple themed rooms and Merlin Annual Pass holders staying on one of our exclusive Holiday Club packages will receive complimentary access to the pool but must pre-book their time slot in the week prior to their stay. Access is subject to availability and issued on a first come first serve basis.

Towels are available to hire for £2 per towel in the leisure club.

Explorer Glamping

Explorer Glamping guests can access the Leisure Club at the Chessington Resort Hotels from 12pm- 4pm on day of check out.

Access to the pool is charged at £3 per person and guests wishing to use the pool must pre-book a time slot on the day of arrival. Please note that access to the pool is subject to availability.

Guests staying in the Explorer Glamping Premium Tents and Merlin Annual Pass holders staying on one of our exclusive Holiday Club packages will receive complimentary access to the pool but must pre-book their time slot in the week prior to their stay. Access is subject to availability and issued on a first come first serve basis.

Towels are available to hire for £2 per towel in the leisure club.

Please note:

  • Guests staying in the Explorer Glamping Standard Tents will be charged to use the Savannah Splash Pool.
  • You will need to get into your vehicle and travel from the Glamping site should you wish to use the Chessington Resort Hotel facilities.

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