Rainy Day GuaranteE

If it rains continuously for an hour or more during your visit, we'll give you a FREE day ticket for a return visit later in the year.

Perks of visiting on a rainy day:

  • FREE return visit for later in the year! (if it rains continuously for 1 hour or longer)
  • Visiting when the weather isn't so good often means the queues are shorter
  • There are many indoor attractions and restaurants to explore and enjoy

Our Rainy Day Guarantee does not apply to Annual Passes or tickets purchased on the day (online or at the gate). Free return ticket doesn't include any additional products purchased for your initial visit, including (but not limited to) Hotel stays, Fastrack or Meal Deals. 

How can I get my free return visit?

You don't need to book again, just keep hold of your original tickets and bring them with you on one of the return visit dates below.

Please check our list of valid rainy days and return dates below, before you plan a return visit.

 

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rainy dates eligible for free return visit

See our 2018 dates

  • February 2019: 18th 
  • March 2019: 28th 
  • April 2019: 2nd, 6th, 9th & 10th 
  • May 2019: 4th, 9th, 11th, 28th & 29th
  • June 2019: 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 13th & 14th
  • July 2019: 20th, 27th & 30th
  • August: 7th, 12th, 14th & 16th 
  • September: 24th, 25th & 27th 
  • October: 11th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 26th

The rainy day dates above will be updated every working week, usually on Mondays. 

your return visit

Check your visit date is listed as a 'Rainy Day' and just bring your original tickets to the Admissions kiosks on arrival and we'll issue you your free return ticket. Please note that your Rainy Day Guarantee free return ticket will not be available on the below listed exclusion dates.

Excluded 2019 return dates:

  • 19 August - 2 September
  • 19 October - 8 November

2019 Closed dates:

  • 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 October (Closed)
  • 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29 November (Closed)
  • 2-6, 9-12, 25 & 26 December (Closed)

Please note, if you buy a Zoo Day, Animal Adventures or Winter’s Tail ticket, you will only be able to return on a Zoo Day (9, 10, 16 & 17 November 2019). 

Please check park opening times and terms and conditions below before visiting. Your rainy day guarantee return ticket is valid for 12 months from rainy visit date.

Full T&C's and restrictions

2019 Rainy Day Guarantee T&C's

2019 Guarantee

If it rains for more than one hour at Chessington World of Adventures Resort on the day of your visit, between 3 November 2018 and 3 November 2019; you will be entitled to return for a FREE like for like visit.

If you purchase a Theme Park ticket online in advance at Chessington.com, via a corporate webstore, promotional partner or through a stay purchased from our short break provider Holiday Extras; excluding any closed dates you will be able to visit between the following 2019 dates:

  • 10, 16–18, 21–25, 28–31 March,
  • 1-5, 23-29 April,
  • 2,3, 9–13, 16–24 May,
  • 3–30 June,
  • 1–31 July,
  • 1-18 August
  • 3–9, 12–16, 19–23, 26–30 September,
  • 3–7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18 October,
  • and early 2020 dates still to be confirmed.

You are also able to return on an upcoming Zoo Day:

  • 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 January 2019;
  • 2, 3, 9, 10 February 2019;
  • 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 November 2019.

Please note, if you buy a Zoo Day, Animal Adventures or Winter’s Tail ticket you will only be able to return on a Zoo Day.

Free tickets will only be given upon presentation of the original ticket from your first visit. Photocopies and original booking references are not acceptable. Offer only valid when it rains continuously for one (1) hour or more. Rain is recorded during Theme Park opening hours and does not include Hotel Early Rider. Weather conditions will be recorded by Chessington World of Adventures Resort and our decision will be final.

No cash alternative is available, tickets cannot be sold. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Return visit is subject to availability, see website for opening dates and times. Free tickets will be issued like for like – an adult ticket in exchange for an adult ticket and a child ticket in exchange for a child ticket. Should it rain on your return visit, tickets will not be transferable. Car park charge and park regulations apply. Tickets must be purchased before the day of visit – tickets purchased on the day of visit are excluded. Excludes: Tickets purchased on the day, tickets purchased as part of a promotion on the day of visit, Schools, pre-organised events, park buy-outs, Merlin's Magic Wand tickets, open dated tickets, two day open-dated tickets, complimentary tickets, Annual Passes and tickets purchased using third party reward loyalty points.

Please note, if you have purchased a short break, you will receive one free return visit only, even if it rained on more than one day of your stay.

The rainy day calendar will be updated every working week, usually on Mondays.

2018 Rainy Day Guarantee T&C's

2018 Guarantee

If it rains for more than a consecutive hour at Chessington World of Adventures Resort on the day of your visit, between 4 November 2017 and 31 October 2018; you will be entitled to return for a FREE like for like visit.

If you purchase a Theme Park ticket online in advance at Chessington.com, via a corporate webstore, promotional partner or through a stay purchased from our short break provider Holiday Extras; excluding any closed dates you will be able to visit between 17 March 2018 – 29 March, 16 April –4 May, 10 May – 25 May, 4 June – 20 July, 4 September – 12 October, 15 October – 18 October, and early 2019 dates still to be confirmed. You are also able to return on an upcoming Zoo Day: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 November 2017; 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 January 2018; 3, 4, 24, 25 February 2018; 3 March 2018; 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 November 2018. Please note, if you buy a Zoo Day, Animal Adventures or Winter’s Tail ticket you will only be able to return on a Zoo Day.

Free tickets will only be given upon presentation of the original ticket from your first visit. Photocopies and original booking references are not acceptable. Offer only valid when it rains continuously for one (1) hour or more. Rain is recorded during Theme Park opening hours and does not include Hotel Early Rider. Weather conditions will be recorded by Chessington World of Adventures Resort and our decision will be final.

No cash alternative is available, tickets cannot be sold. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Return visit is subject to availability, see website for opening dates and times. Free tickets will be issued like for like – an adult ticket in exchange for an adult ticket and a child ticket in exchange for a child ticket. Should it rain on your return visit, tickets will not be transferable. Car park charge and park regulations apply. Tickets must be purchased before the day of visit – tickets purchased on the day of visit are excluded. Excludes: Tickets purchased on the day, tickets purchased as part of a promotion on the day of visit, Schools, pre-organised events, park buy-outs, Merlin's Magic Wand tickets, open dated tickets, two day open-dated tickets, complimentary tickets, Annual Passes and tickets purchased using third party reward loyalty points.

Please note, if you have purchased a short break, you will receive one free return visit only, even if it rained on more than one day of your stay.

The rainy day calendar will be updated every working week, usually on Mondays.


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