For a unique adventure this half term why not bring your family to Chessington World of Adventures Resort for our brand new Animal Adventures Week. In celebration of the Zoo’s 85th birthday, join us from 13th – 21st February and discover a week full of amazing Animal Adventures set amongst the wilds of Chessington’s Zoo and SEA LIFE centre where you can come face to face with over 1000 exotic animals from across the world.

Have your breath taken away in our new Birds of Prey show, where you will see the awe inspiring flying displays of some of the world’s most majestic winged creatures. Or take part in some of our one of a kind up close and personal animal experiences.  Enjoy some additional up close and personal animal experiences available only for February half term! From meeting the Giraffes in their very own Giraffe house to Zoo Keeper training sessions, visit Guest Help and Information on the day of your visit to find out what exclusive animal meet and greets and animal talks are available on your day of visit.* Not only that but you and your family can say hi to some animal stars of the film world with some of the Dreamwork’s Madagascar favourites such as Alex the Lion and King Julian as they ‘Move it! Move it!’ around the park!

Venture into Trail of the Kings and walk among jungle giants such as our breeding group of Western Lowland Gorillas and Sumatran Tigers. Brave the Creepy Caves with our brand new guided tours* and come eye to eye with snakes; spiders and other hairy and scary creatures or dive into our SEA LIFE centre and go underwater with sharks, stingrays and much more.

And if that’s not enough, our daily animal shows and talks hosted by our fantastic Zoo Keepers will give you and your families a chance to learn fun and interesting facts about our wonderful residents.   With demand set to be high for this event, tickets are limited and available on a pre-book only basis**.

To join in the adventure pre-book your tickets online on before arrival**.

For more information on the event and how to pre-book your ticket please visit




*Animal Experiences must be booked through Guest Help & Information on the day. Limited numbers available and experiences are booked on a first come first served basis.  Experiences are subject to availability and subject to change daily.

** Tickets for the Animal Adventures Week are pre-book only and must be pre-booked before arrival.  To guarantee entry for Annual Pass holders we advise they pre-book a free entry ticket online at Booking for Annual Pass holders will become available from the 31st January 2016.


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Animal Adventures (13th-21st February, 10am – 4pm) is pre-book only. Please visit the website to book your tickets and to find out  further information on this event  

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort is open for half term (13th- 21st February 2016) with Animal Adventures Week. Only the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre will be available during this time. The rides will not be available during Animal Adventures Week. This event is pre-book only, please visit the website to book your tickets in advance and to discover further information on this event  

The Park will also open for Zoo Days at weekends in January - February 2016 and 5th – 6th March 2016 and the full theme park with all of the rides will then open on selected days from Friday 18th March – Monday 31st October 2016, please check the website for availability. For more information on opening times and to book tickets please visit

Discover the perfect family get away at the Chessington Resort Hotels - Safari Hotel and Azteca Hotel - where you can enjoy themed rooms, an indoor swimming pool, spa and Savannah Splash pool and two fantastic themed restaurants. Or for the ultimate outdoor accommodation experience try our Explorer Glamping – brand new for 2016! For more information please visit

For 12 months unlimited access to Chessington and/or Merlin’s other UK attractions see our range of annual passes at Merlin Annual Pass

The Zoo at Chessington World of Adventures is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). BIAZA represents its member collections and promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums.

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Among  Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, DreamWorks Tours SHREK’s Adventure, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit for more information.


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