THE GRUFFALO ARRIVES AT CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES RESORT

The Gruffalo, one of the UK's best-loved children's characters, has been spotted at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Standing at a whopping seven feet tall, with “a poisonous wart at the end of his nose”*, The Gruffalo has made quite the entrance at the park, after his arrival.

The towering figure, located on the Wild Wood lawn at the Resort, is causing a frenzy amongst children and parents alike, who have begun speculating about what the new arrival signifies for Chessington.

Families will be kept in suspense a little longer to find out what The Gruffalo’s arrival means for the Resort in 2017 as the big reveal isn't set until the New Year.

Tim Harrison-Jones, Divisional Director at Chessington, says "We are absolutely thrilled to introduce The Gruffalo to Chessington World of Adventures Resort. He's causing quite a stir with guests already with his imposing character and notable features. Kids and parents alike have been excited to see him appear at Chessington and we can’t wait to reveal yet more Gruffalo news in 2017! Watch this space!"

With over 40 rides and attractions in 10 themed lands, a Zoo and SEA LIFE centre with over 1000 animals, Chessington offers a world of excitement for the whole family.

Find out more about all of the adventures available at the Resort by visiting our

website: www.chessington.com and sign up to be amongst the first to find out

what’s coming to Chessington in 2017 at www.chessington.com/2017

* © 1999 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Further Information

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Opening times:

The full theme park will be 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 www.chessington.com<http://www.chessington.com>

Short Breaks

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 http://www.chessington.com/glamping

Additional Information

For 12 months unlimited access to Chessington and/or Merlin’s other UK attractions see our range of annual passes at Merlin Annual Pass<http://www.chessington.com/tickets/annual-passes.aspx>

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.

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season).

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 www.merlinentertainments.biz< for more information.

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 http://www.chessington.com/glamping 


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