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VIP EXPERIENCES

Zoo Afternoon Tea Experience
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GIRAFFE-TERNOON TEA

A WILD AFTERNOON TEA

Calling all animal lovers! We’ve got the perfect gift experience, date day or even surprise treat to complete your fun day out just for you. New for 2021, our GIRAFFE-TERNOON TEA is hosted in the Safari Hotel at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, enjoy a delicious Safari themed afternoon tea with lots of animal inspired treats to enjoy as you sit back, relax and admire the views across Wanyama Reserve. Watch as our majestic Rothschild’s Giraffe, Zebra, Ankole and more roam freely across the African inspired reserve from the comfort of your table.

From £50 for two

Chessington Zoo VIP Animal Experiences
From £10pp

VIP ANIMAL EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable animal experience and get up close to some of the most impressive animals at the Resort, from our Southern White rhinos to our Rothschild's giraffes! Treat your family to a VIP Animal Experience at Britain's Wildest Adventure.  

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Christmas (4 Of 15)

In Room Packages

Staying in one of our Resort hotels? Why not surprise your younger adventurers with a visit from one of our Christmas Elves or a themed goody bag to take away.

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If you would like further assistance please get in touch by emailing us at VIPexperiences@chessington.co.uk to speak to the VIP team.

Giraffe Safari Feed

ANNUAL PASS & HOTEL DISCOUNT

As a Merlin or Chessington Annual Passholder, or if you're staying in our Resort Hotel or Explorer Glamping, you can enjoy a ROARSOME discount of 20% off VIP Animal Experiences!

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ANIMAL EXPERIENCE GIFT VOUCHERS

Whether you're after a birthday gift or a just want to treat your loved one or little monkey's to a GRRReat VIP Animal Experience, you can buy our VIP Animal Experiences as gift vouchers for them to redeem when they choose!

Our Junior Keeper for a Day and Giraffe Feeding Experiences can be purchased online now.  All our other VIP Animal Experiences can be purchased as a Gift Voucher by contacting our team via VIPExperiences@chessington.co.uk 

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BESPOKE PACKAGES

From Marriage proposals to fulfilling your WILDest animal dreams, we can customise a package to suit you! Contact us on VIPExperiences@chessington.co.uk 

Terms and Conditions

White Rhino Encounter

Guests must be aged 10+ to do the White Rhino Encounter. Encounter duration is 20 minutes and may be shared with other guests, the maximum group size will be 4. Photo identification is required for all guests aged 16+ (the VIP Experiences Team will contact you once you have made your booking to discuss further details) and is required for Health, Safety and Security reasons. Failure to provide valid identification will result in cancellation of your experience with no refund. Adventurers between the age of 10-16 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking.

Amur Tiger Encounter

Guests must be aged 10+ to do the Amur Tiger Encounter. Encounter duration is 20 minutes and may be shared with other guests, the maximum group size will be 4. Adventurers between the age of 10 - 16 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking.

Giraffe Safari

Guests must be aged 5+ to do the Giraffe Safari. Encounter duration is 20 minutes and for up to 8 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 5 - 12 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking. Tours may vary depending on animal availability and in adverse weather conditions may have to be moved indoors.

African Animal Safari

Guests must be aged 5+ to do the Giraffe Safari. Encounter duration is 30 mins and for up to 8 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 5 - 12 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking. Tours may vary depending on animal availability and in adverse weather conditions may have to be moved indoors.

Gorilla Encounter

Guests must be aged 7+ to do the Gorilla Encounter. Encounter duration is 20 – 30 mins and may be shared with other guests, the maximum group size will be 4. Due to the nature of the experience, The Gorilla Encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventurers and is not suitable for expectant mothers. Adventurers under the age of 16 years will require a full paying adult (18+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience.

Ankole Cattle Encounter

Guests must be aged 3+ to do the Ankole Cattle Encounter. Encounter duration is 20 – 30 mins and may be shared with other guests, the maximum group size will be 4. Adventurers under the age of 16 years will require a full paying adult (18+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience.

The BIG 3

Guests must be aged 10+ to do The Big 3 Animal experience. Encounter duration is 1hr 30 minutes and for up to 4 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 10 – 16 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking. Guests must wear closed toed shoes. Entry is included with this VIP Animal Experience.

The Little 3

Guests must be aged 6+ to do The Little 3 Animal experience. Encounter duration is 1hr and for up to 4 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 6 – 16 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking.

Winter African Animal Tour

Guests must be aged 7+ to do the Winter African Animal Tour. The tour duration is 1 hour and for up to 4 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 7 - 12 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking. Tours may vary depending on animal availability and adverse weather conditions. Guests must wear long trousers and closed toed shoes.

Capybara Feed

Guests must be aged 5+ to feed the capybaras. The experience is 20 minutes and for up to 4 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 5 - 16 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking.

Giraffe Feed

Guests must be aged 5+ to feed the giraffes. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes and for up to 15 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 5 - 12 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking.

Meerkat Encounter

Guests must be aged 7+ to do the meerkat encounter. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes and for up to 4 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 7 - 12 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Guests must wear long trousers and closed toed shoes. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking.

Penguin Encounter

Guests must be aged 7+ to do the penguin encounter. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes and for up to 4 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 7 - 16 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Guests must wear long trousers and closed toed shoes. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking.

Skunk Meet & Greet

Guests must be aged 5+ to do the skunk meet and greet. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes and for up to 4 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 5 - 16 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience. Due to the Nature of some of our experiences the encounter may not be suitable for non-ambulant adventures, please contact the team directly prior to your booking.

Mini Meet & Greet

Guests must be aged 12 months+ to do the mini meet and greet. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes and for up to 20 adventurers at any one time. Animals are subject to availability. Every ticket includes a supervising adult, additional adults will require a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience .

 Owl Meet & Greet

Guests must be aged 7+ to do the owl meet and greet. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes and for up to 4 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 7 - 16 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience.

Serval Encounter

Guests must be aged 10+ to do the serval encounter. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes and for up to 2 people at any one time. Adventurers between the ages of 10 - 16 years will require an adult (16+) with a valid experience ticket for the time and date of the experience.

General

  • Theme Park and Zoo Entry is not included with Animal Experiences, with the exception of The Big 3 and Keeper for a Day experiences which included entry.
  • Annual Pass and hotel/glamping discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Any additional guests without a valid ticket will not be permitted on the experience.
  • It is the Guests responsibility to book the correct tickets with the correct discount. We are unable to refund or partially refund tickets
  • All animal are subject to availability and we reserve the right to cancel, change or rebook experience with no prior warning.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Pregnant women are not permitted on any of our VIP Experiences.
  • All guests must wash their hands after coming into contact with any animal area. Guests are advised against touching their lips, eyes or face whilst in these areas.
  • All cuts, abrasions or bites which occur during your visit, no matter how small must be treated and covered immediately and will require medical attention and a log of the incident placed in the company’s accident book.
  • If at any point during your experience, you feel uncomfortable or begin to feel unwell, please inform a member of staff immediately.
  • Any instructions that are given by your guide or by a keeper must be carried out implicity, bearing in mind that ALL animals can be potentially dangerous. We reserve the right to exclude any participants from the experience who do not follow these instructions.
  • Chessington World of Adventures Resort accepts no responsibility for any loss and/or damage however arising whilst on our premises.
  • Zoo keeping can be a hazardous occupation. Chessington World of Adventures Resort will endeavour to ensure that you are not exposed to any unnecessarily risks during your time with us but we will not be held liable for any injury caused by any elements of your experience. Animals can never be guaranteed to behave in a predictable manner. It is the responsibility of the guest to highlight any part of the experience that they feel will be too uncomfortable or difficult for them to undertake.