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Chessington World of Adventure

Housing more than ten themed lands, 40+ thrilling rides and adventurous roller coasters, the Chessington World of Adventure is a fantastic theme park near London. 

This attraction is the ideal full-day outing for adults and kids alike. 

Enjoy a day filled with an adrenaline rush and explore incredible wildlife and Sealife at the Wanyama Reserve and Chessington Zoo.

The Chessington World of Adventure will also open the World of Jumanji theme park on 15 May 2023. 

From this article, find out about the best time to visit, the best rides,  themed hotels and more. 

Jumanji Theme Park at Chessington World of Adventure

Schedule a Visit

Chessington World of Adventure Opening Hours 

The Chessington World of Adventure opening hours is from 10 am to 6 pm. 

The opening hours of Chessington World of Adventure change based on the season and it is as follows

MonthsOpening TimeClosing Time (weekdays)Closing Time (weekends)
January 10 am5 pm6 pm
February 10 am5 pm6 pm
March10 am5 pm6 pm
April10 am5 pm6 pm 
May10 am5 pm 6 pm
June10 am5 pm 6 pm
July10 am5 pm 6 pm
August10 am6 pm7 pm
September10 am5 pm 6 pm
October10 am5 pm7 pm
November 10 am5 pm3 pm
December 10 am5 pm7 pm

The park will be closed from November 6 to 30, 2023. However, it opens on November 18, 19, 25 and 26. 

Chessington World will stay closed on 1, 4 to 8, 25 and 26 December. 

Best time to visit Chessington World of Adventures

If you want to enjoy the Chessington World of Adventure to the maximum, it is better to visit at 10 am when the resort opens for the day. 

If you cannot try the popular rides during the initial hours of the day, try them during lunchtime. 

Queues tend to thin out in the last hour before closing time. 

To avoid crowds in the morning, we recommend you start with the back and move to the front of the park. 

The park is most crowded during weekends and the holiday season. 

To avoid the long queues and crowds make sure to buy the Chessington World of Adventures entry ticket online. 

Chessington World of Adventure Tickets

Want to visit the Chessington World of adventure and spend a day filled with thrill and fun?

Then get yourself the Chessington World of Adventure one-day entry ticket. 

This ticket offers 1-day of access to all zones of the park. 

From May 15, visitors can also access the latest World of Jumanji theme park with this ticket. 

The entry ticket to the World of Jumanji at Chessington World of Adventure ranges between £34 and £42 depending on the season for visitors above 3 years of age.

Adult ticket (3 to 99 years)Ticket price
Super Off-Peak Entry£34
Off-Peal entry £37
Peak Entry £42

How to reach Chessington World of Adventure 

The Chessington World of Adventures is accessible through various modes of transport. 

Chessington lies 25 miles from Heathrow and Gatwick airport. 

Bus and rental cars are available at the airports to reach Chessington World of Adventures. 

Chessington is located within 35 minutes of central London. 

South Western Railways runs from Waterloo, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon to Chessington South Station. 

The park is only 10 minutes from the station. 

The Chessington South Station lies in Zone 6 of the London travel zone. 

There is a regular bus service from Kingston and Epsom to Chessington. 

Visitors can take bus 71 from Kingston and bus 467 from Epsom to Chessington.

On the other hand, if you prefer to take a car, drive to Surrey on the A243, two miles from A3 and M23. 

From the south, take M25 Junction 9; from the north, take M35 Junction 10. 

If you are traveling from London, A3 to Hook-Chessington on the A243 is your direction to reach Chessington World of Adventures. 

Parking information 

Chessington World of Adventure offers parking facilities accessible on Leatherhead road. 

It is a 10 to 15-minute walk from the parking to the Explorer gate entrance. 

The standard parking for theme parks and Zoo visitors cost £5, while the express parking costs £15. 

Chessington World of Adventure rides and attractions

The Chessington World of Adventures has several themed lands with more than 40 rides and attractions. 

There are various rides and attractions, from thrilling roller coasters to adventurous escape rooms. 

The park’s newest rides are located in the World of Jumanji theme park. 

The rides at Jumanji include Mandrill Mayhem, Ostrich Stampede, Mamba Strike and Jungle Maze

Other rides at Chessington World of Adventure are listed below 

Little Rangers Zone

The little Ranges Zone is the kid’s favorite area of Chessington World of Adventure. 

This Zone is filled with entertaining rides, water rides and animal interaction. 

Gruffalo River Ride

Gruffalo River Ride
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Gruffalo River Ride is a magical riverboat journey through the magical land of Gruffalo. 

As you float down the lazy river, you will watch the world of The Gruffalo magically unfold, with exciting twists and turns along the way.

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 1.1m are to be accompanied by an adult

Room on the Broom- A Magical Journey

Room no the Broom-A Magical Journey
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On this magical adventure, experience children’s stories coming to life in the enchanted library. 

Visit the enchanted library and walk through the pages of the book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 1.1m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • not be suitable for children under four years of age

Elmer’s Flying Jumbos

Join Elmer, the crowd’s favorite patchwork elephant, and take a colorful ride on the flying carousel.  

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 1.1m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum of 1 adult per jumbo
  • not be suitable with torso measurements approaching 51 inches

Treetop Hoppers

Treetop Hoppers
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After the Rainforest expedition, climb above the dense canopy on Treetop Hoppers and see the wildlife that lives high above in the jungle. 

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 1.1m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • must be a minimum of 0.9m to ride
  • not be suitable with torso measurements approaching 51 inches

Jungle Rangers

Jungle Rangers
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Jungle Rangers is a car ride where your kids control the wheel!

Sit back and enjoy while these young explorers navigate the bumpy trail road and undergrowth to witness the colorful creatures living on the forest floor.

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 1.2m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • must be a minimum of 0.9m to ride
  • not be suitable with torso measurements approaching 51 inches

River Rafts

River Rafts
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River Rafts is a mini-log flume that takes you through the rainforest with cheeky chimp surprises along the waterway!

Restrictions: 

  • visitors between 0.9m to 1.2m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • must be a minimum of 0.9m to ride
  • Maximum of 140kg per boat

Sea Dragons

Sea Dragons
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Hop on a boat with friendly Sea Dragons and enjoy a gentle ride on the high seas.

Restrictions: 

  • must be a minimum of 1.1 m to ride
  • visitors under 1.1m are to be accompanied by an adult

Tiny Truckers

Tiny Truckers
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Let your toddler show off their trucking skills with Tiny Truckers, where they get behind the wheel in this colorful convoy of trucks!

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 1.1m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • each truck accommodates up to 4 visitors, five if a baby or toddler is on an adults lap
  • not be suitable with torso measurements approaching 51 inches

Adventure Tree Carousel 

Adventure Tree Carousel
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Adventure Tree Carousel is a fun ride suitable for visitors of all ages. 

All you have to do is pick an animal and watch out for surprise water splashes as you journey around Adventure Point’s heart.

This ride is wheelchair accessible. 

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 1.3m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • each animal accommodates one visitor
  • each tub accommodates four visitors, five if a baby or toddler is on an adult’s lap

Amazu

Amazu
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This ride is a roaring exploration for our little visitors in which they the trail through the heights of Amazu! 

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 0.9m to be accompanied by an adult

Temple of Mayhem

Temple of Mayhem
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Temple of Mayhem is a two-storey adventure house set in Wild Asia’s ancient ruins.

You can explore, run wild and shoot your fellow visitors as they make their own way through the temple. 

Plus, a giant ball pit, perfect for our young visitors!

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 1.4m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • children under four years are not permitted

Canopy Capers 

Canopy Capers
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Canopy Capers is an adventure for the entire family, including bouncing rope walkaways. 

You get to explore a fantasy tree house in this sky-high adventure to see who makes it first to the other side. 

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 0.9m to be accompanied by an adult

Dragons Playhouse

Designed especially for our young adventurers, Dragons Playhouse is a soft play center with activities like climbing, bouncing and exploring.

Restrictions: 

  • children over 1.4m are not permitted 
  • children under 0.9m must play in the designated toddler area only
  • Adventurers between 0.9m and 1.4m must play in the junior zone only

Family Explorers

The section of Family Explorers has rides for all members of the family. 

Filled with adventure and fun this are the best rides of this section. 

Seastorm 

Seastorm
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Seastorm is an adventurous ride where you will experience ferocious waves and battle other surprise dangers lurking in the water!

Restrictions: 

  • visitors between 0.9m to 1.1m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • must be a minimum of 0.9m to ride
  • maximum of two visitors per boat

Barrel Bail Out 

Barrel bail out
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Barrel Bail Out is a story-based water ride where you are helping the harbourmaster empty the fast-filling barrels of water!

Restrictions: 

  • visitors between 0.9m to 1.2m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • must be a minimum of 0.9m to ride
  • maximum of four visitors per tub

Trawler Trouble

Trawler Trouble
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A Captain and his crew have run aground in there fishing vessel, having been lured by a legendary mermaid.

You have to help them rock the boat back into the water, or will this fishing vessel join the wreckage at the Shipwreck Coast?

Restrictions: 

  • visitors between 0.9m to 1.1m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • must be a minimum of 0.9m to ride
  • maximum of four visitors per row
  • maximum eight adults per boat

Zufari: Ride into Africa 

Zufari Ride into Africa
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As the name suggests, this ride is an adventure safari. 

On this thrilling off-road truck journey, witness magnificent creatures like the White Rhino, Giraffe and Grevy’s Zebra!

Restrictions: 

  • visitors between 1.0m to 1.3m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • must be a minimum of 1.0m to ride
  • maximum of five visitors per row
  • maximum 30 adults per truck

Tomb Blaster

Tomb Blaster
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Embark on an Egyptian adventure into an Ancient Labyrinth armed with a laser gun! 

Shoot mummies and scarab beetles and help rid the tomb of its evil curse!

Restrictions: 

  • visitors under 1.1m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • maximum of five visitors per car 
  • not be suitable with torso measurements approaching 51 inches

Griffin’s Galleon

Griffin’s Galleon
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Griffin’s Galleon is a fun ride, in which our visitors ride waves back and forth and experience an unexpected turn at each end!

Restrictions: 

  • visitors between 1.1m are to be accompanied by an adult
  • maximum of five visitors per car 
  • not be suitable with torso measurements approaching 51 inches

Zoo and Sea Life

Chessington Zoo houses thousands of animals, from lions, tigers and gorillas to penguins and incredible underwater creatures. 

Visitors can head to Wanyama Reserve or take a Zufari to spot Giraffes, Zebras, Ostrich, Southern White Rhinos, Blesbok, Common Eland and more. 

The Sea life Center lets you meet sharks, seahorses, eels, reefs, string rays and penguins.

In addition, various other zones of the Zoo have incredible animals like Bolivian Squirrel Monkey, Reeindeers, Tortoise and Sitatungas. 

Chessington World of Adventures map 

The Chessington World of Adventure has different regions in the resort, like

  • Wild Asia
  • Rainforest
  • Land of Dragons
  • Land of Tiger
  • Shipwreck Coast
  • Adventure point 
  • Wild Woods
  • Mexicana 
  • Forbidden Kingdom 
  • Chessington Zoo

Ensure you have the Chessington World of Adventures Map to explore the resort easily. 

Hotels by Chessington World of Adventures

The Chessington World of Adventure houses two themed hotels inside the resort for visitors to experience an immersive adventure. 

Extend your fun time with two impressive hotels in Chessington World of Adventure. 

Explorer Glamping 

Explorer Glamping
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Explorer Glamping is the perfect hotel to extend your stay at the adventure resort. 

Stay outdoors and enjoy an overnight break at Chessington World of Adventure with Explorer Glamping. 

Experience a relaxing outdoors in tents and campgrounds designed to suit all family members. 

A stay in Explorer Glamping provides visitors with early ride access and additional entertainment to keep the entire family occupied.

In addition, Explorer Outpost offers the best dinners and continental breakfasts for all visitors. 

Azteca and Safari Resort Hotels 

Azteca and Safari Resort Hotels
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Azteca and Safari Resort Hotels in Chessington World of Adventure transport tourists figuratively and literally into the wild for a night stay. 

Enjoy the themed rooms and beautiful views across the Wanyama reserve with your family. 

Some best-themed rooms are Tiger, monkey temple, Gruffalo and Room on the Broom Room. 

Guests staying here can also avail themselves of continental breakfast and a free car parking facility. 

Jumanji Themed hotel Rooms

Jumanji Themed hotel Rooms
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As a new addition to the park, Jumanji theme hotel rooms are now open for visitors. 

These rooms bring the spirit of Jumanji to bedtime and let tourists take a sneak peek into the newest section of Chessington World – the World of Jumanji theme park. 

Learn more about the Jumanji-themed hotel rooms before you plan your visit.

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