Trains to Chessington World of Adventure
The nearest train station to Chessington World of Adventures is Chessington South Station. Regular services run from Waterloo, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon to this station - making travel from London relatively straightforward. From Chessington South, travel on to the theme park by foot (a 10 minute walk), bus or taxi. Directions to Chessington from the station couldn’t be simpler – turn right out of the station, then left at the end of the road.
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About Chessington World of Adventure
Chessington wasn’t always a ‘World of Adventures’. Back in 1931 it opened as Chessington Zoo, designed as a showcase for a private collector’s animals. In the 80s its owners decided to move with the times, and began constructing a family-friendly amusement park to accompany the animal enclosures. From just five attractions in 1987, the park has grown to ten themed areas and 40 rides and attractions, including long-established favourites like the swinging Vampire coaster and the spinning Ramses Revenge, which gives riders a thorough soaking while they’re suspended in mid-air.
Aimed at family fun rather than intense thrill-seeking, Chessington has plenty of rides to offer kids, from traditional carousels to movie tie-ins like Treetop Hoppers, featuring the penguins of smash-hit animation series Madagascar. And the attractions didn’t replace the animals – Chessington Zoo still exists, with 1,000 critters in a range of habitats. See tiny leafcutter ants at work, enjoy the antics of Humboldt penguins in a walk-through enclosure, or watch huge lions, tigers and gorillas. There’s even a huge aquarium at the SEA LIFE centre.
Food options include everything you need to keep kids happy on a big day out, from sweet treats to huge pizzas and traditional fish and chips.
tel: 08716 634 477
Open 10.00 to 18.00, Monday to Sunday (closing times may vary).
Early Bird tickets (5+ days ahead) from £27. Standard on-the-day tickets from £36. No fee for visitors under 0.9m high.
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