Dragons Fury at Chessington World of Adventures

Trains to Chessington World of Adventures

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Looking for fun ideas for days out with the kids? Look no further than Chessington World of Adventures. Whether it’s the summer holidays, half-term or you just fancy a different kind of weekend activity, Chessington has more than 40 rides and attractions to keep you and your family entertained for hours. From thrilling rollercoasters and water rides to a zoo and SEA LIFE centre, there’s something for families of all ages and you’ll be spoiled for choice on where to start!

The best bit? If you travel by train with a National Rail train ticket you can get 2FOR1 entry! Read on to find out how to get there, things to do, places to stay and more. Get ready for a fun-filled family day out – and join the 1.6 million people that visit Chessington World of Adventures each year.

Where is Chessington World of Adventures?

Chessington is part of Greater London, in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, so it couldn’t be easier to get to from central London.

How to get to Chessington World of Adventures?

Looking to escape the city for a fun day out? Chessington World of Adventures is a well-connected destination, and if you travel by train with a National Rail train ticket you can get 2FOR1 tickets to the resort.

Travelling by train

You can catch a train to Chessington World of Adventures from many stations. Popular routes to Chessington South – the nearest station to the resort – are from Leatherhead, Guildford, Epsom and Woking. Explore our flexible range of ticket types to find the right one for your journey. You can get cheap train tickets to Chessington by booking early or going off-peak, and if you have a Family and Friends Railcard or you’re travelling in a group, you could save even more.

Travelling from London

Trains from London Waterloo to Chessington South take just 35 minutes. Regular services also run from Clapham Junction and Wimbledon, so if you’re travelling through London and changing trains, these are the stations to aim for. From Chessington South, it’s just a 10-minute walk to get to the resort.

Chessington South is located within zone 6 of the London travel zones, so you can travel there using a London Travelcard. You can also get there using your Oyster card and contactless, but bear in mind that you won’t be able to get 2FOR1 tickets that way.

Chessington World of Adventures information

Chessington World of Adventures address
Chessington World of Adventures
Leatherhead Rd
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Chessington World of Adventures opening hours
Monday to Friday – 10:00 to 17:00 Saturday – 10:00 to 19:00 Sunday – 10:00 to 17:00
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Chessington South
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Things to do in Chessington World of Adventures

Jam-packed full of rides and entertainment for kids and adults alike, Chessington World of Adventures might just be the perfect family day out. There are forty rides and attractions dotted across 10 themed lands, from Wild Asia to Pirate’s Cove. Thrill seekers will enjoy soaring through the skies with their legs dangling beneath them on Vampire, while Dragon’s Fury will send you through dizzying twists and turns, dips and dives.

Get set to get wet on mini-log flume River Rafts or take things up a notch on Tiger Rock – an exhilarating log flume with views across the tiger enclosure. For more scenic views hop on the Jungle Bus, or for a nautical adventure on dry land, jump aboard Griffin’s Galleon and ride the waves back and forth.

Tigers at Chessington World of Adventures
Land of the Tiger

Children and parents alike can join their favourite characters on The Gruffalo River Ride, taking a trip through the deep dark wood as the story of The Gruffalo magically unfolds.

Little adventurers can have the time of their lives in Dragon’s Playhouse – a huge soft play area - and in Temple of Mayhem where a giant ball pit awaits them.

As well as rides, Chessington has its very own zoo with over 1,000 animals, plus a SEA LIFE centre! Enjoy animal shows, zoo meet and greets, and the chance to feed some of the animals.

Food, drink, and shops

Whether you’re after a sit-down meal, a quick snack, a caffeine boost or a sweet treat, there are plenty of places to eat in Chessington World of Adventure, with options for all sorts of dietary requirements.

Sink your teeth into a succulent burger from The Vampire Burger Kitchen or enjoy slow-cooked meat from Smokehouse BBQ & Bar. Pizza Pasta and Just Chicken do exactly what they say on the tin, while veggies, vegans and meat eaters alike will love the menu of Not Dogs, burgers, fries and sides from Vegan Street Dogs.

Grab some grrrreat tasting snacks from Tiger Treats or one of the many snack spots around the park and wash it all down with a Costa coffee from The Coffee Shack.

Time to pick up a souvenir? Pay a visit to Adventure Point Gift Shop for an exciting array of souvenirs, treats and gifts, or take a look in The Gruffalo Gift Shop for some exclusive goodies featuring your kids’ favourite characters. The SEA LIFE Shop has water toys, fact-filled books and more on offer, while Explorer Supplies has all the essentials for young adventurers. If you don’t get a chance to visit one of the gift shops, you can also visit their online gift shop.

Places to stay in Chessington

Turn your wild day out into a family weekend break with a stay in the on-site Azteca & Safari Hotels. Book a bed & breakfast stay or treat yourself to a package that gives you a second day in the theme park for free!

Alternatively, go on an adventure in the great outdoors at Chessington's Explorer Glamping. The glamping accommodation turns a family sleepover into a truly unforgettable experience.

If you’re a Merlin Annual Passholder or a Chessington Passholder, you can save money on your overnight stay, with special offers for loyal customers.

Wanyama View at Chessington World of Adventures
Wanyama View

Chessington tickets and passes

From day tickets and season passes to bespoke VIP experiences, these are a whole range of ticket options to suit you, with discounts available for students and groups. And if you travel by train with ticket booked through our website or app, you can enjoy a SWR Rewards offer on Chessington day tickets!

Add on Fastrack, parking and meal deals to get the most out of your trip.

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