If you’re looking for extra kudos from the kids and some bargaining power until it's time to go on holiday, book a Chessington Holidays themepark break. With the promise of themed rooms, wild animals and crazy rides, they’ll be putty in your hands. Chessington Holidays appeal to families in the know – those who've spent hours queuing at attractions on previous occasions and have absolutely no intention of doing so again. Packages with perks ensure you can join the (small) queue of smug families making a fast track to the front of rides.
Read our features on A Family Break at Chessington World of Adventures Resort and A Halloween Break at Chessington World of Adventures and scroll down for more information on the Chessington Safari Hotel, the Chessington Azteca Hotel and the luxury camping site.
Choose one of two brilliantly themed hotels or the safari-styled glamping site, and you’ll also get themepark, zoo and Sea Life tickets with fast-track access to certain rides at certain times, plus exclusive after-hours access to parts of the zoo as well as use of a pool shared by the two hotels, to cool off in after all the safari shenanigans.
Whether your day has been about adrenaline-filled rides, discovering life under the waves, gazing over the plains at big game or all of the above, when it’s time to turn in the fun doesn't stop. The Safari Hotel transports you into Africa, with fantastically over-the-top jungle-themed rooms. You can't blink without coming across some big-cat printed fabrics and foliage in every corner. Dining in its Zafari Bar and Grill you can ogle the wildlife outside before taking an early-evening stroll (in the summer months) around a little piece of Africa in the Wanyama Village and Reserve with its meerkats, lemurs and host of other species. Or choose The Azteca Hotel themed on Aztec temple ruins, with its Temple Restaurant and Bar complete with live leaf-cutter ants (safely behind glass!).
Or if you want to take the whole safari adventure that one step further, opt for the glamping site, which offers all the fun of camping without any of the hardship. You’ll need those comfy beds to sleep in after a day exploring all that Chessington World of Adventures has to offer.