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Santa has moved into Chessington World of Adventures. There’s a new walkthrough attraction this year, The Night before Christmas where you can meet the big man himself and his elves.
Families can:
  • Journey into the Elves workshop and help make special toys
  • Discover how Mrs Christmas bakes delicious cookies in her kitchen
  • Assist the Head Elf in sorting cards and letters in the Mail Room
  • Enter Santa’s study and show him your Christmas lists

Kids can also have their photo taken with resident Reindeer and explore the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre, meeting a host of animals. Festive Zoo Days start from £7.50 per person and are on December 14-16 and from December 19 to January 5 (excluding Christmas Day).

There are also a host of packages available including Father Christmas Sleepovers from £99 for a family of four, which includes a night’s stay at Chessington Resort Hotel.

You can book on www.chessington.com where you can get special offers, such as two days for the price of one at the hotel. A Wild Winter Adventures break costs from £89 for a family of four.

A Winter Break from January to March means you can enjoy the Resort when it is quieter, exploring the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre and exclusive animal meet and greets with Chessington’s resident animals. In the hotel, Kids’ Movie Time shows family favourite films, and you’ll have access to the leisure club with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam rooms and gym.