Theme Park

Chessington World of Adventures Resort was one of the pioneering parks in the UK’s theme park industry. Being one of the very first in the country to be built upon a foundation of theming, theatricality and an impressing selection of immersive rides. The development of this park in the ’90s was one of brilliance. Growing from a failing zoo into one of the UK’s most loved theme parks.

Paving the way for the rapid growth of the Tussauds group, the profits, ideas and people involved with the initial developments at Chessington then went off to work on other projects. Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and some of the other UK theme parks owe a lot to the ideas of Chessington. This special little park helped shape the UK theme park industry as we know it. Discover more about the Chessington World of Adventures in our in-depth Theme Park guide below.

More information about the park’s history will be coming soon with our work in progress history section. We cannot wait to unveil it!

Helpful Hints & Tips

Chessington really is a ‘World of Adventures’ and we know that planning a visit can be daunting. Where to eat? How do I get there? What do I do with my baggage? These are questions a lot of people ask! Fear not, we’ve got you covered with our helpful guide to making the most of your day at the park!