The third trip was to Chessington’s World of Adventure, a short drive out of central London which took us longer than expected (30 minutes usually) as the was a lot of roadwork. Again, we hired Mohammed to drop us off and pick us up when the park closed. My husband was very familiar with the place as he’s been going to it since he was a child, which was a good and bad thing; it could be very old rides that I wasn’t comfortable letting my kids get on, or it could be very well maintained that it still exists today!
The park is fairly big, with a lot of rides to suit both young kids and older teenagers, it was nice that on the map they had a “ride key” which showed Little Adventurer, Family Adventurer, and Brave Adventurer (makes it easier to decide which way to go).
The rides for young kids were nice, well kept, and the lines were not crazy. We did catch a fun penguin show, and an educational presentation about insects (the kids actually got the touch them).
Another educational ride was the Zufari, a drive into the safari, where the kids got to see the animals roam around outside rather than in cages. There was also a Sea Life adventure, and a huge area with bouncy castles (you have to pay to get in).
The food in this park was good; there is a great free play area that is right next to a restaurant, which was convenient to let the kids play while we had coffee.
The park opens from 10 am – 5 pm, we paid £156 for the family, but kids under 0.9 meters get in for free. This was a nice trip that I’m glad we took, we had enough time on our trip, but if you were to choose one park to go to, I wouldn’t think Chessington should be it.