Here’s everything you need to know about the latest addition to Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Park opens 17th MarchThe Gruffalo River Ride Adventure opens 18th March

The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, a world first, will splash into the Wild Woods at Chessington this Spring.
Kids and parents alike will be able to join Mouse on a picturesque riverboat journey through the deep dark wood, when The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure opens on Saturday March 18. As you splash down the lazy river, the story of The Gruffalo* will magically unfold in front of your eyes with exciting twists and turns along the way.

The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure is not all the Gruffalo will be bringing to Chessington this year. The new ride will be accompanied by many other Gruffalo offerings across the Resort including four brand new fully themed Gruffalo hotel rooms in Chessington’s Safari Hotel, The Gruffalo Gift Shop and The Gruffalo Bites food outlet. Exclusive to Chessington will also be character meet and greets with the Gruffalo himself at The Gruffalo Arena, plus much, much more!


Staying onsite at Chessington?

Early Ride Time for onsite hotel guests will now be from 9am till 10am and includes The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure

New to the Safari Hotel in 2017 will be four fully themed Gruffalo bedrooms where you can experience the enchanting world of The Gruffalo*. Kids can play and stay in Mouse’s treehouse, while Mum and Dad relax in the comfort of the deep dark wood, where ‘there’s no such a thing as a gruffalo?’
Plus, receive exclusive extras including the chance to beat the queues with Fastrack access to the rides for the whole family, including The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure.

For a family of explorers there’s no better quest to set out on, than to the Azteca Hotel, where you can explore the depths of the jungle’s rainforest or the treasures of temple ruins. The hotel also boasts the one of a kind Temple restaurant – a themed buffet with a mouth-watering selection of dishes in a setting where you can watch piranhas swim and enjoy the interactive light and sound show as monkeys cause mischief in the ruins.
Perfect for those who want to indulge their adventurous side without compromising life’s simple pleasures, Chessington’s Explorer Glamping accommodation turns a family sleepover into an exciting, outdoor experience.

NEW! Gruffalo Experiences around the Theme Park

As well as the new Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, make sure to visit Chessington World of Adventures Resort’s Gruffalo Arena and get immersed in the world of The Gruffalo*. The stage hosts a range of Gruffalo themed activities, including photo opportunities, character meet and greets and showings of The Gruffalo animated film.

Come face to face with one of the UK’s best-loved children’s characters, the Gruffalo, at one of Chessington’s Gruffalo character meet and greets.

Once guests have enjoyed magical family fun with the Gruffalo himself, they can pop into The Gruffalo Gift Shop to pick up their own Gruffalo merchandise, exclusive to Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

In the mood for food? Then head to The Gruffalo Bites and choose from a selection of terribly scrumptious treats to refuel you for your wild adventure. There’s a selection of Gruffalo themed treats for all to enjoy. There might even be a slice of Gruffalo Crumble!

Please note: The Gruffalo Arena will replace the Penguins stage and the Penguins of Madagascar show. The Areams will screen the film and be the location of character meet & greets.

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