Winter’s Tail Returns


Visit the Surrey Resort on selected dates between Saturday November 25 to Sunday December 31, for the festive event of the season


Winter’s Tail is back at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, with Father Christmas in his grotto, select theme park rides and animals to meet in the zoo all included in the ticket price – plus much more festive family fun to enjoy with your nearest and deer-est including NEW attraction, Enchanted Hollow at Christmas.

Enchanted Hollow at Christmas

NEW for 2023, help the whimsical and charming animal residents of Enchanted Hollow count down to the BIG day and wish them all a “Merry Christmas” as you wander through the delightful underground town bedecked in all its festive finery.

Meet Father Christmas

Join friendly Elves and adventure through a snowy woodland to meet the main man himself in his grotto, Father Christmas. Children can then head to his top-secret toy workshop to receive an early Christmas present.

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Festive entertainment plus much more!

Oh no it isn’t… oh yes it is! Chessington’s WILD Christmas panto also makes a return, while traditional carollers fill the Resort with song.

For the purrr-fect Christmas, meet some of Chessington’s 1,000 animals, including resident reindeer. Plus,as a festive treat, enjoy a wintery ride on NEW for 2023, Mandrill Mayhem, the World’s ONLY rollercoaster based on the Jumanji film franchise.

Tickets for Winter’s Tail are available NOW at from £30pp. Festive stays at Chesington’s Resort Hotels are also available, with prices starting from £42pp*.

Opening Times
November 25, 26 and December 11 – 14, 24 10am to 5pm
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 15 – 23 10am to 7pm
Post Christmas – December 27 – 31 10am to 5pm

For More Details CLICK HERE

Christmas At Hobbledown

Santa’s secret village comes to Hobbledown Epsom this Christmas! 

Hobbledown Epsom – the fantastical adventure park, zoo and indoor play – will be welcoming Santa’s Secret Village this festive season from the 25th November until 24th December. As the go-to family destination all year round, Hobbledown is brimming with outdoor adventures and captivating animal encounters for families of all ages.

From the moment you step onto these enchanted grounds, you will be surrounded by festivities. With every experience tailor-made to craft lasting memories with your loved ones, Hobbledown Epsom is ready to let you unwrap the magic and create cherished Christmas memories this year.

Guests will be able to immerse themselves in captivating festive tales during the heartwarming storytime sessions with Santa, embark on a treasure hunt through the realms of Hobbledown with the 12 Days of Christmas Hunt, enjoy watching special Reindeer Walks and explore the beautifully decorated play areas under twinkling lights.  While the General Admission ticket offers a fantastic way to revel in the festivities, the magic doesn’t end there. Hobbledown offers Christmas treats including:

  • Santa’s Grotto experience: step into Santa’s magical grotto and tell him all your Christmas wishes before being given a token to claim a free present from the Hobbledown Elves! For More Details CLICK HERE

  • Breakfast with Santa savor a delicious breakfast, juice or hot drink. You can enjoy this while Father Christmas himself shares a heartwarming festive tale and you will also receive an exciting present! For More Details CLICK HERE

  • Elevate the Experience with Christmas Premium Experience  For an extra dose of magic, the premium package includes a private Grotto experience with Father Christmas and a visit to the Teddy Bear Workshop, allowing children to create their very own furry friend to take home. Guided by charming Elves who will also give children a special present For More Details CLICK HERE

Hobbledown’s Christmas offerings promise a season of enchantment, joy, and shared memories for families. Whether taking in the wonder of the Christmas Delights, crafting cherished cuddly companions in the Bear Workshop, embarking on a magical journey to meet Father Christmas, or indulging in a festive breakfast, Hobbledown Epsom is poised to make this Christmas a truly unforgettable experience for everyone.

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