Chessington World Of Adventures main attraction for us as a family is the diversity of the theme park and its ability to cater for all ages.
With this in mind I took some time out with Oscar to see what that have to offer pre-schoolers during the week when all the others are busy working away at school…I have to add this didn’t go down to well with the others.
I don’t need to tell any of you what tricky creatures three year olds can be and days out can often be more than a little fraught.
Queuing is something that is certainly not one of Oscar’s strong points, so the relief to be able to get on every ride within minutes was a massive bonus for me as well as him!
Our first port of call was the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure that saw us following mouse on his adventures with The Gruffalo whilst floating along in our little wooden boat through spooky dark areas, over a few lumps and bumps and a good few moments of getting a little wet.
The Gruffalo theme is something that is certainly present throughout Chessington World Of Adventures now which is perfect for the little ones and Oscar was over to the moon to meet the ‘real’ Gruffalo at the meet and greet session.
From here we headed off to take in a few more rides and with such little queuing time was got so many in.
Out of the eighteen rides suitable for toddlers some of our favourites were the Sea Dragons where we wizzed and whirled around in the little boats.
The beautiful new carousel called the Adventure Tree that we tried our pretty much every animal on.
The Flying Jumbos that took us flying way into the sky, and for my little thrill seeker a trip on the front of the Scorpion Express that he was thrilled to be riding upfront on.
There is food aplenty available and all tastes are easily catered for from BBQ chicken to fish and chips or burgers to pizzas there really is something for everyone.
I grabbed a much needed coffee and refuelled ourselves with a quick sugary treat.
A ride that we had yet to try out was Zufari and I have to say after trying it out I have no idea why we had left it this long.
We hopped on board the Zufari truck that took us on a a very bumpy adventure through the wild spotting some pretty spectacular animals on the way.
I couldn’t believe how close we managed to get to the giraffes and rhinos. Oscar was hugely amused by being so close to rhinos bum!
In the mood for some more animal spotting we took a walk through the Trail Of The Kings and spotted a very sleepy lion.
The gorillas were out to play and Oscar was highly amused with their antics.
It’s not just the bigger animals that Chessington World Of Adventures homes. The petting zoo is always a big hit with mine and we spent a good while petting the sheep, looking in on the greedy pigs while they fed and trying to keep up with the cutest little goat I’ve ever seen.
From land animals we made our way into the Sealife Centre to see all the creatures of the sea.
Oscars favourite moment was getting the chance to touch a starfish and ask the poor lady a hundred and one questions on the subject that she more than happily answered for him.
It was wonderful to be able to experience Chessington World Of Adventures from the perspective of just a little one rather than having to keep my large brood all happy.
It is the perfect way to allow them to experience the excitement of the rides without the stress of the queues and get to see the animals without it being so busy which can be very stressful for tiny ones.
It really is a day that allows them to build their confidence and independence and gain knowledge of a huge variety of animals all in one place.
Oscar came away bursting to tell his brothers and sisters about his day and literally can’t wait until his next trip.
If this sounds good to you then you can get yourself an adult and pre-school pass ticket for only £21 or an annual pass that always you in on selected dates and times for only £60.
We got so much done in the few hours between school runs that it is certainly well worth a visit.
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