Chessington World of Adventures & Thorpe Park

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Living local to some of the best resort theme parks in the UK is a bonus.

At Sheerwater Glass we supply and fit top quality products and services to homes in the Surrey areas, so your living spaces are as bright and beautiful as the parks on your doorstep.

Today we’re going in to the thrill of Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park. Two theme parks with loads of rollercoasters, family fun and memories to be made.

Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park Rollercoasters

First up Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures opened in 1931 as a zoo and has since become one of the UK’s top theme parks. Today it’s a zoo, theme park and sea life centre all in one, with something for all ages.

Thrill Rides and Attractions - Chessington has rides for all ages. For thrill seekers there are rollercoasters like the Vampire and Dragon’s Fury. For families there are gentler rides like the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure and the Adventure Tree Carousel​.

Wild Encounters - The zoo at Chessington has over 1,000 animals including lions, tigers and gorillas. You can go on the Zufari: Ride into Africa, a safari adventure that gets you up close to some of Africa’s most amazing animals​​.

Sea Life Centre - The Sea Life Centre at Chessington is an underwater adventure. With interactive exhibits and marine life it’s a great educational experience for kids and adults.

Queues can be long at Chessington World of Adventures be wary!


What’s the weather like at Chessington World of Adventures?

The British weather is a bit of a mystery so always check before you go - you never know you may need your umbrella!

Where can I find the Chessington World of Adventures Park Map?

There will be many maps around the theme park to help you navigate.

How do I get there?

Chessington is easily accessible by car and public transport. It’s just off the A243 and has plenty of parking. If you prefer public transport Chessington South railway station is a short walk from the park.

What are the times?

Times vary throughout the year so check the Chessington website for the latest info​.

Is Chessington World of Adventures suitable for little ones?

Yes. With family friendly rides, animal encounters and educational exhibits Chessington is a great place for little ones​​.

Thorpe Park fright night!

The Thrill Capital - Thorpe Park in Surrey is known as the UK’s thrill capital. Opened in 1979 it’s famous for its rollercoasters and thrill rides​.

Thorpe Park's thrill rides - They have some of the UK’s most intense rollercoasters. The Swarm, Stealth and Nemesis Inferno are just a few of the rides that will get your adrenaline pumping. For the brave the Derren Brown’s Ghost Train is a one of a kind spine chilling experience​.

Family Fun - While Thorpe Park is famous for its thrill rides it also has attractions for families and younger children. Angry Birds Land has fun rides and games and there are plenty of gentler rides and attractions to enjoy​​.

Special Events - Thorpe Park has various special events throughout the year like Fright Nights during Halloween. These events add an extra layer of fun and unique experiences that will keep you coming back for more​.

Thorpe Park Queue Times

Can be long for some rides and times of day or not at all if you have a special pass. There is even a Thorpe Park crowd calendar!


How do I get there? Thorpe Park is easily accessible by car with plenty of parking on site. If you’re using public transport Staines railway station is nearby and there are shuttle buses that will take you to the park​.

What are the times? Times vary depending on the season and day of the week so check the Thorpe Park website before you go​.

Is Thorpe Park suitable for little ones? While Thorpe Park is famous for its thrill rides there are still plenty of attractions for younger children and families so it’s a great place for all ages​​.

Our Local Connection

Local to Chessington and Thorpe Park At Sheerwater Glass we serve the local community. We offer high quality glazing services and products to make your home as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Services Our team are committed to providing great customer service and quality workmanship. Whether you need new windows, doors or bespoke glass solutions we can help.

Customer Reviews We value our customers. Our quality and service has given us a great reputation in the Surrey area.

Case Studies and Testimonials

Emma from Chessington Emma lives locally and visits Chessington World of Adventures with her family regularly.

She likes the different attractions and the educational bits for her children. “We love going to Chessington at weekends. There’s always something new to see and the kids learn so much about animals and the environment.”

James from Thorpe James is a thrill ride fan and visits Thorpe Park to ride the roller coasters. “The rides at Thorpe Park are brilliant. There’s no better feeling than Stealth or The Swarm. It’s the place to be for an adrenaline junkie like me.”

FAQs Chessington World of Adventures & Thorpe Park

Q: Can I buy tickets online for Chessington and Thorpe Park? A: Yes, both parks have online ticket sales which can save you time and often money.

Q: Are there hotels nearby? A: Both Chessington and Thorpe Park have on site hotels and lodges.

Q: What food options are there? A: Both parks have plenty of dining options from snacks to full restaurants.

Q: Are there any deals? A: Yes, both parks have various deals including family tickets, annual passes and group offers.

Planning Your Visit

Best Times to Go Weekdays and outside school holidays are the best times to visit Chessington and Thorpe Park to avoid the queues.

Early morning and late afternoon are also good times for shorter queues on the rides.

What to Bring Comfortable clothes and shoes are a must for a day at the theme parks. Don’t forget sunscreen, hats and a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated.

A small backpack is useful for carrying snacks, extra clothes and any goodies you might pick up along the way.

Safety Both parks have various safety measures in place to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day. Follow the park rules and staff instructions.


Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park are great for thrill ride fans and families.

We’re local to these awesome attractions at Sheerwater Glass.

Looking for roller coasters, animal encounters or a fun day out with the family? These parks have it all.

Book your visit today and see what Chessington and Thorpe Park have to offer. At Sheerwater Glass we can make your home as nice as your days out.

Get in touch for all your glazing needs and let us make your living space even better with our products and services.

This guide is to provide helpful info and facts about Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park so you can make the most of your visit and see our local connection and services.

By Jessica Stevens

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