Frequently Asked Questions
What time can I gain entry from?
Merlin Passholders can gain entry to Chessington World of Adventures Resort from 9.30am at both the Lodge and Explorer gates, giving you enough time to walk over to the Gruffalo Arena for the 9.45am preview show.
Can Chessington Annual Passholders gain entry for the event?
This event is exclusively for Merlin Passholders, however as a Chessington Annual Passholder you can still enjoy The Gruffalo Summer Party from Friday July 19 to Monday September 2 at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm.
Do I need to pre-book?
There’s no need to pre-book, just turn up and show your Pass at either the Explorer or Lodge Gates and you will granted entry from 9:30am to enjoy The Gruffalo Summer Party at 9:45am.
My child is at school at that time, but I’d love to see The Gruffalo Summer Party.
You can enjoy The Gruffalo Summer Party from Friday July 19 to Monday September 2 at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm.
Can carers get entry?
Yes, carers accompanying valid Merlin Passholders or Merlin Membership Passholders can gain entry to this ‘first look’.
How can get front row seats?
If your child dresses up in Gruffalo-themed clothing, you can enjoy the special privilege of sitting on the front row! Front row seating is on a first come, first served basis for those dressed in Gruffalo-themed clothing.