Chessington are celebrating all things spooky from 20th – 31st October, with new attractions and a revamped look there is something for the whole family to enjoy. When you first walk through the gates you are transported in to an eerie land of skeletons, cob webs, pumpkins and even a grave stone or two! New attractions for Howl ‘o’ ween include; Creepy Caves Unearthed, Curse Of The Lost Tomb, Spooky Story Time and daily fancy dress competitions!
If you’re lucky you may be able to spot some new characters too, there was a woodland pixie on our travels around the park. The Howl ‘o’ween attractions are rated using their “bat system” 1 bat – Perfect for Little Spooks (ages 0+), 2 bats – Spooky Fun For Brave Adventures (ages 7+) and finally 3 bats – For The Fearless (ages 10+), these are just recommendations though!
Creepy Caves Unearthed has taken over what used to be the reptile and creepy crawly exhibits. Are you feeling brave enough to join the secret agents? The agents will guide you around the quarantined caves, but keep your wits about you as you don’t know who is lurking around the corner. If you think you are a brave adventurer you can take part in this attraction for £6 per person. Another Howl ‘o ween attraction is Curse Of The Lost Tomb which contains real actors who talk you through the secret lost tomb of Genghis Khan.
My little boy who turned 5 the day we visited Chessington decided he wanted to go and show them what a brave little adventurer he is! The actors were fantastic throughout the attraction and really engaged with the boys as well as us. There were spooky happenings and jumps in the dark and moving walls! Do you dare to enter the Lost Tomb?
Are you a fan of Chessington’s Gruffalo attractions? You will be delighted to know that for Howl ‘o’ ween they have added Spooky Story Time for young adventurers who can hear even more stories from Julia Donaldson and Axel Schleffer’s Room On The Broom, which is guaranteed to excite and delight the younger adventures in your family.
Aside from the Howl ‘o’ ween attractions there are so many areas of the park to explore, our party was made up of four adults and two five year old boys and there was definitely something to suit everyone. The boy’s personal favourite attraction was The Gruffalo Arena, where we boarded a river ride through the loveable tale of the Gruffalo, the boys were mesmerised as their favourite story came to life before their eyes.
Rides in the dark also return, with last ride entry at 8pm. Take a flight of fright on Vampire, spin underneath the stars on Dragon’s Fury’s, or incur the wrath of Rameses’ Revenge. Plus, with animal shows, a fancy dress competition and character meet and greets, there’s spooky fun around every corner.
For the best deals, head to Chessington.com to book Early Bird Tickets, with prices starting from just £28pp.
A spooky short break – For the ultimate Howl’o’ween family adventure, why not stay at one of the two Chessington Resort Hotels? With a whole host of entertainment on offer, Chessington is the place to be haunting this Halloween.
Info at a glance – Howl’o’ween at Chessington World of Adventures Resort
October 20 to October 31, 2017
Open 10am to 8pm
Tickets from £28pp – guests under the age of 3, get in FREE
NEW for 2017: Creepy Caves Unearthed – 3 bat rating, £6 entry
NEW for 2017: Room on the Broom Spooky Story Time – 1 bat rating
RETURNING: Curse of the Lost Tomb – 2 bat rating
RETURNING: Trick or Treat Woods: 1 bat rating
Rides in the dark
Spooky animal shows, fancy dress competition and character meet and greets
Everyone in our party had a spooktacular day, thank you Chessington for some amazing memories!