Our visit to Chessington World of Adventures

We took our 2 children along on a sunny Saturday with a view of getting on a few rides as we knew it would be busy, and at least letting the kids experience a few rides at Chessington.

We were pleasantly surprised when it started raining, as it meant the queues would not be so long, and it wouldn't be so hot when queuing.

My kids loved the skyrail, which takes you round most of the park, and you get to see the wild cats from up high.

The Vampire ride is always a favourite, with our eldest loving this ride, that we had to queue up for another go.

My youngest really wanted to go on the runaway train, but the signs said a 45 minute wait, and I didn't really want to do this. But what was brilliant, was the guide standing outside the entrance selling fast pass tickets for £3 each. I don't normally buy fast passes as they can work out quite expensive, but seeing as it was our last ride to go on, I gave in, and it meant we went nearly to the front of the queue and only waited about 10 minutes which was great.

The Zoo part of the park is often missed out by people that just want the thrills and spills of a theme park. It is such a shame because there is a fair amount to see. You can follow the Trail of Kings around and get a close up view of the Gorillas, lions, tigers, leopards and a sevral. There are also sealions and the show is well worth watching. There are also a variety of monkies and birds. The new Sealife centre is fantastic, with lots of different varieties of fish and sea creatures, which made my kids very happy.

My overall impression of Chessington is very good. The park is well thought out and there are little things that make a big difference to your day. I was a bit worried that we would be bored senseless putting our kids on and off the rides all day, but we loved it just as much as them.

One extra cool part, was the Moshi Monsters hunt, where you has to find lots of Moshlings around the park and then go to the Sees Cart and get a seed for a rare moshling to play online, which, as my kids love Moshi Monsters was great. There was also a show which some big Moshi Monsters came out and they loved.

We had a fantastic day and spent a whooping eight hours at the park!

If you want more information check out their website on www.chessington.co.uk. If you want to prebook tickets, you can do so on their website and save yourselves a few pounds.