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Chessington World of Adventures

Located in southwest London, Chessington World of Adventures is a theme park and zoo catering to children of all ages. Featuring rides, roller coasters and two water slides, this theme park is best visited during the summer months. The zoo, however, is open all year round. A new 'African Adventure' themed area is already proving wildly popular among kids, who'll be able to observe magnificent creatures such as lions, zebras and oryxes, as well as enjoy some traditional African mask displays and listen to some African drumming performances.

Address: Leatherhead Road

Website: www.chessington.com

Telephone: 0870 999 0045

Opening times: Opening times vary according to the season (check website for details), but are generally from 10am to 5pm most days

Admission: £43.20 (adults), £34.80 (children). Combination and discount tickets are available as are tickets for single sections of the park. Discounts for booking online.