Reviewed by Jo Bennett
So my family and I were invited to preview Chessington World of Adventures Howl’o’Ween event which opens at 8pm on 23 October and ends 2 November 2015, great fun for Halloween this October Half Term!
This October sees two brand new attractions for Halloween; Trick or Treat Wood and Curse of the Lost Tomb. Be prepared to be thrilled and scared with surprises around every corner.
The bravest of explorers can try out the newest maze, The Curse of the Lost Tomb, and to discover the lost tomb of Ghenis Khan. With riddles to solve before you pass by the live actors this interactive maze was quite scary for my 8 year old twins, I wouldn’t recommend it for younger children unless they were very brave.
For younger children or scaredy cat adults The Trick or Treat Wood is a better option. It was so pretty with adorable fairies and pixies but beware if you choose the trick side that’s where the naughty fairy’s live.
The Trick or Treat Wood was definitely more for families and was good fun for all ages, and of course we got a treat at the end.
We also got a chance to ride the Cobra and the bumper cars and the monkey swings were great fun.
The park is decorated everywhere with pumpkins of every colour and size you could imagine and looks stunning.
We also stayed in the hotel onsite. On entering the room it was WOW all round! It was decorated for Halloween with glow in the dark eyes everywhere, a large pot of sweets there were cobwebs and a witch’s outfit and the bed had a fabulous Halloween bedspread and curtains to match, it all made for a fabulous touch.
The room also looked out over the safari park we could see zebras and giraffes roaming around much to the children’s delight.
The hotel was fantastic and the Halloween themed room would make a great family break this Half Term. It also had 2 TV’s with one in the children’s annexe which was programmed for children’s TV. The hotel staff were very friendly, the food was great very well presented and a lovely touch for children was eat as much as you like ice-cream!
This is a real family treat for all ages in our group was Nanny, Mummy and 8 year old twin who at the end of the day was presented with a bucket full of treats!
We would recommend Chessington Safari Hotel for a fabulous family outing and Halloween treat. We gave it 5 stars.
For more information about Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, ticket prices (tickets from £27) and hotel short break visit www.chessington.com/halloween.
Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE