Shrek’s Adventure, London – My Review

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One of the children’s favourite films at the moment is Shrek.  And we all know, what the kids love soon becomes what you love.  They love the humour, Princess Fiona and especially Donkey – me too!  So when we were invited along to review Shrek’s Adventure in London, we were all super excited!  We were off to London for a fun packed weekend and this topped the list!

Matt and the children outside shrek's adventure in London

Shrek is located right on the River Thames, right near The London Eye and next to The Sea Life Centre.  The nearest tube is Westminster and it’s not far from London’s Waterloo station.  Shrek’s Adventure is a Merlin attraction, and therefore you can team up your visit here with another.  You can purchase a joint ticket which will give you access to whatever Merlin attraction you want to team up with Shrek.  It’s a great idea and you can save lots!

Via their website, you can prebook your tickets and I would totally recommend doing this as I can imagine that this attraction gets super busy!  Consider going early doors or on a weekday if you are travelling over the weekend and your break includes a weekday.  Having said that, we arrived on a Saturday over a bank holiday at 12pm.  Although south bank and the area around the London Eye was manic, Shrek’s Adventure was relatively calm.

B and W wearing viking hats whilst waiting in the queue at Shrek's Adventure

Our Shrek’s Adventure experience

When we walked in, the queuing system was spacious, simple and there was several staff on hand to assist.  We were then greeted by another staff member and taking to a lift where we were welcomed by The Gingerbread man!  This took us to the Bus Tour where we were on a mission to find Shrek!  There was a small queue at ‘boarding the tour’ but only by about 10 minutes.  There is also a buggy area where you can safely leave your buggy and get a ticket to collect after the attraction finishes.  Finally, before entering the tour, we had several photos taken by a member of staff and had a small briefing where we were told to have a SHREKTACULAR TIME!

A fireplace with legs coming down from the chimney at Shrek's Adventure

A staff member seating an air steward outfit wishing us on to our Shrek's Adventure tour

Our journey began with a meeting with Princess Fiona who talked about the mission.  We then embarked on a 4D bus journey over London and FAR FAR AWAY.  This was epic and felt so real.  It was a curved screen so the show was to the left and right of you as well as in the front.  It felt like you were in the middle of a real life flying bus journey!

We then went from fairytale to fairytale, visiting many interactive live characters. It was really interactive and both adults and children were encouraged to get involved.  We visited Cinders, Sleeping Beauty, The Gingerbread Man and Puss in boots – plus many more!  Our journey even included a walk through a house of mirrors, mixing up a cauldron of delights and even taking part in a quiz!

What did we think?

We really had a fantastic time and the adventure really was one of interaction, adventure and I felt it was so unique in its own right.  I’ve never visited an attraction like this before.  I feel that even if you wasn’t a Shrek fan, you’d still find it ‘Shrektacular!’

A photo of us 5 with Donkey a Shrek's Adventure Us 5 in front of shrek at Shrek's Adventure Us 5 in front of Far far away with Puss in boots

The whole experience is around 70 minutes so if you have another place of interest to visit, leave enough time.  Once the tour is over, you are then submerged into a world of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train your Dragon – this is now where you can get your phones and cameras out and take photos (photography is forbidden around Shrek’s tour).

In the Madagascar area holding up a huge hippo!

Finally, you have the option to purchase your Shrek’s Adventure photos which were taken at the beginning of the attraction.  Prices are ok and we opted to have our photos emailed to us for £15.  As with all attractions, you find yourself in the gift store.  My children were so hungry by this point that we managed to get through the shop without one ‘I want this!’  Phew!

The shop at Shrek's adventure

We really did love Shrek’s Adventure and it stands out from any other attraction we’ve been to as its so unique.  The theming is spot on, its clean and spacious and the interaction is just top-notch!  It really is a great addition to London.  If you are visiting soon, you much add this one to your list!

Me with Matt and the children meeting Shrek at Shrek's Adventure

*This is a collaborative post. We were invited along to review this attraction in exchange for a blog post.  All words and opinions are my own*

 

 

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21 Comments

  1. Matt O’Connor
    May 17, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    Was a lovely time we had 😊💖

  2. May 20, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    Oh this looks amazing. My daughter recently watched the first Shrek movie and she loves it so much.

  3. May 21, 2018 / 8:16 am

    I’d love this, never mind my son! I like that it’s only 70 minutes as well, it would be good to fit into a full day and wouldn’t get old quickly!!

  4. May 21, 2018 / 11:30 am

    Looks like such an amazing day out. My son would love this!

  5. May 21, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    Really enjoyed reading this and would love to visit Shrek!

  6. May 21, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing! My son would love it here 🙂

  7. May 21, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    Ahh we really want to go here when we are down in London over the summer! It looks amazing!

    • May 22, 2018 / 10:08 am

      Yes its really good fun and so different too!

  8. May 22, 2018 / 8:34 am

    We really want to take our 5 year old to this because he loves the shrek movies. It looks great x

  9. May 22, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I love the Shrek movies. I’m sure we would enjoy this.

  10. May 22, 2018 / 10:14 am

    This looks fantastic, it’s so much better for smaller ones if they can see and do rather than just being sat in the theatre isn’t it?

  11. June 2, 2018 / 9:46 am

    Sounds like so much fun! We’ll have to try it out the next time we’re in London ❤️

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