Shrek’s Adventure! London

We visited London last Saturday and took Charlie down for a fun trip. We were very kindly given tickets to Shrek’s Adventure! London which is positioned perfectly on the Southbank of the Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and right next to the London Eye so it’s pretty easy to spot!

We visited when it was the bike race in London so it was incredibly busy and the sun was shining bringing even more people out, but we didn’t have to queue for long.

Shrek's Adventure! LondonAfter a trip on the London Eye, our Shrek’s Adventure tickets were booked for the 5pm slot. We collected them about 4.30pm and it was really simply to pop into the booking office and collect them using our reference number. I have to say the staff were all really friendly and all seemed happy which is quite rare, especially late afternoon on a very busy weekend. I loved that they all had costumes on adding to the fun element.

You are advised to join the queue about five minutes before your allocated time so we used our 25 minutes wisely and grabbed an ice cream. We rejoined the queue at 4.55pm and waited for a few minutes before we were led inside. Now I am the sort of person that wants to know EVERYTHING about what we are doing, but I decided not to google before we entered so it was a complete surprise. You also aren’t allowed to film or take any photos inside so it really has an air of mystery surrounding it. If you prefer it to be this way before your visit, then scroll down to the bottom for my cute character photos!

On entering, you are in a group of around 30-40 and you’re given a wristband and at various areas there are photo opportunities which are scanned onto your unique bar code and you get to view them all at the end. Once inside, you go into a holding area where you drop off buggies as you cannot take them round the tour. There’s another quick photo opp before meeting the “Captain” who runs through your tour and you know it’s going to be “Shrek-tacular!”

From there, you go down and go on the bus tour which has the most amazing 4D effects. This sets the scene for what is going to happen as on the bus you get to see a variety of characters including our favourite Po from Kung Foo Panda. There’s trouble ahead as we hit Rumpelstiltskin’s favourite witch and he is not happy. You all need to find Shrek who can sort it all out so on you go to see various real life characters who can help you out.

Our favourite was Pinocchio where we had to answer a few questions pressing the A & B buttons. He looked so cool even with his not so clever captor! I won’t reveal what happens to keep it a surprise but it is so much fun along the way.

Shrek's Adventure! London

Despite not being able to take any photos or videos along the way, at the end there are LOADS of photo opportunities so do remember to bring your cameras. We loved meeting Shrek and Julien and lots of other fun stuff. There’s also a gift shop at the end where you can pick up some funky Shrek ears and we saw a huge Donkey teddy that was £750!!

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Shrek’s Adventure. It certainly was an adventure and definitely was “Shrek-tacular” I would say to make sure you pre-book your tickets as there were some who just turned up and couldn’t get in. This has been an interesting review to write without being able to use loads of photos but trust me, the not knowing element makes it even more enjoyable.

Shrek's Adventure! London

There are so many offers to combine tickets for the attractions on the South Bank and beyond so I would definitely advise checking out what deals you can get and save you some money before visiting. All the information can be found here on the Shrek’s Adventure! London website.

B xx

Disclaimer – we were sent three complimentary tickets for Shrek’s Adventure for the purpose of this review. All words, opinions and photos are my own – even the dodgy Shrek smile one of me!

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44 Comments

  1. 4th August 2016 / 8:05 am

    £750 for the teddy – goodness! I wonder whose getting that lol! I do love how you can do these combination day outs. My ideal place is always the london dungeons x

  2. 4th August 2016 / 9:15 am

    We love Shrek! The last time we visited London this wasn’t there but it is on our to do list for our next visit! x

  3. 4th August 2016 / 9:37 am

    I haven’t been to Shrek’s adventure, but been considering it for when some guests come around. It looks fun indeed!

  4. Margaret Gallagher
    4th August 2016 / 9:45 am

    I’ve never been
    It looks like a fabulous day out
    Perfect next time I’m visiting

    • 4th August 2016 / 11:09 am

      It really was Margaret. We enjoyed it so much x

  5. 4th August 2016 / 10:16 am

    I’ve never heard of this before! Looks like such a fun place to take a little Shrek fan 🙂

  6. 4th August 2016 / 6:44 pm

    I wish I lived closer to London…This sounds like a fun day out.

  7. 4th August 2016 / 6:47 pm

    What a fun place for family, my niece would love this! xx

  8. 4th August 2016 / 7:11 pm

    I love these kinds of places! I think I’d quite like to go myself.

  9. 4th August 2016 / 8:19 pm

    It looks like a fun place for little ones and the young at heart, I may have to go along too 😉

  10. 4th August 2016 / 8:47 pm

    This sounds like a great day out! I will have to check it out further, my boys would enjoy this:)

  11. 4th August 2016 / 8:53 pm

    oh Sylvia went to shreks adventure and she absolutely loved it. I enjoyed reading your review and your pictures are great. It is Shrektacular. I agree.

  12. 4th August 2016 / 9:34 pm

    This looks like a really fun day out! I have a 10 year old who may like going. The pics look good too!

  13. 4th August 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Aw it is lovely that you were given free tickets, I would love to go to the Shrek Adventure, I bet it would be so much fun!

  14. 4th August 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I’d seen loads of stuff about this but didn’t know much about it. Looks interesting x

  15. Hannah
    4th August 2016 / 9:58 pm

    How have I missed finding out about this?! Sounds like a good day out x

  16. 4th August 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I really fancy going but I think N will be too young (he’s 5). He’s not bothered about watching Shrek films either so thought it wpuld be better if he knew the film

  17. 4th August 2016 / 11:47 pm

    I love Shrek! Never heard of this at all – not quite sure why. Certainly one to try! It looks awesome!

  18. 5th August 2016 / 1:00 am

    This sounded like a ton of fun. It would be cool seeing all of my favorite characters from the Shrek series.

  19. 5th August 2016 / 1:38 am

    I absolutely loved Shrek when I watched the films so would love to visit here xxx

  20. 5th August 2016 / 8:24 am

    £750 for a teddy?? That is more than my monthly mortgage payment. Lol.

  21. 5th August 2016 / 8:31 am

    Sounds like a fun day out 🙂 I love that dress you’re wearing, looking gorgeous Mrs.

    Stevie xx

  22. 5th August 2016 / 10:11 am

    I have seen a few people post about this and it looks like so much fun. I bet kids would love it!

  23. 5th August 2016 / 11:00 am

    Sounds like a great experience. I like how you didn’t Google it first and it was a complete surprise, I do that with they type of things 🙂

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  24. Iris Tilley
    5th August 2016 / 12:01 pm

    Would love to of seen Shrek great to hear you enjoyed it

  25. 5th August 2016 / 12:44 pm

    I love the SOuth Bank, there’s so much to do and Shrek’s adventure looks fun. Eeeee imagine spending £750 on a teddy bear!

  26. 5th August 2016 / 6:28 pm

    We walked past Shrek’s Adventure on our way to Sea Life and wondered what it was like, so thank you for sharing your experience. Now we definitely want to visit!
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  27. 5th August 2016 / 7:02 pm

    I wonder who would really consider spending £750 on a Donkey Teddy! x

  28. 5th August 2016 / 7:58 pm

    This seems like a fun day out, i’d love to visit it!

  29. 5th August 2016 / 8:57 pm

    This sounds absolutely brilliant. I’m glad you survived the busy weekend. I wonder how many donkeys they sold that day? 😮

  30. Kim Styles
    6th August 2016 / 9:15 am

    This looks such fun! my kids would love it

  31. 6th August 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I am desperate to do this but I think my girls are too young and we can never get babysitters. Looks like you had such a great time x

  32. nicol
    6th August 2016 / 10:25 pm

    i would definitely enjoy this myself! didnt know this existed in london

  33. 6th August 2016 / 10:40 pm

    What a fantastic day out! I love that you haven’t given too much away but certainly have whettedy appetite x

  34. 7th August 2016 / 2:13 pm

    £750 for a teddy bear? I don’t think anyone would be buying that anytime soon. I would however love to see the shreks adventure with my nephew, I think he would really like it

  35. 7th August 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I am desperate to go and see this!! It looks absolutely amazing! H x

  36. 9th August 2016 / 8:30 pm

    We went the same weekend but went in at the 3pm slot, we were very pleasantly surprised and I loved it just as much as my 4 year old! A really great afternoon out.

  37. Margaret Gallagher
    5th September 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Really must get to see this
    Hopefully in the next school holidays

  38. Laura Tovey
    12th November 2016 / 8:39 am

    I love Shrek! Looks like a great time was had by all!!

  39. Pauline jaconelli
    14th November 2016 / 5:55 pm

    My 8 year old is a big wheel fan, this would be so much fun for him. Imagine a teddy being £750 😮

  40. 23rd January 2017 / 9:10 am

    Def gonna go to this sometime this year x