We recently visited Shrek's Adventure London, situated on South bank just by Westminster Bridge.
Shrek's Adventure is part of Merlin Entertainments and ticket prices start from £19.00 per adult and £15.30 per child (online discount prices.) or you can save even more money by purchasing a combi ticket and visit 2 or more of Merlin's Attractions!
Shrek's Adventure is open daily, 10-4pm weekdays and 10-5/6pm weekends (for more information ad to prebook your tickets then visit their website.)
We hadn't heard much about Shrek's Adventure before we went, unlike Merlin's other popluar attractions, so we were unsure of what to expect.
Checking in was simple, the queue for this was drastically quieter than nearby London Dungeons or Coca Cola London Eye, and we went straight through to the ticket desk. We had prebooked our time slot but arrived quite a bit early, however, the super helpful staff allowed us in early.
The great theming was evident from the entrance, some quirky nick nacks running along and behind the ticket desk and through the corridors to the attraction.
As we made our way inside there were plenty of signs about informing us that photography was not allowed so sadly we had to put our cameras away.
As we entered the first performance arena we were introduced to the quest we faced in Far Far Away Land and then boarded the Red Route Master to commence our journey. Shrek's Adventure takes you through 10 live character interactions within different areas of Far Far Away land, meet characters such as Cinderella and the Wicked Witch! These are live actors and I must say they were exceptional, not the usual cheese and awkwardness you find in attractions.
Each of the characters you meet include plenty of audience participation, including asking some of the children to look after objects to take with them to the next character. Both the girls had chances to do this and this certainly added a fun aspect to the tour.
Whilst we visited they were also running a treasure hunt, searching for Dinosaur eggs, this has since finished but I expect they will have alternatives throughout the year.
Finally you get to meet Shrek himself and at this point you are allowed to take photos. There was a short queue for this and the staff still gave each family ample time to pose with Shrek. The costume was high end which was pleasing as I have seen some shockingly cheap character costumes at attractions over the years!
At the end of Shrek's Adventure you will find an area for posing and some fun photo opportunities, a few interactive displays for the kids (the small and the BIG!)
Then the final exit via the gift shop, Emily found her twin in here!
I must admit. this attraction was one of the most enjoyable of the Merlin Entertainment at South bank, second to the London Dungeons. Particularly as we had never been before.
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