Whenever we go to London, which is at least a couple of times a year, I try to find something different for us to do as a family. We’d walked passed Shrek’s Adventure so many times but not been in… until now!
Where is Shrek’s Adventure?
Shrek’s Adventure! London is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames next to the lastminute.com London Eye, opposite the Houses of Parliament.
Nearest tube stations: Waterloo and Westminster are a 5 minute walk away
Westminster Bridge Road
(Prices correct as of June 2022)
Shrek’s Adventure offers a few different options when it comes to tickets. Standard tickets start at £30 if you want to buy them on the day of your visit. You can get discounted tickets on the official Shrek’s Adventure where they start from £24 for adults and £19 for children. With these tickets, you need to choose a 15-minute time slot to arrive at.
You can also buy tickets which allow you to enter at any time during a certain day although these are more expensive than standard tickets. You can also buy multi tickets which allows cheaper entry to other attractions such as the London Eye or SEA Life London.
Sites such as buyagift.com often have offers on experiences for Shrek’s Adventure so be sure to check their prices too.
How long does it last?
Shrek’s Adventure lasts around 70 minutes. There is a small area at the end where you can take photos with other Dreamworks photos so this could add on some additional time.
About the experience
Shrek’s Adventure is aimed at children aged 6+ but there were younger ones there during our visit. You are not allowed to take prams or pushchairs past a certain point but there is a buggy park. This is something to consider if you’re planning to visit with smaller children. There are toilets available before the experience starts but not again. The nearest toilets after the experience are in the main ticket building for the South Bank attractions.
Before our visit we really didn’t know much about Shrek’s Adventure, or what we were even going to do. Shrek’s Adventure is an interactive experience and not something you can just do at your own pace. In groups of maybe 20ish people, you start off with an introduction and you’re then taken to the flying magic bus, ready for an adventure going to Far, Far Away.
From there, you go through various different sections from Rumpelstiltskin’s carriage to the swap to the Poison Apple pub… just to name a few. There are live actors throughout the experience, playing some fantastic characters and really bringing the whole thing to life. For me, I think the actors were one of my favourite parts of Shrek’s Adventure.
There’s a good reason for Shrek’s Adventure being aimed at children 6+ as there are some fairly scary sections. Erin was absolutely fine with most of it although she did stay quite close to me a couple of times. There’s nothing too scary but it might be a bit much for younger children.
Be prepared for some audience participation from both adults and children. I really liked how this was done and it was nice that some people really got to be a part of the story. This is optional of course but no one said no during our experience.
Pictures and videos are not allowed during the experience, so as to not ruin it for others. The images in this post are either from the entrance to Shrek’s Adventure or in the photo op area at the end.
Would we go again? Yes probably because Erin has already asked to go back. If you pay full price then it’s quite an expensive experience for the time it takes to go around. However, as we all really enjoyed it, it’s something that’s worth going to if you can get discounted tickets or find an offer somewhere.
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