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Shrek's Adventure London – Review

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August 20, 2019

We first visited Shrek’s Adventure in London when it opened back in June 2015 and a couple of times since, but the kids have been asking to return this summer.

Situated between the London Dungeons and Sealife Centre on the South Bank, Shrek’s Adventure is part of the Merlin group and offers discounts when booking tickets with the other attractions, or free entry with a Merlin Annual Pass.

Shrek’s Adventure is an immersive, interactive experience with live actors and sees you meet Princess Fiona and board a magical bus to the land of Far, Far Away for an adventure like no other.

Although the story has remained the same, elements of the experience have been updated, with new green screens for photos and new characters to see in the Dreamwork’s Hall afterwards, including the Light Fury from How to Train a Dragon.

Now the kids are older, it is lovely to see them interacting more with the characters and Eliza was over the moon to get picked to press the button in the Bus Station with Princess Fiona. We all chuckled when Daddy had to perform a dance routine with Esmereldo and the kids got splashed with water when presenting the “hair of a hero” to the cook, to help make a potion.

There is no photography / filming allowed during the experience which means you can really enjoy it, however, there is lots of opportunities for photo’s afterwards with some of your favourite Dreamwork’s characters.

I think the kids had as much fun posing with the characters as they did during the show.

If visiting with young children, be aware that some of the scenes can be quite scary for little ones, or those with a nervous disposition.

Dragon Toothless

Tickets prices start from £16 for children and £20 for adults – find out more here.

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    August 20, 2019

    We went to Shrek’s Adventure on our recent London trip. Isla’s favourite thing we did, so much fun. Loved the magic bus!

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    Kimberly Hogg

    August 20, 2019

    This is on our list for when we take the kids to London one day! Although it may be more for me than for them 😉

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    Clare Minall

    August 21, 2019

    My kids love Shrek and they can’t get enough watching this. They will love to go here for sure.

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    Helen Neale

    August 21, 2019

    Such a cute and fun adventure. My girls would be so happy to be here especially if they will see Princess Fiona.

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    August 21, 2019

    I’ve always wanted to take the kids here, we (read I!) LOVE how To Train Your Dragon too!

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    Treasure Every Moment

    August 21, 2019

    Oo it’s interesting to see inside Shrek’s Adventure London, as it’s somewhere I’ve been considering taking my eldest daughter because she loves Shrek! I think she’d have the best time 🙂

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    Franca Desjardins

    August 21, 2019

    We love Shrek’s Adventure. We have been there several times and my girls always have a fab time. The part they love the most is the 4D bus!

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    August 22, 2019

    My nephew has been asking to take him and looking to take him in a few weeks time.

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    August 22, 2019

    This sounds like fun! I’m planning a trip to London with my eldest so will have to look in to this.

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    Melanie williams

    August 25, 2019

    Oh wow this looks like so much fun. How exciting to be part of this for sure x

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