Shrek’s Adventure London Review
Last week I took the children to London on my own for a week to escape the builders and see some sights! We absolutely love London, there is just so much to see and do there I think it is wonderful. We were really lucky to be invited to experience Shrek’s Adventure while we were there and the girls had the best time!
The Shrek Adventure is really conveniently located right next to the London Eye. It is so easy to get to as anyone will tell you where the London Eye is and all transport links stop there. We got a bus from where we were staying to literally a few metres away. It is a very busy area of London so make sure you keep a tight hold of any little ones though!
We headed in to pick up our tickets. If you have printed tickets you can head straight in when it is your time slot. If you have a booking reference you have to pick up tickets before you go in – just to the right of the entrance. There was a little queue to do this which I thought was frustrating as we had booked in advance so I thought we would avoid queues so top tip, make sure you print your ticket!
Once we were in we were put into a group and given a tag so they could take some photos which are available to buy at the end if you like them. You have to drop your buggy off at a buggy station to pick up afterwards but they won’t take any bags so make sure you don’t take anything too heavy with you or you’ll have to carry all the bags and the baby too like I did!!
You are guided round an interactive experience where you get to meet Princess Fiona who sends you on a 4D bus journey to Far Far Away where you will accidently run over Rumpelstiltkin’s favourite witch which leads you into a race to escape his wrath! Along the way you meet different characters, a fortune teller, Sleeping Beauty, a bartender and the Muffin Man who all help you in your journey. The experience is fast paced (at times I thought a little too fast) and what I loved most about it was that the audience, young and old were involved along the way. Little Miss J was delighted to be entrusted with the silver tooth to pass onto the fortune teller and we were all laughing along to some toilet humour and silly dancing fun the characters had a couple of the grown ups involved in.
You were’t allowed to take photos or video along the experience but there are a couple of points for professional photos that you can buy. At the end though is plenty of opportunity to take some photos of your own with the characters so I would save your money and take some photos yourselves. Little Miss J was delighted to have her photo taken with King Julian!
The whole experience lasted about an hour and a half which was perfect for the children and they loved every minute. I treated them to a couple of toys in the gift shop at the end too and we have been watching all the Shrek movies non stop since we have been home so they are clearly loving the memories.
Disclosure – we were gifted tickets for the adventure for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.