At the start of the summer holidays we were invited to Shrek’s Adventure in London. You can find Shrek’s Adventure at County Hall in the South Bank of London. A place I have wanted to take Ethan too since his interest in google maps. Shrek’s Adventure is a live interactive adventure. I was interested to see if it would be an enjoyable experience for our family dynamic.
What Is Shrek’s Adventure?
Your adventure through Shrek’s world starts with a journey to Far Far Away on a magical flying 4D bus. Donkey drives the magical flying bus which takes an interesting turn! I won’t give away the plot of the story but you get to meet lots of interesting characters along the way. We met Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and the Muffin Man to name just a few.
What You Need To Know About Shrek’s Adventure?
- You depart to Far Far Away in small tour groups. These groups have staggered starts all through the day. Being an early visitor we didn’t have to wait long to join the next available tour. We never saw any other tour groups whilst on our journey.
- The bus ride takes place on a non-moving bus. The bus itself is surrounded by 4D screens and you have to wear 4D glasses. Be prepared to get wet!
- You will be transported to 12 fairy-tale themed live shows. These will include storytelling, special effects and DreamWorks animation. This really does make it a full interactive experience.
- You walk from one area to another so you are on your feet during the experience with a few chances to sit down.
- You are asked to collect special ingredients thought out the experience. Be prepared for audience participation. If you get picked to help with the quests enjoy it. Darren had to dance on a stage to help collect an ingredient. He was totally out of his comfort zone.
- Shrek’s Adventure lasts for approximately for an hour and a half. We allowed two hours of the day for our tour.
- Cameras and phones are not permitted to be used during Shrek’s Adventure. You can use them in the character courtyard at the end of your tour.
- Photos are taken at different points during your journey which you can purchase at the end of your tour.
What We Love About Shrek’s Adventure?
I really didn’t know what to expect on our journey through Shrek’s Adventure. I wasn’t sure if our children would embrace their time there or if Ethan would find the experience too overwhelming. There was no need to worry as both children embraced the experience and really enjoyed it. Little E was fighting to get noticed to get a part to help the characters. The both coped really well with moving from one set to another. It is very cleverly done and they they got totally wrapped up in the story. You are involved in the story but that really is all part of the fun.
The children loved getting the chance to meet Shrek. I totally missed this photo opportunity as I wasn’t sure if we could use our own cameras. You might want to ask this question before it gets to your turn. The children loved seeing the other DreamWorks characters in the character courtyard. The characters are models but they are perfect for photo opportunity’s. This are is found at the end of the tour.
The Trolls Festival has been taking place this summer and we were also able to meet Princess Poppy during our visit. This is an extra cost activity and the children enjoyed their time in the festival.
We really enjoyed our visit to Shrek’s Adventure London and hope we can visit again in the future.