This year, we saved A LOT of Tesco vouchers and exchanged them for Merlin passes. So for Daddy's Birthday we headed to the South Bank, London to see what Shrek's Adventure was all about.
Shrek's Adventure is situated on the South Bank at the previous entrance to the Sea Life London Aquarium. We went in half term and it was essential to pre-book our time slot. I booked a week before and most of the morning slots were gone. We opted for a 1-1.15 time slot. They were sold out on the day so it was busy.
Once inside there was initially a lot of queuing. This was quite annoying. We queued to have a photo. Then went up in a lift and queued for another green screen shot. It took 50 minutes until we actually started the tour properly. Once started, I am pleased to say there were no hold ups. It is worth noting that pushchairs need to be left.
You are greeted by Princess Fiona and the tour is extremely interactive. Don't worry you wont get asked to do anything awful. but the audience is used in the routine. You take a magical bus ride (aka a 4D cinema ride) to the land of far far away. Your child needs to be 90cm to take the ride. Donkey is driving the bus and accidentally kills a witch who is the girlfriend of the evil Rumpelstiltskin.
The story is a little scary for younger children who get absorbed in it. Little man (4) was fine. Middle man (6) was really quite concerned that the witches were going to capture us. We had pre warned him that they were actors but that didn't make a difference. He ran to get away! Without giving too much away you are guided in a group of 40 through a number of rooms, each with an actor. You are trying to get back home, away from the witches. The special effects they use are great.
Once you have escaped you get to meet Shrek (where you can take your own photo) and then onto the Dreamworks room. Here there are lots of photo opportunities with your favourite Dreamworks characters.
|Zoom zoom zoom big man's going to the moon!|
|"I held her good!"|
|Daddy would have dropped these if they weren't attached to the wall.|
We enjoyed our afternoon and is certainly worth booking if you have Merlin passes. It is on the pricey side if you don't.
Have you been yet? What did you think?