Adventure Island
Adventure Island
4.5
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Adventure Island Fun Park is the U.K's No.1 FREE ADMISSION Fun Park. Situated on Southend-on-Sea's famous seafront we have over 40 fabulous rides and attractions including the outrageous RAGE roller coaster! You don't pay to enter, you ride the rides with our great value all day ride bands, or visit everyday that we are open with our annual pass membership.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Mark B
    Gravesend, United Kingdom139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always impressed
    Love this place, we visit from Gravesend in Kent once a year and always are impressed with the value for money along with the high levels of customer service. The ride operatives are so passionate about working for Adventure Island and always interact with the guests in their normal happy chirpy selves. Such a fab park, minimal queueing time too even in busy periods then at the end of the day it's a short walk along the sea front to one of the many chippys for tea. Can't wait to return.
    Hi there! Thank you so much for the great review! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon.
    Written 21 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Rebecca B
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun but needs modernisation
    Staff were really friendly and helpful and my children really enjoyed the rides. Could have done with a map or more signposts. Feels a bit dated with concrete everywhere and so much junk food. Hard to find sandwiches or anything healthy in the park! Loved the staff dressing up, clear accessibility information and not much queuing on a busy Saturday.
    Thank you for your review. Customers can collect park maps from our cashier desks if required! We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 3 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Holidayhaze
    London, United Kingdom101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out with teens
    We had a really lovely day out this Saturday. The staff looked great although a couple of fairy’s looked like they had lost their magic. All staff are lovely and queues were at a minimum which was great. The rides are great fun, and something for everyone. Ticket price could be a little less… but I get everything has gone up in life. It was nice to pay one price and not have to pay again. Thank you for a lovely, safe day! We had a blast!
    Thank you for your positive feedback!
    Written 3 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Traveler729149
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value great fun!
    Went today with my 5yr old and we had the best time !! We went after 5pm which meant we could purchase a half price wrist band for him for £14. As he is under 120cm tall, I was able to get on every ride with him for free !! So he was thrilled about that and meant he didn't need to ride alone and I didn't need to buy a wrist band for me . I also noticed that all the staff at each ride were so lovely and friendly and enthusiastic! Making the kids laugh, clap and enjoy it so much more ! Makes a change from other places where the ride attendants are so miserable and you feel like a burden ! A great variety of rides suitable for all ages! Thank you all at Adventure island! Keep up the great work, definitely makes a difference .
    Hello, Wow thank you for the amazing 5/5 star review! Happy to hear that you and your little one had an incredible day with us! We strive to ensure that our visitors are having a great day out with their family and friends! We hope that you are able to visit again soon!
    Written 13 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Star F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing host for Ramba Zamba!
    We went to adventure Island over the course of the weekend, despite the weather we had an amazing time! I think our most visited ride was either Ramba Zamba or Green Scream. The host for Ramba Zamba, (I think their name was Chloe) Was absolutely wonderful, very bubbly and did an amazing job of making my child feel at ease when they were afraid. She made the experience a lot of fun and kept the ride nice and energetic as it went.
    Hello, thank you so very much for the amazing 5 star review! We have passed this on to the relevant managers to issue praise to the staff member. We thank you again and hope to see you very soon!
    Written 13 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Tecnikal
    London, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent place to go.
    An excellent place to go. We visited this weekend and the place was extremely friendly and felt very safe. Security are around at all times making the families feel safe, but they are not intrusive, but it's good to know they are there and they are very helpful. All of the staff within the park from the ticket office to ride operators were incredibly friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and even by the end of a long day they all seemed to keep their energy levels up and seemed genuinely happy to see you. I would not hesitate to visit again. Well done.
    Thank you for your positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 26 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Amber H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day!
    My friend and I buy annual passes for our children. aged 16, 14, 14 and 8. We have two adrenaline junkies and two that like the less scary rides, and Adventure Island works perfectly for them all. The annual passes are great value for money, you get your money's worth in just two trips. There are plenty of places that offer a variety of food and snacks, including traditional fish and chips, pizzas and other snacks and hot drinks. They even have oat milk which is a plus for us dairy intolerant folks. Adventure Island has had a great reputation for years, is good value family entertainment with a variety of rides for all ages and adrenaline levels, good value food and drinks and a plethora of other things to do locally that annual pass holders get discounts at. The staff are great, always willing to help, keep the queues moving while providing encouragement and a friendly face to younger children. Its 5/5 from us.
    Thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 27 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
  • keeley b
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    birthday day out
    we came here a few weeks ago for my daughters birthday gathering with a few of her friends. The staff were so lovely and attentive towards the children (aged 14,13,13,13) so they didn't really go on the smaller rides but they loved it. The food was a bit over priced, i think it would be good if there was a café/little restaurant that do sandwiches/salads as there is a lot of street food type places (hotdogs, fish n chips, etc) but overall they had a good day.
    Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 29 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Jane B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent fun. Very well run
    Had a really good day at Adventure Island. Booked wristbands online to save a little - you don't have to choose a specific day. I think the bands are really good value. It was summer holidays but queues were still not long (max wait 10 min but most we got on the next go), so we went on loads of stuff all day. I didn't need a band for myself as my daughter is only 101cm tall - so I got to accompany her for free. The fact that the park is free to enter is really useful as we had grandparents with us who wanted to watch but did not want to ride much. The ride together option meant they could go on some of the gentler rides with my daughter as it doesn't need to be the same adult each time. There is a good mix of rides for smaller and more adrenaline seeking people and plenty in the middle too. The staff are very enthusiastic and do a great job of keeping everything moving. The park is also very kept tidy with litter pickers and lots of security keeping everything safe.
    Thank you for your 5 star review - we hope to see you again soon!
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Monika K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful crew
    Amazing place. We love coming back there. Wonderful crew. Last time we was 1st of August 2023. Ladies from Mighty Mini Mega and Barnstormer were brilliant. I hope to see them next time
    Thank you for your positive review - we hope to see you again soon!
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
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Dawn Y
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Got in the park at 11am myself and disabled son. had to leave by 12.15 because it was too overwhelming and the queues were too long and queuing in confined spaces my son couldn't cope with it
Written 1 June 2024
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Sameerah A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The theme park was great i went with my family and i love rides , its the closest theme park to me and its cheap not like other theme parks such as alton towers like don’t get me wrong i love alton towers but it costs alot and i have to drive 3 - 4 HOURS TO GO like adventure island is just 10 minutes away and my fav rides are rage and axis since there the most thrilling rides there the only thing is i wish there was more roller coasters there since i go every week day because its so clise
Written 15 April 2024
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Thank you Sameerah for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!
Written 18 April 2024
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Lorraine P
19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
What an absolute nightmare trying to get a wristband!
Queues at every station, so deep that people couldn't even get through and blocking the whole pathways. It took 45 minutes (having been there at opening time) to get a wristband. The problem here is the discounted annual pass, where people are getting their pass and holding up the queues. The system needs changing, people should be at a separate kiosk to redeem their pass and not hold up every single queue!
Then when eventually managing to get on a ride, the first one Green Scream, one member of Staff trying to move people to the gates and get people on. It took 10 minutes actually sitting on the ride, waiting for it to be dispatched!!
Allow plenty of time when visiting this park!!!
Written 12 April 2024
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Written 5 May 2024
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Samantha M
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The staff are extremely rude! The take kids off rides and dont hand then to parents (talking about a 5yr old) on a baby ride the just let them go. Its lucky we were watching. One of the rides was. Not working and instead of saying to the people who were told to get off the ride they were just shouted at and when I spoke to them to ask what happend why were they just rudely told to get off the man on the ride told me "Dont look at me like that, I told them to get off and dont give me attitude" He was one of the Maintenance men and he didn
Written 12 April 2024
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Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We have passed this onto the management team but if you would like to get in touch about this please email feedback@stockvale.co.uk
Written 18 May 2024
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namenia
Harpenden, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Lots of rides (band £20/day online £30 at the premises) Discount with annual pass and half price bands after 5pm. Single ride £3.50. Clean toilets. Lots of food options.
The tidal wave was very nice - there are extreme rides - children roller coaster. Helter skelter. Very large arcade some games are not working but the majority works. Cost of arcade game varies between 20p - 50p-£1 - Bowling £2.50per person - cars with remote control £1.5each.
Written 8 April 2024
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Hi there! Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 26 April 2024
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Leanne
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We went to adventure island on the 6th April, I didnt have an annual ticket so I was going to purchase a day ticket but then when I saw that the annual is only £60 and you get so many discounts with it, I thought it would be silly to not get an annual!
We got on virtually every ride, even when the queues looked longer they didn't take long to go down.
The food was really good, we went to the diner where they have live singers and they invited some of the kids onto the mini stage to dance so my daughter was straight up there having a wonderful time!

The absolute stand out for me was the staff.
All of the ride attendants were so happy and friendly, and made every ride enjoyable by doing funny dances and giving out high fives. Everyone asked how your day was going and if they could make it better, some recommended their favourite rides and there was a young lad sweeping near us when my daughter was a bit upset so he came over and tried to get her to smile and when she wouldn't he offered to sweep her up into the bin which made her laugh!

Overall a great day out and now I've got the annual ticket we'll be back to explore some more and visit the sealife centre. Well done adventure island!
Written 7 April 2024
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Thank you Ani for the incredible review! We will pass on your praise to our staff. Sounds like you had the best day. See you again soon with your Annual Pass!
Written 8 April 2024
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62MARY62
Essex UK133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Bought annual passes for three little ones 18months, 2.5yrs and 4yrs. Haven’t taken the youngest yet.

We got the passes on offer for £30 each otherwise it wouldn’t have been worth the money.

The park has such restricted hours nowadays so it makes it so busy when it is open and also prevents us from taking preschool children in the week on quieter days. I hadn’t realised this when we bought the passes.

You really need a one to one when taking small children on busy days as it’s so crowded. Otherwise it would be a constant worry in losing them.

Pleased to see there are lockers available, we didn’t notice until the end of the visit. So unsure if there’s a charge, I expect there is.

The food and drink is expensive. But you can take your own.

There are lots of tempting arcade game to play at an extra charge.

We found for this age of children a couple of hours is enough. So luckily we are reasonably local and have the passes. They are restricted on what rides they can go on due to height. Our grandchildren loved the little rides. We went as soon as the park opened at 11am to avoid the queues, it did get very busy by lunchtime.

After they had done 4 rides we headed indoors where they went in the soft-play area. Which is enclosed.
They loved it but there is not restrictions stopping them going in which area. Our 2.5yr and 4yr spent the majority of the time in the over 4-10 yr area, we had to keep an eye on them as the ball pits could be dangerous with the little ones getting under the balls and the other kids jumping on them. Some of the climbing was too steep and a couple of tumbles on route.
You must where socks to accompany them.

Afterwards we went on the merry go round. The 4yr loved it and went on three times. Unfortunately on the last go she tried to dismount on her own, as I was with the little one and she partly fell off. The staff had been friendly and helpful but in hindsight perhaps they could help with dismounting.

With the kids wrist bands an over 14yr can accompany them for free.

Our visit was a success but 2 hours was enough. The noise levels in the park are to excess, there is no where to go for quiet. I do think it could be quieter as the loud music makes to a more stressful visit. A bit overwhelming for the little ones and grandparents alike.

We will use the park more in July when it opens during the day in term time.

The staff are predominantly young, all were friendly and lovely to the kids. They follow the rules to the letter.
Written 2 April 2024
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Written 5 April 2024
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Natalie A
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Rubbish place waisted my money on annual passes they wouldn't refund me the money on the day of purchase my daughter will only go on big rides she's over 1.30 and wouldn't let her on because she's not 10 yrs wich don't make sence she's over the correct hight this place is more for little kids and for the price it's not enough adult rides
Written 30 March 2024
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Thank you for your review, we're sorry to hear you didn't fully enjoy your experience. If you would like to make a formal complaint, please email feedback@stockvale.co.uk with a copy of your receipt and wristbands and we can help you with this.
Written 5 April 2024
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Becky D
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I would like to say a huge thank you to the two people working on Axis on the 20th Feb, I was in the queue with my autistic brother and some kids decided to climb the fence to get into the front of the queue, I got the attention of the two people working there and they dealt with it really well, and made me feel heard. One of them was called Charlie and the other I can't remember the name of but she had pink hair! They made the day just that bit better!
Written 21 February 2024
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Hi Becky, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We will pass this onto their managers and make sure they are praised! We hope to see you again soon.
Written 21 February 2024
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Lisa T
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
ARRIVED AT PARK AT 3PM EXPECTING TO PAY 20.00 AS ADVERTISED WAS TOLD WOULD BE 30.00 PER CHILD EVEN GOING IN LATE TO PARK THEN WAS CHARGED 3.50 FOR A COKE FROM MACHINE THEN THIS WAS TOPPED UP BY A BOTTLE OF COKE ASKED WHAT THEY WHERE PUTTING INTO DRINKS SAID WHERE TOPPING UP THE DRINK REFUSED AND ASKED FOR FRESH ONE 5.50 FOR HOT DOG WHICH WAS STONE COLD AND IN A TINY BUN AND NOT MATCHING PICTURE PURCHASED A PANCAKE WHICH WAS 5.00 THAT WAS SLOPPED TOGETHER AND DUMPED INTO A CARDBOARD TRAY ASKED FOR FORK TO EAT SAID HAD NONE BUT TO GO OVER TO ANOTHER STAND AND THEY COULD SUPPLY ONE MET WITH RUDE YOUNG GIRL TELLING US SHE JUST SERVES DRINKS AND COULD NOT HELP SO DECIDED TO GO AND COMPLAIN BUT QUEUE WAS LONG FROM OTHERS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE RUDE TEENAGERS THEY HAD SERVING THE FOOD AND ALSO THE RIDES. AT 5.45 WENT TO USE THE TOILET WAS THEN TOLD THESE ARE NOW CLOSED AS PARK CLOSES AT 6PM AND NEED TO WALK OVER TO THE OTHERSIDE OF PARK TO USE THE ONLY TOILET AVAILABLE BY A AGGRESSIVE SECUIRTY BOY. IVE BEEN GOING TO SOUTHEND FOR MANY YEARS BUT TODAY I WILL NOT BE RETURNING WILL BE PAYING THE EXTRA FOR A DECENT THEME PARK AS CHEAPER, HALF THE RIDES WHERE NOT OPEN OR RUNNING. YES ITS HALF TERM BUT MAYBE SHOULD LOOK AT REDUCING PRICES IF NOT OFFERING THE FULL USE OF PARK VERY DISSPOINTING VISIT AND WILL NOT BE RETURNING.
Written 20 February 2024
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