Adventure Island

Adventure Island, Southend-on-Sea: Hours, Address, Adventure Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Adventure Island
4.5
Saturday
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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Mia
62 contributions
Okay but so Overpriced
Mar 2021 • Family
It’s okay but so overpriced and not worth it. Was a lot better and cheaper back when I was younger. Only a few rides which are actually good there
Written 14 September 2021
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katie m
Ipswich3 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2021
Visited Adventure Island on Saturday with my husband and 2 boys, aged 13 and 11. Never been before and had no idea what to expect so really pleased to say we had an excellent time. It is much bigger than I expected and so many more rides and attractions than I thought there would be. Something for the thrill seekers (we were not brave enough for Axis) Right down to small children and much more tame rides. Every single member of staff had a smile on their face and were really friendly and helpful. I did not spot a single worker looking unhappy. Most we queued for was about 10-15 minutes. Food and drink were pretty reasonable. We had so much fun that we upgraded to annual passes (which will give you 20% discount on food and drink and offers on ride photos and crazy golf etc) Fantastic atmosphere. Can't wait to come back. Well done
Written 13 September 2021
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Hello Katie, thank you for your lovely review! We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful time at Adventure Island then even upgrading to the annual pass which is amazing! It's lovely to hear that all the staff were very welcoming and friendly! We hope to see and or hear from you again very soon to have a whole year of fun!
Written 14 September 2021
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Steve J
18 contributions
Superb! Wish we lived closer!
Aug 2021 • Family
Fantastic day out, great place to catch up with family. We had 7 kids in out group between 4 and 16 and there was plenty for all ages. Value for money was spot on with the added benefit that with the smaller children an adult could go on with them where other places would charge for this. The staff were without exception friendly and engaging. We stayed the whole day from just after opening to just before closing and everyone enjoyed the day. We will 100% come again.
Written 12 September 2021
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Hello Steve, thank you for your amazing feedback! We are very happy to hear you had a great time at Adventure Island! We take pride in our company and with little ones we understand that most of them wouldn't be comfortable to ride on their own so we took that in consideration with the one adult goes free with any child that is under 120cm rule. Hope to see and or hear back from you soon! Maybe even consider upgrading to an annual pass? Cause if you come down to the park more than two or three times within the year you can make your money back and more!
Written 14 September 2021
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Fazlurrehman Ansari
London, UK692 contributions
Great Family Day Out With Grand Children.
Aug 2021
Visited this free admission park last year and this year, whole family bought annual pass to make most of it during holidays.
Visited the park on 19 August 2021 along with two groups of grand children. Grown up and under 7 years.
We arrived at park by 10.30am to use maximum time and give kids time to enjoy rides.
I must say, things are much improved. There are many sanitizers available, park was clean and tidy so as toilets. As usual staff was very lovely, friendly and helpful.
Since all the rides are very close by, kids have their best time for repeated rides as waiting time was very short.
More eating areas with ample of seating. Many food options including fish & chips with 20% discount for annual pass holders.
Play area, inside adventure island is also open, kids liked that too.
Highly recommended to visit for a complete family day out.
Written 6 September 2021
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Thank you for your wonderful review! It's lovely to hear you and your family had a great time! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 9 September 2021
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Metropolitan_Man
London, UK587 contributions
Great!
Sep 2021
Great little theme park on the cost of Southend. Plenty to do and decent pricing. Went on a few attractions and free to enter and walk around with live music on, recommend :)
Written 6 September 2021
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Hello, thank you for your very kind review! We love to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us! As we do strive to bring happiness to all our guests with our excellent staff going above and beyond to ensure this. We hope to see or hear from you again soon!
Written 14 September 2021
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Londonlady186338
London, UK26 contributions
Lovely Staff .
Sep 2021 • Family
My only gripe was that not really many rides for the younger ones ,my four year old grandson could join his brother on many of the rides and could only go if accompanied by and adult .The whole place could do with a lick of paint but on a more positive note ..the staff were lovely and friendly towards the children .
Written 4 September 2021
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Hello, thank you for your recent review! We do strive to have the best customer service within a theme park. As a whole we are a theme park that are designed more around families however, there are many different rides and or attractions that are designed for all different ages. With the free accompany adult that is just in place for any little ones that are under 120cm just to ensure their safety and wellbeing as we want to make sure our customers are happy and comfortable. We hope to see and or hear from you again soon!
Written 14 September 2021
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uphoriakMK
Milton Keynes, UK9 contributions
Great park, great ride selection, definitely worth a visit
Aug 2021
Heard good things about adventure island and as it was near the end of the school holidays decided to visit. I wondered how busy it was going to be (the day after bank holiday) and the covid measures that would be in place. There was sanitizer everywhere and there were only a couple times (in Adventure Inside) where we felt a bit uneasy due to the numbers of people that were around.

Having never been before we took a gamble on getting annual passes due to the cost (even with a 90 minute journey this is still our closest shoreline and "proper" park!) and as soon as we arrived were sorted out with passes and wristbands. We were struck by how friendly all the staff are - honestly this was the thing that stuck out the most and all of them really do go above and beyond, the staff are *brilliant* here.

Queues were about what we expected. We arrived at 11.30 and had an average wait time of 20-25 minutes per ride. Adventureville broke down just before we were due to board but it was sorted pretty quickly and the kids enjoyed it. There were big queues at outlets for food but I felt sorry for the lad serving as he'd only been there a few days and was landed with an order for 15+ people at once! It took almost 30 minutes for my son to get an ice cream but they were apologetic and it was an isolated experience. Also with the annual passes you get 20% off EVERYTHING - there are signs everywhere - and we didn't realise this even included credit in the arcade. We know for next time!

The ride selection is great. Our kids are 7 and 10 and could go on everything except Axis which our 7 year old couldn't go on. She LOVED Rage though (my kids are pretty brave!) and my son loved Axis. But on the flipside they also liked Adventureville! This is how you know the range of rides is spot on.

Obviously throughout the day various toilet breaks are needed and it took a while to find them all. Some of the queues for the ladies were very long and once we even left the park to use toilets along the promenade then come back. There were toilets at Adventure Inside and by the crazy golf that remained quieter and once we found them we knew where to go to avoid the queues.

We stayed until around 8pm by which point everyone was tired and ready - until next time! Overall our standout points were great prices for everything, great ride selection, you get SO MUCH for your money, and the staff are great. Let's just hope it's a little bit quieter next time ;)
Written 1 September 2021
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Hello, thank you for your feedback! We are very happy to hear you had an incredible time regardless on how busy we was but as you mentioned we strive to ensure that our customers are happy and that as a company we are working efficiency. So even on our busiest of days all our staff are working as hard as they can to try and get those queues down. Even though we are a family designed theme park we do have a variety of rides that appeal to all ages. It's amazing that you upgraded to annual passes as if you do come more that twice a year you get your money back and more as you do get so many benefits! We hope to hear and or see you again soon!
Written 14 September 2021
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andrewtipo
Rainham, UK15 contributions
First Visit.
Aug 2021
Never heard of this place until a couple of weeks ago. decided last minute to visit and so glad we did. I took my 6 year old son, and he absolutely loved the day. We got there about 11ish and ended up being there until closing time, which was 10pm. It was so good we decided to upgrade to an annual pass, which for the price is worth it, even if you only go back once in the year. The waiting times were short, and the staff operating the rides were so helpful and polite and definitely child orientated, I honestly would recommend this park to everyone as the likes of the bigger theme parks do not really cater for small children who are not used to rides. we will certainly be returning.
Written 1 September 2021
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Hello, thank you for your lovely feedback! We are very glad to hear you had amazing time at Adventure Island and decided to upgrade with us! Our staff always try and ensure that our customers are happy and that they are always being efficient. We are a theme park that are designed more for families however, we do have a range of rides for all ages. We hope to hear and or see you again soon!
Written 14 September 2021
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Kieran
19 contributions
Very good
Aug 2021 • Family
The park was really buisy but was bank holiday weekend. The rides ran very well and staff very friendly and helpful, also good value for money with tickets currently being 25 pounds on the day or 12.50 after 5 on peak days and the park was open till 10pm so lots of night rides
Written 1 September 2021
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Hello, Thank you for your recent review! We are very happy to hear that you had a great time at Adventure Island! Our bank holidays are normally very busy however, all our members of staff do try and work as efficiently as they can to ensure that our guests are satisfied with their visit. We also offer annual passes if you was interested in coming down to the park more than twice within year as you make up your money and more as you get so many benefits such as extra discounts on majority of our adventure island products plus discounts on all our food products and pay as you go attractions such as our Sealife Adventure, Adventure Golf, Go-Karts, Dodgems as you can get up to 50%. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 14 September 2021
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Robynodfor
Rochester, UK4 contributions
Simply FANTASTIC
Aug 2021 • Family
I’d like to think of myself as a bit of a theme park go-er. Done all the big ones loads and I have never had such a POSITIVE experience at a theme park. The staff, ever single one was engaged and dancing with the kids on the rides, it was clean, everything was reasonably priced it was an absolute joy. Chopping in our merlin passes for an annual pass to here! Absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend x
Written 31 August 2021
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