We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Unfair rules.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Adventure Island

Adventure Island
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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 outragous RAGE roller coaster. You don't pay to enter, you ride the rides with our great value all day ride bands.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unfair rules.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Took my two granddaughters to adventure island today, they both wanted a go on the stall that you hook a duck out of the water and every ones a winner! Receiving a small soft toy?
We asked for two goes each at a cost of £4 for two goes total £8.
The staff on the stall then informed us that although they would allow the children to have two goes each only one of them could have a prize,however if I paid £4 for one child and then came back separately with the other child and paid £4 they to would win a prize. How stupid won't be going back.

Visited August 2014
10 Thank Matt L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

2,336 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Great Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent day out!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was our first visit to Adventure Island and Southend. We visited with our 19 year old son who has special needs. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. My husband was able to purchase a "carers" wristband for half the full ticket price, which was very helpful. We all had a great time. There are lots of rides for all ages and abilities with good access.

Visited August 2014
Thank 292StephC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Another brilliant day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

We decide to go to southend today as its near and very cheap compared to other theme parks, and we werent dissapointed. All the staff were superb in getting the kids involved in the rides,always happy to chat and always smiling and happy .they are a real credit to the park .if you have not been before then u are in for a surprise .the queues are minimal .most we queued was 10 minutes , and theres loads of various rides for all ages .the wristbands are excellent value , considering they are open 11hours during summer .preorder online to save more money .the other good thing is that the staff dont try and harrass u to play the games to win cuddly toys .i think most other bigger theme parks need to look at adventure island and maybe take a leaf out of there book .:-)

Thank michael p
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great day out for all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

We visited Adventure island on Southend seafront on a Sunday. We all had a brilliant day. Our ages range from 6 to 47 and we all found the day exciting. We arrived at opening time, 11 am had had to be kicked out at 10 pm. The cost of £25.00 for all the attractions was good value for money. The only negative comment I would make is that the dodgems and go-karts were extra. The park felt busy but the queues were small and fast moving. Rage is up there with some of the best rides. For me the biggest plus of the day was the attitude of all the staff we meet. Happy, helpful, fun and very professional. I don't think I have ever been to a better run, fun park. Well done and thank you.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Darren B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place family enjoyed it all”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Went here today got 3 wrist bands for the kids, because the youngest is under 1m and would need an adult on the rides we thought we would have to pay extra £25 for adult band......no if a child needs an adult to accompany them....the adult goes free......i cant tell u how pleased we were with that....you know what its like.....with kids the adults dont get to go on 'big' rides so it can feel like u are getting ripped off when u have to pay to take a child on a ride!!! Well not at adventure island..... well worth it....also food was quite reasonable...we planned to eat out later so only wanted a small snack....went to main dinner hall and bought box of £chickenn strips .....all quite large and proper meat not maccy d processed...£10......it filled us all enough to last the day. Toilets quite clean concidering no of people. Staff were all very friendly and ticket office very helpful. All in all a great experience.

1 Thank Dawn R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Adventure Island also viewed

Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea

Been to Adventure Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing