Adventure Island Day Trip

Catch some fun and excitement with a day trip from London to Adventure Island

Colourful Lights of Adventure Island at Night
Colourful Lights of Adventure Island at Night cc licensed photo by futureshape

If you would like to spend a day of your vacation at a theme park, Adventure Island, with over 30 rides, ranging from large roller coasters to gentle rides for the little tots, is an excellent choice.

This popular attraction is located in the town of Southend-on-Sea which as its name implies is located right on the water's edge. By train, it is plus or minus one hour east of London, not including the trip to West Ham Station on the Underground. From the train station at Southend-on-Sea it is just a 10 minute walk to the park. This makes it close enough for an easy day trip with plenty of time to enjoy once you get there. The train ride through the suburbs and the English countryside will be part of the fun. Adventure Island is not literally an island but, it does project out into the sea.

Entry to the park is free, which is advantageous if you just want to let the kids ride while you watch. Ride tickets are sold individually or you can purchase a wristband that lets you ride all day, which is probably the better deal.

Previously named Peter Pan's Playground and then Peter Pan's Adventure Island the Peter Pan's portion of the name was later dropped after the park doubled in size and introduced many new rides.

The park, which is still adding new attractions, currently features four roller coasters along with a generous compliment of other rides for a total of 40 rides and attractions. There are 13 gentle rides suitable for young children less than one metre tall, however, they must be accompanied by a person 14 years old or older who get to accompany them on the ride for free. Be sure to checkout the video of a ride on the Rage Coaster near the bottom of this page.

Adventure Island is open daily during the summer months with limited openings during the balance of the year. While the park opens at 11am on the days it is open, closing hours vary by day and season. Be sure to confirm the parks hours by visiting the official site link below, before making your trip there.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Address: Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, UK

Phone: 01702 443400

Official Website: Adventure Island

Adventure Island Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Lots of excitement for all ages. The Axis and Rage were great rides and VFM too at £3.50. If you're there for the whole day, get a day pass. Best value for a lot of fun... on a good weather day. :-) Clean, too. And pleasant people.
Martyn Battrick - in the last week

Show More
Show Less

5 Star Rating Don’t go on the Ferris wheel if you afraid of heights, they will keep you on and think it’s funny. It broke down while we at the top! Not cool! Kids had fun, the rest of it was good, so a good day out. Great business model, designed to make you spend money. Will go back to invest in south-end council😂 Paid £5 for a digital image of my “happy face” on rage. Image quality was quite poor, they can improve this aspect, if they take my review as positive feedback.
Daniel Le Winton - a month ago

Show More
Show Less

4 Star Rating Great day out with the kids and the tickets are excellent value for money. Be sure to arrive early because if the sun is shining, you can expect it to get pretty busy come the afternoon. We arrived at 11am and got the popular rides done first. My only gripe, hence the four stars, is the price of food and drink which are as bad as places like Thorpe Park and Chessington. Variety is also poor. So take a picnic and you’ll be sure to leave with a smile and a few extra pennies in your pocket. Save a tenner by purchasing tickets in advance online.
Nathan Strong - a month ago

Show More
Show Less

4 Star Rating It was good.. not enough rides though! But there was a couple we went on twice. You can pay for a day band which was £25-£30 or annual £60 which includes the sealife and wildlife parks.. but as we only had time to go to the theme park and not many rides we just bought individual tickets, which were £3.50 each, 1 ticket a ride. I bought 5 but only used 4! The good thing is the guy said the tickets never expire! So I didn't feel pressured to use em all, and as we are planning to go southend again I will just use it then. Adventur island is right next to the town center too, lots of shops we are used to, like McDonald's, primark, poundland, jdsports, card factory and plenty others.
Nicola “Sticky” S - in the last week

Show More
Show Less

3 Star Rating it takes 30 to 40 minutes from London. this is not like a beach but it is very close to London. If you want pass your day it will be very recommended. I went in the evening time the weather was not good enough. That’s why my experience was not too good but sea is nice and one thing is you can go with your family and your kids there were funfair as well ticket was overpriced. I’m rating to the sea 3 out of 5.
Shihab AL Hasan - a month ago

Show More
Show Less


Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
District, Jubilee and Hammersmith & City LineWest Ham Station10 Minutes

How to get to Adventure Island by Tube

Take the Tube to Westham station using any of the above lines. Purchase a National Rail Ticket for the c2c Line to Southend Central Rail Station. Go to the platform indicated on your ticket. The travel time from Westham station takes anywhere from 45 minutes to just over an hour depending on the departure time.

When you arrive at Southend Central Rail Station exit to your right onto Clifftown Road and follow it to High Street which is actually a pedestrian only corridor, and go right. Walk down the High Street walkway and then go left at Pier Hill. Watch for the terrace on your right that crosses the road below and take it to the enclosed stairwell. The entrance to Adventure Island is close to the foot of the stairs. This is about a 10 minute walk.

Use the National Rail Journey Planner to get details and departure times for you trip.

Map & Instant Route Finder

Click&Go Map and Route Finder with public transit, walking, driving or cycling directions. Get up-to-the-minute transit times for your route.

Finding Your Route - Please Wait

Accommodations near Adventure Island:

Photo Gallery


Please provide consent and/or disable ad blocker to view the video.

London Hotel Deals

Book Now, Pay Later
Price Matching
2,563,000+ Properties Worldwide
24/7 Support logo sale banner link

Visiting London?
Here's why we use for our hotel bookings.
Best Selection
Daily Deals
Price Matching
Pay at the Hotel
24/7 Support
Share on Pinterest
Share on Pinterest
Help us grow! Please Share
Thanks for Visiting!