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 Great fun for all the family. Lots of rides for big and little kids. Big wheel, roller coaster etc. Lots of staff/security around too if you need them. Plenty of food options. A good place to visit even on a grey day.
Louise - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Wonderful fun for all ages and weather. A day pass is £28 (or £14 after 5pm), but if you book online it's only £20! 😃 A year's pass is great value at £56 if you'll visit more than twice. Lots of fun rides to keep the kids amused, plenty of places to sit, eat and drink, and toilets around the area
Sarah Littleboy - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating If you’re going for the whole day, get tickets online. It’s cheaper. However if going after 5 get on the till. Entry is free. But u need either wrist bands or individual ride tickets to go in the rides. The opening and closing hours are updated daily so make sure to check the website. The website is quite informative and easy to navigate. We had a lot of fun in all the rides and there are some good spots to eat in and around the adventure island.
Izza - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating This place offers fantastic fun for both kids and adults. Normally, I tend to avoid such places due to long queues, but when we arrived around 11:30 on a Sunday morning, there were no queues at all. The staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly, and there's a wide variety of enjoyable rides to keep you entertained all day. What's even more impressive is that it's very budget-friendly.
Ahsan Jalil - 7 months ago

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5 Star Rating Went on public holiday, the wrist band is worth it as you can go on all the rides and depending on how busy it gets you can go on some rides more then once. You can purchase online and save or you can purchase wrist band on the day. If the adventure land is open until 10:30 you can get the wrist band half price after 5pm. You can purchase individual tickets which works out £3.50 for a ride if you know your little on or your self is just going on one or two rides. It’s a great idea to measure your little one hight so you know exactly how much rides they can go on. They have wheelchair friendly rides. Staff are amazing and full of energy which is always a great bonus. They have drinks and snack which you can purchase. Toilet are available, you may need to wait in a queue depending on how busy it gets. They have arcade play, you do need to pay separate for that. Car parking available near the resort how ever it can get really busy, after 6pm parking is free. This is over all a good place for family and children to enjoy. In holidays it can get busy but I think they manage it well. The wait time for rides wasn’t bad at all, the longest I had to wait for a ride was 20 min. Which is reasonable considering it was packed.
Nazma Patel - 7 months ago

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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.

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