A Shrek Adventure Review

August 26, 2015


Last Friday I headed on down to South Bank with my two monkeys for a day of fun culminating in DreamWork’s Shrek’s Adventure.

The interactive Shrek’s Adventure is based inside London’s County Hall, right next door to The London Dungeon. Shrek is one of the most popular films in our house and we couldn’t wait to see what treats were in store for us!

We arrived early for our slot and were greeted by an absolutely massive Princess Fiona. We joined the queue and waited as we were led through photographers and a queuing area. The experience is advertised as being suitable for children aged 6-12 and I have to admit that 3 year old Hux got a bit angsty at how long we waited – it was about an hour until we reached the first interactive experience. But it was a very warm day so he was a bit hot and bothered and when we go again (at half term!) I’d definitely visit in the morning when he’s generally a bit more amenable ;)

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As soon as we reached the first main attraction all was forgotten – and I was asked to put my phone away so no more behind-the-scenes snaps.

We boarded a bus driven by donkey then ‘flew’ out of London to a holiday in Far Far Away. The bus was actually a moving 4d simulator and wrap-around cinema, the likes of which I’ve never seen before in the UK. It was brilliant for us because as Hux is quite small I often find he doesn’t meet the height requirements of a lot of attractions we visit – he just reached the 0.9m for this ride and was visibly delighted to be with the big kids.

The bus was a really impressive ride that even cynical old me loved to bits. This was the children’s first ever 4d cinema/simulator experience – Elfie was especially amazed by the water splashing at us as we dove through the river Thames –  and it really did feel like we swooped up in the air out of England before crash landing through the woods in Far Far Away.

We were then taken through a variety of rooms and experiences as we met various characters and were chased by witches – we cast spells, sang songs and danced through 10 interactive shows. It was a totally immersive experience that we genuinely all loved.

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By the end of the experience we felt like we’d been on a really exciting adventure and there were smiles all round. Elfie’s still talking about it, asking questions about the story and wanting to watch the movies again.

IMG_6067 IMG_6073 IMG_6068 You’re given the option at the end to buy a personalised book of your experience for £25; I usually poo-poo these extras as a way for the vendor to make an extra bit of cash but I’m glad I splashed out this time. Not only do the books contain photos of the day (which are always pretty awkward and hilarious, let’s be honest) but there’s a lovely story running through it. The photos of the children woven into the story of the book has made it a pleasure to read twice a day, which is about how often Elfie and Hux ask to read it.

IMG_5996 And as the cherry on the cake we got to meet REAL LIFE SHREK! Which was just the best thing that I think had ever happened to my two.

Shrek’s Adventure have kindly provided a family ticket to give away to a reader of More Than Toast. All you have to do is comment with the name of your favourite Shrek character. Good luck!

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Terms and Conditions: Competition closes at 12.00am (midnight) GMT on Tuesday 1st September 2015. Entries received after this time and date will not count. UK residents only. Entrants must be 18 +. Winner will be selected at random after the closing date and will be notified within 3 days of competition end. Only entrants received via the Rafflecopter widget will be considered valid. Exposure are responsible for provision of the prize, which is a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) to Shrek’s Adventure, London. Travel and accommodation not included. 

Huge thanks to Shrek’s Adventure for inviting us to spend time with our favourite DreamWorks characters! 

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  • Reply Jolene yule August 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Such a great giveaway we saw the shriek adventure when we went to London but the que was to long for my ds’

  • Reply jazmine August 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing.. my two children absolutely adore shrek !

  • Reply Modupe & Zoe August 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Our fave Shrek character is- Puss in boots ????

  • Reply Louise August 26, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Looks fantastic, my girl would go crazy over this! I’m a Lord Farquaad fan all the way :-)

  • Reply Kate Smith August 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Eeek it looks so fun! We love a bit of shrek in our house so we must make a visit. Our fave character is Shrek himself, such a lovable rogue :o)

  • Reply Elizabeth Briggs August 26, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I love Puss in Boots x

  • Reply Catherine McAlinden August 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Donkey – he’s so funny!

  • Reply Pat Stubbs August 26, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I love Donkey

  • Reply kim neville August 26, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    We like Shrek

  • Reply sharon williams August 26, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    My 2 would love this and they both love donkey the best in this house.

  • Reply Julie Booth August 26, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    My favourite Shrek character is Donkey

  • Reply Christina Palmer August 26, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Donkey is my favourite character, he is so funny

  • Reply Julie H August 26, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I love Donkey :)

  • Reply Jen Craig August 26, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    We’re fans of Donkey :)

  • Reply Alice Langley August 26, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    such cute photos…..I really want to take the girls. Looks fab!

  • Reply Natalie Crossan August 26, 2015 at 10:58 pm


  • Reply Nicola D August 27, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Great competition. My kids love Donkey.

  • Reply Margaret Akel August 27, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Puss in Boots is my favourite

  • Reply Carla Hollands August 27, 2015 at 8:54 am

    It’s got to be Donkey!!!! xx

  • Reply Eunice August 27, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Donkey, because everybody loves parfait! ;)

  • Reply Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper August 27, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Definitely Donkey!

  • Reply August 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Love Shrek. x

  • Reply jenny August 27, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Has to be Fiona – just love her

  • Reply Laura Pritchard August 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Has to be Donkey!

  • Reply Paul Scotland August 27, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Our favourite character is Gingy

  • Reply Cheryl Kean August 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I love donkey he’s so funny x

  • Reply Sarah S August 28, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Pinocchio is my son’s favourite character, or as he calls him “pino-key-nose”!

  • Reply Jennifer Toal August 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm


  • Reply Kelly Ellen Hirst August 29, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    My favourite charecter is the main man Shrek!

  • Reply Milena August 30, 2015 at 1:40 am

    We absolutely love donkey!

  • Reply claire woods August 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm


  • Reply Vera Bahounkova August 31, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Love Fiona

  • Reply Donna Gilligan August 31, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Has to be Donkey

  • Reply Eve Burke August 31, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I love Fiona for realising looks are not everything and its the person inside that counts.

  • Reply Nancy Bradford August 31, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    My favourite Shrek character is the Donkey. Love his funny sense of humour :)

  • Reply August 31, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Donkey x

  • Reply Petra Hora August 31, 2015 at 9:59 pm


  • Reply Sarah August 31, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Donkey is the favourite in our house

  • Reply Martina Alban September 1, 2015 at 6:15 am

    donkey is my favorite

  • Reply Michelle Norton September 1, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Donkey is fantastic

  • Reply Kerryanne Atkinson September 1, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Definitely Donkey :-)

  • Reply mrs sharron page September 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I love the donkey the best – he has all the funny one liners

  • Reply Emily C September 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    What a fab giveaway! My favourite character is without doubt donkey! Has me in stitches! :)

  • Reply Heli L September 1, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    My fave character has to be Donkey as he gets the best lines!!!

  • Reply Vickie Jackson September 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    My daughter loves Princess Fiona :)

  • Reply mk newman September 1, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Going to see the musical at Christmas this would be an amazing accompaniment!! My fave character is by far Donkey, he’s just too funny!!

  • Reply kay lou smith September 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    We like Donkey :)

  • Reply Victoria lister September 1, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Hate to be the same as the crowd but Donkey is by far the best character.

  • Reply Tracy Gladman September 1, 2015 at 9:07 pm


  • Reply Denise Walker September 1, 2015 at 9:11 pm


  • Reply Tamsin Dean September 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    love Donkey with his baby dronkeys

  • Reply gemma clark September 1, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I love the gingerbread man! x

  • Reply A.E. ADKINS September 1, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Donkey – of course!

  • Reply Vicky Varley September 1, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    It’s got to be donkey!

  • Reply Samantha Ellis September 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Gingy is the best x

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