The Ultimate Guide to visiting the Shrek’s Adventure


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Mon - Fri: 11:00AM to 5:00PM


Sundays: 10:00AM to 5:00PM


Price: £27


Saturdays: 10:00AM to 6:00PM


Time Needed: 1,5 hours

Once upon a time (in 2015), in a land far, far away (on London’s South Bank) a magical tourist attraction was created where characters from Shrek were brought to life.

Shrek’s Adventure is a one-of-a-kind indoor “walk-and-ride” tourist attraction in London inspired by the hit DreamWorks films Shrek, Shrek 2, and Shrek The Third, and allows children to come face-to-face with the likes of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and many, many more.

The founding of Shrek’s Adventure also marks the first time that Merlin (Europe’s largest visitor attraction operator) collaborated with a Hollywood studio to license the use of its own characters and stories for an attraction.

Shrek’s Adventure boasts ten hilarious shows featuring classic sets (like Shrek’s Swamp) from the many Shrek films, a breathtaking 4D ride with special effects and fantastic DreamWorks animation, and, most importantly, a tour where kids can help crack the code and save Shrek so he gets back to his beloved Swamp safely.

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Shrek's Adventure Highlights

Besides meeting Donkey, Princess Fiona, Gingy, Puss In Boots, Pinocchio and Shrek himself, visitors will also get to meet Shrek’s friends from Madagascar, How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda.

Some of the many other highlights of Shrek’s Adventure include:

  • A visit with Cinderella in Shrek’s Swamp
  • Getting lost in the dizzying Mirror Maze
  • Going aboard the magical 4D DreamWorks Tours bus (with Donkey acting as the tour guide) and seeing a virtual tour of central London as well as all the major DreamWorks films
  • Taking part in ten live fairytale-themed shows
  • Learning how to be a Viking in Berk
  • Finding out your fortune in Esmeralda’s crystal ball
  • Learning some fascinating facts about Shrek and the gang
  • Cooking up a magic spell at the Muffin Man’s house
  • Taking a stroll around the Spooky Forest
  • Competing in a “cheeky” DreamWorks Game Show
  • Rescuing Pinocchio from the Wheel of Torture

Special Tips


If you plan on visiting The London Eye, the SEA LIFE Aquarium, Madame Tussauds or The London Dungeon as well as Shrek's Adventure, you can purchase a joint ticket package to include two or more of the attractions and save a ton of money on ticket costs.


If you are travelling by car, you can pre-book a parking space at the Q-Park Westminster car park online and get 15% discount using the promotional code "SHREK."

Getting There

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Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom (See map).

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By Tube

If you are travelling by tube, the nearest stations are Waterloo (a five minute walk away), Westminster (a five-minute walk away) Embankment (a 13-minute walk away), and Charing Cross (a 15-minute walk away).

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By Bus

If you are travelling by bus, you can reach Shrek's Adventure via routes 77, 211 and 381.

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By Overground

If you are travelling by overground, the nearest stations to Shrek's Adventure are Waterloo (a five minute walk away) and Charing Cross (a 15-minute walk away). If you're arriving at the Waterloo station, take exit 6 for the South Bank and follow the signs to The London Eye.

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By Car

If you are travelling by car, there are parking facilities at the Southbank Centre (a seven-minute walk away), as well as The Q-Park Westminster car park (a 12-minute walk away).

Visiting Shrek's Adventure

Each tour lasts for approximately 75 minutes, and although there is no age limit, the attraction is probably best visited by children between the ages of six and 12 (as children under the ages of five may get scared during some parts of the tour). Furthermore, all children under the ages of 15 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over) at all times.

Be aware that the time on your ticket is not the actual show time, but the time you will be allowed to enter the building and wait in a queue; (which could last anywhere from ten to 45 minutes).

All visitors must arrive within the time on your booking confirmation, and you must bring a printed version of the booking with you during your visit. If you do not arrive within your reserved arrival time, you may have to wait until the next available show time.

The entrance to Shrek’s Adventure is on a ground level and step-free, and access to the first floor is via a lift. If you or someone you are with has mobility issues, be aware that the floor of the Magic Bus Depot and Rickety Bridge have a steep incline, and some floor surfaces are uneven to walk on.

There is a buggy park located on the first floor, and all buggies must be left in the park and folded down before you leave for your tour. All bags and coats must be brought with you during the tour, and must not be left in the buggy park area.

There are toilets located on the first floor, and it is highly recommended that you or a child in your group uses them before the start of the tour.

All visitors will have their photo taken before the tour starts, and purchase the ticket after your visit (for £25)

Please note that the 4D magic bus includes water sprays, air blasts and fog and aromas.

Ticket Costs

Tickets for Shrek’s Adventure cost:

  • £27 (at the door) or £18.90 (online) for adults aged 16 and over
  • £21.85 (at the door) or £15.30 (online) for children
  • Children under the ages of three can get in for free

Tickets for the Shrektacular Ticket (which also includes a pair of light-up Shrek ears per person) cost:

  • £36.50 (at the door) or £26.45 (online) for adults
  • £31.35 (at the door) or £23 (online) for children
  • Children under the ages of three can get in for free

Family package tickets (which includes a pair of light-up Shrek ears per person and a souvenir photo book for your group) cost £30.50 per person.

There are also events for adults aged 18 and over which cost £29 per person, and includes two drinks with the admission ticket.

All visitors can purchase a photo book (which includes five photos of your group during the tour) at the end of your visit for £25). If you’re interested in getting photo keyring magnets or a photo in a frame, both cost an extra £5.

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