What child wouldn’t love going on and adventure to find Shrek and Dory in the same day!
This is what we were lucky enough to do at the beginning of the holiday when we took a trip to Shrek’s Adventure and the Sea Life London Aquarium that are directly next to each other housed the stunning buildings along the Southbank.
Shrek was our first port of call and after a bit of a faff with a queuing system that didn’t seem to be working to well we set off on our adventure to find Shrek.
We were whisked off by Donkey on the magical 4D bus that tossed and turned us through the sky, giving us a few surprises on the way.
Next came several different rooms where we were met by wonderfully vivacious characters that helped us to piece together the mystery to where Shrek was with lots of twists, turns and eye-openers as we entered each new door, with the anticipation of finding Shrek the whole way round.
The whole experience kept my three youngest engaged throughout but it may be a little scary at times for little ones with sections of darkness and some very realistic acting, and as buggies are not permitted on the tour if you have one that doesn’t like walking asI did it can be a bit much on your arms. But this is why they state it is best suited for age 6+.
If you are a Shrek fan or not you will find something to love on this adventure that was filled with wonder and surprise the whole way round. I would challenge anyone to not feel the same.
After we had completed our adventure we popped straight next door to the Sea Life London Aquarium where you immediately felt you had been submerged many miles under the ocean as you wind your way round looking at the majestic stingrays skimming the sand, pretty seahorses dancing in the reeds and voracious sharks owning the water.
Each tank brings you something different allowing your to take in the vast array of sealife that makes up the underwater world.
With the release of Disney Pixars Finding Dory there is a great quiz sheet available as you enter which kept mine amused as we walked around by filling in the questions and searching for the lovable character with your chance to get a special reward at the end.
We really enjoyed walking through the open tunnel and having the change to see everything so close up and from so many different angles. The children loved climbing into the portholes to get a closer look.
Something I wasn’t expecting to see was the Gentoo penguins from the Antarctic. Although they were super cute to look at I’m not sure if I felt this type of enclosure was the best place for these wonderful creatures.
My little ones love the opportunity to get hands on with anything and were really excited when they got to touch a starfish which is something they have never done before.
The Sea Life London Aquarium offers children the experience to learn so much about sealife in an interesting, fun and hands-on way that it is well worth a trip.
Southbank really is a hive of entertainment and has so much to offer in one place. There is the choice of Shrek’s Adventure, Sea Life London Aquarium, The London Eye and London Dungeon to chose from and some great deals when you book attractions together.
London Dungeon is certainly on my list of things to do with my teens as it looks like a real thrill seeking day out.
*We were given tickets for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.