Southends adventure island theme park
Bank holiday Monday we thought we pop along to adventure island for some fun in the sunshine!
Yes can you believe it bank holiday in May this year was sunny,
This is a picture of Darren , Owen, Harry and his friend on The Rage
The rage is the main reason we went , Harry is 9 now and said that all of his friends had been on The Rage, he was just tall enough for a blue wrist band which is 1.2 metres so could Infact go on every ride at adventure island. Which is brilliant for smaller dare devils he hates watching the others have fun!
When we arrived at The Rage which has a vertical drop of—- Harry cried his eyes out ! He was terrified all of his friends had done it and couldn’t believe how big it was!
After watching big brother and daddy ride he soon decided he did not want to miss out, this is his face after riding. He then went on another 6 times!
For those that don’t know Adventure island is a free entry theme park where you can pay for rides by tickets or by a wrist band on the day which let’s you rides all of the attractions.
We got there just before it opened and queued for tickets which were £25 for a blue wristband , for a green wristband £20 and for a red wristband £15.
We could of purchased them online and saved £4 on a blue wrist band which we have done before but the visit was a bit last minute so we didn’t this time
We spent the day on all of the big rides had great fun
We popped out to Sands restaurant which part of the group for lunch and sat overlooking the sea. It was a bit more expensive but the food was lovely they also had a live singer which was a nice touch.
There are lots of places to eat inside Jungle Jive cafe , fish and chip shops and plenty of candy floss stops, but we fancied something more relaxing.
You can a cheaper deal for the jungle jive cafe if you book online too.
We spent some more time inside the park after lunch to make the most of out of wristbands but it was getting a bit busier so short queues but nothing much more than 10-15 mins.
We just had to grab some hot sugered donuts on the way home the best!
So a few tips, get there early to avoid the main rush and park a bit closer.
Pay and display Parking is available all down the promenade and if you pay with your mobile phone you get a nice little reminder when it’s about to run out.
Book your tickets online they are cheaper.
You don’t need a wristband for just walking around the park and if your child is under 1.2 metres an adult rides for free! So that’s all red and green rides.
If you want to eat in the outside sands restaurant ( near the entrance ) book before you go in although you can’t book to sit outside it’s first come first served.
If you live local buy an annual pass at £75 , this is something I’m hoping to do with the boys soon, we live quite local so we will be able to pop along for the morning or evening grab a bite to eat and let the boys ride a few coasters. How cool is that ?
Watch this space we will be back!