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Adventure Island, Southend-on-Sea

#1 of 9 in Theme Parks in Essex
Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
Serving up loads of excitement for visitors of all ages, Adventure Island features over 40 rides and attractions. Get your daily dose of adrenaline on the Rage Rollercoaster, which reaches speeds of 70 kph (43 mph) on a 361-m (1,184-ft) track, with three inversions and a 97-degree drop. Families looking for a tamer kind of entertainment can ride the Green Scream, designed to look like a crocodile, with no inversions and extremely gentle drops. Other attractions offered at the park include two golf courses, arcade games, bumper cars, go-karts, and a sea life adventure area. Lots of picnic tables are provided near the park’s food outlets, which serve a range of fast snacks and hearty meals. To visit Adventure Island and other attractions in Southend-on-Sea, use our Southend-on-Sea road trip site.
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  • It’s okay but so overpriced and not worth it. Was a lot better and cheaper back when I was younger. Only a few rides which are actually good there  more »
  • Visited Adventure Island on Saturday with my husband and 2 boys, aged 13 and 11. Never been before and had no idea what to expect so really pleased to say we had an excellent time. It is much bigger.....  more »
  • Fantastic day out, great place to catch up with family. We had 7 kids in out group between 4 and 16 and there was plenty for all ages. Value for money was spot on with the added benefit that with the....  more »
  • We really enjoyed Adventure Island. With a 6 year old, we bought tickets and he got to enjoy the rides. Food and drink was really reasonably priced. It's a fun place, lots of rides for differing ages and thrill levels. It doesn't feel like they are trying to extract every single penny out of you, which is a nice change. It's free to enter too. Well worth a look.
  • A wonderful place for family adventures! It's suitable for age from 0 till 90! Helpful staff, clean environment! Food and coffee nearby, and ice-cream,of course! Enough parking space! It is located next to the sea! Highly recommend for day off!
  • Really good crazy golf venue on Southend sea front. Well maintained course and reasonably priced compared to several other similar golf venues. You have the option of playing two different 9 hole courses or combining the two. Both have good settings (dinosaurs / crashed planes etc). Enjoyable for both children and adults alike. Recommended.
  • Great family time. Came on Sunday, summer holidays, but still not over crowded. All round a good selection of rides, never had to wait longer than 10 min for a ride, mostly got on with the first group. Sorted tickets in advance so got wristbands for a bargain price. Amicable and welcoming staff, entertaining and informative. Did not have much to eat on site apart from ice-cream, coffee and sweets, because 5 hours flew in a jiffy. Kids really enjoyed the rides and accompanying adult for under 1.2 m ones came handy for free adult rides. Overall clean and well maintained areas, plenty of staff and security on site. Will be definitely coming back again and would recommend to families with children.
  • So much better than I thought. Took our 3 and 6 year old granddaughters who had such a great time. Top marks to all the young staff on the rides who maintained their enthusiasm for all their riders non stop through the day. Fun to take them on things I went on 40 years ago! Coming back in the next couple of weeks and we’re a fair drive away so shows we were impressed.

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