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Adventure Island, formerly known as Peter Pan’s Playground, is a free-admission amusement park in Southend-on-Sea. The Theme Parks headline attraction is the Rage roller coaster which features a vertical lift hill with a steeper-than-vertical first drop.
Adventure Island wristbands
Adventure Island’s flexible ride band system lets you enjoy your day, your way. The theme park is free to enter with a wristband required if you want to enjoy the rides. Adventure Island has lots to offer all the family but they are probably most well known for their thrilling and creative selection of rides. The park appeals to all ages, no matter whether you want the exhilarating breathlessness of their signature roller coaster Rage, or the simple pleasures of the helter-skelter, one of the oldest and most beloved rides in the park. The rides at Adventure Island are categorised based on thrill-level and height, so you only need to pay for a wristband which covers the selection of rides that align with the level that you or your family are comfortable with. The ride wristbands are stepped so if you purchase a wrist band in a higher bracket this allows admits you to ride the attractions in the lower brackets too. Children under 1.2 metres also receive free adult accompaniment on the rides, which means that parents can ride for free. The park offers a wide selection of rides catering for all ages.
Blue Wristbands – Extreme Rides
The blue band is for riders above 1.2m only. Blue band riders will have unlimited access to all 37 wristband rides across the park including all of the extreme thrill rides. Highlight attractions include Rage Roller coaster, Sky Drop and Tidal Wave Waterslides. There is also a selection of high-speed spinning rides in this category, these include The Dragons Claw, Vortex and Tie Machine.
Green Wristbands – Family Friendly Rides
The green band is for riders between 1m and 1.2m. The rides in this category are more family friendly, examples include roller coasters such as Barnstormer, Mighty Mini Mega and Green Scream. There is also a good selection of other rides in this category including a pirate ship, a twister and a ghost train.
Red Wristbands – Children’s Rides
The red band is for riders below 1m. Red band riders have unlimited access to 15 rides across the park including Adventureville, Big Wheel, Jumping Jolly Rogers and much more.
Pay As You Go
There are a small number of attractions which you can pay directly for when you visit the park. These include Adventure Golf, Formula A1 Karting and The Dodgems.
Food and Drink
With the wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars across the park you will be spoilt for choice. There’s something for every taste from Candy Floss to Ciabattas, Pancakes to Pizzas. You can enjoy a meal with views over the park at Feel goods Pizza Pasta Play. It’s a restaurant, Prize Arcade and Milkshake bar all in one.
Sea Life Adventure
For massive savings, upgrade your Adventure Island wristband to include Sealife Adventure. It is less than a 10-minute walk to the Sea Life Adventure where you can view a wide range of exhibits from sharks to seahorses, starfish to stingrays. The themed displays are both entertaining and educational.
Travelling to Adventure Island
Adventure Island is located in Southend-on-Sea, there are a number of ways to get to the attraction. If you are travelling by car, take either Junction 29 (A127) or Junction 30 (A13) off the M25 and head eastwards towards Southend-on-Sea. As you approach Southend-on-Sea, Adventure Island is clearly marked on the brown tourist road signs. Adventure Island does not have a dedicated car park, but the majority of the car parks in the town are council run, and it is just a small fee to leave your car for the day.
Travelling by Train
Adventure Island is just a short 5-minute walk from Southend Central station. Walk out of the station and once you get to the high street, turn right and walk towards the seafront and the colourful rides of Adventure Island.
See Train Genius website for details.
There are lots of places to stay in Southend-on-Sea and the surrounding area. If you only planning on visiting the park for one day and would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at some of the wonderful self-catering cottages available from Snaptrip.
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