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Adventure Island

This popular open-air attraction is the centre of fun in Southend’s seaside location. Located right on the beach, it’s the ideal place for a day out.

Travel from London to Southend return for £11.55 with our online advance tickets

Is Adventure Island open?

Yes, Adventure Island is back open as of April for all your thrill-seeking needs! They’re asking visitors to wear a face mask when walking through the attraction and wash their hands regularly as precautionary measures.

Where is Adventure Island?

Adventure Island is located right on the Southend seafront, by the iconic Southend pier on the Western Esplanade. It’s difficult to miss as you approach the beach from the town centre – look out for brightly coloured rides!

What rides are at Adventure Island?

There’s something for everyone at Adventure Island and enough to do come rain or shine – even for those tricky pre-teens. Whether it’s the classic helter-skelter slides or the latest roller coaster. You can even upgrade your ticket for Adventure Inside – a giant indoor play area – or for the Sealife Centre too.

To find out more information about visiting with anyone with a disability; you can view Adventure Island’s Accessibility Policy.

How many rides are at Adventure Island?

Currently there are over 40 rides as well as other attractions such as arcades, adventure golf and soft play spaces.

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How much does Adventure Island cost?

There is no admission charge into the park; you only pay if you play. Rather than making people pay per ride, Adventure Island have a simple colour-coded wristband system. Wristband prices change depending on the season, but are around £20-£30.

What wristband levels are there at Adventure Island?

Red Wristbands: For children under 1m, these rides are gentle and safe for everyone.

Green Wristbands: If your height is between 1m and 1.2m you can go on these rides. They’re exciting and fun, but not too scary.

Blue Wristbands: 1.2m and over? You thrill-seekers are allowed to ride on some of the more extreme roller coasters, including the iconic Rage.

How to get to Adventure Island by train

Take c2c for the cheapest train tickets from London to Southend. Buy online 3 or more days in advance to take advantage of our very best deal. Save even more if you’re travelling with children on weekends and during school holidays with our Kids travel for £2 deal.

What’s more, there is no restriction on which train you take in the day so long as it’s in the off-peak (which means it leaves London after 9:30 am).

What train station is closest to Southend Adventure Island?

The closest train station is Southend Central on the c2c line, which is about a 10 minute walk from Adventure Island. Nice and easy!

Adventure Island FAQs

What time does Adventure Island open and close?

Adventure Island has variable opening and closing times dependent on the time of year. During low season they’re open from 11am to between 4pm and 8pm, and during high season they’re open from 11am to between 8pm and 10:30pm. Click here to visit the Adventure Island website and get more details.

Is Adventure Island open when it rains?

Adventure Island will generally stay open in the rain, although some outdoor rides may need to be closed if it’s heavy. There are lots of sheltered rides and arcades to check out if this does happen during your visit!

How much is parking at Adventure Island?

There’s no official Adventure Island car park, but you may be able to find space in other Southend car parks. We recommend taking the train so you don’t have to worry about parking!

Is Adventure Island open year round?

No – during the most of the winter and some autumn and spring weekdays Adventure Island is closed. However, during these times you can still visit Adventure Inside, an indoor entertainment centre with rides, soft play and arcades. Check out when Adventure Island is open here.

When does Adventure Island close for the season?

Adventure Island generally closes for the season in mid-November, although from early September it’s only open at weekends. Remember that Adventure Inside is still open year round with plenty of fun for all the family!

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