Saturday, 12 March 2016

Our Adventures With Shrek And Merlin Pass Competition!

As Merlin Pass Ambassadors this year we will be taking our little kiddos to visit most of the attractions around the country and this time? It is the turn of the Shrek's Adventure. I knew nothing about this tour based not far from the London Eye. You're not allowed to take cameras into the adventure itself (CURSE THEM) but that's kinda nice as there's not much evidence around to tell you exactly what it's like. But I will try my best and at the bottom see the chance to win Merlin Annual Passes for two people!


Preparation 
We visited in a school holiday and imagine our HORROR when we went to go and you had to book a time slot. There were nearly tears and that was from me. However we went in a booked a time slot for the next day. I strongly advise you look online and make sure you don't have to book a time slot to save your disappointment.

On Arrival
You can take buggies and there is a check out when you arrive to the main queue so you can offload any bags, buggies, cases, coats, random scooters your kids made you bring. This is brilliant and it was great to walk around feeling foot loose and fancy free without having to carrying four coats, three bags and a small boy.


The Bus!
The first part of the adventure is a tour on a 4D bus. There is a height limit for this so make sure you don't promise any tiny tots a ride on a magic bus. Little ones and babies do get to see the same film but in a different place. The 4D is AMAZING and I screamed. It may be a bit scary but my two just about managed to cope.

The Adventure
For the next hour you go through a tour to escape from a very angry Rumpelstiltskin and meet a variety of (real life) characters from the film Shrek. Including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and very manly lady. You also see the odd cartoon character like Puss in Boots and the Gingerbread Man. The acting is brilliant and hilarious. Be warned. There are a few scenes that my pair did find a bit scary. Especially when live witches popped out of nowhere. But with the odd cuddle and "don't worry" it was fine.


The Ending
I won't ruin the ending but lets just say it was worth waiting for. My kids were so excited and happy. It was brilliant. Overall with a running time of an hour it was ideal for small children. It was fast paced, exciting, funny for adults and really well organised. Close to The London Eye and the SEALIFE Centre it may be a good idea to do a couple of attractions all in one day.

So pop over and go and check out Shrek's Adventure or if you are interested in getting a Merlin Pass for you and your family go and see what great offers you can get on their site. Now for the best bit. Merlin are offering one lucky reader the chance to win TWO Merlin Annual Passes! This would be great for you and a mate or to help you cut the cost of family day outs. To enter? Just fill in the Rafflecopter below. GOOD LUCK!






357 comments:

  1. My two would love to try Alton Towers!

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  2. Anywhere that could entertain our 12 month old but also be a nice day out for me and the hubby!

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  3. Lego land windsor. MrB has got a right cob on about not wanting to go. So we have to go, if we win!

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  4. I would love to visit some of the sea life centres

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  5. Legoland, my kids are Lego mad

    Kirsty Fox

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  6. A trip on the London Eye would be first on the agenda

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  7. alton towers but i live near blackpool so loads to do

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  8. My family has always loved Alton Towers and would visit there first (to show support) if I were to win.

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  9. Thorpe Park, we only live 20 mins away so perfect for us

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  10. would love to go to Alton towers

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  11. My daughter would love to go to LEGOLAND !!

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  12. I would really like to go to Thorpe Park as ive never been to that one!! xx

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  13. I'd love to go to Warwick Castle first.

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  14. Would love to do the Blackpool Tower, circus and softplay :)

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  15. The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham

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  16. LEGOLAND first... Sealife Centre Birmingham second...

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  17. Alton towers would be great, i have only been once in my childhood and im 30 years old! And my sons have never been either x

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  18. I love Legoland and the kids would love to go to Chessington!!

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  19. Definitely sealife centres, my 3 yo is obsessed with fish and sharks☺

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  20. as my ex did a shrek tribute many years ago id have to go to what youve described to see it, looks from the pics you have a treat for adults too

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  21. blackpool zoo

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  22. I'd love to visit Thorpe Park as i've never been!

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  23. My sons love Legoland so would spend most of our time there and we would obviously go to the other merlin attractions :) x

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  24. Everything!!!! I want to go see Shrek as I am just so jealous and I'd love to take the kids to CWOA as I lived so close to it as a child and went a few times, I'd love to see how it's changed x

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  25. thorpe park would be lovely my son loves it there

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  26. stephen ashdown12 March 2016 at 21:32

    Legoland! My 10 year old loves Lego and is intrigued to see just what can be built with it, just amazing! I dread to think how long it takes them to do it!!

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  27. Legoland
    Mariel P

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  28. i'd take my 3 boys to legoland and sealife the most :)

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  29. Everywhere I can from Alton Towers, Sealife to the dungeons

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  30. Alton Towers would be amazing!

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  31. Legoland, my daughter loved it last year would love to take her again.

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  32. ive always wanted to go to chessington

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  33. Chessington would be one of the many places we would love to go x

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  34. Amazing prize - Good luck everyone

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  35. Would love to visit Alton Towers as we have never been.

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  37. Chessington, Drayton Manor or Thorpe Park

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  38. legoland and chessington would be top of my list!

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  39. We love Alton Towers so that would be the first place we would go! x

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  40. I'd love to go to Alton Towers as I've never been x

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  41. legoland would be the first place i'd go!

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  42. Warwick castle, sea life and alton towers

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  43. I'd try and get round as many of the attractions as I can! Blackpool Tower, Alton Towers, Shrek's Adventure, the London Eye, Legoland...

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  44. I would love to make my lego obsessed son to Legoland

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  45. I would visit Warwick Castle and the National Sea Life Centre!

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  46. Thorpe Park and Alton Towers!

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  47. Would love to take my little boy to the National Sea Life Centre....but would definitely visit Alton Towers :)

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  48. My kids would love Thorpe Park

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  49. I would take my daughter to Thorpe Park or Chessington

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  50. i'd love to visit Alton Towers as i've never been :P

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  51. We love Chessington as it has the Zoo as well

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  52. Thorpe park for the thrill rides

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  53. We haven't been to Warwick castle so would like to go there

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  54. I would start with a visit to the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham

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  55. Thorpe Park I can't believe we have never been :)

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  56. London Eye & Sealife centre, they're close together

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  57. Thorpe Park - really want to go to the new Derren Brown attraction

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  58. Lego land is high on our wish list

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  59. Thorpe park, yay.

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  60. We're going to Blackpool in June and there are several Merlin attractions there. We particularly enjoyed the Dungeons last time we visited. Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)

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  61. id love to go to alton towers, im sure my daughter would love to go too !

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  62. All of the attractions, my daughter has a family Merlin pass so this would mean that I could go on all their trips with them and not miss out

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  63. Tanya Camilleri13 March 2016 at 16:13

    Legoland and sea life centre are top of my list

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  64. Legoland and Thorpe Park as never been!

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  65. Alton Towers I havent been for years & years

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  66. Alton Towers is a great day out, we'd go there

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  67. Definitely the Sealife Centre, I love that place but it's a bit pricey!

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  68. I would take the kids down to London to go on the London eye!

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  69. I'd love to take my children to Alton Towers

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  70. Alton Towers, i've only been once!

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  71. Alton Towers & legoland!!!

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  72. Legoland & Alton Towers. Not taken kids to these yet

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  73. Clare Munden

    Last time we went to Chessington for my sons birthday he became unwell and we had to cut our trip short so I would love to return with him!

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  74. Definitely Alton towers haven't been for years

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  75. LegoLand with the kids and Alton Towers with my hubby :)

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  76. I'd love to take a trip to Alton Towers

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  77. It would have to be Alton Towers as we are a family of Roller Coaster fans!

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  78. Most definitely the SEALIFE centre!

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  79. Christina Brown14 March 2016 at 02:23

    Alton Towers! :)

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  80. when we had merlin passes last year we stayed at chessington, thorpe and legoland for the weekend. It was amazing and would love to do it again before the kids get too old.

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  81. id visit alton towers as i haven't been for almost 13 years as i live too far away. But an annual pass for my family will most likely make me go a couple of times a year.

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  82. Alton Towers would be awesome

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  83. Warwick castle, we love it there :)

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  84. Thorpe Park my kids love it there :-)

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  85. So many places but Alton Towers and Warwick Castle would be on the list.

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  86. We love Legoland but have just been recently so first I think we would go to warwick castle, which is also great!

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  87. Chessington world of adventures would be top of our list

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  88. My little one's been asking to visit Legoland

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  89. CBeebies land in Alton Towers

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  90. Haven't been to Chessington inyears

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  91. Thorpe Park to see the new Derren Brown ride.

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  92. I'd like to go to Alton Towers

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  93. I would love to visit CBeebies land in Alton Towers. My little one would love it

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  94. I would like to visit Alton towers

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  95. Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor

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  96. chessington world of adventure

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  97. Chessington World of Adventures, I used to love the Bubbleworks ride as a kid, and would love to revisit!

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  98. Alton Towers! Thanks (Selina)

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  99. Legoland, Chessington, Madame Tussauds, Thorpe Park would all feature heavily on our list ;)

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  100. I would love to visit Alton Towers and would be great to take my nephew to Legoland as well!

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  101. Chessington world of adventure.

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  102. My son wants to do Blackpool tower but we have all Merlin places on our to do list, so this would be perfect! Thank you

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  103. We would go to shrek adventure or Legoland. X

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  104. Thorpe Park would be amazing for my son :) Thanks so much for the chance x

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  105. Everywhere, especially Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and the London Attractions!

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  106. Legoland and Chessington for us!

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  107. Alton towers, have not been therte for years.

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  108. the London dungeon would be great at the south bank we could do sea life and the london eye on the same day

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  109. Alton towers!

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  110. I'd go to The Shrek Adventure first as we haven't been there yet, then revisit all the places we went when we had Merlin Passes before plus maybe venture further afield and give Alton Towers a try

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  111. thorpe park and alton towers would be top of the agenda. the dungeons next.

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  112. the first place I would like to visit would be thorpe park

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  113. I would like to go to legoland

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  114. We're near enough to visit Alton Towers on a day trip, but I really love to visit Sea Life centres when I get the chance!

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  115. Would love to visit Legoland!!

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  116. Would love to visit LegoLand

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  117. Would defo pick Legoland! Love it there!

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  118. Alton towers is always my favourite

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  119. I would love to visit Shrek's Adventure Tour as I love the films

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  120. would love to take my grandaughter to Legoland x

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  121. We go to Legoland regularly as we love it, but would like to venture further afield and visit Alton Towers.

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  122. I'd definitely take the kids back to Chessington! Then maybe try a date day out to Thorpe Park! xx

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  123. Lucy Emma mills24 March 2016 at 07:34

    My boys would love to go to Legoland, but if we were lucky enough to win this would keep us busy all summer long visiting all the different places!

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  124. I would see how quickly I could visit everywhere! Particularly Thorpe Park in case I catch a glimpse of Derren Brown!

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  125. Alton Towers and Chessington would be brilliant as we haven't taken the kids there yet :)

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  126. I would love to go to Alton Towers!

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  127. I would like to take my kids to all the places in Blackpool like sea life and alton towers cbeebies land.

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  129. Legoland would be first on our list.

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  130. Legoland is not far from where we live, but I've never been there. I want to rectify that.

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  131. Alton Towers as we haven't visited for ages

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  132. Alton Towers! its such a fun place x

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  133. Would love to visit all of them! Alton Towers is my favourite! Rachel wallis

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  134. Would try to visit as many as possible. We enjoy camping as a family so would be great to plan lots of short trips around the country based around Merlin attractions.

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  135. I would love to take my children to Legoland :) x

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