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Top 10 Crazy Character Adventures

Written by Eleanor Weeks

Visit your favourite characters from film, books and TV,
For little fans, these fun attractions are a must-see!
From Shrek’s Adventure to Peppa Pig World and more,
There are many fun character adventures to explore!

1. Dreamworks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure, London

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  DreamWorks Tours brings to you Shrek’s Adventures! A walk and ride attraction, featuring extraordinary animations allowing you to see, hear, touch, smell and feel the adventure in every way, and not too mention live shows with your favourite Shrek characters! Begin your adventure with meeting your favourite characters from Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and other dream work characters before hopping on the Magical Flying Bus to ‘Far Far Away’ for an unforgettable family experience. Embark on a journey alongside Shrek’s hilarious friends Cinderella, Puss in Boots and of course Donkey. But remember to collect special ingredients along the way so that you can find Shrek and make it home safely! Book now.

2. Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park, Romsey

If you want to keep your little Peppa Pig fans entertained, happy and learning this summer, go and visit the world’s largest and first Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park with 9 fab rides! The little ones will love exploring Peppa’s House and Peppa’s Toy Shop, and make sure you check out the new ‘Queen’s Flying Coach Ride” which will take you on an exciting tour in individual coaches on a monorail starting from the top of the Queens Castle! If you’re lucky you can even meet Peppa herself! – The cartoons most popular characters appear every day for photograph opportunities with their loving fans on the veranda in front of the schoolhouse. This makes the perfect family day out for your little Peppa fans as well as for older children who will love exploring the rest of Paulton’s Park! Find out more here. 

3. LEGOLAND®, Windsor

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For the ultimate Lego® adventure this summer, head on down to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort!  With awesome rides set over 150 acres of parkland and plenty to explore including a Star Wars Mini-land Model Display, Space Tower and Imagination Theatre, a fun-filled family day out is guaranteed! Not to mention the jaw-dropping acrobatics and swashbuckling swordplay in the classic pirate-themed live-action show which is not too be missed! Don’t miss out on the character meet and greets!! Say Hi to your favourite characters from The LEGO MOVIE or get a snap with Lord Vampyre and his monster friends, or even get down and groovy with the LEGO Friends! Book now.  

4. Adventure Wonderland, Bournemouth

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Meet your favourite characters at the Award Winning Adventure Wonderland in Bournemouth this summer on selected dates! – Bing and Flop will be there on the 31st July, Skye and Marshall from Paw Patrol on the 14th August and Peppa Pig on the 28th August 2019!   Plus, enjoy the Thank Alice for the Music production show taking place inside the Happydrome Theatre at 12noon and 3pm each day during weekends and school holidays.  After exciting live shows and character meet and greets, enjoy exhilarating rides such as the Jabberwocky helter-skelter, Turbo Teacups, Ghostly Galleon, Runaway Train and so much more!! Book now. 

5. CBeebies Land at Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Bursting with music, stories and adventures for little ones, Cbeebies land is the ultimate theme park for toddlers. Enjoy 14 rides and attractions including the Furhester Hotel Live Show and the Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride. You can even meet  Bing and Flop and have a picnic with them! Or why not make a weekend of it, and step inside the rainbow of CBeebies Land Hotel! Find out more here.

 6. Thomas Land at Drayton Manor, Staffordshire

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Visit Europe’s only Thomas Land at Drayton Manor this Summer with over 18 attractions from Toby’s Tram Express to Jeremy Jet’s flying academy there is so much for little Thomas fans to explore.  Children can get behind the wheel of a tractor at Terence’s driving school or burn off some steam on Spencer’s Outdoor Adventure play area! Book now.

7. Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Kids will love Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach which is home to 12 amazing rides.  Join SpongeBob Squarepants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Chase, Marshall & Skye from PAW Patrol and TEAM NICK for a fun-filled day! Characters will be roaming the park throughout the day so don’t miss the opportunity to meet some of your favourite characters for a photo! Step into adventure this Summer with their ‘Summer of Slime’ where things promise to get fun but very messy! Find out more here.

8. Warner Bros’ Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter, Leavesden

If your kids are Harry Potter fans then this is the day out for them! Head along for a Harry Potter Studio Tour where you will witness the breathtaking sets as you step into the Great Hall, Forbidden Forest and the iconic Diagon Alley! Explore the incredible collection of beautifully handcrafted props and see the original costumes worn by Harry, Hermione and Ron! Brand new for 2019, enter the set of Gringotts Wizarding Bank where visitors will enter the depths of the Lestrange Vault used to store the treasures of Bellatrix Estrange, once home to one of Voldermort’s many Horcruxes. Find out more.

9.  Chessington World of Adventures, Surrey

Julia Donaldson’s famous books are popular amongst children everywhere and you can watch them come to life at Chessington World of Adventures! Families can take a magical journey through the pages of the Room on the Broom book where you’ll meet the witch and her friends on a broomstick adventure!  Head to The Gruffalo River ride adventure for a wet and wild trip through the deep dark wood as you join mouse on his stroll through the woods, make sure you watch out for the Gruffalo! Find out more here.

10. Peter Rabbit at Willows Activity Farm, St Albans

Join Peter Rabbit and his friends at this award-winning activity farm, home of Peter Rabbits™ Adventure playground, woodland play trail and theatre! There is so much for kids to explore including Jeremy Fisher’s Music Pond and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s Kitchen! This summer kids can meet Peter and his friends or even enjoy Squirrel Nutkin’s ‘Let’s go nuts show!’ Find out more here.

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