The gates open at 11am, and closing time is variable throughout the year.
Any time the park is open beyond 6pm (every night in summer) wristbands go half price!
Guests over 1.2 metres should get a Blue Band,
Guests between 1m and 1.2m should get Green Bands,
And kids under 1m should get Red Bands.
So you pay for the amount of rides height restrictions allow you to go on.
Blue Bands are £20 online or £25 at the park
Green Bands are £15 online or £20 at the park
Red Bands are £10 online or £15 at the park
Annual Passes are also available at the cost of £75, £60 or £45 per person.
You will always save money by buying your wristbands online at www.adventureisland.co.uk, which you will need to do at least one day before your visit. Please check out the park's official site for an up-to-date list of opening times & prices.
Trains run to Southend from London - Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street, on the c2c and Greater Anglia lines. These will take you to Southend Central or Victoria respectively.
From Southend Victoria: Exit the station through the main entrance. Cross over the 'shared space' and the road, then head along the side of New Look and the Odeon. You should find yourself firmly in the High Street.
At this point you'll be able to see HSBC on your right and WH Smiths straight in front of you. Walk down the High Street, where you'll pass the likes of Burger King, McDonalds etc. Keep walking down, you'll go under a railway bridge --
And this is where Southend Central comes in to play.
From Southend Central, exit the station on the side the train comes in, that should be the one with the big college building. If it’s not, just exit the station and turn left to see the High Street. If it is, said college will be on your left, and ahead of you you'll see O'Neill's pub. Head across the car park towards the pub, and on your right you'll find a path leading to the High Street. Once on the High Street, turn right and head under the bridge...
-- And carry on down the High Street. You'll pass more food outlets like KFC, and another McDonalds, and then you'll see the Royals Shopping Centre. You're getting near now. Once you're at the bottom of the High Street you'll be able to see the park.
Head down to the seafront. There are stairs and a lift.
Now, you should be on the seafront unless something's gone wrong, and the park entrance will be straight in front of you.
If in doubt, ask a local the way to the seafront.
Buses in Southend go to the 'Travel Centre' which is opposite the Royals Shopping Centre. From there, head towards the Royals and turn right, passing Tesco, Subway and some coffee shops, and you'll arrive in the High Street. Turn left and head towards the seafront - you'll be able to see the park. Take the lift or stairs to the esplanade and the park entrance will be in front of you.
From the M25, take either the A13 or the A127, which both run to central Southend. Adventure Island is signposted on brown signs. Finding parking spaces can be difficult at peak times but car parks are signposted throughout the town.