Adventure Island is a free-admission amusement park in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK which has over 50 rides and attractions. The current site of the amusement park flanks the north end of Southend Pier and has been an amusement park since 1976 when the land now forming the west side of the park was purchased by the Miller family.
The park was previously known as Peter Pan’s Playground and latterly Peter Pan’s Adventure Island before becoming simply Adventure Island. The site is currently owned and managed by Stockvale Limited.
Adventure Island started out in 1918 as Sunken Gardens, a sea side garden that in the 1920s installed a few children’s rides. In 1976, the land to the west of the pier was purchased by the Miller family. In 1995 the park was vastly expanded when the land to the east of the pier was purchased to form part of the park.