TOWIE star Amy Childs swapped Essex for the swamp this weekend to enjoy some festive family frolics at the preview of a new Christmas Grotto experience with a difference on London’s South Bank.

Shrek’s Adventure! London welcomed families and Big Green Ogre fans along to a preview event of its brilliantly bonkers Shrek’s Christmas Grotto experience which will return to Far Far Away this festive season from Saturday 4th December.

Amy, who re-joined the cast on the new series of TOWIE, was spotted cosying up to Shrek and writing letters to Santa with her daughter Polly and then being whisked away to the magical Grotto by Santa’s elves.

Actress Claire Sweeney took time out of her busy schedule performing in the West End to spread some yuletide cheer with her family at Shrek’s Christmas Grotto. She was pictured having fun in Santa’s sorting office and meeting Father Christmas and Shrek himself.

Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison and presenter Shanie Ryan swapped TV duties for a day out with their families. Also enjoying the festive frolics was TV Sports presenter Hayley McQueen and fashion connoisseur Naomi Isted who both relished the chance to don Shrek ears in what was a Shrektacular Christmas outing for all.

Guests who visit Shrek’s Adventure! London on selected days from Saturday 4th December to Friday 24th December will get the chance to venture through the Grotto and pose for a picture with Santa before being gifted a candy treat made by the elves themselves.

The adventure to Far Far Away begins as you board a magical 3D flying bus with the loveable yet mischievous Donkey. Guests will journey through the slimy Swamp then down Drury Lane and even pop by the Muffin Man’s house, as you become part of an incredible interactive story featuring some of your favourite Dreamwork’s characters including Puss in Boots, Rumpelstiltskin and Pinocchio.

Pre-booking is essential. For more information or to book your tickets visit: https://www.shreksadventure.com/whats-inside/events/christmas-grotto/