Dickens World (20 miles)
is an exciting indoor attraction where you can learn all about the life, books and times of the famous author Charles Dickens. It will take you on a fun journey through Dickens lifetime as you step back into the streets, sounds and smells of the 19th century.
The Hop Farm Family Park (35 miles)
The Hop Farm Family Park
Outdoor action... Indoor fun... It's for everyone! Visit The Hop Farm for maximum fun at Kent's biggest and No 1 family attraction. The family park is packed full of new features and undercover wonders to entertain and fuel imaginations: come and enjoy a farm day out!
Chessington World of Adventures (52 miles)
Chessington World of Adventures
With nine themed lands, over 1000 species of animals and a safari themed hotel, Chessington really is Britain's Wildest Adventure with too much to explore in just one day!
Knockhatch Adventure Park (58 miles)
Knockhatch Adventure Park
This diverse attraction offers Playgrounds, Birds of Prey, Rowing Boats, Animals, Reptiles, Giant Sky Leap Slide, Indoor Soft Play, Toboggans, Trampolines, Crazy Golf, plus lots more. At extra cost and weather permitting, Go-Karts, Laser Adventure Game, Driving School and Rodeo Bull!
Legoland (64 miles)
Children aged 3 to 12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety. With over 50 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention over 55 million LEGO bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
Gullivers Land (72 miles)
A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.
Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park (73 miles)
Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park
This year Pleasurewood Hills will be celebrating 30 years of family fun with impromptu partyâs and celebration throughout the year. The Pleasurewood Hills experience provides hair raising, heart pumping rides for the bravest adventurers! Fun rides for all the family including the little ones too!
Pettitts Adventure Park (73 miles)
Pettitts Adventure Park
There's rides for small children, family, childrens theatre, animals and birds, and lots of animals to feed and pet. Good place for young kids 7 and under.
Sealife Adventure (8 miles)
From sharks to seahorses, starfish to stingrays, it’s all here in a family friendly environment with fascinating ‘Talks’ and presentations by their knowledgeable aquarists throughout the day.
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife (9 miles)
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife
prides itself on its reputation for providing all weather fun for the whole family, it is set within acres of attractive gardens and features one of the finest tropical butterfly houses in the UK. Throughout the day the Zoo offers a programme of animal encounters, animal feeds and fun activities this along with great competitions to enter ensures thereâs something for everyone.
Colchester Zoo (16 miles)
One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 250 species of animals set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes. Includes the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself!
Seaquarium at Clacton Pier (18 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Seaquarium at Clacton Pier
An informative, educational, fun learning opportunity to appreciate from an up close perspective some of the intriguing creatures surrounding our coastal areas.
Ada Cole Rescue Stables (33 miles)
Ada Cole Rescue Stables
Kids can meet more than 50 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, and learn an important lesson about how we treat our fellow creatures.
Marsh Farm Country Park (8 miles)
Marsh Farm Country Park
With so many different play activities across 20 acres of fun, there’s just so much to do! From the outdoor adventure play area to milking demonstrations or the tractor and trailer ride, there really is something for all the family at Marsh Farm.
Barleylands Farm Park (16 miles)
Barleylands Farm Park
A farm park, craft village and bird of prey centre. We have two indoor play areas and two outdoor adventure playgrounds, one with a giant bouncy pillow and zip wire.
Clacton Zoo (18 miles)
Clacton on Sea
- a children's petting zoo with animals you can feed, stroke and interact with. We have many different friendly animals that the children can learn about including alpacas, goats, micro pigs and various birds. 80 metres from Clacton sea front and 200 metres from Clacton pier.
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary (22 miles)
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
is a child friendly sanctuary provides a safe haven to animals that need it. They include horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, chinchillas and Max the bull, who loves nothing more than being tickled between his horns!
Boydells Dairy Farm (25 miles)
Boydells Dairy Farm
Provides a fun-packed and educational visit for children and adults alike. Try your hand at milking a cow or sheep, feeding hens, riding a donkey cart or outstaring a llama!
Jimmys Farm (30 miles)
An exciting day out for all the family. We are a working farm and breed rare breed pigs but also have cows, sheep, chickens and more! We have a nature trail, butchery and shop, cafe and playground. We hold farmers markets on 1st Saturday of every month.
Harlow Town Park (31 miles)
Harlow Town Park
A grand adventure playground plus large paddling pool (open in the summer) and a Pets’ Corner home to a variety of animals including fish, sheep, llamas and reindeer.
Lee Valley Park Farms (35 miles)
Lee Valley Park Farms
If you want to get the kids out of the house and are looking for something that is fun, interesting and educational, Lee Valley Park Farms in Waltham Abbey has all of this and more! With lots of different farm animals to meet and others you wouldn't expect to meet - charming meerkats, cheeky marmosets, reptiles and llamas!
Central Museum (7 miles)
Southend on Sea
Houses the collections of local and natural history and archaeology, and tells the story of Southend’s growth as a major seaside destination.
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre (10 miles)
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre
Over 80 dealers housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards, and a vintage motorcycle museum. Great for quieter kids who'll just love all the mysterious stuff!
Castle Point Transport Museum (11 miles)
Castle Point Transport Museum
Home to over thirty old and rare buses and coaches alongside vintage commercials, military and emergency vehicles. Great for kids into all things 'vroom'!
Chelmsford Museum (16 miles)
Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a living beehive and British wildlife galleries, to the history of the Essex Regiment and the Essex Yeomanry.
The Cater Museum (17 miles)
The Cater Museum
A series of accurately set up Victorian rooms which is great to help kids studying the period visualise it better. They also host displays on local history and have a World War II exhibition room and Victorian garden.
Natural History Museum Colchester (18 miles)
Natural History Museum Colchester
A fascinating chance to get closer to nature. Find out about wildlife habitats, biodiversity and climate change in a family friendly environment full of hands on activities.
Hollytrees Museum (18 miles)
Follow the story around this beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years. Meet many different characters from the past and experience Colchester's fascinating history.
Colchester Castle Museum (18 miles)
Colchester Castle Museum
Lots of hands-on exhibits of appeal to children and adults alike. Displays on castle prisons, medieval and norman colchester - lots going on.
Thurrock Museum (23 miles)
Here you can explore the history of Thurrock through 40 permanent display cases and 20 temporary display cases, containing over 1,500 objects, interpreting 250,000 years of Thurrock's past.
North Weald Airfield and Museum (29 miles)
North Weald Airfield and Museum
Still a very active airfield and on most summer weekends visitors can see some of the veteran and classic aircraft based on the airfield in action. The museum focuses on local service personnel and civilian histories.
The Museum of Harlow (31 miles)
The Museum of Harlow
Uses objects, text and pictures to tell the story of the area now known as Harlow from ancient times to the present day. Free quizzes and trails for kids available.
The House on the Hill Toy Museum (32 miles)
The House on the Hill Toy Museum
This is the largest privately-owned toy museum in Europe with over 80,000 individual items
of mixed antiquity on display, based on the collection of one man who started in 1946 by buying a Hornby train set with his pocket money.
Saffron Walden Museum (37 miles)
Saffron Walden Museum
We are a family-friendly museum where you can have fun exploring ancient history, natural history, local history and world cultures. We have an archaeological sandpit, where you can come and excavate, animals to stroke, microscopes to peep through, fossils, quizzes and much, much more.
Blackwater Leisure Centre (8 miles)
Blackwater Leisure Centre
- boasts a superb leisure pool, incorporating the challenging Jungle River ride, a fun flume ride, lazy river ride, a safe swimming area for children and novelty bubble pool. We also have a separate Baby Pool for our youngest visitors, plus a 4 lane, 25 meter pool for all fitness and fun swimming.
Woodup Pool (9 miles)
A very basic salt water bathing pool with an area of sand at one end. Open May to September. It should be noted they do not have lifeguards. Currently undergoing changes, call before going.
Brightlingsea Open Air Pool (15 miles)
Brightlingsea Open Air Pool
Two pools, one a 15m paddling pool, and the second a 50m main pool. The season runs from the end of May through to the beginning of September.
Colchester Leisure World (19 miles)
Colchester Leisure World
16 family fun features including two thrilling flumes, river rapids, crazy river, waves, geysers, still more slides and family spa pools! Also has standard swimming facilities.
Braintree Swimming Centre (19 miles)
Braintree Swimming Centre
Facility includes a great family fun orientated pool, with slide and interactive equipment. Children must be under 8 years to use this pool and acompanied by a parent or an adult.
Belhus Park Leisure Centre (26 miles)
Belhus Park Leisure Centre
There is a 25m swimming pool with water slide, as well as a teaching pool to cater for the extensive Aquatics swimming lesson programme. Also a sports hall, aerobics, mini gymnastics, sunbed, childminding facility and 11 bay floodlit golf driving range.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Theme Parks near Burnham-On-Crouch with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
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