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Childrens Entertainment near to Southend
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British Music Experience (31 miles)
Greenwich
British Music Experience The UK's only interactive museum of popular music. Combining cutting edge audio visual technology with some of the most coveted music memorabilia of all time and the only exhibition where you can select your favourite content and media recordings to keep.
A Complete History of London Show (34 miles)
Tower Hill
A Complete History of London Show Is an hour filled with information about London’s history brought in a very accessible and comical manner. Fun characters such as Dick Wittington’s Cat and not-so-clever Roman Builders make appearances and you and your kids will leave knowing more about London than you ever imagined.
BFI London IMAX Cinema (36 miles)
Waterloo
BFI London IMAX Cinema The state-of-the-art cinema shows 2D and 3D films on the largest cinema screens in the UK, transporting viewers to the world's greatest places, from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.
BFI Film Funday (36 miles)
South Bank
BFI Film Funday Film Fundays kick off with a series of themed workshops; kids can enjoy an array of activities from film-making and creating their own storyboards, to face painting and fancy dress. The fun follows with a special screening each month.
Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema (38 miles)
South Kensington
Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema For the ultimate movie going experience visit the Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema. With a screen taller than four double decker buses and 3D effects you'll be totally immersed in the action! A great place for a kids day out in London.
Polka Theatre (40 miles)
Wimbledon
Polka Theatre is a theatre especially for children in Wimbledon! We spark the imagination and fuel a sense of discovery in children through our thrilling and playful world class theatre. We have a welcoming and stimulating environment with a theatre, playground and cafe: all dedicated to the needs to children.
Warner Bros Studio Tour London (50 miles)
Leavesden
Warner Bros Studio Tour London is a walking tour that lets you explore the magic of the Harry Potter films: the most successful film series of all time. The tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props, as well as special effects and animatronics.
Empire Cinema (56 miles)
Slough
Empire Cinema 10 screen cinema welcoming families in comfortable surroundings for modern features.
Sealife Adventure (< 1 mile)
Southend on Sea
Sealife Adventure 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)
Chelmsford
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife 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, plus Monkey Run for older children and Meerkat Lookout for...
Colchester Zoo (23 miles)
Colchester
Colchester Zoo 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, plus the new Bears of the Rising Sun exhibit for 2014.
Seaquarium at Clacton Pier (26 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 (31 miles)
Nazeing
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 Animal Adventure Park (8 miles)
South Woodham Ferrers
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park Meet all your farmyard friends, Tractor and Trailer Rides, Indoor and Outdoor Play, Animal Interactions, Pesky Pet Show, Birds of Prey, Pet Barn, Milking Demonstrations and much more!
Barleylands Farm Park (12 miles)
Billericay
Barleylands Farm Park Get ready for all weather free range family fun. Say hello to cuddly farmyard friends, join in animal activities, meet birds of prey, run wild in the indoor play or jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride or miniature railway.
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary (19 miles)
Brentwood
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!
Clacton Zoo (25 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Clacton Zoo - 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.
Boydells Dairy Farm (29 miles)
Braintree
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!
Lee Valley Park Farms (33 miles)
Waltham Abbey
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 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 (< 1 mile)
Southend on Sea
Central Museum Houses the collections of local and natural history and archaeology, and tells the story of Southend’s growth as a major seaside destination.
Southend Pier Museum (< 1 mile)
Southend On Sea
Southend Pier Museum boasts an exciting range of vintage train and tram carriages plus pictorial memorabilia, penny slot machines and period costumes.
Castle Point Transport Museum (4 miles)
Canvey Island
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'!
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre (8 miles)
Battlebridge
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!
The Cater Museum (14 miles)
Billericay
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.
Chelmsford Museum (17 miles)
Chelmsford
Chelmsford Museum 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.
Thurrock Museum (17 miles)
Grays
Thurrock Museum 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.
Natural History Museum Colchester (26 miles)
Colchester
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 (26 miles)
Colchester
Hollytrees Museum 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 (26 miles)
Colchester
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.
North Weald Airfield and Museum (27 miles)
North Weald
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 (30 miles)
Harlow
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 (33 miles)
Stansted Mountfitchet
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 (39 miles)
Saffron Walden
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 (13 miles)
Maldon
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! Plus separate Baby Pool for our youngest visitors and lane swimming provided.
Woodup Pool (16 miles)
Maldon
Woodup Pool 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 (23 miles)
Colchester
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.
Braintree Swimming Centre (23 miles)
Braintree
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.
Colchester Leisure World (26 miles)
Colchester
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.
Kids Kingdom (1 miles)
Southend On Sea
Kids Kingdom Kids Kingdom has approximately 8,000 square feet of play including a 14 foot vertical drop slide and their own 14 foot JELLY MOUNTAIN as well as obstacle course climbs and runs.
Fun Factory Rochford (3 miles)
Rochford
Fun Factory Rochford 7m high 5 level play structure, kiddie quads track, rock climbing wall plus a synthetic ice arena with penguin skate aids.
Monkey Bizzness (5 miles)
Hockley
Monkey Bizzness Traverse climbing wall, 4 Lane waterfall Astra slide, Canon soft ball shootout guns, 5-a-side football and basketball court, separate under-5's area with mini cars, ball juggler, educational key panels etc
Rayleigh Megazone (5 miles)
Rayleigh
Rayleigh Megazone Home of Megazone Laser Tag, MegaPlay Soft Play, Music Rooms, Theatre and S-Kape Youth Centre.
Wam Bam Boomerang (8 miles)
Burnham On Crouch
Wam Bam Boomerang Indoor play and party centre, offering dedicated toddler area and much excitement and craziness for the bigger ones.
Cheeky Monkeez (8 miles)
South Woodham Ferrers
Cheeky Monkeez Children's soft play centre for children aged 0-6 years with a separate baby area for non- walkers. Strong emphasis on imaginative play. Cafe area for 40. Emma and Martin took over on July 2012 and have extensively refurbished the venuw, please come and see the changes :)
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre (9 miles)
Chelmsford
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre We are a fun and exciting place for children under 8 to come and use up all their energy. We have a suitable soft play area for toddlers all on one level. Another softplay section on two levels for toddlers and youngters. Also a baby section with mats, baby gyms and toys.
Partyman World Basildon (10 miles)
Basildon
Partyman World Basildon is an indoor play centre which provides lots of fun and play for everyone on the huge themed play structures, football area, fantastic slides and the UK’s only indoor climbable volcano! There is also a specially designed toddler area for little guests who are under 3 years!
Small Monsters (11 miles)
Stanford-le-Hope
Small Monsters is an indoor adventure play area for the under five's and their parents.
Tumbletown Indoor Play Centre (12 miles)
Basildon
Tumbletown Indoor Play Centre - is a children's indoor soft play centre for babies to big kids packed full of fun features to entertain and exhaust!
Monkey Puzzle at Madison Heights (13 miles)
Maldon
Monkey Puzzle at Madison Heights There is an amazing giant play frame that is over 6 meters high with a series of exciting climbing structures and educational toys and packed with slides, fun areas to explore and loads more!
Dizzy Rascals (13 miles)
Maldon
Dizzy Rascals is a indoor soft play centre, age 0 to10. Multi level skill building and adventure play equipment. Featuring interactive panels and a three lane 3 storey astra slide. Delicious food, fresh ground coffee and homemade cakes are all on sale.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Entertainment near Southend 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

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Essex can enjoy the great day out as well.



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