Rollacity Great venue for a classic, healthy family zip about on quad, or inline skates. Ideal for balance and skill building, good exercise, plus they offer varying session types with differing music and games.
Sk8rs at Madison Heights Family friendly roller rink and skate hire, an excellent fun and healthy activity for the whole family. Other activities available on site.
Silver Blades Ice Rink This family friendly frost fest boasts a full size ice pad for public skating and lessons as well as a great toddler sessions with ice toys, in bright modern surroundings. They offer penguin skate aid hire for little ones.
Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre The latest in sound and lighting effects combine with a lively disco atmosphere in Riverside's ice rink to get some great family skating done. A variety of sessions and events.
Rollerworld Classic family friendly roller skating offering Roller Disco, plus separate sessions for Family, Over 8s and Adults Only. Plus cool laser tag arena for zero contact combat gaming!
Lee Valley Ice Rink If you've been ice skating before, you'll know its one of the coolest ways to enjoy yourself. If you haven't, what are you waiting for?
Better Leisure Ice Skating offers a great standard of skating experience with a wide variety of lessons and sessions available for the serious ones, plus disco sessions and general slide abouts for those who like it casual!
Alexandra Palace Ice Rink Offers classic ice skating plus a wide range of activities suitable for all ages and covering every aspect of ice sports, Ballet Classes and Dance Clubs. New inflatable play area too!
Dovercourt Skate Rink is a family friendly outdoor roller skating rink! One of the only ones left in the UK!
Sunday Stroll Skating A free, mass skate every Sunday, which is designed for beginner skaters and families!
Streatham Ice Rink Hit their cool 60 x 30m ice pad for public sessions or professional lessons in ice hockey, ice dancing and figure skating! Plus disco sessions too; full skate hire available.
Queens Ice and Bowl Ice skating and tenpin bowling in one amazing venue, plus pay and play video games and amusements. The rink features art colour change lighting plus special effect light shows!
Queens Bowl and Ice If you are looking for family days out in London, with ice skating being on TV all the time why not go for a session down at Queens where they have ice skating and bowling all under one roof. Great idea if you're looking for things to do with kids in London.
Rollercity Large classic style rollerskating rink, offering loads of skate session types, including regular Family Jam sessions.
Area 25 Skatepark An indoor skate park with facilities for skateboards, BMS, scooter and inline skates. Mini ramp for youngsters and novices. An innovative place to improve your skills, whatever your ability, with a good atmosphere.
CurveMotion is an exciting interactive indoor venue offering roller skating, roller disco, soft play centre, mega slides, including a vertical drop slide, as well as a range of different party options and a high quality bistro.
Planet Ice Hemel Hempstead Family friendly ice skating facility with penguin skating aids for very little ones, and a special Ice Toddlers session with toys and games.
Slough Ice Arena General Skating sessions take place during the day and night, plus Disco Skate sessions, Ice Dancing, Figure Skating, Formula Freeze go karting!
Guildford Spectrum Enjoy the complete leisure experience here! At one exciting venue there is tenpin bowling, an Olympic sized ice rink, four pools including a leisure pool, a soft play centre, sports arena, athletics stadium and health and fitness suite.
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.
Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland Get away from it all at this nature reserve and woodland centre and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Lots of plants and animals to see, plus exhibits and displays in the woodland centre.
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife All weather fun for the whole family, within acres of attractive gardens with one of the UK's finest tropical butterfly houses. Lively programme of animal encounters, animal feeds and fun activities, plus Monkey Run and Meerkat Lookout!
Colchester Zoo One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 260 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 Butterfly Glade exhibit for 2015!
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.
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 Get ready for all weather free range family fun. Say hello to cuddly farmyard friends, join in animal activities, meet birds of prey, visit the reptile house, run wild in the indoor play or jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride.
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 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!
Ada Cole Rescue Stables Get up nose to nose with more than 70 wonderful rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules and find out more about these amazing creatures!
Lee Valley Park Farms With lots of different farm animals to meet and others you wouldn't expect to meet: charming meerkats, cheeky marmosets, reptiles and llamas! 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!
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. Free to explore!
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 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 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 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 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.
Essex Police Museum Find out about the police and what they do in this fab little museum that is free to visit. Get your fingerprints taken and check out the recreation of a police cell.
Thurrock Museum Learn about 250,000 years of Thurrock's past through their fascinating displays and extensive ranges of locally discovered artefacts.
Essex Fire Museum A fascinating look into the history of Essex Fire Service with historic engines, uniforms, equipment and photos. Try on different helmets, have a go on the water hose and if you are lucky, climb aboard an engine!
Natural History Museum Colchester Find out about wildlife habitats and climate change in a family friendly environment full of hands on activities, all of which are free! Best bits: crawling through a super sized badger sett and using their microscope!
Hollytrees Museum Examine 200 years of clocks, study a dolls house replicating the house you're standing in, interact with the hands on exhibits like period dress up and see if you can spot a live costumed character to talk to!
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 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 Four galleries focusing on local history within major time frames, plus temporary exhibit gallery. Time Detectives kids' history and archaeology workshops at weekends, plus a walled garden to explore with picnic area.
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 toys on display. Plus Palaeontology House and Haunted Manor for older types!
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 - boasts a superb leisure pool incorporating a fun flume 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 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. Free to use!
Brightlingsea Open Air Pool Offering 2 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 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.