Adventure Island (4 miles)
Southend on Sea
Situated on Southend Seafront on both sides of the world famous pier, the park boasts over 40 rides and attractions!
Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf (5 miles)
Southend On Sea
Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf
18 hole crazy golf course with fun features and amusing challenges for the whole family to play together.
West Park Pitch Putt and Crazy Golf (14 miles)
A12 Entertainment Centre (17 miles)
A12 Entertainment Centre
Is an indoor Entertainment Centre that incorporates Petrol go karts and the second largest Quasar Elite arena in the world. Also: a coin operated bumper car arena; a play barn for under 6’s; a soft play area for under 2’s; licensed lounge bar and cafe
Pirate Cove Adventure Park (18 miles)
Pirate Cove Adventure Park
With two 18-hole mini golf courses, an aerial assault course, pirate pedalos and remote controlled galleons, Pirate Cove is probably the best adventure golf centre in Europe!
Go Bananas (20 miles)
Offers indoor and outdoor play frames and equipment, plus dedicated toddler zone. Other outdoor activities include Banana Balls (zorbing), pedal kart track and golf buggies!
ifun at Sandancers (25 miles)
ifun at Sandancers
Home of the great 18 hole Herne Bay Mini Golf, with kiddie clubs available. Also on site: arcades and ice creams!
Clacton Pavilion (27 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Get your thrills in the Pavilion Fun Park which includes Rides and adventure for all ages, a 5D Cinema to send your senses wild, Adventure Golf, Tenpin Bowling and Arcade!
Clacton Pier (27 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Experience 360 Meters of All Weather all year fun and Rides including The new Lanes Tenpin Bowling. From Tiny Tot Rides to The return of The Stella Rollercoaster Families will have hours of fun and memories.
Labyrinthe (27 miles)
High adventure in the form of role-playing games where the players perform some or all of the physical actions of the characters they are playing, all within their maze of caverns and tunnels. Great for kids 11+.
Gnome Magic (29 miles)
Visit the enchanted Gnome woodland, explore mysterious and delightful gardens and finish off with a cup of tea and cake while painting your own gnome as a keepsake.
Kelsey Park and Minigolf Course (31 miles)
Kelsey Park and Minigolf Course
Beautifully landscaped and featuring an enclosed kids' playground, tennis courts and a Crazy Golf course. The 18 hole mini golf is quite challenging, so probably for over 6s or clever clogs.
Zorbit (32 miles)
Recommended 8yrs plus, Zorbiting is a safe exciting high and a really unique experience.
Mistley Place Park (32 miles)
Mistley Place Park
Animal sanctuary and tea rooms. An educational day out where you can feed the animals and teach the kids something important.
Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms (33 miles)
Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms
Dart through the rising and retreating walls of water created by playful jets as designed by Jeppe Hein at this free entry interactive play fountain. How wet you get is up to you! Mostly. Seasonally available.
The London Eye (33 miles)
The London Eye
is the world's tallest observation wheel with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The Eye has become an iconic image for London and is a must for any tourist trip. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
Scotts Grotto (33 miles)
A labour of love spanning thirty years of labour, some ten thousand pounds and an inestimable weight of shells and coloured glass adorning the walls of this 67ft set of charming underground tunnels. PLEASE NOTE the limited opening times.
Strokes Adventure Golf (34 miles)
Strokes Adventure Golf
We are an 18 hole mini golf course set in attractive surroundings which incorporate rockscapes, plants and water features. Overlooking the beautiful Westbrook Bay in Margate, Strokes Adventure golf is a skill based course with natural hazards that is both challenging and fun.
Walton Pier (34 miles)
Walton on the Naze
Take a ride on the Red Baron, be thrilled on the Waltzer, ride into the sunset on the Gallopers, release that road rage on the Dodgems or play some classic tenpin bowling: or all of it!
Hamleys (34 miles)
An iconic flagship toy store that has developed an international reputation for its magical atmosphere and spectacular window displays. Activities in the holidays as well as tours around the store available.
Celtic Harmony Camp (34 miles)
Celtic Harmony Camp
Enjoy a great day out for all the family, with Archers, Farmers, Warriors, Storytellers and Woodsmen. There's plenty of exciting hands-on activities to keep everyone busy and good food in a real Iron Age village, set in beautiful woodland.
Please note limited summer only opening.
Helter Skelter (37 miles)
For the under 8s but primarily suited to younger children. Children's activity centre with a nice variety of classes plus play ball pond, slides, climbing frames and other soft play facilities.
Lillyputt Mini Golf (37 miles)
Lillyputt Mini Golf
Championship designed mini golf course suitable for all the family with plenty of fun features and surprises: look out for the shark! Regular summer events held.
Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf (40 miles)
Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf
Navigate a prehistoric terrain with lush greenery, cascading waterfalls and hidden caverns, with 18 holes guarded by near life size animatronic dinosaurs!
Dover Leisure Centre (42 miles)
Dover Leisure Centre
provides lots of fun and engaging activities for kids and families. The centre has 2 swimming pools, indoor sports hall, workout classes and much more.
Join our award winning cheerleading squad: the Vista Twisters!
Jungle Island Adventure Golf (42 miles)
Jungle Island Adventure Golf
is a brand new outdoor 18 hole Adventure Golf experience. With a hidden cave, waterfall and raft and an animatronic Gorilla and Snake. Crocodiles lurk in the lake. Jungle themed Childrens parties available.
Suitable for any age and any ability.
TopGolf Watford (45 miles)
Featuring for families a striking 18 hole adventure golf course that features ponds, streams, rocks, plants, waterfall and daring water hazard! Formal golf available.
Stonham Barns (49 miles)
Fun facilities at the leisure and retail complex include Golf Course and Crazy Mini Golf, Owl Sanctuary and fishing lakes.
Hastings Adventure Golf (49 miles)
Hastings Adventure Golf
Features three 18 hole courses which include waterfalls, fountains and even a cave to negotiate around!
Scudamores Punting Company (50 miles)
Scudamores Punting Company
A variety of guided tours, treasure hunts and special events, or just punting about on the river. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Cambridge
Lammas Rec Ground and Mini Golf (51 miles)
Lammas Rec Ground and Mini Golf
Featuring crazy golf course, mini train, skate park, adventure playground, tennis courts, and modern splash park sprayground!
Go Ape Forest Segway (51 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest segway experience in the beautiful Black Park Country Park. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Hoo Hill Maze (53 miles)
Hoo Hill Maze
30 metre square 6 foot high maze with paths suitable for wheel and push chairs so no-one is left out of this gentle family adventure.
Pirate Island Adventure Golf (53 miles)
Pirate Island Adventure Golf
Swashbuckling fun for everyone! Treat the family to something different at our 18 hole Adventure Golf course. It’s festooned with obstacles, including a huge pirate ship, lakes, waterfalls, rafts, cannons and even our resident crocodile. Enjoy a bite to eat afterwards at the Hoebridge Cafe Bar and Grill.
Extreme Motion (54 miles)
Artfully landscaped crazy golf, wacky family zorbing, and, if you're brave enough, the Bungee Trampoline! Plus cycle hire, coffee shop, and the rest of the park to enjoy.
Soft Play Centre (55 miles)
Soft Play Centre
- the perfect place for your kids to have fun and just be kids. The Centre is full of activities for kids up to 4 foot tall to have fun and learn through creative play.
Si5 Spy Missions (55 miles)
Si5 Spy Missions
- is the exciting spy themed action adventure centre near Cambridge suitable for anyone aged 6 and above. Your Mission: to infiltrate the ship and stop the terrorists from launching the missile without being caught! The mission ends with an adrenalin pumping escape - you and your friends will feel like real spies!
Danish Camp (59 miles)
Relaxing days on the riverbank with live jazz music, river trips and boat hire, barbeques and bouncy castle, weather permitting! In winter, stunning views, snowy boat trips and hot food in the family lodge restaurant. Not a full day's worth in winter.
Go Ape Forest Segway (61 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Thetford Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Go Ape Forest Segway (61 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Swinley Forest, Bracknell. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Peter Pans Adventure Golf (61 miles)
Peter Pans Adventure Golf
An attractive and fairly easy 18 holes with half pipe tunnel, slopes and drop throughs for fun, right next to the Peter Pan's Playground. It's also close to a stop on the Volks Electric Railway, so it's easy to tie the whole lot together for a full day out!
Brighton Pier (61 miles)
A great victorian pier with fairground attractions, three bars, over thirty food kiosks, traditional seaside stalls, two amusement arcades, rides suitable for all the family and a world famous fish and chip restaurant.
HULA Animal Rescue (63 miles)
HULA Animal Rescue
An educational trip into the sad necessity to rescue animals, with plenty of happy, loved and rehabilitated furry guests to visit with.
Johnsons Old Hurst (65 miles)
Johnsons Old Hurst
By no means a full day but a fun stopover if you're after a family lunch or, er, sausages! Farm shop and tea rooms with play area and fort, and visual access to farm animals including crocodiles!
Jurassic Golf (69 miles)
is a thrilling 12 hole adventure golf course, complete with one roaring and moving Tyrannosaurus Rex and 11 static life size dinosaurs, artificial rocks, crushed military plan, stranded military jeep and lush vegetation located at Milton Keynes famous Shopping Mall: The Centre MK.
Southwold Maize Maze (69 miles)
Southwold Maize Maze
Great big maize maze in 8 acre field, plus picnic and play area. Open late July to early September
Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard (69 miles)
Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard
Jungle Safari Maize Maze and Giant Funyard! Complete the Monkey Maze and the Jungle Bungle challenge to win Monkey Nuts. Plus: Go Karts, Pesky Pigeon Tractor Ride, Zip Wire, Pig Racing, Bouncy Castles, Happy Hands Trail, Giant Sand Pit with Mini-Diggers and more!
Pirate Island Adventure Golf (71 miles)
Pirate Island Adventure Golf
Swashbuckling fun for everyone! Treat the family to something different at our 18 hole Adventure Golf course. It’s festooned with obstacles, including a huge pirate ship, lakes, waterfalls, rafts, cannons and even our resident crocodile. Enjoy a bite to eat afterwards at The Clubhouse at Abbey Hill.
Harbour Park (73 miles)
- is a FREE entry Amusement Park situated right on award winning sandy beaches and adjacent to the working Harbour and Marina of Littlehampton. There is ample beach side parking and large grass picnic areas. The River Arun also provides relaxing walks and a great place to try your hand at crabbing.
Basildon Park (21 miles)
This impressive Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland, was lovingly rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the mid 1950s. There are waymarked trails through the historic parkland and gravel paths around the gardens.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Kids Fun 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
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