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Things for Active Kids to do near to Southend On Sea
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Southend Marine Activities Centre (< 1 mile)
Southend On Sea
Southend Marine Activities Centre Nationally recognised watersports courses, including introductory courses in Sailing, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Powerboat Driving and Jetskiing. They also offer a wide range of beach based activities.
Legacy XS Centre (7 miles)
Legacy XS Centre A 4,500 sq ft indoor skate park and 5,500 sq ft outdoor park containing a 6ft volcano, 90° and 45° hips, 8ft quarter-pipe, vert wall and more!
Off Road Action Park (7 miles)
Off Road Action Park A unique outdoors activity centre providing a wide range of activities including a high ropes course, quad biking, archery, army assault course and many more for the whole family to enjoy. Now with new discounted wristbands!
Grangewater Outdoor Education Centre (17 miles)
South Ockendon
Grangewater Outdoor Education Centre From granny to youngster, at Grangewaters they offer tailor-made sessions just for your family. Wet or dry or a combination of both just let them know what kind of activities you would like to try and they will put them together for you. It certainly beats shopping!
Go Ape Leeds Castle (20 miles)
Go Ape Leeds Castle Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (21 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Push Kiting (25 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Push Kiting Kite boarding, kite buggying, kite flying and kitesurfing lessons can be taken up by all ages from 8-80yrs, so if you're interested in a great outdoor sport then come and have a go.
Laser Mayhem (26 miles)
Laser Mayhem Laser combat games are great fun and ideal for active kids between the ages of 8 and 12. All the fun of paintball without the mess! Plus they have an indoor arena incase of bad weather.
Soccer Skills School (30 miles)
Soccer Skills School A football coaching academy for 3-10 year olds, based at the amazing London Soccer Dome in Greenwich (former venue for the David Beckham Academy) hosting 2x indoor 3G Astroturf pitches with top training facilities and fully qualified coaches in a safe and secure soccer school environment for boys and girls.
Flatford Boat Hire (32 miles)
Flatford Boat Hire Row a boat along the river in beautiful Constable country
Revolution Skatepark (33 miles)
Revolution Skatepark Park for skateboarders, BMXers, scooterists and Inliners. On same site as Revolution Climbing Centre so why not combine the two and really do the kids in!?
Lee Valley Athletics Centre (33 miles)
Picketts Lock
Lee Valley Athletics Centre Athletics is fun, everyone can do it and it's a great way to keep fit! Take part in after school classes and school holiday programmes and be trained by experienced coaches.
Lee Valley White Water Centre (33 miles)
Waltham Cross
Lee Valley White Water Centre Experience the freaky thrills of white water rafting, canoeing and paddling! Over 14s for the rafting; the paddling activities have no lower age but kids must be experienced already.
Go Ape Bedgebury (34 miles)
Go Ape Bedgebury Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (34 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with an awesome zip wire.
Rye House Laser Combat (34 miles)
Rye House Laser Combat is an indoor laser tag arena for kids aged 7 and up. We host parties and groups that can just turn up on the day. Booking or calling ahead is advised.
Treejumpers (35 miles)
Paddock Wood
Treejumpers Treejumpers at hop farm offers outdoor adrenaline activities for 7-70 year olds! Our Adventure Sessions offer either 2 hours or a full day of activities including High Ropes and Archery.
London Bicycle Tour Company (35 miles)
South Bank
London Bicycle Tour Company We operate guided tours of London by bike, as well as bicycle hire, including a range of children's bikes, seat attachments, helmets and accessories. Cycling around London is a safe, fun, active and enjoyable day out. Come to us for friendly service and advice, even free maps! Open 7 days.
Sunday Stroll Skating (37 miles)
Hyde Park Corner
Sunday Stroll Skating A mass skate every Sunday, which is designed for beginner skaters and kids accompanied by an adult, where the music is vetted to ensure no profanity or adult content appears (unlike the Friday Night Skate).
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure (37 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure The UK’s No.1 Tree Top Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set up high above the forest floor.
Bowles Outdoor Activity Centre (39 miles)
Tunbridge Wells
Bowles Outdoor Activity Centre With activity facilities including two outdoor floodlit ski slopes, numerous climbing ropes courses and, an indoor heated swimming pool, this outdoor centre takes your breath away with both its beauty and the learning outcomes that visitors achieve.
Skaterham (39 miles)
Skaterham The skatepark is open to BMX, skateboard, scooter and inline, with special 11 and under sessions so you know your young ones won't get bashed about unduly.
Bay Sixty 6 (39 miles)
North Kensington
Bay Sixty 6 A skateboard and BMX park so perfectly formed it's often used for film shoots. They offer reduced rate beginner sessions, so off you go!
David Weir Leisure Centre (40 miles)
David Weir Leisure Centre Leisure Centre with a Play Zone including Rascals soft play for 2-10 years, Toddlers World and loads of activities you could try too.
Sutton Tennis Academy (41 miles)
Sutton Tennis Academy An indoor sports facility, offering tennis, fitness and dance courses and activities for children aged 3 to 16 years old. A highly qualified coaching team delivers an extensive range of programmes all year round. Courses run after school, at weekends and during holiday periods. Membership is not necessary.
Hunger Games Training Camp (42 miles)
Hunger Games Training Camp Outdoors in beautiful woodland and based around the story of the film, a fun packed day for all the family, you;¢ll not only learn you how to survive the game but it;¢s also educational, including first aid, wildlife identification and much more.
Ride the Hill (42 miles)
Ride the Hill As one of the Worlds top Mountainboard Centres, we have something for everyone, and a lift to take you back for more!!! And for the non-riders the lakeside location and nearby farm shop and plant centre make it an ideal place to while away a couple of hours.
Deers Leap Bikes (44 miles)
East Grinstead
Deers Leap Bikes We are a mountain bike park that has 240 acres of trails ranging from family tracks to single track and even sections of north shore. With bikes for hire or test ride a new bike as well as a shop and service centre on site.
London Colney Recreation Centre (45 miles)
London Colney
London Colney Recreation Centre Within the gym there are a surprising variety of child oriented options, including tots to teens sports training, a great range of activity camps, swimming and theme parties - a creche is also available.
Fun Abounds Trampoline Centre (47 miles)
Fun Abounds Trampoline Centre Trampolining classes and courses to suit all ages and abilities. Keep fit on the trampoline, birthday parties,play sessions for all and a cafe area so you can have a break and stop wobbling!
Sandown Park Golf Centre (48 miles)
Sandown Park Golf Centre Accessible golf at this golf centre and also with the Ragamuffins Preschool Play Cafe on this race course site.
Pioneer Skatepark (48 miles)
St Albans
Pioneer Skatepark is the UK’s oldest indoor skate park, based in St Albans Hertfordshire, close to the M25 and 15 minute walk from the train station. Open every day for skateboards, scooters and in-liners. See opening times for sessions.
Laser Hub (48 miles)
Laser Hub a bruise-less, mess-less action combat game for over 7s, played in an atmospheric arena.
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Crawley (49 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Crawley The classic and original Go Ape experience. We’ll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (49 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Knockhill MBC (Mountain Board Centre) (51 miles)
Knockhill MBC (Mountain Board Centre) Mountainboarding combines elements from snowboarding, skateboarding and mountain biking, they can be ridden anywhere from grassy hills, and woodland areas to the concrete jungles of big cities. Plus grass sledges for the young ones.
Sportspace Hemel Hempstead (53 miles)
Hemel Hempstead
Sportspace Hemel Hempstead is a sports centre with swimming pools, badminton courts, squash, and lots more. We have an extensive school holiday activities programme with sessions to suit all ages and abilities.
Go Ape Black Park (54 miles)
Go Ape Black Park Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Apollo Lasertag (54 miles)
Burgess Hill
Apollo Lasertag Lasertag arena and party centre offering pay and play tag with a large arena for you to run about shooting your opponents like a loon!
Laser Quest Eastbourne (55 miles)
Hampden Park
Laser Quest Eastbourne An adrenaline pumping game, combining the classic game of tag and hide & seek with a high-tech twist. Hit sensors on your opponents pack to gain warrior status in our two storey dungeon themed arena. Anyone from 6 years to 100 can join in and battle against family and friends.
Westskates (55 miles)
Westskates Family friendly skateboard, skate and scooter park with a great main section and also a special area for learners under 6. Supervised with a first aider on site.
Dunstable Leisure Centre (58 miles)
Dunstable Leisure Centre Leisure centre offering loads of facilities: some of the sports available include swimming, tennis, trampolining, gymnastics, soccer, golf and cricket.
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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!

Thanks for all the great things to do and Things for Active Kids to do near Southend on Sea 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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