East Anglian Railway Museum (22 miles)
East Anglian Railway Museum
Go back in time and come and explore the museum. Learn about railways and the people who worked and traveled on them.
Have rides on our Mini Rail during the school holidays.
Check for details on our website for whats happening
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (29 miles)
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
This is the only railway museum in Suffolk, where the former Mid Suffolk Light Railway is recreated. Many original station buildings and steam locomotives on display along with lots of photographs and memorabilia.
Chelmer Cruises (30 miles)
Take a leisurely hour long cruise on Caffel, or hire a row boat or open canoe and explore the canal yourselves! Public tours and private hire.
Colne Valley Railway (31 miles)
Colne Valley Railway
Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. A pretty line, relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt.
Coastal Voyager (38 miles)
Undoubtably our most popular trip by far is the high speed trip out to sea off Southwold. The boat is put through its formidable paces in a 30 min tour of Solebay.
Bressingham Steam Experience (39 miles)
Bressingham Steam Experience
Whether you choose to explore one of Europe's leading steam collections, take a ride on Bressingham's famous Victorian 'Gallopers', journey over five miles of narrow-gauge steam railway, wander through beautiful gardens, or visit the only official "Dad's Army" exhibition in existence, you'll find something for everyone when you arrive at Bressingham!
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway (41 miles)
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
- is the preserved southern half of the former Bowater's Railway built to move the raw materials for paper making and also the finished products around the mill at Sittingbourne.
Barnards Miniature Railway (43 miles)
Barnards Miniature Railway
- is a miniature railway that runs steam trains and diesel trains through the Essex countryside and woodlands. It has a picnic area and places for the kids to run round.
Epping Ongar Railway (44 miles)
Epping Ongar Railway
The longest heritage railway in Essex, and closest to London: running mainline steam and diesel trains and a heritage bus service to Epping Underground station. Step back in time and enjoy the romance of travel with our great value ticket, offering three heritage transport experiences.
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway (45 miles)
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway
Welcome to The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway, a delightful 2 foot gauge line tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, near the village of Bredgar in a richly wooded area of the North Kent Downs.
East Kent Railway (45 miles)
East Kent Railway
- is a volunteer run heritage railway operating vintage trains on an ex colliery railway. Plenty of attractions for kids including miniature and model railways and special events all year round! Fantastic country atmosphere and friendly volunteers. Hot and cold food and woodland walks.
Audley End Minature Railway (46 miles)
Audley End Minature Railway
A delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke's private 10 and a quarter inch gauge railway through Estate woodland. The children all enjoy looking out for the teddies that live in the woods!
East Anglia Transport Museum (46 miles)
East Anglia Transport Museum
Take a ride on the Woodland Tramway or Trolleybus service, walk along their recreated period street and study the vintage vehicles in recuperation.
Dover Sea Safari (50 miles)
Dover Sea Safari
Let the kids put on their pirate outfits for an exhilarating RIB boat trip from Dover Harbour. Spot the smugglers caves along the bottom of the White Cliffs or venture onwards to see the friendly seals that can only be accessed by boat.
Our Skipper and Crew will provide a professional fun and interactive voyage that is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Elham Valley Railway Museum (52 miles)
Elham Valley Railway Museum
Step back in time to the 1930's. Come along and visit the Elham Valley Railway Museum at Peene,
just off the A20 at Folkestone, Kent, England. Leave the M20 motorway at junction 12, just after
signs for the Eurotunnel.
Barking Park Light Railway (54 miles)
Barking Park Light Railway
Delightful 7.25 inch gauge trains take you on a journey just under 1 quarter mile from Park Gates Station to Lakeside Halt.
Lee Valley Boat Centre (54 miles)
Lee Valley Boat Centre
In a week you can cruise into London on a narrow boats, or in just an hour you can navigate the river by electric pleasure craft, pedalos or rowing boats.
East Herts Miniature Railway (54 miles)
East Herts Miniature Railway
A 7 and a quarter gauge miniature railway with several different train types lovingly maintained. Open weekends for family jaunts up and down the line.
Swanley New Barn Railway (55 miles)
Swanley New Barn Railway
is a miniature railway in Swanley Park giving rides over a ½ mile of track. The park itself contains: Paddling pool; Water jets; Family Boating Lake; Kiddies' electric bikes; Sand pit play area; Large playground and Cafe. These attractions have independent opening times.
Air Line Cable Car (57 miles)
Air Line Cable Car
Enjoy regal views of London in the new cable cars flying at up to 90 metres above the Thames! The journey is less than ten minutes so perfect for even the smallest sightseer.
Kent & East Sussex Railway (59 miles)
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Enjoy 10 miles of pure nostalgia on Englandâs finest rural light railway. Beautifully restored coaches and locomotives dating from Victorian times enable visitors to experience travel and service from a bygone age. The picturesque line weaves between Tenterden and Bodiam terminating in the shadow of the NT castle.
Docklands Light Railway (59 miles)
Docklands Light Railway
A day out on the excitingly sophisticated DLR is far from all about trains: hop on and off with a day ticket and visit bundles of great stuff as you travel round and you've got happy kids from start to stop!
Mid Norfolk Railway (59 miles)
Mid Norfolk Railway
- an 11 mile railway line which runs between Dereham and Wymondham (near Norwich). Run entirely by volunteers, the railway runs Heritage Railcar and Diesel services between March and October every year, and weekends in June, July and August run Steam trains.
Barton House Railway (60 miles)
Barton House Railway
- re-creates a traditional railway atmosphere where the whole family can enjoy the nostalgia of the golden age of steam with two ride-on railways, a fully working signalling system and authentic tickets.
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (60 miles)
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
is the world’s smallest public railway where families can travel 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermen's cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness. There are six stations and our station at Dymchurch is only a 5 minute walk away from the Beach.
Ashmanhaugh Light Railway (63 miles)
Ashmanhaugh Light Railway
Outdoor train rides behind a variety of steam, electric and petrol engined locomotives in our sit in coaches around our fully signalled and attractively landscaped circuits. Light refreshments including ice creams available. Sorry but dogs not allowed on site.
London RIB Voyages (63 miles)
London RIB Voyages
Fast, fun sightseeing speedboat trips for all ages. Kids will love this fast paced adventure whilst our comedian guides make learning about our great city entertaining for all ages. Toddlers, children and their grannies will all love this capital experience. Great idea if you're after fun things to do in London with kids.
London Duck Tours (63 miles)
London Duck Tours
is no ordinary sightseeing tour, you get a guided tour by road including a trip along the river, without ever leaving the comfort of your seat. Nothing compares to the thrill of driving from the road straight into the Thames. A great idea if you are looking for family days out in london.
London Waterbus Canal Trips (63 miles)
London Waterbus Canal Trips
Trips of varying length on traditional canal narrow boats, three with Historic Ship Certificates, and all with weather protection and large opening windows for sunny days.
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway (64 miles)
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway
is a 7 and a quarter inch gauge ride on railway for children and adults. The railways runs for a quarter mile return trip between the Herne Hill Gates and the World Famous Brockwell Lido.
Spa Valley Railway (66 miles)
Spa Valley Railway
The South East's friendliest steam railway! Heritage steam and diesel trains run for 5 and a half miles through the picturesque Kent and Sussex Weald between Eridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells, stopping off in between at Groombridge and High Rocks. Take a journey through time along this classic English Branch Line.
Bure Valley Railway (66 miles)
Bure Valley Railway
offers an 18 mile round trip through picturesque countryside which is as varied, interesting and beautiful as any to be found on a railway journey in England.
Summerfields Miniature Railways (72 miles)
Summerfields Miniature Railways
On public running days children and parents alike can come and watch and ride on real miniature steam trains. There are three separate outdoor tracks for different gauges of train. It is run by the Bedford Model Engineering Society.
Lynnsport Miniature Railway (73 miles)
Lynnsport Miniature Railway
is a 5” and 7.25” gauge miniature railway in King's Lynn, offering rides to the general public on Sunday afternoons from Easter to October.
East Hill Cliff Railway (74 miles)
East Hill Cliff Railway
Provides access to Hastings Country Park which overlooks the Old Town and Rock-a-Nore. The lift provides views over the Stade, home to the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe.
Cliff Railways (74 miles)
The charming West Hill Lift is the UK's steepest funicular railway and a source of immense local pride.
The Ruislip Lido Railway (74 miles)
The Ruislip Lido Railway
A charming 12-inch gauge railway which runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Ruislip Lido.
Malden Miniature Railway (75 miles)
Seaquarium at Clacton Pier (6 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.
Colchester Zoo (18 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!
Sealife Adventure (31 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 (31 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.
Clacton Zoo (6 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.
Jimmys Farm (13 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.
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park (31 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!
Boydells Dairy Farm (33 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!
Barleylands Farm Park (38 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.
Hollytrees Museum (15 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.
Natural History Museum Colchester (15 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.
Colchester Castle Museum (15 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Walton-On-The-Naze 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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