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. Museum and Event days throughout the year.
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 in the museum.
Chelmer Cruises Take a leisurely hour long cruise on Caffel, or hire a rowboat or open canoe and explore the canal yourselves! Public tours and private hire. Free for kids under 12months!
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.
Southend Cliff Lift Take a pleasurable journey on an iconic feature of Southend's rich heritage with fantastic views of the pier and estuary. It runs between Western Esplanade and Cliffton Terrace and will take pushchairs.
Rib Request Take a coastal Kent boat excursion and see natural wildlife and stunning scenery, from 15 minute power boat blast a bouts to a full day's more leisurely jaunt.
Coastal Voyager 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 Explore one of Europe's leading steam collections, take a ride on Bressingham's famous Victorian 'Gallopers', journey over 5m of narrow-gauge steam railway, wander through beautiful gardens, or visit the only official "Dad's Army" exhibition in existence. Something for everyone at...
Canterbury Historic River Tours Enjoy a 40 minute historical boat tour with light hearted informed commentary and pleasing features for kids to look at, including going under bridges and other ancient architecture. Comfortable and fascinating with views denied to landlubbers!
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway A scenic miniature gauge train journey with behind the scenes tour, big model railway in the museum, plus outside museum walk with insect hotel. Choo chop!
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 too!
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 With infinite train rides included in admission your little trainspotters are in for a treat! Plus LGB model railway, woodland walks and picnic areas near working track. Blissful!
East Kent Railway We are 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.
Audley End Miniature 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 A living museum with a wide range of transport to discover. Take a ride on the Woodland Tramway or Trolleybus service, walk along their recreated period street, and study the vintage vehicles in restoration.
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.
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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 Delightful 7.25 inch gauge trains take you on a journey just under 1 quarter mile from Park Gates Station to Lakeside Halt. A lovely way to explore the park. Open weekends and Bank Holidays between April and September, inclusive.
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 A 7 and a quarter gauge miniature railway with several different train types that are lovingly maintained. Located in the Vane Hage Garden Company grounds. Open weekends for family jaunts up and down the line.
Swanley New Barn Railway A miniature railway in Swanley Park giving rides over a half mile of track. The park itself contains a paddling pool, water jets, a Family Boating Lake, sand pit play area, a large playground, and cafe.
Kent & East Sussex Railway Enjoy a train journey with the Kent & East Sussex Railway between Tenterden and Bodiam Stations. Visit nearby Bodiam Castle plus attend special family events such as Day Out with Thomas, Halloween and also Santa Specials.
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 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!
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 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!
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.
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 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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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'!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Robbie Rascal Party and Play Centre is an inside soft play area for children from crawlers up to 13 years old. Plus outdoor play area, Quasar parties and family restaurant.
Space Kingdom Top notch space themed adventure facility with multi level play frame, go karts, sports arena, drop and spiral slides, Toddlers' Milky Way Centre and very much more! Awesome decor too.
Go Bananas Indoor Soft Play Centre Enormous play zone with terrific design and atmospheric play features on top of the usual fare, including vertical drop waterfall slide, bouncy Aztec Ruins and a spooky cavern with smoke machines and light effects! Plus a bigger than implied Tiny Town for the under 4s too. Awesome!
Jungle Adventure Huge jungle themed indoor adventure play offering terrific features like aerial glides, ball pools it rains in, cannons, trampolines, assault course and more. In the toddler sensory zone everything apparently comes to life, including a talking tree!