Baddow Hall Park (4 miles)
Baddow Hall Park
Popular with families and dog walkers this area offers plenty of open space for games and a great children's adventure play area.
Promenade Park (5 miles)
Formal gardens, splash park, adventure playground, sandy play area for children, picnic, play and recreation areas, maze, tennis courts, shops and cafes, a large model boating lake, skateboard park and much, much more...
Maldon Promenade Park (5 miles)
Maldon Promenade Park
Summer time splash park plus tree trail and orienteering, skate ramps and BMX area, formal sports facilities (managed independently) plus model boating and crabbing lake.
Brook End Gardens (5 miles)
Brook End Gardens
Children's play area, formal gardens and recreational gardens. Not huge, not fancy, but just the thing for a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon. Take a ball!
Chelmer Park (5 miles)
An adventure play area, outdoor gym equipment, football pitches, netball and tennis courts, plus oodles of green open space to play and picnic in so take your frisbees, bats and balls!
Hockley Woods (6 miles)
A tremendous amount of ancient trees, stunning wild flowers and local wildlife for an old fashioned family ramble. Plus playground and way marked trails.
Hylands House and Park (7 miles)
Hylands House and Park
574 acres of parkland, woodland and lakes surround this sumptuously ornate building, both of which are a delight to explore. Their adventure playground is extensive and has a special focus on disability friendly equipment.
Admirals Park (7 miles)
A wide range of facilities; football and cricket pitches, pitch and putt golf, bowling green, tennis courts, angling, canoeing and play areas offer recreational opportunities.
Wat Tyler Country Park (9 miles)
Wat Tyler Country Park
Nature walks and wildlife, multi media and interactive educational exhibits in the 2 centres, sculpture trail and great summer activities.
King Georges Playing Fields (13 miles)
King Georges Playing Fields
Features a unique garden for the blind with many flowering and non-flowering plants which appeal to senses other than sight. They also offer crazy golf, a skatepark, children's adventure play area and paddling pools.
Thorndon Country Park (13 miles)
Thorndon Country Park
This beautiful all access country park contains a diverse range of habitats and is managed both for people and for its precious wildlife. Get out your bug and bird books, binoculars and sketchbook and have a great old fashioned family nature walk!
Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park (13 miles)
Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park
A whole day's worth, including a sensory trail, endless play equipment suitable for multiple age groups, cycle hire centre, fishing, visitor centre and bistro, sports and educational facilities, plus an extensive events programme.
Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens (14 miles)
Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens
5 acres of formal public gardens plus tennis courts and a pretty good children's play area. To make the most of the trip take bats (or rackets!) and balls, sketchpad and camera.
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve (15 miles)
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve
Great for rambling, bird watching and nature photography; there's also a visitor centre. In the spring there is the unusual sight of Cormorants nesting in trees, one of the few places in Britain where they do this
Abbey Fields Play Park (15 miles)
Abbey Fields Play Park
Fenced in playpark with plenty of climbing frames, slides and classic features to entertain and exhaust the kids.
Weald Country Park (15 miles)
Weald Country Park
500 acres of glorious parkland that's over 700 years old! Ranger led activities for children vary from investigating flowers and insects to kite making and Halloween walks.
Thames Chase Visitor Centre (16 miles)
Thames Chase Visitor Centre
Set in a vast and unique community space, the visitor centre at it's heart offers three children's play areas, family rambles, plus a great range of events, workshops and other entertainments.
Cudmore Grove Country Park (17 miles)
Cudmore Grove Country Park
Located at the eastern end of Mersea Island, the park includes a sandy beach backed by a large expanse of open grassland, perfect for summer games, picnics and taking in the views.
Bedfords Park Visitor Centre (17 miles)
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Bedfords Park Visitor Centre
Offers visitors a really warm welcome and the opportunity to find out about the wildlife within the 215 acre park, which includes many valuable species rich habitats - so take your magnifying glass and sketchbook or camera for the kids to identify mini beasts!
Grays Beach Riverside Park (18 miles)
Grays Beach Riverside Park
Great play equipment like their giant sand pit, adventure trail, aerial slide and the famous Grays Beach play galleon are open all year round and during the summer months there's a whole treasure trove of activities, competitions and special events.
Gosfield Lake Resort (18 miles)
Gosfield Lake Resort
The activities on site are wide-ranging from the gentle relaxation of Fishing, to the excitement of Water Skiing and banana boat rides. Or Just come and enjoy our lakeside picnic area and watch. A pleasant safe environment for family fun and relaxation. Camping facilities available.
Bartons Point Coastal Park (18 miles)
Bartons Point Coastal Park
Large grass areas for recreation, a miniature railway, model flying field, pitch and putt golf, and a great new adventure play area too.
The Gardens of Easton Lodge (19 miles)
The Gardens of Easton Lodge
Plenty of beautifully tended green space plus simple but fun wildlife activities for younger visitors, such as Scavenger Hunts for which they are rewarded with stickers; also craft activities.
Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve (20 miles)
Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve
Set in a spectacular position overlooking the Colne Estuary the visitor centre provides stunning views even on the dullest days It offers the visitor real peace and quiet. Out on the reserve you will find a picnic area, nature trails and bird hides.
Hatfield Forest (20 miles)
Extraordinary woodland involving trees of up to 1200 years old. Great for outdoor play, hiking and picnicking. Please note the adjacent car park has seasonally limited opening.
Castle Park and Gardens (20 miles)
Castle Park and Gardens
Features include a children's play area, crazy golf and putting green, children's boating lake, cricket ground, traditional cafe, riverside walks, and Hollytrees Museum.
The Gibberd Garden (20 miles)
The Gibberd Garden
Younger children will adore spotting all the little features and hidden sculptures throughout the gardens, and they'll all love the children's moated castle with drawbridge!
High Woods Country Park (21 miles)
High Woods Country Park
Had three superb adventure play areas and also includes woodland, open spaces (ideal for picnics) a lake and wildflower meadows.
Harlow Town Park (21 miles)
Harlow Town Park
A grand adventure playground plus large paddling pool (open in the summer) and a Pets’ Corner home to a variety of animals including fish, sheep, llamas and reindeer.
Parndon Wood Nature Reserve (22 miles)
Parndon Wood Nature Reserve
A haven for flora, fungi, birds, minibeasts, small mammals and deer, waiting for you to explore and discover. During school holidays activity sessions are run for children.
Beacon Wood Country Park (22 miles)
Beacon Wood Country Park
Ideal territory for hunting mini beasts, including green woodpeckers, sparrow hawks, foxs, squirrels, butterflies and colourful dragonflies.
Epping Forest and Visitor Centre (24 miles)
Epping Forest and Visitor Centre
As well as being a popular area for recreation and enjoyment it is also of national and international conservation importance with two thirds of it being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site (24 miles)
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site
A simple, pleasing site on which to take a family ramble, spot some mini beasts and enjoy a picnic with excellent views.
Danson Splash Park (25 miles)
Danson Splash Park
Wet and dry play areas with interactive water features and adventure playground combinations. Perimeter fencing and good facilities.
Waltham Abbey Gardens (25 miles)
Waltham Abbey Gardens
Wander around the remains of what was once one of the largest Augustinian Abbeys in the country. Discover this truly magical heritage site where dragonflies flock!
Lee Valley Regional Park (25 miles)
Lee Valley Regional Park
Lee Valley Regional Park
The 10,000 acre Park has hundreds of great days out for all the family. Whether it's a day out at the farms, athletics, golf, horse riding, ice skating, fishing, cycling, bird watching, camping or simply exploring the countryside, Lee Valley Regional Park has so much to explore.
Swanley Park (26 miles)
A traditional town park with play areas, paddling pool, sandpit, boating lake, railway, cafeteria, bouncy castle and battery bikes all set in 60 acres of parkland.
Basildon Park (26 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.
Capel Manor Gardens (27 miles)
Capel Manor Gardens
is a 30 acre estate with a Manor House. We have a jungle gym play garden for children, gift shop, restaurant and many gardens to explore. Can you also spot the meercats, Llamas and Shetland ponies grazing in our fields?
Wild Kingdom Playspace (28 miles)
Wild Kingdom Playspace
s a unique and distinctive natural playspace on Three Mills Green, Newham, London. It combines a variety of play structures and spaces that together bring a sense of unexpected adventure and imaginative seasonal change to the newly created landscape at Three Mills Green.
East Town Park Countryside Centre (28 miles)
East Town Park Countryside Centre
The car park and children's play area for two to 12 year-olds are near to the centre and there is an easy access trail that takes you around some of the interesting features on the landscape and introduces you to the wildlife in the park. Regular events held.
Clare Park (29 miles)
The first park in Maidstone with a green flag award; ideal for picnicking plus play on the tennis courts, multi purpose games area and the children's adventure play area.
Greenwich Park (29 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
Victoria Park (29 miles)
is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park. It has been used by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation.
Clissold Park (30 miles)
Extensive facilities including children's play area, basketball and tennis courts, conservation and woodland areas including a deer enclosure, organic nature garden and butterfly tunnel. They also have a paddling pool.
Finsbury Park (31 miles)
New facilities in the recent revamp of this iconic park include an enclosed, dog free play area with an exciting water feature designed by children, for children, plus a skate park.
Northaw Great Wood (31 miles)
Northaw Great Wood
Enjoy the trails, the spectacular autumn colour and the chance of seeing a wide range of woodland wild life, including fungi and butterflies.
Memorial Park (32 miles)
There is a small lake, a children's play area, tennis and basketball courts and cricket and football pitches plus a host of new equipment from the recent revamp.
Druidstone Park (32 miles)
Whether you are interested in meeting lots of friendly animals, having fun in the adventure play areas, finding peace and tranquility in the enchanted woodland or just relaxing in the idyllic surroundings of the park, you won't be disappointed at Druidstone Park.
Granary Square Water Feature (32 miles)
Granary Square Water Feature
Modern tourist green space set around a working historic barge canal and featuring 1000 lit and choreographed water jets, surrounded by historic buildings and playing host to exotic street food markets.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Woodham Ferrers 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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