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Family Days Out near to Maldon
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The Maldon Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Maldon
The Maldon Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self-guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Dizzy Rascals (< 1 mile)
Maldon
Dizzy Rascals is a indoor soft play centre, age 0 to10. Multi level skill building and adventure play equipment. Featuring interactive panels and a three lane 3 storey astra slide. Delicious food, fresh ground coffee and homemade cakes are all on sale.
Madison Lanes (< 1 mile)
Maldon
Madison Lanes Tenpin bowling in their Air Conditioned environment with 22 fully computerised Tenpin bowling lanes, in two fun areas.
Sk8rs at Madison Heights (< 1 mile)
Maldon
Sk8rs at Madison Heights Family friendly roller rink and skate hire, an excellent fun and healthy activity for the whole family. Other activities available on site.
Monkey Puzzle at Madison Heights (< 1 mile)
Maldon
Monkey Puzzle at Madison Heights There is an amazing giant play frame that is over 6 meters high with a series of exciting climbing structures and educational toys and packed with slides, fun areas to explore and loads more!
Maldon Promenade Park (< 1 mile)
Maldon
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.
Promenade Park (< 1 mile)
Maldon
Promenade Park 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...
Blackwater Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Maldon
Blackwater Leisure Centre - boasts a superb leisure pool, incorporating the challenging Jungle River ride, a fun flume ride, lazy river ride, a safe swimming area for children and novelty bubble pool! Plus separate Baby Pool for our youngest visitors and lane swimming provided.
Chelmer Cruises (4 miles)
Chelmsford
Chelmer Cruises 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.
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre (6 miles)
Chelmsford
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre We are a fun and exciting place for children under 8 to come and use up all their energy. We have a suitable soft play area for toddlers all on one level. Another softplay section on two levels for toddlers and youngters. Also a baby section with mats, baby gyms and toys.
Cheeky Monkeez (6 miles)
South Woodham Ferrers
Cheeky Monkeez Children's soft play centre for children aged 0-6 years with a separate baby area for non- walkers. Strong emphasis on imaginative play. Cafe area for 40. Emma and Martin took over on July 2012 and have extensively refurbished the venuw, please come and see the changes :)
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife (7 miles)
Chelmsford
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...
Brook End Gardens (7 miles)
Chelmsford
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!
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park (7 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!
Baddow Hall Park (7 miles)
Chelmsford
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.
Woodup Pool (7 miles)
Maldon
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. Currently undergoing changes, call before going.
The Cressing Temple Barns (8 miles)
Braintree
The Cressing Temple Barns This year we have a calendar packed with great events to suit everyone. We have jousting knights, history brought alive with re-enactors from down the ages. Smell the cordite with Sharpe's Rifles and clash swords with the Vikings. Be transported to Tudor times with sound and taste or be enthralled by the...
The Chelmsford Treasure Trail (8 miles)
Chelmsford
The Chelmsford Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre (8 miles)
Chelmsford
Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre The latest in sound and lighting effects combine with a lively disco atmosphere in Riverside's ice rink to get some great family skating done.
Layer Marney Tower (8 miles)
Colchester
Layer Marney Tower A great place to visit whether you are planning to exhaust the children in the play area or enjoy the tranquility of the garden. The view from the roof shows the church, outbuildings, play area, gardens, estate and wildlife walk.
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre (9 miles)
Battlebridge
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!
Wacky Warehouse Queen B (9 miles)
Chelmsford
Wacky Warehouse Queen B offer a plentiful multi level multi color adventure play frame plus dedicated toddler area. Family restaurant on ground floor, play zone on first floor with lift access available.
Chelmer Park (9 miles)
Chelmsford
Chelmer Park 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!
Monkey Bizzness (9 miles)
Hockley
Monkey Bizzness Traverse climbing wall, 4 Lane waterfall Astra slide, Canon soft ball shootout guns, 5-a-side football and basketball court, separate under-5's area with mini cars, ball juggler, educational key panels etc
CJs Bowling (9 miles)
Hockley
CJs Bowling 12 tenpin bowling lanes with free entry kiddie soft play area also on site. Cafe plus pro shop.
Wam Bam Boomerang (9 miles)
Burnham On Crouch
Wam Bam Boomerang Indoor play and party centre, offering dedicated toddler area and much excitement and craziness for the bigger ones.
Chelmsford Museum (9 miles)
Chelmsford
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.
Hockley Woods (9 miles)
Hockley
Hockley Woods A tremendous amount of ancient trees, stunning wild flowers and local wildlife for an old fashioned family ramble. Plus playground and way marked trails.
West Park Pitch Putt and Crazy Golf (9 miles)
Chelmsford
West Park Pitch Putt and Crazy Golf Established 18 hole pitch and putt course, with a 9 hole crazy golf course, cafeteria, equipment for hire and a large car park.
Admirals Park (9 miles)
Chelmsford
Admirals Park 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.
Tenpin Chelmsford (9 miles)
Chelmsford
Tenpin Chelmsford is a bowling centre located in Widford Industrial Estate. We have 36 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Coggeshall Grange Barn (9 miles)
Coggeshall
Coggeshall Grange Barn 13th-century monastic barn. One of Europe's oldest timber-framed buildings, it has a cathedral-like interior and is linked to a local Cistercian abbey. Inside the barn hosts an exhibition of local woodcarving, tools and a collection of agricultural carts.
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve (10 miles)
Colchester
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 (10 miles)
Colchester
Abbey Fields Play Park Fenced in playpark with plenty of climbing frames, slides and classic features to entertain and exhaust the kids.
Hylands House and Park (10 miles)
Chelmsford
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.
Rayleigh Windmill (10 miles)
Rayleigh
Rayleigh Windmill Try a charming little stop at an award-winning tourist and educational attraction which contains an accredited museum, an exhibition space and information about Rayleigh Mount.
Ceramics on the Hop (10 miles)
Writtle
Ceramics on the Hop Ceramics on the Hop now also run clay workshops during the school holidays and are able offer potters wheel for older children and adults, although this is a bookable activity.
Rayleigh Mount (10 miles)
Rayleigh
Rayleigh Mount An early medieval motte and bailey castle site, which offers sweeping views across the Crouch Valley. Make the most of your day by visiting the adjacent windmill to explore historical exhibitions.
Braintree Swimming Centre (10 miles)
Braintree
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.
Crazy Kids Adventure Play (11 miles)
Braintree
Crazy Kids Adventure Play A massive, air conditioned, modern warehouse fitted out for high adventure and excitement on the multi-level activity areas in a controlled environment. This is children's playtime entertainment at it's very best and safest.
Namco Funscape Braintree (11 miles)
Braintree
Namco Funscape Braintree Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Rollacity (11 miles)
Rochford
Rollacity offers a classic, healthy family zip about on quad or inline skates. Great for balance and skill building, good exercise, plus they offer varying session types with differing music and games.
Fun Factory Rochford (11 miles)
Rochford
Fun Factory Rochford 7m high 5 level play structure, kiddie quads track, rock climbing wall plus a synthetic ice arena with penguin skate aids.
Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium (11 miles)
Rayleigh
Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium Suitable from age 10, the Arrive and Drive sessions provide a great introduction to karting and a chance to compete with the whole family.
Rayleigh Megazone (11 miles)
Rayleigh
Rayleigh Megazone Home of Megazone Laser Tag, MegaPlay Soft Play, Music Rooms, Theatre and S-Kape Youth Centre.
Rayleigh Megaplay (11 miles)
Rayleigh
Rayleigh Megaplay Home of awesome atmospheric Megazone Laser Tag, plus MegaPlay Soft Play, Music Rooms, Theatre and S-Kape Youth Centre! Loads!
Off Road Action Park (11 miles)
Wickford
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!
Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park (11 miles)
Braintree
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 (12 miles)
Braintree
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.
Colchester Zoo (12 miles)
Colchester
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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Maldon 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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