Leigh on Sea Beach (< 1 mile)
Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea Beach
Regularly voted in the Top 100 British Beaches, a lovely sandy beach which stretches for 7 miles from Leigh to Shoeburyness, excellent for swimming, windsurfing and sailing.
Made by You Pottery Painting Studio (1 miles)
Leigh On Sea
Made by You Pottery Painting Studio
is a Pottery Painting and Craft Studio, where people of all ages and all abilities can paint , create and have fun, we offer parties and school holiday sessions too.
Broadway Superbowl (2 miles)
Leigh on Sea
10 lane family friendly tenpin bowling centre with ramps and gutter guards to give them a sporting chance!
Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium (2 miles)
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.
Hadleigh Castle (2 miles)
Striking castle remains great for photos and sketches, overlooking some great play and picnic territory. Be warned though it's a little isolated, and there are no toilets or facilities nearby.
Rayleigh Megazone (2 miles)
Home of Megazone Laser Tag, MegaPlay Soft Play, Music Rooms, Theatre and S-Kape Youth Centre.
Rayleigh Mount (2 miles)
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.
Rayleigh Windmill (2 miles)
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.
Southend Planetarium (3 miles)
Presents a range of talks about astronomy and the night sky. All presentations are given live, giving plenty of opportunity for any questions you may wish to ask, and are generally suitable for ages 7 to adult.
Hockley Woods (3 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.
Central Museum (3 miles)
Southend on Sea
Houses the collections of local and natural history and archaeology, and tells the story of Southend’s growth as a major seaside destination.
CJs Bowling (3 miles)
12 tenpin bowling lanes with free entry kiddie soft play area also on site. Cafe plus pro shop.
Monkey Bizzness (3 miles)
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
Castle Point Transport Museum (3 miles)
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'!
Fun Factory Rochford (4 miles)
Fun Factory Rochford
7m high 5 level play structure, kiddie quads track, rock climbing wall plus a synthetic ice arena with penguin skate aids.
Adventure Island (4 miles)
Southend on Sea
Situated on Southend Seafront on both sides of the world famous pier, the park boasts over 40 rides and attractions!
Rollacity (4 miles)
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.
Legacy XS Centre (4 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 (4 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!
Sealife Adventure (4 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.
Kids Kingdom (4 miles)
Southend On Sea
Kids Kingdom has approximately 8,000 square feet of play including a 14 foot vertical drop slide and their own 14 foot JELLY MOUNTAIN as well as obstacle course climbs and runs.
Southend Marine Activities Centre (4 miles)
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.
Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf (5 miles)
Southend On Sea
Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf
18 hole crazy golf course with fun features and amusing challenges for the whole family to play together.
Battlesbridge Antiques Centre (5 miles)
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!
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park (5 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!
Wat Tyler Country Park (6 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.
Cheeky Monkeez (6 miles)
South Woodham Ferrers
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 :)
Partyman World Basildon (6 miles)
Partyman World Basildon
is an indoor play centre which provides lots of fun and play for everyone on the huge themed play structures, football area, fantastic slides and the UK’s only indoor climbable volcano! There is also a specially designed toddler area for little guests who are under 3 years!
Creepy Crawlies Play Centre (6 miles)
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.
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife (6 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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Basildon (8 miles)
Basildon Bowl and Quasar (8 miles)
Basildon Bowl and Quasar
20 modern tenpin bowling lanes, fully sanctioned by the BTBA and a Quasar Elite Arena, all with a great family atmosphere.
Small Monsters (8 miles)
is an indoor adventure play area for the under five's and their parents.
Tumbletown Children's Indoor Play Centre (8 miles)
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.
Barleylands Farm Park (9 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.
Sheerness Swimming Pool (10 miles)
Sheerness Swimming Pool
Kids' inflatable fun session at the Sheerness swimming pool every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm till 3pm. Great fun for the whole family.
Stay and Play (10 miles)
Stay and Play
is a ball pool and adventure play centre with sliding, climbing, sports court and adventure maze, plus dedicated toddler area.
Bartons Point Coastal Park (10 miles)
Isle of Sheppery
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.
1st Bowl Billericay (11 miles)
1st Bowl Billericay
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling offering 14 fully automated lanes plus pool and amusements.
The Cater Museum (11 miles)
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.
Tilbury Fort (11 miles)
Spend a great family day out here as you explore the magazine houses used to store vast quantities of gunpowder or enter the bastion magazine passages and feel what it was like for the soldiers who lived here.
Coalhouse Fort (11 miles)
A visit to the fort provides an insight into the history of how it was used and how it has evolved over the years in the defense of the approaches to London.
Dizzy Rascals (11 miles)
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.
Promenade Park (11 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 (11 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.
Madison Lanes (12 miles)
Tenpin bowling in their Air Conditioned environment with 22 fully computerised Tenpin bowling lanes, in two fun areas, to ensure you have the time of your life.
Sk8rs at Madison Heights (12 miles)
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 (12 miles)
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!
Blackwater Leisure Centre (12 miles)
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. We also have a separate Baby Pool for our youngest visitors, plus a 4 lane, 25 meter pool for all fitness and fun swimming.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Southend 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 Berkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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