Walton Pier (1 miles)
Walton on the Naze
Take a ride on the Red Baron, be thrilled on the Waltzer, ride into the sunset on the Gallopers, release that road rage on the Dodgems or play some classic tenpin bowling: or all of it!
Walton Pier Bowl (1 miles)
Walton on the Naze
Walton Pier Bowl
Set beside the pier's funfair and amusements, this family friendly bowling centre is a refreshing break out of the sun and a great excuse for a few games!
Play Rascals (4 miles)
Clacton On Sea
Indoor adventure play with a dedicated section for the under 3's, including ball pool, raised tunnel and slide and an array of toys. For the older children a fascinating labyrinth of nets, climbing walls and slides. Also outdoor play in summer.
Space Kingdom (4 miles)
Clacton On Sea
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.
Frinton on Sea Beach (5 miles)
Frinton on Sea Beach
Good swimming with some lifeguard cover, nice sand and excellent fossil hunting territory close by. Deliberately traditional, no arcades, etc.
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.
Clacton Pier (6 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Experience 360 Meters of All Weather all year fun and Rides including The new Lanes Tenpin Bowling. From Tiny Tot Rides to The return of The Stella Rollercoaster Families will have hours of fun and memories.
Clacton Pavilion (6 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Get your thrills in the Pavilion Fun Park which includes Rides and adventure for all ages, a 5D Cinema to send your senses wild, Adventure Golf, Tenpin Bowling and Arcade!
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.
Push Kiting (6 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Kite boarding, kite buggying, kite flying and kitesurfing lessons can be taken up by all ages from 8-80yrs, so if you're interested in a great outdoor sport then come and have a go.
Funtasia (9 miles)
Soft play facility for children up to 130cm tall including classic friendly features like ball pit, slide, tunnels and more. Best for under 6s.
Wild Raspberry Ceramic Cafe (10 miles)
Wild Raspberry Ceramic Cafe
Come to Wild Raspberry, to paint your own ceramic and textile pieces, also now introducing enamelling jewellery parties and Decopatch. Enjoy some home made cake with a good coffee in a relaxed atmosphere.
Brightlingsea Open Air Pool (10 miles)
Brightlingsea Open Air Pool
Two 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.
Mistley Place Park (10 miles)
Mistley Place Park
Animal sanctuary and tea rooms. An educational day out where you can feed the animals and teach the kids something important.
Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve (12 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.
Flatford Boat Hire (13 miles)
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.
Cudmore Grove Country Park (14 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.
Suffolk Ski Centre (14 miles)
Suffolk Ski Centre
Special sessions provided for absolute beginners over 4, general access to slopes is at age 7. Activities include kindergarten ski play, race training, ski toboggan and snowboard parties, and Ringos!
Gnome Magic (14 miles)
Visit the enchanted Gnome woodland, explore mysterious and delightful gardens and finish off with a cup of tea and cake while painting your own gnome as a keepsake.
Rollerworld (15 miles)
Classic family friendly roller skating plus laser tag, the no contact combat game played with infra red.
Bourne Mill (15 miles)
Set in tranquil grounds next to a bubbling stream this picturesque mill still has a rare working waterwheel. It's a short stop, but unusual and educational, and kids with a sketchpad or camera will certainly get something from it.
The Science Project Discover Centre (15 miles)
The Science Project Discover Centre
Hands-on science fun for all the family. Build a body, operate the Crazy Crane and solve the mystery of the Treasure Chest and so much more. Discover over 30 fascinating interactive exhibits illustrating simple scientific principles. Under the same roof as the Indoor Adventure Playground and included in one great price.
Snakes and Ladders Ipswich (15 miles)
Snakes and Ladders Ipswich
Snakes and Ladders is a huge indoor playground filled to the brim with climbing frames, ball ponds, cargo nets and slides. Plus there's our Mini Play Street and toddlers separate safe play area. Kids can really let off steam while parents relax on comfortable leather sofas in our caf;©. Plus new for Autumn 2012 explore the Science Project Discovery Centre (all included in entry!).
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.
Holywells Park (15 miles)
A beautiful park with 67 acres of rolling grounds, ponds and woodland. There is a large well maintained play area for juniors and a summer paddling pool.
Castle Park and Gardens (15 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.
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.
Colchester Leisure World (15 miles)
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.
Tenpin Colchester (15 miles)
is a bowling centre located in Cowdray avenue, Colchester. We have 24 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.
Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy (15 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy
The usual good quality WW structure attached to the Punch and Judy pub, great for wet days when you copuld do with an hour and the kids need a good runaround.
Kingpin Bowling Centre (15 miles)
Kingpin Bowling Centre
Tenpin bowling, the game everyone can enjoy. Even if you are playing for the first time with a bit of beginners luck you might even get a strike or two. There is professional tuition available for improvers. Bumper lanes and ramps for the kids - a fab idea if you are looking for family days out in Suffolk.
Crafty Mums (15 miles)
is a Handmade Gift shop and Craft workshop. Offering a regular programme of craft workshops for children and adults. We also offer creative kids’ birthday parties, with a range of activities from Ceramics, Felt making, sewing, paper-craft and much more.
Go Bananas Indoor Soft Play Centre (15 miles)
Go Bananas Indoor Soft Play Centre
This is the ultimate in climbing frames with over 5000 sq ft on three levels. Children will be entertained for hours as they bounce on the Aztec Ruins; scream in the spook rooms with strobes, smoke machines and skeleton squeeze rollers.
High Woods Country Park (16 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.
Chantry Park (16 miles)
Play areas within a large and well maintained parkland, plenty for a full afternoon especially if you've got picnic weather!
Childsplay Adventureland (16 miles)
For the older children there are three ball ponds with slides, a large spooky area fitted with special effects, aerial glide, spiders webs, giant rapids and a cascading ball foundation for them to explore.
Christchurch Park (16 miles)
Plenty of space for traditional play and picnicking, tennis, adventure playground, 400 year old trees and many events and activities held all year round by The Wildlife and Education Rangers.
Play2Day Indoor Play Centre (16 miles)
Play2Day Indoor Play Centre
is the area's children's indoor play centre with plenty of play for the most energetic children, seating for supervisors plus a well stocked cafe. You can play, party, eat and relax. You can also combine your stay with an exciting game at Lazer2day!
Crown Pools (16 miles)
The leisure pool is the ideal facility for the family and children with a beach area, wave machine and water fountains, which are all set amongst tropical planting. Open for casual use throughout the facilities operational hours you are guaranteed a relaxing fun time.
Namco Funscape Ipswich (17 miles)
Namco Funscape Ipswich
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Beacon Rally Karts (17 miles)
Beacon Rally Karts
Outdoor off road karting centre for all children aged 5 and over. We have three separate tracks and 4 sets of karts, for complete safety we never mix our karts, Your child will only race children of a similar age. No need for large numbers minimum booking 1 driver.
Anglia Indoor Kart Racing (17 miles)
Jungle Adventure (17 miles)
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!
Deben Swimming Pool (18 miles)
Deben Swimming Pool
Offers a 25 metre swimming pool with various sessions, including a Family Fun Session every Saturday 11am to 12 noon, with a large inflatable and rafts in the water, which is Fun for all the Family! We also offer fresh fruit to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve (18 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 (18 miles)
Abbey Fields Play Park
Fenced in playpark with plenty of climbing frames, slides and classic features to entertain and exhaust the kids.
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!
Sutton Hoo (18 miles)
Home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions.
Thanks for all the great things to do in 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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