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Things To Do & Days Out near West Thurrock

Thurrock Museum (1 miles)
Grays
Thurrock Museum Learn about 250,000 years of Thurrock's past through their fascinating displays and extensive ranges of locally discovered artefacts.
Grays
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.
Grays Thurrock
Essex Fire Museum A fascinating look into the history of Essex Fire Service with historic engines, uniforms, equipment and photos. Try on different helmets, have a go on the water hose and if you are lucky, climb aboard an engine!
South Ockendon
Grangewater Outdoor Education Centre Wet or dry or a combination of both just let them know what kind of activities you would like to try and they will put them together for you. It certainly beats shopping!
West Thurrock
Lakeside Karting Passengers can be taken as young as two, and kids can drive from as young as eight. Karting is a thrilling activity for kids, especially here where you can take tiny passengers.
Tilbury Fort (3 miles)
Tilbury
Tilbury Fort 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.
West Thurrock
Partyman World Lakeside 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 much more! There is also a specially designed toddler area for little guests who are under 3 years!
West Thurrock
F1K Karting East London 8+ only. Karting race events, training and parties. Race up to 40mph in their 200cc biz karts. Their track is 400m long with 100m main straight.
Jump Giants (3 miles)
West Thurrock
Jump Giants Boasts 28,000 sq ft of seamless trampolines, huge foam pit, epic dodgeball court and slam dunk basketball lanes! With open jumps, smalls session, teen party nights and adults only options, literally everyone can get a bounce back in their step!
Gravesend
AMF Bowling Gravesend With 24 lanes all boasting light balls, rolling ramps and gutter guards, this has never been a more accessible family game. Fun for literally everyone!
Coalhouse Fort (4 miles)
East Tilbury
Coalhouse Fort Victorian coastal defence fort next to the river Thames and surrounded by parkland with plenty of wildlife, plus adventure play area. Open days and events held reguarly with guided tours. Not always open, check before you visit.
Madplay (4 miles)
Dartford
Madplay They have a separate Toddler’s area designed for children aged 1 to 3 and a main frame structure for the 4 to 11 year olds packed full of classic exciting features to entertain and exercise the most rambunctious of kids!
Greenhithe
Pirate Cove Adventure Park With two 18 hole mini golf courses, an aerial assault course, pirate pedalos and remote controlled galleons, Pirate Cove is probably one of the best adventure golf centre in Europe!
Upminster
Stubbers Adventure Centre Family adventure starts here, with a fantastic range including motor sports, jet ski, laser tag, bushcraft and absolutely loads more! Single session, day and even week long activity options!
Cyclopark (5 miles)
Gravesend
Cyclopark 6km of first class cycling, running and extreme sports facilities throughout the park with separate trails for different abilities. Other features include a unique 3000m2 cycle based playground!
Upminster
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.
West Horndon
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!
Rainham Marshes (5 miles)
Purfleet
Rainham Marshes A medieval marsh near London with loads of wildlife to look out for and a lovely eco friendly visitor centre full of interesting facts. Two hides plus several viewing platforms for bird watching.
Small Monsters (5 miles)
Stanford-le-Hope
Small Monsters For under 6s: bouncy castle, ball pools, soft play equipment and fine motor skill activities, plus musical crash mat and soft toys in the Baby Corner.
Bean
Beacon Wood Country Park Ideal territory for hunting mini beasts, including green woodpeckers, sparrow hawks, foxs, squirrels, butterflies and colourful dragonflies! A naturally wild day out!
Cascades (6 miles)
Gravesend
Cascades offers a great swimming pool and learner pool plus weekend access to their flume slide and wave machine!
Stay and Play (6 miles)
Laindon
Stay and Play is a ball pool and adventure play centre with sliding, climbing, sports court, trampolining and adventure maze, plus dedicated toddler area! Rainy day: saved!
Upminster
Upminster Windmill Visit a windmill that is over 200 years old and find out about how it works with free, guided tours. A great view from the top plus a number of hands on activities on the way.
Timbuk2 (7 miles)
Upminster
Timbuk2 Indoor play centre for children with a baby area, an under 3s area, an over 3s area and a football and basketball area.
Dropzone (7 miles)
Basildon
Dropzone Fantastic interconnected trampoline park plus super bounce dodgeball and hero slum dunk features! As a massive bonus there's also a huge adventure play area for 1s through to 13s! Get in!
Hornchurch
Rockys Fun House is an indoor soft play centre with two separate play structures for smaller and older kids respectively. Clean bright and fun, also available for private hire exclusive parties at the weekends.
Basildon
Monkey Madness Play Centre is a children's indoor adventure soft play centre for babies through to big kids, packed full of fun features to entertain energetic kids! Scramble, hide, climb and slide your way to exhaustion!
Brentwood
Brentwood Karting This is an outdoor circuit, 825m in length, with plenty of options for the younger karter from Bambino School to Junior Raceway.
Brentwood
Brentwood Park Ski and Snowboard Centre Overlooking 54 acres of beautiful scenic woodland, the Centre offers an exciting variety of dry skiing and snowboarding to suit all ability levels from age 4. They also incorporate other exciting facilities such as a go-Karting track, golf driving range.
Brentwood
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!
Hornchurch
Hornchurch Sports Centre 1, 3 and 5 metre diving boards. The site also offers fun swims, swimming lessons, diving and other exciting activities in its two pools, as well as other sporting opportunities.
Basildon
Wat Tyler Country Park Nature walks and wildlife, multi media and interactive educational exhibits in the 2 centres, sculpture trail and great summer activities.
Basildon
Hollywood Bowl Basildon As well as 26 lanes of tenpin you can also find redemption and video arcades here, plus pool tables and the cool Pink Pin Friday sessions where strikes with pink pins in win prizes!
Basildon
Gravity Force Basildon is the Ultimate Trampoline park in Essex and can be enjoyed by everyone. With many sessions catering for all; it's a great place to get fit and have fun.
Bexleyheath
Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours Guided rock and fossil hunting trips at venues Kent and Sussex. Like exploring the outdoors? Want to try something different at the seaside? Fascinated by dinosaurs and pre-historic plant and animal life? Always wanted to have a go at fossil hunting?
Rascal Bay (9 miles)
Brentwood
Rascal Bay You couldn't pack any more adventure into this course with pirates, cannons, waterfalls, moving rafts, dinosaurs, snacks, a volcano and more besides! 18 holes of tremendous fun!
Brentwood
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, so there's plenty for everybody!
Sevenoaks
Buzy Bees Playbarn Indoor adventure playground with new management, new name and a shiny new look! Climbing structure and slides galore for up to 12s plus after school club and a range of parties.
Billericay
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.
Billericay
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.
Bexleyheath
Tenpin Bexleyheath is a bowling centre located in the Royale Leisure Park near Park Royal. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, 6 American 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.
Basildon
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!
Basildon
Laser Kombat Basildon Action packed laser tag fun for all the family. A great chance for an exciting run around with hi tech kit that keeps score of hits made and received.
Diggerland Kent (9 miles)
Strood
Diggerland Kent is The Ultimate Adventure Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full size construction machinery. With new rides for 2016, you need to get to Diggerland Kent!
Dagenham
The Jolly Jungle Has claims on the highest slide in the area! Adventure soft play for up to 148cm tall, with slides and climbs to tunnels and balls, soft obstacles, scramble nets and plenty more besides.
Rochester
Hollywood Bowl Rochester offering 24 lanes of modern tenpin with young bowler supports in the forms of handy rolling ramps, sneaky gutter guards and lighter balls. How can they lose?!
Brentwood
Rockys Fun House Brentwood is an indoor soft play centre specialising in great service, a clean venue and maximum fun for your children. Also available for private hire parties at the weekends.
Swanley Park (9 miles)
Swanley
Swanley Park 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.
Romford
Kidspace Romford is a magical, award winning indoor adventure park. There's something for everyone, including adults! Kidspace is different. And proud of it. We have taken the very best elements of activities from the top leisure park operators in Europe and developed a new breed of centre.
Romford
Namco Funscape Romford Choose from classic tenpin or glow bowling, then back it up with some arcade gaming action, a few games of pool and a crack at the ping pong!
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in West Thurrock as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Thurrock Museum and Grays Beach Riverside Park, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting West Thurrock can enjoy it too!

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