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Best Animals Days Out In Essex

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White Elm Petting Farm

  • Bicknacre
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come and take part in a feeding frenzy at White Elm Petting Farm, and let your little ones feed over 100 animals. Grab a bucket at the entrance and y...

Boydells Dairy Farm

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Boydells Dairy Farm is a small, family working farm that specialises in sheep milking. Open to the public there’s a guided tour with lots of hands-on...

Cammas Hall Farm

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

If your kids need a country adventure, take them to Cammas Hall Farm. You can even get them to pick their own pudding! With a riot of berries availab...

Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

  • South Woodham Ferrers
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Cute critters, action-packed activities, magic shows and more? Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park really pulls out all the stops, so make sure you brin...

Colchester Zoo

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Set in 60 acres of parkland, Colchester Zoo is the perfect place to meet your favourite animals while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Enjoy a hands...

Daisy May’s Farm

  • Elsenham
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Meet more than 200 animals, including sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, and pigs at Daisy May’s Farm. A rescue centre and a working farm, it’s home to b...

Barleylands Farm Park

  • Billericay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Barleylands Farm Park is a popular place for schools, as it knows exactly how to bring the curriculum to life with their award winning themed days. T...

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Brentwood
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary gives a home for life to sick, unwanted and mistreated animals such as horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, gees...



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Harlow Town Park

  • Harlow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The 164 acre park is a lovely place to visit in any season. There are attractive scenic landscapes, river walks and views, plus the paddling pool (op...

Old MacDonalds Farm & Fun Park

  • Brentwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Everyone’s heard the old song, ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’. Well now he’s got a fun park and a whole raft of awards to boot, at Old MacDonalds Farm &a...

Pet’s Corner

  • Harlow
  • Outdoor
  • Petting Zoos

What kid doesn’t like animals? Take your little ones to Pet’s Corner in Harlow Town Park and meet the adorable furry and feathery residents. From the...

Sealife Adventure

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Do you love all things aquatic? Or have you got a budding marine biologist in the family? Then dive under the waters of the world at Sealife Adventur...

Redwings Ada Cole

  • Nazeing
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Redwings Ada Cole is home to around 70 horses, ponies and donkeys. Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot dr...

Paradise Wildlife Park

  • Broxbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Enjoy an award-winning day out at Paradise Wildlife Park, home to over 800 exotic animals and over 30 animatronic dinosaurs at World of Dinosaurs. It...

Linton Zoo

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Linton Zoo was born out of a family’s love for and concern for wildlife in the world. The zoo and all of its inhabitants came to Linton in 1972 and h...

Lee Valley Park Farms3.6666666666666665 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Waltham Abbey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Lee Valley Park Farms is home to all those classic family favourites, with fantastic beasts, Alpine adventures and a few prehistoric discoveries thro...

Hollow Trees4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

There’s something different to see at every turn at Hollow Trees Farm. The Farm Trail takes you on a journey of animals and adventure. As you follow...

Foxholes Farm

  • Hertford
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Foxholes Farm gives your family a stress-free day in the country. Spend time with guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks and chickens in their paddock area, tak...

Hasty’s Adventure Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Take the little farmers in the family for a fun day outdoors at Hasty’s Adventure Farm. The farm is designed to offer fun activities for little adven...

Capel Manor Gardens5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Enfield
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Spend the day at Capel Manor Gardens, home to a stunning Georgian house with 60 beautiful gardens and 8 centuries of history. Let the kids run off an...

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