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Best Things To Do Outdoors In Ballards Gore

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Kids Kingdom

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kids Kingdom is now under new management but still has over 8,000 square feet of play including a 14 foot vertical drop slide and crazy 14 foot JELLY...

Hockley Woods

  • Hockley
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Hockley Woods offers no loos, no shops - just a tremendous amount of ancient trees, stunning wild flowers and local wildlife for an old fashioned fam...

Southend on Sea Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The kids will love solving the clues on the Southend-on-Sea self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. There's clues for all ages to enjoy (fro...

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  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

The visitor information centre on the pier is the place to start, being the place to book boat trips etc and having information on the immediate amen...

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...

Southend Cliff Lift

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Take a pleasurable journey on an iconic feature of Southend's rich heritage with fantastic views of the pier and estuary. The lift can accommodate up...

Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf is an 18 hole crazy golf course with fun features and amusing hazards for the whole family to play together plus you can win...

Adventure Island Southend-on-Sea

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Rides and attractions at Adventure Island include Rage, a 75ft roller coaster with a more-than-vertical drop! Over The Hill, a new dark ride experien...



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Three Shells Beach

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Beach time! Tell the kids to take all the tools they need to build a sand castle, put your swimsuit on and head out to Three Shells Beach near Southe...

Westcliff Bay Beach

  • Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The kids enjoy playing with pebbles and sand by the sea? If the sun's out, you should be heading to Westcliff Bay Beach near Westcliff On Sea! This l...

Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Get interactive and learn about the ancient woodlands of south Essex at Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland. The 1160 acre landscape is perfect for...

Chalkwell Beach

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Kids, spades, buckets and sunscreen ready? Head out for a lovely day in the sun at Chalkwell Beach near Southend On Sea. This quiet family-friendly b...

Leigh on Sea Beach

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

On the edge of Old Leigh near Southend is the picturesque Leigh on Sea Beach. Small in size but large in character with the ambience of a traditional...

Rayleigh Windmill

  • Rayleigh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Rayleigh Windmill is an award-winning tourist and educational attraction, and popular venue for weddings and civil ceremonies. It is a Grade II l...

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...

Rayleigh Mount

  • Rayleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The dramatic Rayleigh Mount is the atmospheric remnants of an early medieval motte and bailey castle site, built by Sweyn of Essex if you're taking n...

Hadleigh Castle

  • Hadleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

When you're preparing the kids for a stop at Hadleigh Castle, it's best to clarify for them that they are ruins: it's a very different castle experie...

Mini Meadows Golf

  • Battlesbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Fancy a game of mini golf at the weekend? Mini Meadows Golf at Meadow Croft Garden Centre offers a 9-hole course for the whole family to enjoy. Open...

Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

  • Battlesbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Battlesbridge Antiques Centre comprises over 80 dealers housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards, and a vintage motorcycle museum. Great f...

Castle Point Transport Museum

  • Canvey Island
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Canvey Island's vintageCastle Point Transport Museum is now home to over 35 tremendously old and rare buses, coaches, vintage commercials, military a...

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