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Best Things To Do Outdoors In Bowers Gifford

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Wat Tyler Country Park

  • Basildon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Wat Tyler Country Park covers an area of 125 acres within the South Essex Marsh area and contains a variety of habitats and a rich diversity of speci...

Legacy XS Centre

  • South Benfleet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Centres

In short, the Legacy XS Centre is awesome!  Boasting a 4,500 sq ft indoor skate park and 5,500 sq ft outdoor park, some of the star features include...

360 Play Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

For safe and stimulating play that’s also loads of fun, look no further than 360 Play Basildon. Rides and role play make it a winner with kids. Get s...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...



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Leisure Island Fun Park

  • Canvey Island
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Leisure Island Fun Park is a little world of fun, made especially for the youngest adventure-lovers (from 18 months to 9 years). Located on the beaut...

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...

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...

The Wind in The Willows Sculpture Trail

  • Billericay
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

If your kids love The Wind in the Willows, take them to Hanningfield Reservoir and bring their favourite story to life with the Wind in the Willows s...

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...

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

  • Stanford-le-Hope
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Pull on your wellies and get the dogs in the car. Thurrock Thameside Nature Park is the perfect spot for a muddy Sunday walk. This former landfill ha...

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...

The Cater Museum

  • Billericay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Cater Museum is a distinctly educational stop but a particularly fun one for imaginative kids who can get their history fix and let the daydreams...

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...

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...

The Chelmsford Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Salty seafarers, unite! The Chelmsford Mystery Treasure Trail is calling out for seasoned explorers to get a whiff of the scent and uncover buried lo...

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...

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