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Best Sightseeing Days Out In Bowers Gifford

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Leigh Heritage Centre

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Leigh Heritage Centre is a fascinating wealth of local historical artefacts and memorabilia with educational value. Outside nearby you can also pick...



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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...

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...

Barnards Miniature Railway

  • West Horndon
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Barnards Miniature Railway is a brilliant family attraction set in the delightful grounds of Barnards Farm amongst sculptures, rivers and woodland. T...

RHS Hyde Hall

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

RHS Garden Hyde Hall in rural Essex is a place where you can unwind in stunning natural surroundings while your kids run around, play and explore. To...

Room Escape Southend

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Love the thrill of live escape games? Dare to take on a truly challenging escape room experience at Room Escape Southend! There are multiple escape r...

Central Museum & Planetarium

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The understated Southend Planetarium at the Central Museum seats only 20 people but presents a range of talks about the entire universe, through vari...

Coalhouse Fort

  • East Tilbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Coalhouse Fort is considered to be one of the finest examples of an armoured casemated fort in the UK and is still undergoing restoration. It's also...

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...

Escape Live Southend

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for a family-friendly escape room in Essex? Escape Live Southend is the place to go! You and the kids will have a great time, looking for clu...

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...

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...

Southend Pier and Train5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • 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...

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