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Best Days Out In Bradwell Waterside For Teenagers

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Woodup Pool

  • Maldon
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Woodup Pool, also known as Woodrolfe Pool is a very basic salt water bathing pool that even has its own little beach at one end! The pool can be foun...

West Mersea Beach

  • West Mersea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

There’s nothing like the feeling you’ve discovered something new, which is exactly what you’ll get from a visit to West Mersea Beach. Set in an islan...

Cudmore Grove Country Park

  • East Mersea
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

You can start your trip to the Green Flag Awarded Cudmore Grove Country Park with a stop at the Information Room, where information from the Educatio...

Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The huge expanse of Essex and Suffolk Water's Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve is one of Europe's top wetland sites and a great trip for families ei...

Brightlingsea Beach

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Are you into boats and history? Make your casual day at the beach a tiny bit more exciting and choose Brightlingsea Beach near Essex. This historic b...

Layer Marney Tower

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The view from the roof shows the church, outbuildings, play area, gardens, estate and wildlife walk. Layer Marney Tower is a great place to visit whe...

Brightlingsea Open Air Pool

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Brightlingsea Open Air Pool is a vintage offering in lido terms, originally built in 1933 and comprising a 15m paddling pool and a 50m main pool. The...

Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

  • Fingringhoe
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Out on the reserve at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve you will find a picnic area, nature trails and bird hides (some easy access) and view-points wi...



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Wam Bam Boomerang

  • Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wam Bam Boomerang's exciting and innovative play features are set across a multi-level environment aimed at encouraging discovery and exploration. Th...

St Osyth Beach

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Enjoy a relaxing day by the seaside. Collect pebbles and enjoy the charm of unspoilt nature at St Osyth Beach near Clacton On Sea. This is a very sto...

Blackwater Leisure Centre

  • Maldon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Going to a new gym can be a little bit nerve-wracking, but the facilities and staff at Blackwater Leisure Centre will make you feel welcome! The pool...

Promenade Park

  • Maldon
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Promenade Park is the District's most popular park and has undergone a major refurbishment programme in recent years. Promenade Park offers the follo...

Madison Heights

  • Maldon
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Come for a day out guaranteed to bowl you over with fun whatever the weather at Madison Heights. First get ready to take the floor on one of the 22 s...

Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Maldon
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Eye patch? Check! Parrot on shoulder? Check! You’re all ready for a jaunt on the Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail where cracking codes and solving clues wi...

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...

Martello Bay Beach

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Enjoy a sunny day filled with sandplay and water fun at Martello Bay Beach near St Osyth. This historic beach is famously named after a small, 19th c...

Jaywick Beach

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Beach towel? Check. Sun lotion? Check. Swim Suit? Check. Sorted then! You're ready for your family day at Jaywick Beach near Clacton On Sea. This san...

Bourne Mill

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century. Bourne Mill is set in tranquil...

Caddies

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

If you’re looking to give your kids some wonderful memories and a hilarious day out, then head over to Caddies Crazy Golf. They take the classic game...

ODEON Colchester

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Explore the world of cinema with a front-row seat; there are all sorts of big-budget blockbusters and animated wonders to see at ODEON Colchester. Wi...

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