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Best Days Out In Bran End For Teenagers

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Blake House Craft Centre

  • Braintree
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Arts and Crafts

There's plenty to do at Blake House Craft Centre starting with an excellent 9 hole miniature golf course with kid friendly features including fun ram...

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...

Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Finding something that’s fun for teenagers as well as toddlers can be a real challenge! More often than not, you’re pleasing one at the expense of th...

Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens has 5 acres of formal public gardens incorporating some 250 trees so it's a lovely green space for a family outi...

Hatfield Forest5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

No other forest on earth evokes the atmosphere of a medieval hunting forest so completely. The ancient trees of the forest are like magnificent livin...

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...

Namco Funscape Braintree

  • Braintree
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Head out to Namco Funscape Braintree for a great family game of bowling with loads of scope for surprise victories! Kids under 6 can use a rolling ra...

Braintree Swimming & Fitness1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Braintree
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Splish and splash around in this super, interactive water haven. Braintree swimming centre invites you for a day of indoor fun splashing around with...



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Cineworld Braintree

  • Braintree
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Discover the latest hit films from around the globe at Cineworld Braintree. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family at this wonderfu...

Gosfield Lake Resort

  • Halstead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Gosfield Lake Resort is a private family run leisure park, set in the heart of rural Essex, close to Constable Country and right on the Essex Way. Th...

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...

The House on the Hill Toy Museum

  • Stansted Mountfitchet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The House on the Hill Toy Museum is the largest known privately owned toy museum in all of Europe with more than 80,000 fascinating items of mixed an...

Mountfitchet Castle

  • Stansted Mountfitchet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Mountfitchet Castle is a fun and educational open-air museum where you and yours can travel back in time over 900 years and witness life in a cool me...

The Cressing Temple Barns5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Cressing Temple Barns is the largest of the Knights Templar's Essex based landholdings boasts the oldest known wooden structure in the world! So,...

The Little Arts Workshop

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The Little Arts Workshop is a working art studio where you can book yourselves in to come along and design and paint your own pottery. They also have...

Essex Pottery Studio

  • Halstead
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Let’s admit it - adults love painting just as much as kids do! Share one of your favourite activities with your tots at Essex Pottery Studio and colo...

Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre specialise in children's riding, dressage lessons, experienced riding tuition, jumping lessons, nervo...

Hedingham Castle

  • Castle Hedingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Hedingham Castle's Norman keep, 110 feet high, was built c.1140 by Aubrey de Vere and is still owned by one of his descendants, Jason Lindsay and his...

Maple Pollard Riding Centre

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Maple Pollard Riding Centre specialises in group children's lessons and training for Pony Club, BHS and NVQ exams. They have a range of...

Saffron Walden Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Saffron Walden
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Have you ever wanted to be a secret agent? Now is you chance to see if you have what it takes to be the next James Bond! Take on the Saffron Walden S...

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