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Best Days Out In Bridge End For Young Children

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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...

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...

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...

Colne Valley Railway

  • Castle Hedingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Bring your family to come and sample the vintage atmosphere and take a charming hour long ride on an award winning period country Colne Valley Railwa...

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...

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...

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...

Partyman World Braintree

  • Braintree
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Who here fancies some fun? Great, because Partyman World Braintree is full of it with face painting, ball ponds and plenty of tasty tuck. Get kids st...



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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...

Partyman Braintree

  • Braintree
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Crazy Kids Adventure Play has one of the biggest play towers in Essex, plus 2 giant multi-level frames for kids of different ages, ensuring that olde...

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...

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...

East Town Park Countryside Centre

  • Haverhill
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

East Town Park Countryside Centre is a country park to the east of Haverhill on the very edge of town. The 38 acre park is the centre for a network o...

Daisy May’s Farm

  • Elsenham
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Meet more than 200 animals, including sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, and pigs at Daisy May’s Farm. A rescue centre and a working farm, it’s home to b...

Cineworld Haverhill

  • Haverhill
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Immerse into the wondrous world of cinematic adventures with the latest family-friendly films at Cineworld Haverhill. Share the magic of the big scre...

Haverhill Leisure Centre

  • Haverhill
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Kid City is the great little soft play zone tucked inside Haverhill Leisure Centre. There's a main adventure play frame spread over several levels gr...

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...

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...

Saffron Walden Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Saffron Walden
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Saffron Walden Museum is a great local museum that has been entertaining visitors since it opened in 1835. There are many permanent exhibitions, cove...

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...

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