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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Chignall St James, Essex

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1230 fun things to do in Chignall St James for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 815 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Chignall St James day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Chignall St James with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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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...

Ceramics on the Hop

  • Writtle
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Want a unique day out with a splash of creativity? Take all the family down to Ceramics on the Hop and make something special to keep forever! Take a...

Admirals Park

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Admirals Park is linked with Tower Gardens and the adjoining West Park, covering an area of approximately 30 hectares and a wonderfully disparate var...

West Park Pitch Putt & Crazy Golf

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

West Park Pitch Putt and Crazy Golf has a rather modest Crazy Golf 9 hole course available, plus a mature 18 hole pitch and putt course, as well as a...

Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

The latest in sound and lighting effects combine with a lively disco atmosphere for fun sessions at Riverside's ice rink. There are also public skate...

ODEON Chelmsford

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Calling all movie fans! Take a trip to the wonderful world of cinema and see film stars in their natural habitat, at ODEON Chelmsford. With 8 screens...

Chelmsford Museum

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Chelmsford Museum Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a livin...

Essex Police Museum

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Essex Police Museum has a collection of objects, photographs and objects that tell the history of the force from 1840 until present day. You and the...



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Hylands House and Park

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Hylands House and Park has plenty for the family to enjoy, with 574 acres of parkland, including recreational ancient woodland, grassland, lakes, pon...

Wacky Warehouse Queen B

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wacky Warehouse at the Queen B features a family friendly restaurant with kids' menu on the ground floor, with a multi level adventure play structure...

Brook End Gardens

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Green Flag Awarded Brook End Gardens is a simple but pleasing community greenspace ideal for wending away summer afternoons with the kids. There'...

Chelmer Park

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Chelmer Park offers a generously sized adventure play area at it's heart with loads of play equipment for 3 to 12 year olds and outdoor gym equipment...

Baddow Hall Park

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The highlight of Baddow Hall Park is the new BMX track, with circular run and varying grades of slope and slalom, it's great for kids who love biking...

Chelmer Cruises

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Chelmer Cruises is a charming place that is also known as Paper Mill Lock Cruises and Victoria Cruises. Whatever you call it, it's got all the potent...

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...

Mr Mulligan's Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Up for a game of crazy golf with the kids? Head out to Mr Mulligans Basildon and enjoy a putterly awesome experience for the whole family. You’ll hav...

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...

Epping Ongar Railway5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Epping
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Epping Ongar Railway is Essex's longest heritage railway and the closest to London, running from Ongar to North Weald and into Epping Forest. They ru...

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...

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...

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