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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Chipping Ongar

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1325 fun things to do in Chipping Ongar for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 888 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Chipping Ongar 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 Chipping Ongar 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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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...

Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker

  • Kelvedon Hatch
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

Take your family on a day out to a former top secret location, and you’ll find t hat Essex has been prepared for far worse than chilly weather. Benea...

North Weald Airfield and Museum

  • North Weald Bassett
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

North Weald Airfield was the famous Battle of Britain fighter base, RAF North Weald, near to the Essex town of Epping and easily accessible from Lond...

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...

Old MacDonalds Farm & Fun Park

  • Brentwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Everyone’s heard the old song, ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’. Well now he’s got a fun park and a whole raft of awards to boot, at Old MacDonalds Farm &a...

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Brentwood
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary gives a home for life to sick, unwanted and mistreated animals such as horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, gees...

Weald Country Park

  • Brentwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Weald Country Park offers an idyllic day out alongside nature, and although there are no physical play facilities there are still plenty of things to...

Laser Mayhem

  • Abridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Mayhem is like playing a living computer game: it's a bruise less, mess less, zero contact combat game played in an immersive arena with infra...



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Bedlam Essex

  • Abridge
  • Outdoor
  • Paintballing

Bedlam is the home for all things action. With centres across the UK - from the woods of Scotland to the South Downs - you’re never far from a new ad...

Colmar Farm Riding School

  • South Weald
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approvedColmar Farm Riding School offer a variety of well mannered mounts for friendly and supportive lessons, which are available from tots upwa...

Rockys Fun House Brentwood

  • Brentwood
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Rockys Fun House Brentwood Conveniently located at the heart of Brentwood this fun house features both junior and toddler play structures including t...

King Georges Playing Fields

  • Brentwood
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Amongst other things the under-titled King Georges Playing Fields features a really unique garden designed for the blind, with many specially selecte...

Parndon Wood Nature Reserve

  • Harlow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Recorded as a woodland for at least 900 years, the Parndon Wood Nature Reserve is a haven for flora, fungi, birds, minibeasts, small mammals and deer...

Rascal Bay

  • Brentwood
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

At Rascal Bay normally the focus of adventure golf is the golf, but with a place like Rascal Bay it's rather hard not to focus on the adventure! Your...

The Gibberd Garden

  • Harlow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At The Gibberd Garden the softly designed glades, pools, lawns and alleys provide settings for some eighty varying sculptures, large ceramic pots and...

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

  • Havering-atte-Bower
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre offers a warm welcome and a great opportunity to learn about the wildlife that can be found in the surrounding park. Thi...

Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens

  • Harlow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The four main galleries exhibit interesting collections and interpretive displays based on the area during notable time periods, these being, Roman,...

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...

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...

Topgolf Chigwell

  • Chigwell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Don’t know how to play golf? You don’t need to! Topgolf Chigwell offers a golfing experience that anyone can enjoy, featuring micro-chipped balls and...

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