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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Clacton-on-Sea

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 496 fun things to do in Clacton-on-Sea for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 304 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Clacton-on-Sea 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 Clacton-on-Sea 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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Clacton Beach

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a good beach near Essex? It doesn't get much better than Clacton Beach in Clacton On Sea! This wonderful sandy beach is considered Essex'...

Clacton Pier

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you ready for a seaside adventure? Head down to Clacton Pier for great family fun whatever the weather! First, see who will be the family champio...

Seaquarium at Clacton Pier

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

The Seaquarium at Clacton Pier offers an informative, educational, fun learning experience. Many of the marine life species found in and around our s...

Clacton Pavilion

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

This multi-million pound entertainment and amusement centre situated on Clacton seafront where you can enjoy action packed days out in Essex for all...

Push Kiting

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Push Kiting Offering lessons in Kitesurfing, Kite Buggying, Land Kiteboarding and Power Kiteboarding. Basically however you'd like to be wind powered...

Hasty’s Adventure Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Take the little farmers in the family for a fun day outdoors at Hasty’s Adventure Farm. The farm is designed to offer fun activities for little adven...

Robbie Rascal Party and Play Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Robbie Rascal Party and Play Centre is an indoor play frame with an amazing 3 levels! Packed with climbing tubes, a spiral slide, an astro slide, Bif...

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...



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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...

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...

Frinton on Sea Beach

  • Tendring
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Frinton on Sea Beach, which is sandy and golden when the tide is out, is approached by a wide greensward. On the seawall above runs a mile long prome...

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...

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...

Walton Pier

  • Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Walton Pier is an ideal location for a fun filled family day out, with something for everyone to enjoy, including arcade games, a fun fair, and a bow...

Walton On The Naze Beach

  • Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fancy a day on the beach? Gather the family, put your swimsuit on and find a spot to set up your umbrella at Walton On The Naze Beach near Essex. Thi...

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...

Naze Tower

  • Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Naze Tower is the only building of its kind in existence. The unique octagonal tower was built several hundred years ago and has had a number of uses...

Naze Visitor Centre

  • Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

The Naze Visitor Centre looks out onto a landscape stacked with historic, biological and geological importance. Sat on the unique landscape of Essex’...

Aqua Park Suffolk

  • Stutton
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Nothing screams summer fun like a giant floating inflatable aqua park! With over 50 exciting obstacles, featuring some of UK’s biggest slides, Aqua P...

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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