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Best Days Out In Danbury For Young Children

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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...

White Elm Petting Farm

  • Bicknacre
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come and take part in a feeding frenzy at White Elm Petting Farm, and let your little ones feed over 100 animals. Grab a bucket at the entrance and y...

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...

RHS Hyde Hall

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

RHS Garden Hyde Hall in rural Essex is a place where you can unwind in stunning natural surroundings while your kids run around, play and explore. To...

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...

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'...

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...

Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Maldon
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Eye patch? Check! Parrot on shoulder? Check! You’re all ready for a jaunt on the Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail where cracking codes and solving clues wi...



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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...

Creepy Crawlies Play Centre

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Amongst the Creepy Crawlies Play Centre facilities we have a baby section, toddler area and junior structure where children can play, climb, slide, c...

Madison Heights

  • Maldon
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Come for a day out guaranteed to bowl you over with fun whatever the weather at Madison Heights. First get ready to take the floor on one of the 22 s...

Promenade Park

  • Maldon
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Promenade Park is the District's most popular park and has undergone a major refurbishment programme in recent years. Promenade Park offers the follo...

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...

Blackwater Leisure Centre

  • Maldon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Going to a new gym can be a little bit nerve-wracking, but the facilities and staff at Blackwater Leisure Centre will make you feel welcome! The pool...

Monkey Puzzle at Madison Heights

  • Maldon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Monkey Puzzle offer an amazing giant play frame that is over 6 meters high with a series of exciting climbing structures and educational toys and pac...

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...

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...

Mini Meadows Golf

  • Battlesbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Fancy a game of mini golf at the weekend? Mini Meadows Golf at Meadow Croft Garden Centre offers a 9-hole course for the whole family to enjoy. Open...

Cheeky Monkeez

  • South Woodham Ferrers
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Cheeky Monkeez, based in the middle of South Woodam Ferrers town centre, provides a safe place for children from 0 to 7 years old to come and play, a...

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