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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Daws Cross

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 885 fun things to do in Daws Cross 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 – 580 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Daws Cross 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 Daws Cross 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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East Anglian Railway Museum

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

East Anglian Railway Museum has a great collection of steam engines, carriages, and wagons to discover, plus a mini rail you can explore. There is pl...

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...

Kingfisher Leisure Centre Sudbury

  • Sudbury
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Kingfisher Leisure Centre The leisure pool is ideal for a family visit as it not only has a nice fast flume for the big kids there's a toddler flume...

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...

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...

Coggeshall Grange Barn

  • Coggeshall
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

13th century monastic barn. One of Europe's oldest timber-framed buildings, it has a cathedral-like interior and is linked to a local Cistercian abbe...

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...

Blue Owl

  • Great Horkesley
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Channel your inner Picasso and get crafty with the whole family at Blue Owl. Messy hands are guaranteed here, and there’s plenty of paint fun to be h...



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Long Melford Country Park

  • Long Melford
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sun’s out, weather’s gorgeous and you just want to spend the day outdoor? At Melford Country Park you’ll find over 8 hectares of grassland, woodland...

Jungle Adventure

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Jungle Adventure follow the tracks as you step deep into the jungle. Once inside there is so much to enjoy, fly along the Aerial Glides, whizz dow...

Colchester Zoo

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Set in 60 acres of parkland, Colchester Zoo is the perfect place to meet your favourite animals while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Enjoy a hands...

High Woods Country Park

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Covering woodland, marshland, lake and wildflower meadows, High Woods Country Park boasts a wealth of explorable terrain with intriguing nature walks...

Go Bananas Indoor Soft Play Centre

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Monkey themed mania abounds at Go Bananas Indoor Soft Play Centre: the ultimate in adventure climbing frames with over 5000sqft spread over 3 awesome...

Jump Street

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Jump Street is an indoor trampoline park with 90 +trampolines, dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, The Bag, The Wall, party rooms and a cafe with fre...

Mercury Theatre

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Championing local creativity through family focused events, the Mercury Theatre is a real gem tucked away in the heart of Colchester. Do you love a p...

The Colchester Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Crime is blighting the streets of Colchester and they’re calling out for answers! Can you crack The Colchester Mystery Treasure Trail? A super spy is...

ODEON Colchester

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Explore the world of cinema with a front-row seat; there are all sorts of big-budget blockbusters and animated wonders to see at ODEON Colchester. Wi...

Tenpin Colchester

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Like trips to the seaside or football in the park, bowling is a classic day out. Bring it bang up to date with UV lights, neon pins and one groovy so...

Castle Park and Gardens

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Castle Park and Gardens is a town centre oasis: terrific to retreat to with the family for an afternoon, featuring loads of things to see and do with...

Colchester Leisure World4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Fitness and fun make the perfect combination for an afternoon at Colchester Leisure World. The fitness pool is 25m long with six lanes for slow, medi...

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