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

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1149 fun things to do in Leigh-on-Sea 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 – 762 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Leigh-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 Leigh-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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Some of the crazy golf course including some rubber ducks at Caddies

Caddies

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

If you’re looking to give your kids some wonderful memories and a hilarious day out, then head over to Caddies Crazy Golf. They take the classic game...

Leigh Heritage Centre

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Leigh Heritage Centre is a fascinating wealth of local historical artefacts and memorabilia with educational value. Outside nearby you can also pick...

Clear day at Leigh on Sea Beach

Leigh on Sea Beach

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

On the edge of Old Leigh near Southend is the picturesque Leigh on Sea Beach. Small in size but large in character with the ambience of a traditional...

Boat at Leigh Bell Wharf

Leigh Bell Wharf

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Indoor
  • Beaches

Taking the kids to the seaside is always a pleasure. Avoid the large popular beaches and find a spot at Leigh Bell Wharf near Leigh On Sea, instead....

Crownstone at Chalkwell Beach in Southend On Sea

Chalkwell Beach

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Kids, spades, buckets and sunscreen ready? Head out for a lovely day in the sun at Chalkwell Beach near Southend On Sea. This quiet family-friendly b...

Cyclists at Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland in Leigh on Sea

Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland

  • Leigh-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Get interactive and learn about the ancient woodlands of south Essex at Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland. The 1160 acre landscape is perfect for...

Hour glass at Room Escape Southend

Room Escape Southend

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Love the thrill of live escape games? Dare to take on a truly challenging escape room experience at Room Escape Southend! There are multiple escape r...

A view of Hadleigh Castle in Hadleigh

Hadleigh Castle

  • Hadleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

When you're preparing the kids for a stop at Hadleigh Castle, it's best to clarify for them that they are ruins: it's a very different castle experie...

Buses at Castle Point Transport Museum in Canvey Island

Castle Point Transport Museum

  • Canvey Island
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Canvey Island's vintageCastle Point Transport Museum is now home to over 35 tremendously old and rare buses, coaches, vintage commercials, military a...

Guy watching show at Central Museum & Planetarium in Southend on Sea

Central Museum & Planetarium

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The understated Southend Planetarium at the Central Museum seats only 20 people but presents a range of talks about the entire universe, through vari...

Dusk at Westcliff Bay Beach

Westcliff Bay Beach

  • Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The kids enjoy playing with pebbles and sand by the sea? If the sun's out, you should be heading to Westcliff Bay Beach near Westcliff On Sea! This l...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Southend

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From the Amazon jungle to the Sahara desert, nowhere is too far for the world of film! Take a trip into your imagination at ODEON Southend. With 8 sc...

Map and booklet for Southend on Sea Treasure Hunt Trail

Southend on Sea Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The kids will love solving the clues on the Southend-on-Sea self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. There's clues for all ages to enjoy (fro...

Escape room at Escape Live Southend in Essex

Escape Live Southend

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for a family-friendly escape room in Essex? Escape Live Southend is the place to go! You and the kids will have a great time, looking for clu...

Boy jumping on trampoline at Base Jump in Rayleigh

Base Jump

  • Rayleigh
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Base Jump is the largest trampoline park in the entire South East, boasting over 185 interlinked trampolines and 35,000 square feet of fun for all ag...

Sunset at Three Shells Beach in South On Sea

Three Shells Beach

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Beach time! Tell the kids to take all the tools they need to build a sand castle, put your swimsuit on and head out to Three Shells Beach near Southe...

Outside view of Southend Cliff Lift in Southend On Sea

Southend Cliff Lift

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Take a pleasurable journey on an iconic feature of Southend's rich heritage with fantastic views of the pier and estuary. The lift can accommodate up...

Kids in ball pit at The MegaCentre Rayleigh

The MegaCentre Rayleigh

  • Rayleigh
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The MegaCentre Rayleigh is the home of Megazone Lasertag, MegaPlay Soft Play, Music Rooms, Theatre and a Youth Centre. MegaPlay is a Soft Play Area s...

Family on The Dragons Claw ride at Adventure Island Southend-on-Sea

Adventure Island Southend-on-Sea

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Rides and attractions at Adventure Island include Rage, a 75ft roller coaster with a more-than-vertical drop! Over The Hill, a new dark ride experien...

People go kart racing at Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium

Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium

  • Rayleigh
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium Arrive and Drive sessions provide a great introduction to karting, where anyone over 10 can be taught to handle their...

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