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Best Days Out In Essex For Older Children

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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...

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...

The Cressing Temple Barns5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Cressing Temple Barns is the largest of the Knights Templar's Essex based landholdings boasts the oldest known wooden structure in the world! So,...

Great Notley Discovery Centre and Park

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Finding something that’s fun for teenagers as well as toddlers can be a real challenge! More often than not, you’re pleasing one at the expense of th...

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...

Cineworld Braintree

  • Braintree
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Discover the latest hit films from around the globe at Cineworld Braintree. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family at this wonderfu...

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'...

Braintree Swimming & Fitness1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Braintree
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Splish and splash around in this super, interactive water haven. Braintree swimming centre invites you for a day of indoor fun splashing around with...



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Partyman Braintree

  • Braintree
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Crazy Kids Adventure Play has one of the biggest play towers in Essex, plus 2 giant multi-level frames for kids of different ages, ensuring that olde...

Namco Funscape Braintree

  • Braintree
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Head out to Namco Funscape Braintree for a great family game of bowling with loads of scope for surprise victories! Kids under 6 can use a rolling ra...

Partyman World Braintree

  • Braintree
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Who here fancies some fun? Great, because Partyman World Braintree is full of it with face painting, ball ponds and plenty of tasty tuck. Get kids st...

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...

Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens has 5 acres of formal public gardens incorporating some 250 trees so it's a lovely green space for a family outi...

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...

Admirals Park

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Admirals Park is linked with Tower Gardens and the adjoining West Park, covering an area of approximately 30 hectares and a wonderfully disparate var...

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...

Blake House Craft Centre

  • Braintree
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Arts and Crafts

There's plenty to do at Blake House Craft Centre starting with an excellent 9 hole miniature golf course with kid friendly features including fun ram...

West Park Pitch Putt & Crazy Golf

  • Chelmsford
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

West Park Pitch Putt and Crazy Golf has a rather modest Crazy Golf 9 hole course available, plus a mature 18 hole pitch and putt course, as well as a...

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...

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...

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