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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Rochford

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1105 fun things to do in Rochford 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 – 731 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Rochford 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 Rochford 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...

Staff at entrance to Fun Factory Rochford

Fun Factory Rochford

  • Rochford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

TheFun Factory Rochford has a wicked little cluster of fun waiting for you: cool as individual options for a range of kids who don't want to do the s...

Coloured lights at Rollacity in Rochford

Rollacity

  • Rochford
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Rollacity, located in Rochford, is a small but friendly skating rink that offers a classic, healthy family zip about on quad or inline skates, which...

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...

Kids sliding on inflatable at Kids Kingdom in Southend on Sea

Kids Kingdom

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kids Kingdom is now under new management but still has over 8,000 square feet of play including a 14 foot vertical drop slide and crazy 14 foot JELLY...

Bowling alleys at CJs Bowling in Hockley

CJs Bowling

  • Hockley
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

CJs Bowling have 12 Ten pin bowling lanes and cater for all ages plus all the facilities for the disabled. So whatever the occasion come along and en...

Roleplay city at Monkey Bizzness in Hockley

Monkey Bizzness

  • Hockley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Monkey Bizzness has a traverse climbing wall and awesome 4 Lane waterfall Astra slide, Canon soft ball shootout guns, 5 a side football and basketbal...

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...

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...

Field at Hockley Woods

Hockley Woods

  • Hockley
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Hockley Woods offers no loos, no shops - just a tremendous amount of ancient trees, stunning wild flowers and local wildlife for an old fashioned fam...

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...

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...

RHS Hyde Hall

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 on Southend Pier and Train in Southend on Sea

Southend Pier and Train5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

The visitor information centre on the pier is the place to start, being the place to book boat trips etc and having information on the immediate amen...

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