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Best Adventure Days Out In Southend On Sea

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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...

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...

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...

Legacy XS Centre

  • South Benfleet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Centres

In short, the Legacy XS Centre is awesome!  Boasting a 4,500 sq ft indoor skate park and 5,500 sq ft outdoor park, some of the star features include...

Bartons Point Coastal Park

  • Sheerness
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The stunning Bartons Point Coastal Park is located on the edge of Sheerness with large grass areas for walking and recreation. The lake features crab...

Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

  • South Woodham Ferrers
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Cute critters, action-packed activities, magic shows and more? Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park really pulls out all the stops, so make sure you brin...

Wat Tyler Country Park

  • Basildon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Wat Tyler Country Park covers an area of 125 acres within the South Essex Marsh area and contains a variety of habitats and a rich diversity of speci...

Arethusa Climbing Centre

  • Rochester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Climbing

Arethusa Climbing Centre has been cleverly designed with routes for beginners that will get them familiar with climbing techniques and more demanding...



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The Wind in The Willows Sculpture Trail

  • Billericay
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

If your kids love The Wind in the Willows, take them to Hanningfield Reservoir and bring their favourite story to life with the Wind in the Willows s...

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

  • Stanford-le-Hope
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Pull on your wellies and get the dogs in the car. Thurrock Thameside Nature Park is the perfect spot for a muddy Sunday walk. This former landfill ha...

Barleylands Farm Park

  • Billericay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Barleylands Farm Park is a popular place for schools, as it knows exactly how to bring the curriculum to life with their award winning themed days. T...

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...

Swallows Leisure Centre

  • Sittingbourne
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Here at the Swallows Leisure Centre we have lots of activities aimed at children. They have a swimming pool with features including flume, waves, pir...

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...

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...

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'...

Hylands House and Park

  • Chelmsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Hylands House and Park has plenty for the family to enjoy, with 574 acres of parkland, including recreational ancient woodland, grassland, lakes, pon...

Jeskyns Community Woodlands

  • Cobham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Explore Jeskyns Community Woodlands on foot, cycle or on horseback, and travel across almost 16km of trails. The kids will have plenty of natural pla...

Bluebell Hill Picnic Site

  • Rochester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bluebell Hill Picnic Site, tucked inside the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, forms part of the 10km stretch of chalk escarpment betwee...

Grays Beach Riverside Park

  • Grays
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Tucked away by an Essex riverfront there is an ancient pirate’s bounty waiting to be unearthed by your family at Grays Beach Riverside Park. Beached...

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