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Best Animals Days Out In Southend On Sea

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Sealife Adventure

  • Southend On Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Do you love all things aquatic? Or have you got a budding marine biologist in the family? Then dive under the waters of the world at Sealife Adventur...

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...

White Elm Petting Farm

  • Bicknacre
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come and take part in a feeding frenzy at White Elm Petting Farm, and let your little ones feed over 100 animals. Grab a bucket at the entrance and y...

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...

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Brentwood
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary gives a home for life to sick, unwanted and mistreated animals such as horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, gees...

The Kent Owl Academy

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

What’s more magical than coming face-to-face with a wild animal? The Kent Owl Academy has a huge family of owls and birds of prey - from eagles to fa...

Kent Life

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Heritage and fun sit side by side in 28 acres of beautiful and historical grounds in Kent Life.   This real working farm showcases and breeds all you...

Old MacDonalds Farm & Fun Park

  • Brentwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Everyone’s heard the old song, ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’. Well now he’s got a fun park and a whole raft of awards to boot, at Old MacDonalds Farm &a...



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Hemsley Conservation Centre

  • Wrotham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Creature comforts and conservation are the name of the game at Hemsley Conservation Centre, with all sorts of cute and curious animals and activities...

Wildwood5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Herne Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Within 40 acres of beautiful woodland come nose to nose with British wildlife past and present at Wildwood. Kent’s unique wildlife park and conservat...

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...

Hasty’s Adventure Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Take the little farmers in the family for a fun day outdoors at Hasty’s Adventure Farm. The farm is designed to offer fun activities for little adven...

Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation

  • Eynsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Do you want to see the home of some of the most incredible animals in the world? Come explore the majestic Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation, one of...

Seaquarium at Clacton Pier

  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

The Seaquarium at Clacton Pier offers an informative, educational, fun learning experience. Many of the marine life species found in and around our s...

Howletts Wild Animal Park

  • Bekesbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Which are your brood’s favourite critters? Chances are they’ll spot them at Howletts Wild Animal Park, with over 400 intriguing animals all waiting t...

Cammas Hall Farm

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

If your kids need a country adventure, take them to Cammas Hall Farm. You can even get them to pick their own pudding! With a riot of berries availab...

The Hop Farm Family Park3.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Paddock Wood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Based around the world’s largest oats village and once a lively farm producing hops is The Hop Farm Family Park, now packed full of attractions for c...

Wingham Wildlife Park

  • Canterbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

After starting life as a bird park in 1986, Wingham Wildlife Park really spread its wings under new owners in 2008 to become one of Kent’s most popul...

Newham City Farm

  • Beckton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Visit some of your farmyard favourites on one of London’s largest city farms. Newham City Farm is home to horses, alpacas and birds of prey, as well...

Boydells Dairy Farm

  • Braintree
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Boydells Dairy Farm is a small, family working farm that specialises in sheep milking. Open to the public there’s a guided tour with lots of hands-on...

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