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    Things To Do & Days Out In Southend On Sea

    1. ODEON Southend

      ODEON Southend

      Southend On Sea

      Cinemas and Theatres Cinemas and Theatres

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 0.0 miles from Southend On Sea
    2. Adventure Island Southend-on-Sea

      Adventure Island Southend-on-Sea

      Southend On Sea

      Theme Parks and Funfairs Theme Parks and Funfairs

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.7 mile from Southend On Sea
    3. Southend on Sea Treasure Hunt Trail

      Southend on Sea Treasure Hunt Trail

      Southend On Sea

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor 0.2 miles from Southend On Sea
    4. Escape Live Southend

      Escape Live Southend

      Southend On Sea

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor 0.3 miles from Southend On Sea
    5. Southend Cliff Lift

      Southend Cliff Lift

      Southend On Sea

      Railway and Transport Attractions Railway and Transport Attractions

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 0.5 miles from Southend On Sea
    6. Three Shells Beach

      Three Shells Beach

      Southend On Sea

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.5 miles from Southend On Sea
    7. Westcliff Bay Beach

      Westcliff Bay Beach

      Westcliff-on-Sea

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.6 miles from Southend On Sea
    8. Southend Pier and Train

      Southend Pier and Train

      Southend On Sea

      Landmarks Landmarks

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 0.9 mile from Southend On Sea
    9. Southend Pier Museum

      Southend Pier Museum

      Southend On Sea

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 0.9 mile from Southend On Sea
    10. Central Museum & Planetarium

      Central Museum & Planetarium

      Southend On Sea

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor 1.5 miles from Southend On Sea
    11. MFA Fantasy Park

      MFA Fantasy Park

      Southend On Sea

      Laser Tag Laser Tag

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.0 mile from Southend On Sea
    12. Room Escape Southend

      Room Escape Southend

      Southend On Sea

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor 1.1 mile from Southend On Sea
    13. Sealife Adventure

      Sealife Adventure

      Southend On Sea

      Aquariums Aquariums

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 1.1 mile from Southend On Sea
    14. Southend Marine Activities Centre

      Southend Marine Activities Centre

      Southend On Sea

      Activity Centres Activity Centres

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor 1.3 miles from Southend On Sea
    15. Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf

      Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf

      Southend On Sea

      Crazy Golf Crazy Golf

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 1.7 miles from Southend On Sea
    16. Kids Kingdom

      Kids Kingdom

      Southend On Sea

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 1.9 miles from Southend On Sea
    17. Fun Factory Rochford

      Fun Factory Rochford

      Rochford

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 2.6 miles from Southend On Sea
    18. Rollacity

      Rollacity

      Rochford

      Ice Skating and Rollerskating Ice Skating and Rollerskating

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 2.6 miles from Southend On Sea
    19. Chalkwell Beach

      Chalkwell Beach

      Southend On Sea

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 2.8 miles from Southend On Sea
    20. Leigh Bell Wharf

      Leigh Bell Wharf

      Leigh-on-Sea

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 4.0 miles from Southend On Sea
    21. Leigh on Sea Beach

      Leigh on Sea Beach

      Leigh-on-Sea

      Beaches Beaches

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.0 miles from Southend On Sea
    22. Leigh Heritage Centre

      Leigh Heritage Centre

      Leigh-on-Sea

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor 4.2 miles from Southend On Sea
    23. Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland

      Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland

      Leigh-on-Sea

      National Parks National Parks

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.8 miles from Southend On Sea
    24. CJs Bowling

      CJs Bowling

      Hockley

      Ten Pin Bowling Alleys Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 5.8 miles from Southend On Sea
    25. Monkey Bizzness

      Monkey Bizzness

      Hockley

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 5.9 miles from Southend On Sea
    26. Hockley Woods

      Hockley Woods

      Hockley

      National Parks National Parks

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 6.3 miles from Southend On Sea
    27. Castle Point Transport Museum

      Castle Point Transport Museum

      Canvey Island

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 6.9 miles from Southend On Sea
    28. Hadleigh Castle

      Hadleigh Castle

      Hadleigh

      Castles and Palaces Castles and Palaces

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 7.8 miles from Southend On Sea
    29. Base Jump

      Base Jump

      Rayleigh

      Trampoline Parks Trampoline Parks

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 7.4 miles from Southend On Sea
    30. The MegaCentre Rayleigh

      The MegaCentre Rayleigh

      Rayleigh

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 7.7 miles from Southend On Sea
    31. Sheerness Swimming Pool

      Sheerness Swimming Pool

      Sheerness

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 7.8 miles from Southend On Sea
    32. Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium

      Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium

      Rayleigh

      Go Karting and Driving Go Karting and Driving

      Suitable for ages: 13+ Indoor 7.8 miles from Southend On Sea
    33. Rayleigh Windmill

      Rayleigh Windmill

      Rayleigh

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 7.9 miles from Southend On Sea
    34. Rayleigh Mount

      Rayleigh Mount

      Rayleigh

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 8.2 miles from Southend On Sea
    35. Leisure Island Fun Park

      Leisure Island Fun Park

      Canvey Island

      Theme Parks and Funfairs Theme Parks and Funfairs

      Suitable for ages: 0-8 Outdoor 8.3 miles from Southend On Sea
    36. Bartons Point Coastal Park

      Bartons Point Coastal Park

      Sheerness

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 8.9 miles from Southend On Sea
    37. Wam Bam Boomerang

      Wam Bam Boomerang

      Burnham-on-Crouch

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 9.2 miles from Southend On Sea
    38. Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

      Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

      South Woodham Ferrers

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      3 star rating Rating 3/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor, Indoor 9.4 miles from Southend On Sea
    39. Cheeky Monkeez

      Cheeky Monkeez

      South Woodham Ferrers

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-8 Indoor 9.7 miles from Southend On Sea
    40. The Historic Dockyard Chatham Top Pick

      The Historic Dockyard Chatham

      Chatham

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 14.9 miles from Southend On Sea
    41. Creepy Crawlies Play Centre

      Creepy Crawlies Play Centre

      Chelmsford

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 10.1 miles from Southend On Sea
    42. Legacy XS Centre

      Legacy XS Centre

      South Benfleet

      Sports Centres Sports Centres

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 10.9 miles from Southend On Sea
    43. Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

      Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

      Battlesbridge

      Museums and Art Galleries Museums and Art Galleries

      Suitable for ages: 0-8 Indoor, Outdoor 11.3 miles from Southend On Sea
    44. Mini Meadows Golf

      Mini Meadows Golf

      Battlesbridge

      Crazy Golf Crazy Golf

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 11.3 miles from Southend On Sea
    45. Mr Mulligan's Basildon Booking now open!

      Mr Mulligan's Basildon

      Basildon

      Crazy Golf Crazy Golf

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 17.4 miles from Southend On Sea
    46. Monkey Puzzle at Madison Heights

      Monkey Puzzle at Madison Heights

      Maldon

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Indoor 12.6 miles from Southend On Sea
    47. Blackwater Leisure Centre

      Blackwater Leisure Centre

      Maldon

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 12.7 miles from Southend On Sea
    48. Promenade Park

      Promenade Park

      Maldon

      National Parks National Parks

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 12.7 miles from Southend On Sea
    49. Madison Heights

      Madison Heights

      Maldon

      Ten Pin Bowling Alleys Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor 12.7 miles from Southend On Sea
    50. RHS Hyde Hall

      RHS Hyde Hall

      Chelmsford

      Stately Homes and Gardens Stately Homes and Gardens

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 12.8 miles from Southend On Sea
    51. Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail

      Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail

      Maldon

      Tourist Attractions Tourist Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Outdoor 13.4 miles from Southend On Sea
    52. Bayford Meadows

      Bayford Meadows

      Sittingbourne

      Go Karting and Driving Go Karting and Driving

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Outdoor 13.5 miles from Southend On Sea
    53. White Elm Petting Farm

      White Elm Petting Farm

      Bicknacre

      Children's Farms Children's Farms

      Suitable for ages: 0-12 Outdoor, Indoor 13.6 miles from Southend On Sea
    54. Little Potters

      Little Potters

      Sittingbourne

      Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 13.6 miles from Southend On Sea
    55. Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway

      Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway

      Sittingbourne

      Railway and Transport Attractions Railway and Transport Attractions

      Suitable for ages: 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 13.7 miles from Southend On Sea
    56. Merry Go Round

      Merry Go Round

      Sittingbourne

      Indoor and Soft Play Areas Indoor and Soft Play Areas

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 13.7 miles from Southend On Sea
    57. Swallows Leisure Centre

      Swallows Leisure Centre

      Sittingbourne

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for ages: 9+ Indoor 14.1 miles from Southend On Sea
    58. Splashes Leisure Centre

      Splashes Leisure Centre

      Gillingham

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for all ages Indoor 14.2 miles from Southend On Sea
    59. Strand Leisure Pool

      Strand Leisure Pool

      Gillingham

      Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

      Suitable for all ages Outdoor 14.3 miles from Southend On Sea
    60. Wat Tyler Country Park

      Wat Tyler Country Park

      Basildon

      Parks and Playgrounds Parks and Playgrounds

      Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 14.3 miles from Southend On Sea

    Find Family Days Out In Southend On Sea

    Explore all the things to do at Southend-on-Sea and make the most of the dramatic seaside setting.

    Start your day swimming with the fishes at Sealife Adventure. The South East’s number one aquarium has got every kind of sea creature from sharks and stingrays to seahorses and sea anemones. See lionfish, foxface and leaf fish swimming around in the ‘Most Venomous’ tank and be grateful that you’re not the one who has to clean it!

    Remember to bring your swim stuff for a Southend-on-Sea family day out as you’ll be getting wet at the Marine Activities Centre! Have a go at all types of watersports from sailing to canoeing, windsurfing or jet skiing. There are trained instructors to tell you everything you need to know, so take the opportunity to get out there and carve up some waves.

    The Southend Pier and Train go at a significantly more leisurely pace. Take your time travelling up the longest pier in the world as you soak up the view. Continue to travel in style as your board the Southend Cliff Lift. Climb 57 feet from Western Esplanade and Clifton Terrace and enjoy stunning views over the pier and estuary.

    Adventure Island is bound to be a huge hit with the whole family. Overlooking the Southend seafront there are a total of 40 rides and attractions from the 75ft rollercoaster with the vertical drop to plenty of choices for smaller ones. The challenge will be getting them to leave!

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