20 Best Things To Do In Wickford Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

COVID-19 Update

Most attractions are now closed in line with Government advice, and families are encouraged to stay inside where possible.

Find indoor activities to try at home.

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Wickford

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1223 fun things to do in Wickford 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 – 811 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Wickford 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 Wickford 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!

Find your perfect day out

Some kids playing mini golf at Mr Mulligan's in Basildon

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...

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...

Kids playing laser tag at Laser Kombat Basildon

Laser Kombat Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Kombat Basildon is a great fun place to take the kids to burn off some of their energy while having a good, safe time! This is helped by the fr...

Partyman World Basildon

Partyman World Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Do what it says on the tin at Partyman World Basildon - party on down with ball ponds, air cannons and loads more family fun. With so much to do, the...

Outside view of Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

  • Battlesbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Battlesbridge Antiques Centre comprises over 80 dealers housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards, and a vintage motorcycle museum. Great f...

Kids on podium at Teamsport Indoor Karting Basildon

TeamSport Indoor Karting Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Enjoy a day of adrenaline and dazzling speed at TeamSport Indoor Karting Basildon! With over 500 meters of track and petrol karts suitable for kids (...

Cineworld Basildon

Cineworld Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment at its best with movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Basildon. Share the magic of...

Family bowling at Hollywood Bowl Basildon

Hollywood Bowl Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Ready. Set. Bowl! Time for some brilliant family entertainment at Hollywood Bowl Basildon. Good, old-school 10 pin bowling is undeniably fun for all...

360 Play Basildon

360 Play Basildon

  • Basildon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

For safe and stimulating play that’s also loads of fun, look no further than 360 Play Basildon. Rides and role play make it a winner with kids. Get s...

Golf course at Mini Meadows Golf in Battlesbridge

Mini Meadows Golf

  • Battlesbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Fancy a game of mini golf at the weekend? Mini Meadows Golf at Meadow Croft Garden Centre offers a 9-hole course for the whole family to enjoy. Open...

Lambs at Barleys lands Farm Park in Billericay

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...

Two kids sat on a bench doing a treasure trail

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...

People in ball pit at Monkey Madness Play Centre in Basildon

Monkey Madness Play Centre

  • Basildon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Monkey Madness offers fun for kids of all ages under 10, with a multi-level adventure maze for the big kids and a pleasingly spacious and well stocke...

Steps on trail to Rayleigh Mount in Essex

Rayleigh Mount

  • Rayleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The dramatic Rayleigh Mount is the atmospheric remnants of an early medieval motte and bailey castle site, built by Sweyn of Essex if you're taking n...

Walking path at Wat Tyler Country Park in Basildon

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...

Clear day at Rayleigh Windmill

Rayleigh Windmill

  • Rayleigh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Rayleigh Windmill is an award-winning tourist and educational attraction, and popular venue for weddings and civil ceremonies. It is a Grade II l...

Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

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...

Ramps at Legacy XS Centre in South Benfleet

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...

People go kart racing at Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium

Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium

  • Rayleigh
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Rayleigh Indoor Karting Stadium Arrive and Drive sessions provide a great introduction to karting, where anyone over 10 can be taught to handle their...

Kids in ball pit at The MegaCentre Rayleigh

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...

things-to-do redesign