Best Things To Do & Days Out In Essex
Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 72 fun things to do in Essex for you and the family to discover. Finding the right Essex 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 Essex 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.
Things to do in Essex
Historic Dockyard Chatham, Main Gate Rd, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ
Maldon Promenade Park, Park Dr, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ
Layer Marney Tower, East Court, Layer Marney, Essex, CO5 9US
Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS
Hylands Estate Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham, Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP
Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Heckfordbridge, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL
Foxes Farm Produce, Aldham, Colchester, , CO6 3PR
East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Rd, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS
Boydells Dairy Farm, Braintree Rd, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4AQ
Colchester Castle, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Farm Office, Barleylands Rd, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
TeamSport Go Karting Basildon, Festival Business Park, Unit 3 Festival Way, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3WB
Hollywood Bowl Basildon, 19 Festival Leisure Park, Festival Way, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3WB
360 Play Basildon, Festival Leisure Park, Festival Way, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3WB