Best Things To Do & Days Out In Essex

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 264 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.

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Standalone Farm

Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 4JN

Things to do at Standalone Farm review Standalone farm is a farm park in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. It is a working farm with all your farmyard favourites and things to do. They are currently working hard on improvements to the park. Animals at the farm include sheep, donkeys, goats, alpacas, ducks,...
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ODEON Streatham

ODEON Streatham, 47-49 Streatham High Rd, London, London, SW16 1PW

ODEON Streatham review The ODEON Streatham, London is located on the main Streatham High Road. ODEON Cinema is the biggest cinema chain in the UK. They show the latest Blockbuster movies plus other classics from the past decades of films. At this cinema, there are 8 screens that show...
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Museum of Brands

Museum of Brands, 111-117 Lancaster Road, London, London, W11 1QT

Things to do at Museum of Brands review Located on Lancaster Road in Notting Hill London is the Museum of Brands. It is just around the corner from the world-famous Portobello Road Market so it's a great place to combine with a visit here. The museum celebrates the...
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CreArtIvity

CreArtIvity, 9A Regent St, Stotfold, Hitchin, Bedfordshire, SG5 4ED

CreArtIvity review Creartivity is located in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. It is a ceramic/pottery painting and craft studio. They have a wide range of pottery blanks waiting to be painted by your budding artists. They are family-run and are situated on the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire border. They have a passion for all things...
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Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR

Things to do at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens review Riverhill Himalayans Gardens really is a hidden gem in Sevenoaks. Just outside Sevenoaks town centre it is open from March to November but please check their website for times and dates as they change with the seasons. You can spend a couple...
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Clip ‘n Climb Chelsea

Clip 'n Climb Chelsea, 19 Michael Rd, London, London, SW6 2ER

Things to do at Clip 'n Climb Chelsea review Located in Chelsea, London is Clip 'n Climb, with an eye-catching range of climbing walls great for families. No experience is necessary and there are plenty of fun challenges to keep you all healthy and active. The walls are bright and...
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Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0EG

Things to do Easton Farm Park review Easton Farm Park is a family attraction located near Framlingham in Suffolk. It is a park with a good selection of animals and play areas. They offer a variety of experiences and activities which differ depending on the season. In addition to these...
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Vue Cinema London Fulham Broadway

Vue Cinema London Fulham Broadway, Fulham Broadway Retail Centre, Fulham Road, London, London, SW6 1BW

Vue Cinema London Fulham Broadway review Vue Cinema London Fulham Broadway is located in the Fulham Broadway Retail Centre. At the cinema, they show the latest Blockbuster movies with something for young and old using state-of-the-art technology. This Vue cinema is part of one of the biggest cinema chains...
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The Hop Farm

The Hop Farm, Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood, Beltring, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY

Things to do at The Hop Farm review The Hop Farm is a family-friendly tourist attraction in Beltring Kent. It is set in a 400-acre country park and it is over 450 years old. The park has the largest collection of oast houses in the world. There are a...
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All Star Lanes White City

All Star Lanes White City, Westfield London Shopping Centre Ariel Way, , London, London, W12 7FU

Things to do at All Star Lanes White City review All Star Lanes is located in Westfield London Shopping Centre Ariel Way,, White City London, It is a retro-American boutique bowling centre with a restaurant. They have 8 bowling lanes in the main hall and you can hire The Midnight...
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Upside Down House Westfield White City

Upside Down House Westfield White City, Westfield Square, Ariel Way, London, London, W12 7SL

Things to do at Upside Down House Westfield White City review In the Westfield Centre, White City, London, you will find something a bit different. The Upside Down House will turn your world upside down. This is one of four Upside Down Houses across the UK. You can walk on...
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Vue Cinema London Westfield

Vue Cinema London Westfield, Westfield, Ariel Way, London, London, W12 7GF

Vue Cinema London Westfield review Vue Cinema London Westfield is located in the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush. At the cinema, they show the latest Blockbuster movies with something for young and old using state-of-the-art technology. This Vue cinema is part of one of the biggest cinema chains...
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Vue Cinema London Shepherd’s Bush

Vue Cinema London Shepherd's Bush, 2 Charecroft Way, London, London, W14 0EH

Vue Cinema London Shepherd's Bush review Vue Cinema London Shepherd's Bush is located in West 12 Shopping Centre a short walk to tube stations. At the cinema, they show the latest Blockbuster movies with something for young and old using state-of-the-art technology. This Vue cinema is part of one...
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KidZania London

Kidzania , Westfield London Shopping Centre Ariel Way, , Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7GA

Things to do at KidZania London review KidZania in London is an indoor city that's run by kids. You book them on a four-hour session where they can then join mini sessions to train in all kinds of adult professions. This is taking role-play to a truly immersive level. The city...
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Howletts Wild Animal Park

Howletts Wildlife Park, Bekesboune Ln, Bekesbourne, Littlebourne, Kent, CT4 5EL

Things to do at Howletts Wild Animal Park review Howletts Animal Park is a large zoo located just outside of Canterbury in Kent. It’s home to a huge number of animals from across the world and makes a really great day out for all the family. From elephants to...
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