Best Things To Do & Days Out In Essex

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 83 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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Cineworld Basildon

Cineworld Basildon, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3WB

Things to do at Cineworld Basildon review Located in Basildon, Essex is the Cineworld Cinema. It is a 12 screen cinema situated in a leisure area close to the town centre. Cineworld is one of the leading UK multiplex cinema chains. They show the latest movies for young and...
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Escape Live Southend

Escape Live Southend, 95 High St , Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS1 1HS

Escape Live Southend review Escape Live Southend-On-Sea is located in the centre of this resort town in Essex. It offers a unique form of entertainment where teams of players enter into a fully immersive world. Together you have just 60 seconds to escape your themed room. Rooms can be played...
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Escape Live Chelmsford

Escape Live Chelmsford, 65a Duke St, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LW

Escape Live Chelmsford review Escape Live Chelmsford, Essex is located in the city centre. It offers a unique form of entertainment where teams of players enter into a fully immersive world. Together you have just 60 seconds to escape your themed room. They are one of the leading escape game...
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Clue HQ Brentwood

Clue HQ Brentwood, Kelvedon Hall Ln, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5TL

Clue HQ Brentwood review Clue HQ near Brentwood in Essex is a Live Escape Game venue where you are locked in a room and you and your family are given 60 minutes to escape. There are clues and puzzles to solve plus items to find that will all aid...
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Escape Hunt Lakeside

Escape Hunt Lakeside, Lakeside Shopping Centre Unit 2-5, Thurrock, Essex, RM20 2ZP

Escape Hunt Lakeside review Escape Hunt Lakeside, Essex is located at the Lakeside Shopping Centre. The escape rooms are packed with excitement and you can tackle various challenges as a family. Together you will work as a team to find clues, solve puzzles and missions. The best group sizes...
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Cineworld Harlow Queensgate

Cineworld Harlow Queensgate, The Queensgate Centre, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2DA

Cineworld Harlow Queensgate review Located in the Harvey Shopping Centre in Harlow, Essex is the Cineworld Cinema. It is a 6 screen state-of-the-art cinema. They show the latest movies for young and old. Cineworld is one of the leading UK multiplex cinema chains. They are located in the Queensgate...
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Cineworld Harlow Harvey Centre

Cineworld Harlow Harvey Centre, Harvey Shopping Centre, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1XR

Cineworld Harlow Harvey Centre review Located in the Harvey Shopping Centre in Harlow, Essex is the Cineworld Cinema. It is a 6 screen state-of-the-art cinema. They show the latest movies for young and old. Cineworld is one of the leading UK multiplex cinema chains. There are good public transport...
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Cineworld Braintree

Cineworld Braintree, Freeport Leisure, Charter Way, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8YH

Cineworld Braintree review Located at Freeport Leisure in Braintree, Essex is the Cineworld Cinema. It is a 12 screen cinema located next to the popular outlet village with shops and restaurants. They show the latest movies for young and old. Cineworld is one of the leading UK multiplex cinema...
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