Ideas for Days Out with the Kids during the School Holidays

July 29, 2020

Now that the sun is out and the kids are at home we thought you might like some ideas for days out in and around the Southend area and beyond.

In case you missed it, the pier train is now open for service and the open top bus is doing the rounds around town.

There’s also some great kids classes on at Create98 in Leigh:


  • Leigh-on-Sea Beach
  • Southend-on-Sea Beach
  • Thorpe Bay Beach


  • Wat Tyler country park
  • Belfairs Woods
  • Southchurch Park
  • Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ
  • Flitch Way - disused railway line now cycle path and country park
  • Groombridge place and enchanted gardens

Castles and Stately Homes

  • Hadleigh Castle
  • Hyde Hall
  • Leeds Castle
  • Hever Castle


  • Science Museum opens 19th August booking only
  • British Museum opening soon


  • Base Jump
  • Kids Kingdom
  • Adventure Island
  • Sealife Adventure
  • Marsh Farm
  • Caddies Golf, 12 London Road, southend, SS1 1NT

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