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Cressing Temple Barns

Cressing Temple Barns are a hidden gem set in the Essex countryside between Witham and Braintree. Visit the oldest recorded timber-framed barn in the world and enjoy the beautifully landscaped Tudor Walled Garden. You can finish the day with a cream tea at ‘The Barns’ Tiptree Tea Room.

Telephone 0333 013 8156
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Colchester Zoo
Essex


As you step inside Colchester Zoo you are transported into a world full of magnificent animals waiting to be discovered. Learn about the animals as you see them up close and watch one of many daily displays, feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the ‘Lost Madagascar Express’ road train!

There are plenty of play areas for the kids’ to release their wild side and new developments to experience!
Telephone 01206 331292
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East Anglian Railway Museum


A Family-friendly, Living, Breathing Railway Museum....

The East Anglian Railway Museum is a living heritage museum, based at Chappel railway station, Essex, on the edge of breathtaking Constable country and adjacent to the impressive Chappel Viaduct.

East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Rd, Wakes Colne CO6 2DS
Telephone 01206 242524
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Essex
ROPE RUNNERS LTD

Rope Runners, is the Premier High Ropes adventure park in Essex, who are based at The Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch. A great idea for a Family Day out with the Kids. Winners of the Essex Tourism Award “Best Tourism Experience” category for 2011!
The Secret Nuclear, Ongar Road, Kelvedon Hatch,
Essex, CM15 0LA
Phone: 01277 888460
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Jaywick Martello Tower
​Essex


Jaywick Martello Tower was originally built in 1809 to protect the coastline from a French invasion. Today, it is open as a unique arts, heritage and community space with an inspiring programme appealing to all ages.

Jaywick Martello Tower
The Promenade,
Belsize Avenue,
Jaywick, CO15 2LF
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01255 822783
Outdoor Hire Centre


Explore Essex and Suffolk by bike by canoe or by kayak with Outdoor Hire Centre. Part day and full day adventures for all the family (with or without kids!) All hires include relevant safety equipment. Advance booking recommended but not required.

Essex and Suffolk
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Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park is a magical family day out set in over 30 acres of beautiful farm land and surrounded by acres of country park.

Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 5WP
Visit Website Telephone: 01245 321552

Lee Valley Park Farms / River Lee Country Park

For a great family day out with the kids in Essex, go to Lee Valley Park Farms in Waltham Abbey. If you really want to let the kids go wild the farms are the place to be.

Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 2EF
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Redwings Horse Sanctuary Ada Cole Rescue Centre

Redwings Ada Cole is home to around 70 horses, ponies and donkeys. Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot drinks and tasty bakes from the café.

Broadley Common, Nazeing, Essex EN9 2DH
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Epping Ongar Railway

Running through 6 miles of unspoilt Essex countryside and through the Epping Forest, our Steam Railway is a great day out for all the family. This year we have put together a packed programme of special events that your kids will enjoy.

Ongar Station, Station Approach, High Street, Ongar, Essex CM5 9BN
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Adventure Island

Adventure Island on Southend seafront is the perfect day out for all the family, and being a free admission attraction this means you only pay if you want to play.

Sunken Gardens, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1EE
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Sealife Adventure

Sealife Adventure is the South East’s premier aquatic attraction which has recently reopened after a £1million refurbishment and with over 40 themed displays featuring sea life from all over the world, visitors are in for a truly magical experience.

Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2ER
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Royal Gunpowder Mills

The Royal Gunpowder Mills is an exciting visitor attraction in Waltham Abbey, Essex offering a unique day out for all the family. Set in 170 acres of natural parkland, with more than 20 buildings of major historic value.

Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1JY
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Audley End Miniature Railway

Winner of the Primary Times Star Award 2014 'Best Family Attraction in Essex' (small venue) Enjoy a lovely family day out at the Audley End Miniature Railway. Experience an exciting train ride through estate woodland to spot the teddies in the woods.

Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JB
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Secret Nuclear Bunker

Located deep beneath the Essex Countryside underneath an innocent looking bungalow Kelvedon Hatch was to be used in the dreadful event of a nuclear war, it was designed to accommodate 600 military and Government personnel.

Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex CM15 0LA
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Old Macdonald's Farm

About the attraction Old Macdonald’s Farm in Brentwood, just off Junction 28 of the M25, is a leisure and petting farm-park combining farmyard favourites with more exotic animals plus attractions and entertainment, all included in the one-off entry fee.

Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5AY
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Mayhem Paintball

For a great family day out, why not blow off some steam at Mayhem Paintball’s active outdoor adventure facility? It’s a wonderful way to spend some time with the kids, whether that’s in the paintball themed maps or our laser tag for younger children.

Pryors Farm, Patch Park, Abridge, Essex RM4 1AA
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Saffron Walden Museum

The museum hosts displays and exhibitions including local archaeology, cultures of distant lands, costumes and textiles, furniture and woodwork, wildlife, fine ceramics and Ancient Egypt.

Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Essex
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