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Childfriendly Essex

Raphael Park
Colchester Zoo
Hylands House
Hollywood Bowl
The Slug and Lettuce
The Chelmer Tavern
TGI Friday
Hall Farm Cafe Restaurant

Essex with Kids

There is so much to explore and discover in Essex; gorgeous gardens, picturesque villages, historic houses and seaside towns along the miles of coastline. Essex is one of the most famous counties in England and a great place to go for a holiday or day out. It's also right next to London, so going there from the capital is easy and if you're visiting the area from further afield you have one of ... the most interesting cities in the world only a short distance away. If you asked us to just pick one place to recommend for a family day out we'd probably have to say Colchester Zoo - we love animals and have a soft spot for anywhere that looks after them. If you're looking for top destinations in Essex for families, try Old MacDonald's Educational Farm Park in Brentwood, Adventure Island in Southend, Marsh Farm Country Park in South Woodham Ferrers, the Freeport Outlet Shopping Village in Braintree, the Promenade Park in Maldon, Barleylands Craft Village & Farm Centre in Billericay, Brentwood Karting in (yes, you've guessed it) Brentwood, and Tropical Wings in South Woodham Ferrers. All are worth keeping in mind for fun family days out. When it comes to accommodation there are holiday parks, hotels, B&B's and country lodges in and around the area and they all welcome families, so Essex with kids makes sense. Read more >

Essex Reviews

Southend on Sea Southend

"great day out don't need to book there is a beach there's rides that u can go on some that little ki..." more »

by shorna
A12 Karting and Quasar Centre Witham

"Excellent, polite and friendly staff Facilities at the moment quite basic but kids still had a grea..." more »

by sam1983
The Slug and Lettuce Colchester

"Everyone knows that kids can be fussy eaters. But when it's only a £1 to feed the kids on a sunday ..." more »

by geezerbird

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Editor's Pick Essex

Marsh Farm Country Park
"A brilliant experience from beginning to end"...

Colchester Zoo
"A great day out for the whole family"...

Essex Vouchers

Choc chip deal with Mummy Mondays Choc chip deal with Mummy Mondays
The Source Coffee Shop, Upminster

Two for One on Hot Drinks Two for One on Hot Drinks
Milly's Deli Cafe, Leigh on Sea

Free Coffee or Tea Free Coffee or Tea
The Secret Garden Tearoom, Chelmsford

Essex Pictures