Five places to take your kids in South Essex
Thinking of what to do with the family over Christmas break? If you’re struggling for ideas, here are some to consider if you want to keep your kids from suffering through boredom!
Partyman World – Basildon
What sounds better than a multi-level play structure, featuring ball ponds, air cannons, football pitches and comfy seating for the parents to relax? It’s also a good option for those thinking of booking a birthday party there. Apart from the play area, they have four specially designed party rooms which you can use for the entire duration of the party.
If you have toddlers and want to find something to do when term time rolls back around, Partyman World hosts ‘Cosmo Club’ specifically for them which run Monday-Friday between 11am-12pm and range day by day from Musical, Props and Actions to Cooking and Decorating.
Kids Kingdom – Southend
Kids Kingdom has over 8,000 square feet of play area including a 14ft vertical drop slide, a 14ft ‘Jelly Mountain’ as well as other fun and challenging obstackle course climbs, race runs and the other usual stuff. There are also smaller facilities for toddlers, but still as colourful and exciting and allows plenty of space for crawling and toddling.
They also offer a full range of led activities to make your visit to the biggest play area in Southend fun and exciting. There’s also a garden and BBQ outside for when the summer months roll around.
Southend Pier Museum – Southend
The Southend Pier Museum gives you a full insight into the interesting past of the longest pleasure pier in the world. Exhibits feature many items of notable memorabilia such as an original restored working Pier signal box, a restored ex Pier Toastrack tram from 1890 and train carriages circa 1949 as well as extensive pictorial displays featuring the Pier from 1930 and period costumes.
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary – Brentwood
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary cares for a variety of animals including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, and cats and just recently they’ve taken in smaller animals like rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas. So pop by if your kids are into animals!
Sealife Adventure – Southend
There’s no better adventure than the one that takes place beneath our planets ocean waves. Visit the Sealife Adventure and broaden your children’s horizons and show them the wide range of sealife such as sharks and tropical fish – all under one roof. You can also partake in the fascinating talks and presentations that their aquarists give.
Brentwood Park Ski and Snowboard Centre – Brentwood
Do you have children who you think would like to learn skiing or snowboarding? Then this is the perfect place to do it. They have qualified and experienced instructors who offer a fun and supportive environment, enabling your child to have a great time on the slopes whilst safely learning new skills and in the process making lots of friends as well. Their hand-picked instructors are picked because of the special rapport they have with children.
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