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Kids Days Out In Southend On Sea

About Southend - Southend-on-Sea, situated at the mouth of the Thames Estuary, has long been a favourite seaside resort, with its close proximity to London. Most famous for its Pier and beach, the town has a range of attractions to offer, including the annual illuminations on the seafront, boat trips, the Golden Mile of arcades, attractions and of course the famous Kursall with bowling rink, dancing, arcades and bars

Shopping - The Victoria Plaza Shopping Centre is at the top-end of the High Street, with direct access to Southend Victoria train station. Formerly known as the Victoria Circus shopping centre, this is now under cover, has over 40 stores. When mentioning shopping in Southend, it's also important to mention the Victoria Lanes market and there's also the huge open-air Roots Hall Market on a Thursday, at the football ground. 

Things to do and days out - Plenty to do here in Southend. Sealife Adventure Adventure is open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day and you will find over 30 aquatic displays featuring a wealth of marine marvels from starfish to sharks, piranhas to stingrays.

If you are an attraction and not listed here why not try us out, you will also have a listing on our Essex page.

Shoebury East Beach
  • Free Attraction: Yes
  • Wheelchair friendly: Partly - Call to check

Shoebury East Beach

Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach

A distance away from the main arcades and attractions of Southend-on-Sea, this beach provides an ideal spot for a relaxing picnic and water sport enthusiasts.
 
Kids Days Out Southend
  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Tenpin, Southend

Tenpin bowling and more!

Amusements, pool tables and Take 10 Diner.

Days out Southend Kids
  • Free Attraction: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: No
  • Offers: For concessions and discounts please visit the website

Southend Planetarium

Discover outer space in Southend

Have an intergalactic day out with the family at the Southend Planetarium! Explore the night sky and learn about the Solar System in one of the frequent workshops.
 
Kids Kingdom, Southend on Sea
  • Free Attraction: Partly - See Website
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Kids Kingdom, Southend on Sea

One of South East's largest indoor play-centres

Winner of Leisure & Tourism commendation at Southend Business Awards. Kids Kingdom supplies the best in activities & food.

Days out for kids Southend
  • Free Attraction: Yes
  • Wheelchair friendly: Partly - Call to check

Priory Park, Southend

A place steeped in history and things to do!

Priory Park is home to the Prittlewell Priory Museum, a secret garden, a playground, it hosts sports and much more!
 
Days out children Southend
  • Free Attraction: Yes
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

City Beach, Southend

Lots to see and do for all the family

City Beach has lots to keep the kids occupied, including the Children's Fun Fountain and Adventure Island fun park!
 
Kids Days out Sports Activities
  • Free Attraction: No

Southend United Football Club

See the Shrimpers play beside the sea

Whether you're a long-standing fan or simply love the game, watching Southend United promises a lively and upbeat day out!
 
School trips Essex
  • Free Attraction: Yes
  • Wheelchair friendly: Partly - Call to check

Central Museum, Southend

Local stories bringing local history to life

Step back in time and explore Essex through the ages at the Central Museum, Southend.
 
Birthday treats Southend
  • Free Attraction: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes
  • Offers: Concessions and discounts - visit the website for details

Odeon, Southend

Watch a big film on a big screen

Treat the kids to the latest blockbuster film at Southend's Odeon Cinema.
 
Go Ape - England, Scotland and Wales
  • Free Attraction: No
  • Offers: See GO APE website for offers

Go Ape - England, Scotland and Wales

You need to Go Ape - tree top adventures. Special offers on our site!

Discounts on Go Ape Tree Top Adventures & Segway with 29 centres around the UK in some of Britains best forests.
 
Places to visit kids Southend
  • Free Attraction: No

Rossi Ice Cream Parlour, Southend

Try and resist these mouth watering flavours!

Ice cream including banana, bubblegum and coconut, along with more traditional flavours, all made to an age old Italian recipe.
 
Seaside piers for kids
  • Free Attraction: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes
  • Offers: Consessions and discounts available - please visit the website for details

Southend Pier

Visit the longest pleasure pier in the world!

For a pleasant day out take a stroll or catch the train down Southend's Pier, a well-loved and recognised symbol of Essex.
 
Kids Outside Activities Southend
  • Free Attraction: Yes
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Chalkwell Park, Southend

A lovely family park with lots to do!

A beautiful park with gardens to explore, 2 children's playgrounds and numerous sporting facilities, including tennis and football.