Thames Road, Grays Thurrock. Tel. 01375 386759.
Grays Beach with Britain's biggest play galleon, it's unique and lots of fun. There's an 18 hole adventure golf course, a children's driving school, skittles, hose hockey, air maze, pedal go-karts, zippy dipper and a balloon typhoon. Supervised water play area in Summer months. All this plus a Café, trees, grass and a promenade overlooking the Thames.
Children's parties catered for.
Mason Road, Cowdray Centre, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester
Tel. 01206 761762
Indoor adventure play area for kids, Tiny Town for under 5's and Jungle Adventure for 5 to 12 year olds. Bananas Café for Mum & Dad. Children's Parties catered for.
Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea
Tel. 01702 442200
Experience the fascinating, magical world that lies beneath the waves.
Birthday parties - choose from 3 party plans. All parties feature a guided tour of the themed aquarium, playtime in the Little Tikes Adventure Towers and a birthday mal. Lasts approx 2.5 hours. Minimum of 10 children.
Sunken Gardens West, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea
Tel. 01702 468023
Rides and attractions include the Big Wheel, Fantasy Dome, Giant Pirate Ship and Dragon Claw.
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. Tel. 01992 470490
A marvellous day out for all the family. Lots of animals, adventure playground, woodland railway, paddling pool, catering facilities & picnic area. Birthday parties catered for.
Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers. Tel. 01245 321552
Lots of farm animals, adventure play area, pets corner, indoor play barn, Café and shop. Birthday parties catered for.
Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex. Tel. 01206 331292
60 acres of gardens, lakes, award winning animal enclosures and picnic areas. Birthday parties catered for.
Victoria Road, Chelmsford. Tel. 01245 615050
Ice rink, 3 pools, 6 court sports hall & children's adventure playground.
Birthday parties catered for.
Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock. Tel. 01708 890864
Lakeside's children's crèche. Children's parties catered for.
Various driving activities. Children's parties catered for.
Bumpy's Magic Kingdom is an indoor children's adventure playground, catering for parties also.
Fleming Road, Chafford Hundred. Tel. 01375 481153
Family pub with children's playroom.
Corringham, Blackshots & Belhus Park
Swimming & leisure activities for kids. Pool & Sports Hall parties available.
Walton Hall Road, Linford Tel. 01375 671874
Fun for children, visit the Victorian Village Bakery (Special dates for Baking Days), the Wheelwrights workshop, saddle makers workshop, Victorian nursery, Motor Roller Collection, Children's play area & picnic area. Children's parties catered for.
Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood. Tel. 01277 375177
Lots of animals & lots of fun. Birthday parties catered for.
Unit 27, Vikings Way, Canvey Island. Tel. 01268 511000
Indoor adventure play area. After school activities. Birthday parties catered for.
Unit 21 Samsons House, Arterial Road, Laindon. Tel. 01268 416612
Go Karting for kids.
Unit 19 Festival Leisure Park, Basildon. Tel. 01268 531122
Bowling fun & caters for children's parties. Parties include a game of bowling, choice of kids' menu, a present for every party guest, invitations and an extra special gift for the birthday child.
Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers
Tel. 01245 425394
Birds, insects, reptiles and mammals - Keeper for a Day and Animal Encounters available for bookings.
Barleylands Road, Billericay. Tel. 01268 290229
Lots of farm animals. Lots of fun. Children's parties catered for.
Party guests enjoy free entry to farm and museum, free bag of animal feed, free return visit voucher, free tractor and trailer ride, goody bag and party food all for £7.00 per child.
Fairlop Waters Country Park, near Ilford. Tel. 020 8500 9922
Three level indoor adventure playground for children 4-10 years and jungle babies for under 4's. Birthday parties catered for.
Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend. Tel. 01702 462747
Indoor play centre plus outdoor play equipment, garden and barbeque in Summer. Birthday parties catered for.
Madison Heights, Maldon, Essex. Tel. 01621 850222
Large indoor play area with inflatables, ball pits, climbing frames and toddler area. Birthday parties catered for.
Broadfields Farm, Pike Lane, Upminster, Essex. Tel. 01708 641880
A programme of children's activities is run every school holiday within the community woodlands at the Centre. Birthday parties catered for. Let your children explore nature and learn in a safe and friendly environment.
Woolifers Avenue, Corringham. Tel. 01375 675488
Indoor adventure play area, ball pools, bouncy castle, soft play equipment.
Lower Dunton Road, Langdon Hills
Looking for something different for your next birthday party? Why not try pond dipping, orienteering or bug hunting? Essex Wildlife Trust can organise a wide range of activities for up to 24 children per party. Requested donation of £4 per child - minimum donation £40 payable on booking for 2 hours activities and room hire. Party bags can be arranged - different prices- ask for details. Call Karen on 01268 419103.
Langdon Hills Country Park, between the A13 and Basildon Town.
Tel. 01268 542066
Belhus Woods Country Park, Romford Road, Aveley
Tel. 01708 865628
Lake Meadows Recreation Ground, Billericay. situated behind Billericay swimming pool.
King Georges Playing Fields, Ingrave Road, Brentwood.
Thorndon Country Park, The Avenue, Brentwood.
Tel. 01277 211250
Weald Country Park, South Weald, Brentwood.
Tel. 01277 261343
Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea.
Tel. 01268 550088