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Things to do this Summer!

12th August 2013
Posted by Chris Tiernan

Colchester Zoo 

One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 250 species of animals with several animal themed restaurants. There are two souvenir shops with a wide range of toys and animal themed goodies.

Kids Tickets – £13.50
Adult Tickets – £19.99

Phone Number – 01206 331292


Barley-lands Farm Park – Billericay 

A farm park, craft village and bird of prey centre. They have two indoor play areas and two outdoor adventure playgrounds, one with a giant bouncy pillow and zip wire. They also have a family themed restaurant in the craft village within Barley-lands.

Kids Prices – £8
Adult Prices – £9

Phone Number –  01268 290229


Riverside Ice and Leisure centre – Chelmsford 

A large double pool area for all the family with diving boards, large slides, an outdoor pool as we as an eating area, viewing gallery and ice rink (used by the Chelmsford Chiefs hockey team) and gym for adults.

Prices available on the door or over the phone,

Phone Number – 012245615050


Off-Road Action Park – Wickford

A unique outdoors activity centre providing a wide range of activities including a high ropes course, quad biking, archery, army assault course and many more for the whole family to enjoy. There is a cafe on site also.

Kids and Adults prices – can start from £5pp (per person) dependent on which activities you participate in right up to £25pp.

Phone Number – 01268 725221


Basildon Bowl and Quasar 

20 modern tenpin bowling lanes and fully equipped Quasar arena for laser fun for all the family. Food available however near Basildon town centre with multiple restaurants and cafes.

Adult Prices – Range from £4.50 to £9.50
Kids Prices – Range from £4.00 to £9.00
Family rates available.

Phone Number – 01268 533666


Castle Park and Gardens – Colchester 

Features include a children’s play area, crazy golf and putting green, children’s boating lake, cricket ground, traditional cafe, riverside walks and Hollytrees Museum.

No admission fee except potentially for Golf.

Phone Number – 01206 282962

Written by Sean Cook