Wat Tyler Country Park
120 acres of parkland, craft shops, historic buildings, marina, miniature railway and play area.☎ 01268550088
The Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
The secret home of central government and military commanders in the event of a nuclear attack during the Cold War.
|Crown Buildings Kelvedon Hall Lane|
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Hopefield cares for a variety of animals including horses, donkeys, goats,sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, cats & more.☎ 01277201110Recommended by Pam Barnes, Chigwell
Tropical Wings Zoo
Tropical Wings Zoo is proud to be one of the best interactive zoo attractions in Essex. There’s fun for all the family.☎ 01245425394Recommended by Julie Bell, Essex“Lovely day out, staff were really friendly and had fun with the children”
Barleylands Farm Park
Barleylands is the perfect all weather, best large attraction in Essex.☎ 01268532253Recommended by Hannah Bewley, Norwich
Off Road Action Park
Affordable high adrenaline outdoor activities for all ages (6 ) and abilities. Professionally trained and qualified staff.☎ 08446830675
The Cater Museum FREE
The Cater Museum houses many artifacts of Billericay and contains a lot of local information.☎ 01277622023
Gloucester Park FREE
Gloucester Park in Basildon town centre has a swimming pool and all weather sports stadium.Recommended by Terrie Farley, Basildon
Fobbing Marsh Nature Reserve FREE
This 187 acre site is one of the few remaining Thameside grazing marshes, part of which was dammed.
Langdon Visitor Centre FREE
Set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres which comprises woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland gardens.☎ 01268419103
Shotgate Thickets Nature Reserve FREE
This 8 acre reserve is remnant oak woodland situated on the north bank of the tidal River Crouch.
Woodham Fen Nature Reserve FREE
This 20 acre reserve lies between and near the tidal limits of two small creeks running south into the River Crouch.
Thorndon Countryside Centre FREE
There are some fantastic walks through ancient woodland and historic deer parks which lie close alongside recently planted woods.
|Thorndon Park North, The Avenue|
Saltcoats Park And Compass Gardens FREE
The parks offer a range of outdoor facilities, large green space, grass sports pitches, skateboard park, Outdoor Gym, play areas.
South Woodham Ferrers
Horndon Meadow Nature Reserve FREE
The highlight on this 2 acre nature reserve is a fine display of several hundred spikes of Green-winged Orchids in early May.
Lake Meadows Park FREE
Large park with plenty of sports and recreational facilities.
Wickford Memorial Park FREE
80 Acres of Parkland Cricket Pitch Football Pitch Six-rink Bowling Green Tennis Court (Hard Surface) Basketball Court Novelty Golf.
Northlands Park FREE
60 acres of parkland Fishing Lakes Multi Sport Ball Court Rose gardens Children's playground Skateboard Park.
Thorndon Country Park
Beautiful country park with great walks, stunning views, idylic picnic spots and much more.☎ 08456037624Recommended by Carly Carpenter, Brentwood“'Its like stepping into an Enid Blighton book from my childhood'”
Hanningfield Reservoir FREE
Providing panoramic views over the 870 acre reservoir. The visitor centre is set in mature woodland.
|Hawkswood Road, Downham|
20 lane tenpin bowling centre.
Ten pin bowling alley.☎ 01268531122
Multi-screen cinema.☎ 08714714714
Basildon's most popular theatre.☎ 01268465465
Basildon Golf Club
Basildon Golf Course first opened in 1967, it is now a mature 18 hole, par 71 course covering 164 acres of attractive undulating countryside.
Boyce Hill Golf Club
Castle Point Golf Club
Thorndon Park Golf Club
Warley Park Golf Club
Stock Brook Manor Golf & Country Club
|Queens Park Avenue|
Friendly gym and fitness centre.☎ 01268533370
Gym, tennis, health and fitness club.☎ 01268662100
Basildon Sporting Village
50m swimming pool, indoor and outdoor sports, climbing wall and much more.☎ 01268722450
Fitness, health and fighting studio.☎ 01268284453â€Ž
Swimming At Snow Dome
Indoor 25m swimming pool and flumes, suitable for all ages.
One of the largest and fastest circuits in the South.☎ 01277260001Recommended by John Rigby, Watford
Brentwood Leisure Park Ski & Snowboard Centre
The Leading Outdoor Ski & Snowboard Centre in the South East of England.
Brentwood Ski And Snowboard Centre
Popular ski and snowboard centre.Recommended by Malcolm Hawkey, Brentwood
Innovative indoor ski and snowboard centre.Recommended by Clare Edwards, Tamworth
Ice Skating At Snow Dome
Indoor ice skating rink that caters for all ages.Recommended by Chris Umpleby, Tamworth
St Margaret's Riding School
Horse riding lessons.☎ 01277632438â€Ž
Running Well Equestrian Centre
Horse riding lessons available.☎ 01268711221
High Sports Basildon
One of the finest climbing walls in Essex.
|Basildon Sporting Village|
Gloucester Park North
Futuristic laser tag game experience.