Family Things to Do in Essex - Puttshack

What To Do With the Family in Essex

The Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex has so much to offer families that you can mix and match activities to come up with the ideal formula for unforgettable family memories and fun things to suits everyone's tastes, hobbies and interests. With that in mind, we're going to be looking at some things to do in Essex for families, especially within Lakeside itself. Think of this as a launching pad to plan the perfect family day out. With that in mind here’s five ideas to get you started!

Puttshack Lakeside

Variety is the spice of life and that's what we’re all about at Puttshack! We do absolutely everything possible to customise and cater for groups of all kinds.
For years, mini golf has been an ideal activity for groups because there’s enough skill involved to make it interesting for more experienced players, while also being simple enough so that rookies can get stuck in and have fun instead of feeling frustrated.

Combine those classic fundamentals with our cutting-edge technology, and the tasty food and beverages on offer, et voila, you have the recipe for a fantastic family outing!

MiniPort intu Lakeside

MiniPort offers up to five people the opportunity to cast sail on one of their miniature themed boats. These include fireboat, coast guard, police boat and more to really let the imaginations of the younger members of your group run wild. And if there are more than five of you, you can always get another boat!

It’s only £10 per 15 minutes, so it’s affordable but isn’t going to take up the whole day.

Lakeside Karting

This is a touch more restrictive because very young children won’t be able to take part, but we have an option that’s just for them coming up next. After all, with the vast array of fun and activities at Lakeside, there truly is something to suit everyone! For those family members who are old enough to take part in go-karting though, they are in for a wild ride with plenty of high-octane fun to get that adrenaline pumping!

Partyman World of Play

For the younger members of the family, Partyman World of Play is a truly imaginative take on the traditional children’s soft play venue! There’s plenty of space for kids to run around making it the perfect way to get rid of some excess energy. Aside from the soft play area, there are also stages for mini shows and competitions which are put on throughout the day. On top of that, there are plenty of refreshments for kids and adults alike to fuel your fun!

Essex Wildlife Trust Chafford Gorges Nature Park

Some of the best options for a family day out are the simplest. Chafford Gorges Nature Park is an absolute highlight of the area! Indeed, it would be a highlight in pretty much any area, with acre upon acre of the beautiful great outdoors to explore here. You can play games, see the sights, have a picnic or just go wandering, it really is the perfect setting for exploring the Great Outdoors.

Book your family day out today!

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