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Autumn is well underway, Christmas is just around the corner and there’s loads of festive fun to be had in Southend!

Southend has a wide range of attractions making it a great place to visit. From relaxing on the 7 miles of beautiful beaches to an adrenaline-filled trip to Adventure Island, there’s something for everyone! Check out our Fun-filled Family Weekend guide to help you plan a weekend trip now and keep the kids entertained!

Even if the weather isn’t looking great there’s still loads to do! You can visit our indoor attractions, which includes our intriguing Museums and Art Galleries, as well as cinemas and arcades.

And when it’s time to eat there’s much more to food in Southend that just fish and chips – although they are pretty delicious! We’ve got a fantastic mix of fine dining and family friendly restaurants and of course being by the sea, we have some fabulous fresh seafood!

Some venues may still be operating with restrictions in place, please check ahead before you visit.

Seafront Fireworks

Fizz, Pop, Bang, whooo! After missing a season last year due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s free Southend Seafront Fireworks are back!

Wrap up warm, round up your friends and family and head on down to the seafront every Saturday night during October and November. Embrace the exciting atmosphere, the smell of chips, the sounds of Adventure Island, the buzz of the seafront arcade machines.

Each display lasts approx. ten minutes but that’s plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular night sky. Start practicing your oooohhhs and ahhhhhs now!

What's On in Southend?

Light up Southend
12 Events of Christmas
Virtual Shop Window
Winter Fayre
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