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Fun-Filled Family Weekend

Planning a fun-filled family weekend? Good news! Southend has a lot to offer your little (and bigger) ones! There’s so much more than our lovely beaches to explore. So gather the family together and get set for new adventures and discoveries! We’ve got it covered from family favourites like crazy golf, to out of this world experiences at Southend Planetarium! 

Friday evening

After a long week at work and school, start your weekend off right by checking into one of the many family friendly hotels in Southend. Whether you want a family room or joining rooms, there's a place for you and your family. Kick back and relax, ready for your action packed Southend adventure!

Saturday Morning

Grab breakfast on the go and be the first in line to discover the wonderful and unexpected critters at Sea-Life Adventure Aquarium. Home to a variety of underwater creatures including tropical triggerfish and black-tip reef sharks. You can also discover the marvellous meerkats and Macaque Monkeys. There are educational talks and feedings throughout the day be sure to book ahead. All this and so much more! Sea-Life Adventure is just a short ten-minute stroll from the Seven Hotel and the perfect place to start your day off!

Saturday Lunch

Down on the seafront there's loads of great places to grab a quick lunch on the go - but not before you've sated your sweet tooth. From a world famous ice cream at Rossi's emporium to delicious sugary doughnuts along the prom. It wouldn't be a trip to the seafront without it! Go on, treat yourself!

Saturday Afternoon

No trip to Southend would be complete without visiting the Longest Pleasure Pier - Southend Pier. Standing at whooping 1.3 miles long, you can brave the walk (great for tiring the kids out!) or take the relaxing 10 minute train ride to the end. You'll have a great choice of refreshments and sweet treats. Why not challenge the kids to a game of mini golf before watching the sunset on your busy Saturday.

Saturday Evening

Find something everyone will enjoy with our family dining guide! From American diners to restaurants with dedicated children's play areas, there's something for every taste and every budget!

Sunday Morning

Scream if you wanna go faster! Adventure Island is the perfect place to start your weekend break. Kids and adults will love the variety of rides, refreshment options and all round exciting atmosphere. The great thing is you only pay if you play! Purchase a wristband valid for all day or just tickets for the rides you want to try! Not a thrill seeker? Then why not try your hand at Adventure Golf, located in the park with two nine hole courses it's sure to challenge you!

A Quick Lunch Before You Go

Is a trip to the seaside really complete without fish and chips!? We think not, so before you head home be sure to check out one of Southend's many venues that offer this delectable seaside treat! Take away and enjoy your food while watching the waves crash into the shore. Or sit down and enjoy your meal in one of our many restaurants. It always tastes better on holiday!

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