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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 educational museum visits! 

Friday evening

After a long week at work, 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!

Saturday Lunch

Down on the seafront there's loads of great places to enjoy a leisurely lunch taking in the coastal views - but not before you've satisfied 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

While in Southend take a trip down 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. Once at the end, you'll have a great choice of refreshments and sweet treats to enjoy whilst watching the sun set on your busy Saturday.

Saturday Evening

Discover Kingpins and challenge the family to a friendly game of bowling! There's even a karaoke booth for those budding popstars! A great place to spend the evening!


Challenge the family to a round of golf but with a twist! Caddies is the most unique destination in Southend, with a distinct 70s ‘house party’ vibe – it is the perfect destination for a day out! There's even an a ball pit with 50,000 balls of light & colour surrounded by mirrors and lights…

A Late 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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