Canvey Island. The rides are great value - £5 wristband, fairly priced food. Can’t go wrong for the younger kids

Jo Brooker

Family walk around Dunton Wildlife Park or a big family day at Langdon Hills

Jennie Marshall Harbinson

Papermill Lock, in Little Baddow. Coffee and cake and a walk down the canal

Sean Cullen

There are so many places near us; Audley End, Papermill Lock, Maldon Promenade Park and Tiptree Factory shop and Tea Room. We live in a lovely county with many places of interest

Jenny Merton

Belfairs Woods, Priory Park, Southchurch Hall. Anything to do with history we love as a family

Mel McMillan

Simple. A stroll along Southend Pier then Rossi ice cream after

Kitty Pearl

Old Leigh is great spot to spend an afternoon out. Nice pubs, places to walk. Great place to bring the dog!

Cormac Hearn

If you’re happy to go a bit further afield, Hyde Park. It is vast, quiet, beautiful, well-appointed and there is something for everyone - especially children.

Fabio Puntocastello

Visit Colchester Zoo. Excellent value for money. Clean and gift shop prices reasonable. Good day out with lots of interaction. Yearly passes available.

Mavis Garner

A stroll along the seafront at Burnham-on-Crouch at high tide on a hot sunny day. Sit outside one of the lovely old pubs for lunch

Sylvia Kirby

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker. It’s a proper day out

Elizabeth Clarke-Thacker

Wallasea island. Go into the bird marshes where it’s peaceful.

Taylor Charlie Jack

The Lock tea rooms at Heybridge Basin and a walk along the canal afterwards

Brenda Pinnock