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The Rage
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Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE, Tel: 01702 443400, www.adventureisland.co.uk

Adventure Island is the UK's No.1 free admission fun park. There are over 50 rides and attractions to enjoy, which are situated either side of the world's longest pleasure pier in Southend-on-Sea.

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  • Rail station: Southend Central (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Windsurfing

Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2YH, Tel: 01702 612770, Email

Beach Club on Thorpe Bay Beach is a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre and the only ‘Fast Forward’ windsurfing instruction centre in the eastern region.

 
 
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Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6EX, Tel: 01702 212511, Email, www.southendmuseums.co.uk

The gallery houses some 2,000 works, including works by Constable, Molenaer, Lear and Seago. The gallery also hosts temporary exhibitions and is the home of the Essex artists open exhibition.

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  • Rail station: Southend Victoria (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Belfairs Woods by Gillian Crosby

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North, Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, SS9 4LR, Tel: 01702 477467, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk

A modern, attractive and welcoming Visitor’s Centre set in the ancient Belfairs Woodland. We have a small café, an education facility and an interesting shop. We offer a number of walks, talks and events throughout the year.

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  • Rail station: Leigh-On-Sea (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Central Museum

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ES, Tel: 01702 434449, Email, www.southendmuseums.co.uk

Central Museum houses the collections of local and natural history and archaeology. Displays reflect the story of Southend's growth as a major seaside destination and its rich natural history and fishing heritage.

 
 
 
Cliffs Pavilion

Station Road, Southend, Essex, SS0 7RA, Tel: 01702 351135, www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk

 
 
 
Escape Live

95 High Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1HS, Tel: 01702 437337, Email, www.escapelive.co.uk

Can you escape the #1 Escape Room in Essex? You have just 60 minutes to escape from a themed locked room before it is too late.

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  • Rail station: Southend Central (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Leigh Heritage Centre

High Street, Old Town, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Essex, UK, Tel: 01702 470834, www.leighsociety.com/leighheritagecentre.htm

Museum with photographic display of the history of Leigh-on-Sea, and fully restored fisherman's cottage, circa l850, situated in the waterside High Street of the Old Town.

 
 
Palace Theatre

430 London Road, Southend, Essex, SS0 9LA, Tel: 01702 351135, www.palacetheatresouthend.co.uk

A truly unique building, the Palace always offers a vibrant mix of comedy, music, drama and shows.

 
 
Prittlewell Priory Museum

Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend, Essex, SS2 6NB, Tel: 01702 342878, www.southendmuseums.co.uk

Well preserved 12th Century Priory housing a museum of the Priory's history. At some time during 2008 the museum will close for building work.

 
 
 
Rollacity

12 Purdeys Way, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1ND, Tel: 01702 548004, Email, www.rollacity.co.uk

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  • Rail station: Southend Airport (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Southend Bandstand

Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6NB, Tel: 01702 215624, Email

 
 
Cliff Lift

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1EE, Tel: 01702 618747, Email

The Historic Cliff Lift on Southend seafront has a valuable position in modern Southend, offering a practical and enjoyable way for people to gain access between the seafront and Clifftown area.

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  • Rail station: Southend Central (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Southend Pier
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Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE, Tel: 01702 215620, Email, www.visitsouthend.co.uk

Notice: The Pier train will be out of action until further notice whilst emergency works are undertaken.

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  • Rail station: Southend Central (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Old House

South Street, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BW, Tel: 01702 318014, Email, www.rochford.gov.uk

The Old House in Rochford was built in 1270. It's a real gem in the District's crown and a must see for everyone.

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  • Rail station: Rochford (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Rendezvous Casino Southend

Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2ZG, Tel: 01702 668623, Email, www.rendezvouscasino.com/southend

Here you'll find an elegant restaurant and bistro, ultra-cool Fahrenheit Ice bar and the best in live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night with free admission to top-class tribute acts and a resident DJ.

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  • Rail station: Southend Central (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Victoria Plaza Shopping Centre

High Street, Southend, Essex, SS2 5SP, Tel: 01702 460931, Email, www.victoriasc.co.uk/

The Victoria is home to over forty stores and cafés - and is set to welcome more through 2011 thanks to a £24 million refurbishment that has transformed The Victoria into a stunning contemporary shopping experience.

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  • Rail station: Southend Victoria (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Belfairs Park and Nature Reserve
Green Flag Award

Vardon Drive / Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK

Remnants of the ancient oak, birch and hornbeam woodland that once covered much of Essex; includes woodland walks and a nature reserve, 18 hole public golf course, riding stables, tennis courts and bowling greens.