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ideas for (outdoor) day out with kids??

tan
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ideas for (outdoor) day out with kids??

apart from colchester zoo, any ideas for a nice summer's day out for a 2 & 5year old? We've been on walks thru Epping forest, we've 'done' high beach but wonder whether there are any fairs/fetes or just about anything else for this weekend?

I did think about frinton on sea but i guess that will be much too crowded on a summer's afternoon.

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1. Re: ideas for (outdoor) day out with kids??

St.Osyth Beach has Amusements/kids play area.pub.restaurant.fish and chips.cafe.MARKET on SUNDAYS and WEDNESDAYS.plus there is a Circus there from 24th July to 11th August.followed by a Fun Fair.All held at Hutleys Caravan Park.

tan
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2. Re: ideas for (outdoor) day out with kids??

many thanks, just looked it up now.

Good one, i may even stop at mersea island for oysters on way back!

I presume there is actually a beach at St.Osyth Beach?

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3. Re: ideas for (outdoor) day out with kids??

Mentioning Mersea Island, perhaps,

visitparks.co.uk/placestovisit/cudmorecountr…

and on the road to the above

tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g1526432…

The Coast Road on Mersea will be very busy this week-end.

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4. Re: ideas for (outdoor) day out with kids??

Mersea Island is a good place to go crabbing...

Take a bucket, some bacon or a mackerel, couple of hand-lines, see how many the kids can catch,,,

here are some places to visit...

http://www.gnomemagic.co.uk/

http://www.mountfitchetcastle.com/

http://www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk/

Mny other suggestions here....

http://www.visitessex.com/

http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/

tan
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5. Re: ideas for (outdoor) day out with kids??

thank you, all advice v v useful indeed.

I guess i might at mersea with all of essex this weekend!

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6. Re: ideas for (outdoor) day out with kids??

Please do not walk to far along the beach at st osyths as there is a nudist beach (10 min walk south from huntleys caravans) mainly frequented by men.

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7. Re: ideas for (outdoor) day out with kids??

There is a really good adventure park at great notley. It's free to use, you just pay for the car park. They have a cafe and loos there too.

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