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Bank Holiday Weekend!


Can you believe that the Bank Holiday weekend is almost here! We have done a bit of research to make life as easy as possible for you. Click the links for more details on various activities or to pre book.

Venues requiring tickets to be pre booked

These venues still have some tickets available at the time of publication. This is of course subject to change so don't waste time, book your tickets NOW! Just click the links.

Marsh Farm
Lee Valley Park Farms - now under new management
Old MacDonald's Farm - fully booked
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary- limited availability
Harlow Pet's Corner- fully booked
Wellgate Community Farm
Moby Golf
Rascal Bay Adventure Golf
Knebworth House, Park & Dinosaur Trail
Lakeside Karting
Lee Valley Boat Centre - limited availability
North Weald & District Miniature Railway
Paradise Wildlife Park - fully booked
Stubbers Adventure Playground - limited availability 

No Booking Needed!

Take a walk, follow a trail, or just enjoy what nature have given us! We have sooooo many great places to visit in Havering and slightly beyond.

We love...

Belhus Woods Country Park - the car park down get busy, I would advise you go early!
The Gruffalo Trail - Thorndon Countryside Park
The Stick Man Trail - Weald County Park
Bedfords Park - always busy as the parking is free
Hainault Forest Country Park - lots to explore, perfect for kite flying if the weather is suitable. Please note the farm remains closed at this time.
Hylands House - This is a stunning venue in Chelmsford and the Adventure Play Park is great fun.
Grays Beach Riverside Park -  can get very busy if the weather is good!
The Secret Carnival Family Trail - this is running in and around Romford town centre and is totally free. Just a smartphone needed!

For other great outdoor spaces, perfect for family walks and picnics, click here.


We have a great selection of beaches not too far from Romford if the weather is nice. Take a look here. Unfortunately we have been unable to find any beach huts available to hire this weekend. 


Have you ever taking the kids crabbing? It's great fun and a relatively inexpensive activity. We compiled a list of great spots to go crabbing in Essex last summer. Click here to get some ideas.

Out Top 10 Playgrounds 

Visit this article for some great ideas for new playgrounds to visit!

Afternoon Tea

You may find al lot of these businesses are fully booked but its always worth a last minute request! Click here for a list of local businesses who deliver.

Cafes, Pubs & Restaurants

We have a list of venues that have outside seating available. We have not personally checked each business for an opening date so please do check before you decide to visit. Some of the smaller venues will have very limited outside seating. For pubs and restaurants it is advisable to try and book a table in advance. 

A Rainy Day

We all have encountered days when the weather isn't on our side and we need to occupy the kids at home. We have some great Boredom Beating Ideas here and we also have a lost of FREE downloads for some quick activities that can fill a little time here and there.

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