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tried & tested

With so many local attractions both in and around Southend, it can be difficult to decide where to go and what to do! 

Our Tried and Tested reviews are a way for us to share some of the places on offer and give you more information on the individual attractions or venues, helping you make your decision that little easier!

If you would like to arrange a Tried & Tested blog at your attraction by Mum's guide to Southend,  please contact us at [email protected]

Fish, Chips and Softplay!


If you're heading to the seafront and you haven't given Ye Olde Chippy a visit, we recommend you do! 

Ye Olde Chippy is a classic fish and chip shop on the seafront which is a must anyway if you visit the seaside!! However, this is fish and chips with a twist as at the back of the restaurant, you can find a great little soft play area for the children! It's a small area with some slides, it's lovely and clean and it's positioned perfectly for when you just want to sit and each but the children have other ideas! Great for hiding from the rain or escaping from the heat for a while on a summer's day! 


The food is great, selling the traditional food and hot and cold drinks. The restaurant is really child-friendly with large clean toilets, changing facilities, children's menu's and highchairs. Make sure to pop in on your next visit to the seafront! 

To find Ye Olde Chippy including contact information and opening times, click here

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