Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Basildon
Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH, Tel: 01268 498620, (2 miles, 3kms)
Come and see us in our new RSPB visitor centre, which includes state-of-the-art CCTV putting the secrets of the natural world right in front of your eyes. Open daily, all year round, 10 am – 5 pm.
Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5QZ, Tel: 01245 425394, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
Tropical Wings Zoo is home to exotic animals, birds of prey and free flying butterflies in our Tropical House making it a great day out for everyone!
Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HQ, Tel: 01376 562226, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
The former site of the Doomsday castle erected by Sweyn of Essex.
Castle Lane, Essex, SS7 2PP, Tel: 01223 582700, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
The impressive remains of a mighty fortress constructed over seven centuries ago; overlooking the Essex Marshes, the barbican and two towers remain standing today.
Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET, Tel: 0845 265 8071, Email, (7 miles, 12kms)
A garden of inspiration beauty with an eclectic range of horticultural styles from traditional to modern providing year round interest.
Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP, Tel: 01245 321552, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
Farm trail with pigs, sheep, cattle, chickens, ponies and pets. Daily milking demonstrations, gift shop, tea room, play areas. Please book in advance for group bookings and birthday parties.
74 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BS, Tel: 01277 622023, Email, (5 miles, 7kms)
Housed in an 18th century home, the museum offers a view of Billericay's history. Included are three room settings, a mid Victorian bedroom and parlour and Edwardian kitchen. The museum offers the 'Billericay at War' Exhibition.
Mill Lane, Stock, Essex, CM4 9RY, Tel: 01245 437677, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
A 19thC towermill, recently restored to working order and typical of the latest in millwright's techniques just before windmills became obsolete.
Clifftown Parade to Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1DT, (8 miles, 13kms)
Southend Cliffs Gardens, with stunning views across the Estuary, is a blend of woodland and ornamental displays and is close to many attractions, shops and theatres.
Church Hill, Laindon, Essex, SS15 5RX, Tel: 01268 411190, Email, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms)
St Nicholas Church, Laindon is a 13th century grade I listed church.
Hall Lane, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9NR, Tel: 01277 353010, Email, (7 miles, 12kms)
Tudor manor house and grounds containing furniture, pictures and memorabilia accumulated by the resident family over the centuries.
105 Point Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 7TD, Tel: 01268 684272, (7 miles, 11kms)
Houses a collection of Eastern National buses and coaches and various other commercial vehicles from the period 1944-1981. Vehicles can be seen undergoing restoration and in restored condition.
Unit 6, Blackall Ind Estate, Hamberts Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5UW, Tel: 01245 322288, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
Children's indoor soft play, refreshments, party room and exclusive hire. Play suitable for 0-8 years.
The Churchyard, Canvey Village, Canvey Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 7EU, Tel: 01268 694317, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
Folk museum housed in a redundant church. Displays relating to local history. Some weekends exhibitions of art, crafts, needlework, costumes, etc.
One Tree Hill, Corringham, SS17 9NH, Tel: 01268 542066, Email, (3 miles, 4kms)
Hilly landscape of wood and farm land. Wide variety of wildlife. Panoramic views over south Essex and the Thames Estuary. Ranger guided events programme running throughout the year.
The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ, Tel: 01277 211250, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
Old parkland, lakes and woods. Countryside centre has refreshments, exhibition and gift shop. Pavilion includes gallery, seating area and refreshments. Fishing is also available.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1NG, Tel: 01702 534 147, (8 miles, 13kms)
High Street, Old Town, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Essex, UK, Tel: 01702 470834, (8 miles, 12kms)
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.