SOUTHEND ON SEA
Enjoy traditional seaside fun in the shape of award-winning beaches and family attractions from the World Famous Pier and its mile-long railway, Adventure Island fun park with its range of rides and roller-coasters, Sea life Adventure, amusement arcades and the popular fountains.
You will also discover a thriving cultural scene with museums, galleries, historic houses and a range of art spaces. There is also an increasing range of fine dining and restaurants as well as two theaters.
It is a whole day affair, there is more to do than you can possibly fit into a day.
Adventure Island has lots to offer with thrilling and creative selection of rides from the exhilarating breathlessness of the roller-coaster Rage, or the simple pleasures of a helter skelter – one of the oldest but most beloved rides in the park, there is a guarantee for exciting rides.
View the Beecroft Art Gallery that brings together the best of local and historic talent, spanning fine art and costume to inspire you.
Tudor Southchurch Hall is a fascinating place to explore and unwind; A short walk from Southend on Sea’s busy seafront and High Street will take you there. It has interesting interiors laid out in a series of period rooms including a great open hall reflecting life in the later middle ages, a Tudor kitchen with magnificent fireplace, and a solar wing displaying rooms in late Tudor and Stuart style.
Visit the Belfairs woodland centre with acres of nature to discover are all on the doorstep. It was officially opened by BBC Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games on 7 September 2013. It was opened to the public the next day and is now open daily, 9am – 5pm to learn about south Essex’s fantastic ancient woodlands in an interactive way.
At the beach, feel the sand between your feet and let it massage you. Also ride the train down the pier or explore it by walking.
There are two main shopping centres that anchor each end of the busy High Street, where you will find all kinds of great independent boutiques to the usual big name high street retailers. Southend – on – Sea town centre is a unique shopping destination.