Best things to do in Southend-on-Sea
Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
“Absolute must-see for families and thrill seekers! With a wide variety of rides whatever your age, there is something for everyone and I have yet to meet a child who doesn't love this place! Best part is that you can enter the theme park for free and have a look at the rides before you decide whether or not to get an all-day wristband. (You can buy tickets for individual rides but this works out much more expensive). Top Tip: In the summer holidays it's open late (until 10/11pm on warm days) and you can buy wristbands for half price after 6pm. ”
Ice Cream Shop
“haha not sure where the pic comes into it...but you really do need a scooped vanilla Ice Cream Cone (not the soft one from the machine, whipped?). Made in Southend and tasting great!!!!”
“This place has been much improved in recent years and even has some animals you wouldn't expect to see at a Sea Life Centre, including Meerkats! Top Tip: If you buy a wristband at Adventure Island, you can upgrade it to include Sea Life Centre entry for around a fiver - that'll keep everyone amused for the whole day!”