Summer Holiday Ideas for Children in Essex – OK technically not in Essex

Essex has a huge amount to offer, but if you pop over the border now and then, there’s even more to see and do. Here are a few of our tips.

The Imperial War Museum Duxford is off the M11, in Cambridgeshire, but it’s easy to get to, although roads gets congested on their big event days. We’ll have those events on our listings.

Jimmy’s Farm is south of Ipswich, on the Essex side of the A14. There’s generally lots to see, and we enjoyed our trip to their Xmas Fayre one year.

Kentwell Hall is handy from the north of the county. It has a lot to offer adults, especially on their weekends with over 400 people in Tudor dress.

Head down to Stratford and get the DLR and cross the Thames on the Emirates Air Line, and visit The Museum of London at Dockland.

seaside and coast | steam trains | castles | country parks | country houses | museums and libraries | wildlife | OK technically not in Essex