Essex Journals

Things to do in Essex

A travel journal to Essex by ns1209

Quote: Things to do and visit in Essex, England

Tropical Wings

Attraction | "A Zoo for All the Family (Tropical Wings)"

Tropical Wings is a small zoo/butterfly house and is in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. I visited for about the third time earlier today. It is near Southend and Chelmsford and the website has directions about how to get there from these places. We visited and found that it was very busy and had to go in the overflow car park, most of the visitors were elderly or families with children. It was very busy but I suppose it was because it was in the summer holiday. At the entrance is the gift shop which sells various bits and bobs but nothing particularly great. There is a desk where you pay admission fees which are £7.75 for adults and £4.75 for children and family tickets are also...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 8, 2009

Tropical Wings
Wickford Road - South Woodham Ferrers
Chelmsford CM3 5QZ
+44 1245 425394

Adventure Island

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Attraction | "Take a Trip to Sunny Southend"

Adventure Island is a theme park on Southend seafront and is next to the world famous pier which is the longest pleasure pier in the world. Adventure Island used to be called Peter Pans and is the biggest free admission park in Britain. This is really good and means that if you don`t want to go on the rides you don`t have to pay a rip-off fee like £30 if you don`t want to go on the rides. If you want to go on the rides you buy a wrist band or you can buy tickets but these are expensive. Adventure Island is no Alton Towers but is still a great day out! The wristbands let you use the rides as much as you want all day. The wristbands vary and some let you go on more rides than others. M...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 12, 2009

Adventure Island
Sunken Gardens - Western Esplanade
+44 1702 443400

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