Southend is one of England’s true crowning jewels – with sun, sea, sand and a sensational community spirit, it’s the perfect location for any family holiday or day out.

The seven miles of seafront is blessed with beautiful views and, of course, our spectacular theme park! You can also visit the world’s longest pleasure pier, the UK’s shortest cliff lift and the amazing Sea Life Adventure aquarium, plus some beautiful historical sites too – including Southchurch Hall or Prittlewell Priory.

There are also plenty of places to stay and relax,with over 300 restaurants, countless shops and the luxurious Park Inn Palace, opposite the park.

If you’re visiting Southend, there’s no way you can get everything the town has to offer done in one day!

Why not make it a complete family fun weekend or short break, with some hotels offering special inclusive “all day” Adventure Island Ride Bands, when booking a family room, including the recently totally refurbished 137 bedroom AA 3-star Park Inn Palace Hotel, overlooking Adventure Island and just a two minute stroll away. There is also a choice of modern ‘budget’ hotels and award winning Bed & Breakfast accommodation to choose from. This together with great shopping and a vast choice of family dining venues, new attractions and events throughout the year is sure to leave you and your family smiling.