Exhilarating family fun

Adventurous activities for kids and families

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure with Essex Outdoors.

Discover family friendly activities to keep the kids entertained or embark on a memorable adventure to for all the family to enjoy. 

Family days out in Essex

Whether the kids just want to have fun, tweens and teenagers want to test their limits, or you are looking to sharpen up your skills, our highly trained and experienced team offer the care and insights you need for a safe and memorable experience at four purpose-built centres across Essex.

Our activities are ideal for groups and individuals aged 8 – 80, and are perfect for a whole range of special occasions (such as birthday parties), activity clubs or simply an exciting day out.

From our incredible Sailing and Powerboat Experience Days and Sailing week, to the Harlow High Adventure, Birthday Parties and Kid’s Activity Days, take weekends and school holidays to a new level.

Enjoy an unforgettable adventure that you will remember for years to come. Show us what you’re made of.

Our eldest daughter enjoyed her birthday activity party with you so much, her sister couldn’t wait to have hers there too! Great team and facilities – nothing was too much trouble.


C Clarke – Parent

Harlow High Adventure

Reach new heights at our fantastic new High Ropes Course and funky Climbing wall challenges.

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School holiday activities

Try new experiences. Our action-packed activity days run at our 4 centres during the school holidays. Brilliant outdoor fun!

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Sailing and Powerboat Days

Ehillarating experience days on the water, run from our Bradwell centre or Mersea Waterfront

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Multi Activity Club

Join us on Monday evenings at our Harlow centre, where 8-16 year olds can try a hand-picked selection of our best activites.

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Saturday paddle club

Come along and try out a range of water-based activities at our Harlow centre, including canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding!
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Birthday parties and celebrations

Create a day you’ll remember. From 8 years old to 80, we craft an exciting, excellent value package suitable for birthdays or any celebration.

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The Lock Climbing Wall

For serious climbers and absolute beginners alike.  Feel the thrill as you get to grips with Essex’s largest climbing wall.

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Kids Sailing Week

Learn the ropes or hone your skills with our RYA sailing weeks for young people age 8-16. Day and residential options available.

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SUP taster sessions

Come along to our regular sessions and learn the basics of stand-up paddle boarding.
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