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The welcoming destination of Southend-on-Sea is a good choice if you've been considering a getaway with your children. The boating, beaches and island setting are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Fly into London (SEN-Southend), which is the closest airport, or London (LCY-London City), which is located 28.6 mi (46.1 km) from the city centre. Southend-on-Sea offers 8 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where you want to stay.
Families on holiday have good things to say about these types of accommodation:
Roslin Beach Hotel: Offers a restaurant, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort at this 4-star hotel.
Holiday Inn Southend – Features a restaurant, free WiFi and free cots. This 4-star hotel is popular with guests for its central location.
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea – Offers a restaurant, laundry facilities and free WiFi. Guests like the helpful staff at this 3-star hotel.
You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. Use these tips to plan when to grab the children and head to Southend-on-Sea.
Southend Pier, New Empire Theatre and Adventure Island are interesting attractions that you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Southend-on-Sea. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle.Southend-on-Sea is also well-known for its:
If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Southend-on-Sea Southend Central Station, Southend Victoria Station or Southend East Station. Southend-on-Sea might not have as many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.