Planning a day out for the family? Well you're in luck, Brentwood is bursting with many opportunities for your little ones!

Whether it’s a visit to the Gruffalo Trail, a farm park, or nature reserve, you’ll find a wealth of attractions and activities to keep your youngsters occupied and the whole family amused.

And that’s not all, many of our attractions organise a programme of family-friendly special events throughout the year and offer special deals, so it's well worth checking before you visit. There truly is something for all the family!



A small, homespun petting farm with the usual zoo suspects, plus alpacas, wallabies and owls, and kids' rides. They also have a fantastic indoor soft play area, ball pond and ‘Battle Barn’ indoor soft play cannons.

Join us at Weald Country Park for the Stick Man Play Trail, which brings the popular book by Julia Donaldson to life. The permanent trail consists of a number of climbing frames, slides, swings, Stick Man’s family tree and a giant swan’s nest.
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary cares for a variety of animals including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, cats and more recently has become home to smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas.

Hidden away next door to the Secret Nuclear Bunker, Rope Runners is the award winning high ropes park and adventure centre. Challenge yourself on their 5 courses, plus a big zip wire, climbing wall and 13 metre free fall descender.

Conveniently located at the heart of Brentwood this fun house features both junior and toddler play structures including the famous drop slide, ball ponds, and rollers so there is something for children of all ages to enjoy.
A brilliant family attraction set in the delightful grounds of Barnards Farm amongst sculptures, rivers and woodland. It's great fun for children and adults alike, look out for our woodland friends along the line side including the big tall chicken!

Discover the magic of the Deep Dark Wood with this self-led trail searching for the amazing hand-crafted carvings of Gruffalo characters. This trail helps children understand our native woodland and see it as a welcoming place.

With a place like Rascal Bay your intrepid family of golfing pros will encounter all manner of cool and creepy stuff as you go round, including pirates, crocodiles, cannons, an octopus, snakes, skulls, and much more!
The South-East's widest outdoor go-karting race track, suitable for Adults and Junior Karting enthusiasts of all skill levels. A Massive 825 meters long and 8 meters wide, offering limitless racing lines and overtaking opportunities.


There's loads of great events going on all year round, meaning there's always something great going on. 
Whether you fancy a leisurely swim, or a fast paced game of tennis, there's lots of facilities in Brentwood to help keep you active. 
No doubt your littles will have worked up quite an appetite after blazing round the Gruffalo Trail, so here's some great places to refuel!