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Family fun on the edge of Wickford suburbia

The town of Wickford is a pleasant nook in Essex, with a handful of colourful shops, pubs and restaurants. But it's the easy access to some of the county's main attractions that are the main pull for this little town. The Wick Country Park is on the doorstep, offering picnic spots and places to fish and play. Then there's the fully interactive Tropical Wings Zoo, about 10 minutes by car, and the Norsey Wood Wildlife Trail, less than 6 miles away.

An immersive experience at Nevendon Manor

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz are just a few of the children's tale-themed immersive experiences on offer at Nevendon Manor. The grounds are transformed into colourful scenes from the classic tales and kids will love the avid entertainment and energetic interactions.

Explore from a well-connected Essex village

Shopping, museums and country parks are all just a stones' throw from Wickford. Basildon City Centre is less than 10 minutes in the car and the bright lights of London are just over half an hour away on the train. Planning a trip to Wickford? The Travelodge Basildon Wickford hotel is only 5 minutes by car. Or why not try the Travelodge Basildon hotel, just over 4 miles away.