Basildon has everything you need including theatre, lots of leisure facilities, and an abundance of parks and open spaces. For entertainment in the town, you can see a variety of performances at the Towngate Theatre, including music, comedy, musicals, tribute acts and children’s shows, or you could see a film at the Empire Cinema. For a meal out, you’ll find lots of restaurants and with a variety of cuisines to suit different tastes and budgets, and for a lively night out there are plenty of pubs and bars.
There’s a good choice for shopping in the town, with Eastgate Shopping Centre which has a large selection of stores, along with plenty more shops in the town centre. For business, there are a number of conference venues such as the Towngate Theatre and the Holiday Inn Basildon, and Southend Airport serves the area for international air travel.
Basildon Car Hire
Wherever you are in Basildon, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Basildon car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some suggestions for places you could visit while in Basildon:
Noak Bridge Nature Reserve
You can come here to relax in the peace and quiet of this reserve with its ponds, scrubland, grassland and woods with a variety of trees, plants and flowers. You can enjoy the wildlife in the reserve which include many bird species such as woodpeckers, kingfishers, moorhens, and you can see many butterflies and insects.
Basildon Sporting Village
You can visit this leisure centre which has a large range of facilities that include an athletics stadium, pitches, hall for a number of sports including badminton, volleyball and basketball, well equipped gym, swimming pools, fitness studio and climbing wall.
Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village
Located in Billericay, in the Basildon Borough, you can visit this lovely Park which has a variety of activities to enjoy. There are children’s play areas which include slides, zip wire and climbing frames, along with a miniature railway and trailer rides, and you can see animals such as ducks, pigs, goats, sheep, alpacas, rabbits and reptiles. In the craft village visitors can watch demonstrations of various crafts and there are shops selling arts and crafts, along with studios where you can take classes to learn a variety of skills.
The Cater Museum
This museum in Billericay has interesting collections from the local area, and there is a Victorian kitchen with original cooking utensils, a parlour with charming items such as a Grandfather Clock and Victorian fireplace, and a bedroom complete with Victorian furnishings, and there is also a room with a World War II display.
Wat Tyler Country Park
Located very close to Basildon is this park which has lots of features to enjoy, including children’s play areas and a miniature railway. There’s lots of natural open space, woodland, marshland and an abundance of nature, along with an RSPB Visitors Centre. The Wat Tyler centre has an exhibition where you can learn about the history of the park and how it has previously been used, along with a cafe where you can relax have something to eat and drink.
Festival Leisure Park
There’s lots to do at this Leisure Park which includes a watching a film at the cinema, keeping fit in the gym and fitness classes and having a game of ten pin bowling, and there’s a variety of restaurants and bars to choose from.
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