Family entertainment

Children's parties

Celebrate a birthday at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Hamley's, Pizza Hut, Wimpy, Partyman World of Play and McDonalds. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Pizza Hut - 01708 865686

Hamley's - 0371 7041977

Wimpy - 01708 866900

McDonalds - 01708 861650

Build-A-Bear Workshop - 01708 861706

Partyman World of Play - 01708 890033

Play area

Shopping doesn’t have to be boring for kids. Partyman World of Play is a kids' soft play area designed for kids 3 - 13 to let the little ones blow off steam so you can make the most of your day's shopping. Little ones under 3 can also join in the fun in our special toddler's area.

Partyman World of Play is located on Level 2. There will be experienced staff monitoring the play equipment, seating for parent and guardian spectators and refreshments available.

Equipment includes: Gigantic themed play structures, crazy slides and a designated football play area.

Opening times:
Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 6:30pm (Bank Holidays may vary)

You will need to pay a one-time family membership fee of £5 to enter any one of our indoor play areas at intu Lakeside.

For more information please visit or call us on 01708 890033

Kids club

As well as being the first to find out about all the cool kids' activities and entertainment, being a member of the intu Lakeside Kids' Club is lots of fun!

  • Sign-up is FREE- Just pop over to one of our two customer service desks in centre and ask for an application!
  • Exclusive family offers – all the latest discounts and offers from Lakeside shops and restaurants sent straight to your inbox or available online
  • Free family events - we'll let you know about events in the school holidays, visits from your favourite characters and other 'hot' happenings that are just too good to miss!
  • Priority booking for Santa's grotto – club members get access to online booking two weeks before everyone else! We'll send you the web address around October-time where you can book online to see Santa (Subject to availability and on a first come-first served basis)
  • Great competitions and prizes – we give away £100s worth of prizes every year - and it could be you getting your hands on them!
  • You'll get your very own membership card and we'll keep your mum, dad or guardian up-to-date with all the latest offers, discount news and events happening at intu Lakeside
  • Parents – we'll only send information that we think you and your kids will be genuinely interested in and if you ever want to leave the Club, you can unsubscribe at any time.

If you have any other questions or require further any information on how to join the Kids’ Club, please visit the Customer Information Desks on Level 1 or 2.

Vue cinema

Enjoy a range of new cinematic experiences to thrill film lovers. Sit back and enjoy your film here at Vue Thurrock.

We are located within the intu Lakeside Shopping centre. The cinema can seat 1,322 guests over 9 screens and features the latest breathtaking Sony 4K digital projectors and three incredible 3D screens.

From Teen discounts to Child and Family tickets, there are lots of ways to save when you watch the movies at Vue. Or take the kids from only £1.75 per ticket (for children and adults), every Saturday and Sunday morning (and every day during School holidays).