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Basildon - although for some reason it comes up on the map as near Reading, is in South Essex. And the only thing that could possible qualify as a tourist attraction? Bas Vegas.
Bas Vegas is officially the Festival Leisure Park, and consists of the following amenities:
1X bowling alley
1X chicago rock cafe
4X chain restaurants, including a Nandos and an all you can eat chinese buffet.
The fact that the locals affectionately refer to this as Bas Vegas tells you a lot about the availability of entertainment in that part of Essex! ;) ALthough it is a very nice cinema - you can get Ben and Jerry's there - and the toilets are mostly clean. It's also a 45 minute drive from my parent's house, but my friends live in Woodham and it really is the nearest cinema since they built retirement flats where the cinema in Woodham used to be.
So if you are stuck in Basildon, the Festival Leisure park is my best recommendation on where to go. Other than Basildon station, natch. ;)