The small suburb of Rainham is steeped in history. Its industrial links go back to the 1700s. To find out more about the town’s industrial past visit Rainham Hall, a superb example of a Queen Anne house that is looked after by the National Trust. If you want an exciting day out with the family, head to Stubbers Adventure Centre where you can learn to climb, kayak and wakeboard. Or spend a day bird-spotting in the RSPB Rainham Marshes.