Group Activities in Essex
Situated on the east coast of South-East England hugging London to the west, Essex is an increasingly popular destination for group weekends away, particularly for birthday weekends or group trips away.
Taking around half an hour to get to from the City of London by train, the town of Brentwood in Essex should definitely be considered!
Famous for its association with the hit TV show The Only Way is Essex, this underrated county has sky-rocketed in notoriety across the country. The area boasts a number of towns and cities that will definitely have something for everybody to get stuck into. From the busy and bustling Colchester in the east to the town of Brentwood on the edge of London to the west; Who knows… you might even see a TV star or two on your visit!
Whether it’s the glitz and glamour of a big weekend in Chelmsford or Colchester you’re looking for, Essex isn’t short of exciting towns and cities that so many different groups are going to in recent years! And we’re not surprised… the county is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and party atmosphere that draws in visitors from all over the country for different occasions.
So, if you’re after a big group trip to the party capital of the South-East packed full of exciting activities, then Essex is the only way!
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Top 10 Group Activities in Essex
Try something a little bit different and get creative by learning how to make your own cocktails with guidance from a professional bartender.
Get the adrenaline pumping as you and your group battle through intense and exciting game zones.
Get your groove on with a selection of dance party ideas, taught by a professional instructor.
Get competitive as you race each other around a high-speed track in some electrifyingly fast go-karts.
Based on the massively popular 70s/80s TV series with original costumes from the show!
Get stuck into some ridiculously funny games that everybody will remember from their school days!
Put your problem-solving skills to the test as you and you group race against the clock to complete puzzles and find clues in order to escape the room!
Have a fantastic hour or running and bumping into each other with this extremely weird & wonderful take on a kickabout.
Get shown how to toss dough, pick ingredients and ultimately craft a perfect pizza which will be served to you once it’s cooked!
Make it a classy afternoon with a variety of teas, cakes and sandwiches to choose from at a sophisticated and stylish venue!
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
When it comes to planning and organising an event your next birthday, it can be difficult regardless of age.
Maybe the big 18th birthday is coming up and you’re looking to enter adulthood by going all-out by hitting Bar & Beyond in Chelmsford or ATIK in Colchester… Or perhaps it’s a milestone 50th birthday and you want to just make it an extra special day with your close friends/family by having a sophisticated afternoon tea and a 2 or 3 course meal at a big-brand restaurant.
Whatever age you’re turning, people are more often now looking to celebrate their birthdays with unique and out-of-the-box activities, and we’ve got you covered to achieve just that!
Ladies Night Out
With so many glamourous hotspots to choose from for a fabulous girls night out, why should you need a reason to celebrate with your pals?
If you’re looking to see what Brentwood has to offer, then look no further than the critically-acclaimed Sugar Hut right in the middle of the town on Brentwood High Street that’s boomed in popularity across the globe because of TOWIE. Why not treat you and the girls to a VIP booth and a bottle to make it just that extra bit special as well?
Before you kick off the big night no matter where you’re going, there’s nothing better than celebrating in style with a cocktail masterclass and meal to start the evening off with a bang. Learn how to make some iconic cocktails with guidance from a professional mixologist and enjoy a delicious 2-course meal afterwards to make sure you’re all recharged and ready to hit the town!
See our hen parties in Essex for a more specified selection of ideas!
What Baby Shower Ideas Are Available in Essex?
The ideas you need for planning a baby shower vary from all the activities available and the creative ideas on how to decorate for a baby shower. And over the last few decades’ baby showers have become extremely popular!
If you are looking for baby shower ideas that are suitable for everyone you will be able to find loads suitable for all different types of budgets. There are so many different baby shower games, decorations and baby shower gift ideas that will transform your event into something memorable and perfect for welcoming the new born baby.
Popular Baby Shower Activities
- Bunting Making – Create some bunting for the new baby room
- Chocolate Making – A delicious treat that the mum-to-be will enjoy
- Flower Crown Making – Get creative and make your own head piece
- Mobile Afternoon Tea – A chef will prepare and serve the food at your home
- Ceramic Painting – The perfect opportunity to get creative together
- Perfume Making – Have the chance to blend together your own scent
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
Trade in that boring after-work pint at the local pub with something a bit more energetic and motivating to get the team to come together and have a brilliant time.
Are you planning on celebrating a very important employee’s retirement? Or trying to find a brilliant way to break the ice with new colleagues? Whatever the motive may be, there’s a host of fantastic activities that might spark a bit of interest and give you some ideas on what to do for your next social event.
One thing is for sure… you can’t go wrong with the classics! Take your team out on an action-packed afternoon of paintballing and let your team get competitive and have a great laugh. Or maybe try quad biking with some adrenaline-fuelled off-road action that’ll bring everybody out of their comfort zones.
Reasons to Visit
The Nightlife – From the infamous Sugar Hut in Brentwood to ATIK in Colchester, there’s an abundance of brilliant nightclubs and late-night venues across the county that you’ll love.
The Location – Just on the edge of London and well connected to the M25 and M11, it’s easy to get to and around Essex by road. The county also boasts some of the best beaches in the country too!
Over 80 Activities to Choose From – With so many activities in Essex on offer, from dance parties to bubble football, you’ll be spoilt for choice when planning your big visit!
VIP Edge - Taking inspiration from TOWIE, Essex has an air of expense about it wherever you go.
Free Things to Do in Essex
Although the county seems like an expensive place to visit, you may be surprise to know some things come free!
Visit Castle Park in Colchester and enjoy some of the best open spaces the county has to offer and marvel at the well-preserved Colchester Castle.
Take a Trip to Southend-on-Sea to this wonderful seaside town that boasts the longest pier in the world, stretching over 1.3 miles!
Play the TOWIE game in which you visit all the different spots the famous crew know and love and see what you make of them!
Getting Around Essex
Although being a large county, Essex is well-connected when it comes to travelling between towns and cities, with some western parts of the county are covered by London’s efficient TFL network and regular trains running between towns and cities in the rest of the county. Regular bus services also run in major towns and cities like Brentwood, Colchester and Chelmsford, as well as taxi services.