Quirky Activities In Essex

Sometimes we just don't fancy heading to the local boozer with our pals and ordering from the same ol' takeaway, we want to shake things up a little. Whether you're craving a boogie 'til the early hours or fancy getting competitive and testing our skills with a bit of go karting. We have put together a list of the most fun things to do in Essex for adults.

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Last updated on 16th January 2024

Teamsport Basildon

Did somebody say indoor go karting? Teamsport did. Grab your friends and head to Basildon for a spin around their awesome track which is spread across two floors. If you thought it couldn't get any better, they also have a pretty cool bar for post-race celebrations.

Immersive Gamebox Lakeside

Looking for quirky things to do in Essex today? Head to Lakeside's Electric Gamebox for an immersive gaming experience like no other. Lose yourself in the moment with their cool range of high-tech touch screens, projection mapping, motion sensors, and surround sound.

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Garage Brunch

Is there anything more exciting than a party at a top secret Brentwood location? We thought not. Garage Brunch is putting the fun in funky and is hosting only the best events with bottomless bubbles, finger-licking nibbles and non-stop dance offs. 

F Cooke Pie and Mash

If you're looking for fun things to do then check out F Cooke Pie and Mash, as they have events that are bound to keep you coming back for more. Plus, most tickets include their famous, steaming pies and late closing to really make an evening opening.


Fancy having some fun in Chelmsford city centre? Now you can with BCK YRD Golf. This top-notch party bar is touting two 10-hole courses adorned with quirky graffiti-covered walls, and an upstairs space that's home to games, including escape rooms or BB gun ranges.