Fun, Fabulous & Reem Hen Do Ideas in Essex!

Written by Harriet

Facilitator of Fun - Laughtercise For Hen Parties

Alright babes! Are you going out-out in Essex then? Is it gonna be messy? You gonna get proper emosh?

Where is it then hun? Saafend? Chelmo? Clackers? Or just a trip to Baz Vegas? Wherever you’ll be, you’re gonna be in Essex. And Essex is where it is at!

My name is Harriet and we’re Laughtercise. It’s great to have you here today and I’m here to help you with your quest for hen do ideas in Essex ⚡

 

⭐ Random fact about Essex ⭐

Essex has 350 miles of coastline and the largest number of islands (35) for an English county.

Your mates will be well jel when you tell them that fact.

I’ve researched and picked 7 of the very best ideas in Essex. We’re talking 100% reem.

But that’s not it…I’ve also picked the best activities in Chelmsford, Colchester & Southend.

So, open the contents table below (it’s pretty huge!) and click on what you’re searching for and get excited…we’re having it large in Essex babes! 👇

 

Table of Contents

 

7 Fun & Fabulous Hen Do Activity Ideas in Essex

 

1. Laughtercise!

 

Massive smiles, belly laughs and contagious chuckles. If your hen crew are up for the most amount of fun they’ve ever had at a hen party, a Laughtercise For Hen Party Session is for them!

Just imagine your hen crew playing this wild game 👇 Which of your hens would win?! 🏆

 

Laughtercise is the ultimate test of how well your hens can work together. And how competitive they are! 💪

So…are you ready to grin before the gin? 😁

 

Click here to find out more.

 

2. Spa Day at Greenwoods

Is a hen do even a hen do without a spa day…? Put that question to bed by getting one booked in at Greenwoods, which looks pretty darn luxurious! Get yourself a nice treatment. On that note, here is a very cheesy spa joke 👇

What is a box of Kleenex’s favourite spa treatment? A deep tissue massage.

So awful it’s good…?! 🧀

Click here to find out more about Greenwoods.

For more spa ideas in Essex, check out more options on Spa Breaks.

 

3. Afternoon Tea at Orsett Hall

Tea, coffee, cake, scones and good chats! How can you go wrong with afternoon tea at a hen do?!

Cream or jam first? Pinkies up or down? Read this article on Afternoon Tea Etiquette for some top tips 😂

Location: Prince Charles Ave, Orsett, Grays RM16 3HS

Click here to find out more.

For more afternoon tea ideas, check out this resource about The Best Afternoon Tea Places in Essex.

 

4. Escape Basildon

escape basildon graphic

BREAKING NEWS: Local YouTube star ‘Millie’ has gone missing. The young star is famous for her ghost hunting videos, so fittingly her last known location is a notorious haunted house…can your hens find her?

Location: 1 Market Pavement, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DD

Click here to find out more.

For more Escape Room ideas, check out the 10 Best Essex Escape Rooms on Trip Advisor.

 

5. Puttshack Crazy Golf

puttshack golf course

Navigate crazy, tech-infused mini golf courses! Who will win? Who will lose? Losers to by the drinks after? 😁

Location: Puttshack Lakeside, The Quay intu, West Thurrock Way, Grays, Essex, RM20 2AD

Click here to find out more.

For more ideas on crazy golf locations, check out The Best Places in Essex For Crazy Golf.

 

6. A Trip to Baz Vegas!

Baz Vegas might be the right choice for your hen crew if you have a small group or you’re keeping costs down. Crazy golf at Mr Mulligans, bowling at Hollywood Bowl and then TGI Friday’s? That sounds like a tidy hen do to me!

Location: Festival Way Basildon, Essex, SS14 3WB

Click here to find out more.

 

7. TeamSport Go Karting at Harlow & Basildon

team go karting

Who said go karting is just for the lads? Maybe your hen party are thrill seekers? These two awesome, multi-level tracks are bound to give your thrill-seekers all the action they can handle!

Harlow Location: 26 River Way, Harlow CM20 2SN

Basildon Location: Unit 3 Festival Way, Basildon SS14 3WB

Click here to find out more.

 

More Hen Party Ideas in Essex!

 

Hen Party Accommodation in Essex

The best places to go for hen party accommodation in Essex are Jepcracks Barns in Maldon and there are a variety of great places on Group Accommodation.

 

Hen Party Packages in Essex

If you’re looking for the best hen party packages in Essex, check out Funktion Events or Simply Hen who offer packages all over Essex. These are the ‘go to’ places for everything in one place when it comes to your hen do.

 

Best Bars & Restaurants in Essex for Hen Parties

If you’re looking for some lovely grub to soak up the alcohol, check out the Best Essex Restaurants on Trip Advisor.

And to get the alcohol flowing, check out The Top 10 Nights Out in Essex by Licklist.

 

Hen Night Ideas in Essex

Are you hosting your own hen night in Essex? Keeping costs low? Looking for some games to play?

If so, check out our Hen Party Games resource for 4 wild and hilarious games to get you all giggling!

     

 

What are the most popular hen do activities in Essex?

The most popular hen do activities in Essex are bottomless brunches, cocktail masterclasses, flower crown making workshops, afternoon tea, cookery classes and dance classes.

 

Stag Night Ideas in Essex

Lads, lads, lads! Come on let’s not forget the stags too! Let’s keep the boys happy 😁 Tell them about our wild ‘head, shoulders, knees, CUP!’ game which is perfect for some stag competition! 🏆

 

Creative Tips For Your Hen Do

Hungry for even more ideas? 😀 Check out these resources:

Hen Party Ideas For Non-Drinkers

Hen Party Ideas For Mixed Ages

Hen Party Ideas For Under-18s

Hen Party Ideas For Small Groups

Hen Party Ideas For Large Groups

Hen Party Ideas For Pregnant Brides

 

Hen Do Activities Near Essex

 

Are you basing your hen crew near the border of Essex? If so, we have these resources too:

Hen Do Ideas in Hertfordshire

Hen Do Ideas in Kent

Hen Do Ideas in Suffolk

Hen Do Ideas in London

 

6 Fun Hen Do Ideas in Chelmsford

 

1. Go Ape

Are your team adventurous? If so, get them climbing in the trees at Chelmsford! There are three high rope experiences, including high-speed ziplines, free-fall tarzan swings, and a host of tricky tree-to-tree crossings!

Click here to find out more.

 

2. Bottomless Brunch at Slug & Lettuce

Go bottomless or go home? A good natter over food and drink = hen do heaven! Happy brunching!

Click here to find out more.

 

3. Afternoon Tea at The County Hotel

Tea, coffee, cake, scones and good chats! How can you go wrong with afternoon tea at a hen do?!

Cream or jam first? Pinkies up or down? Read this article on Afternoon Tea Etiquette for some top tips 😂

Click here to find out more.

 

4. Cocktail Masterclass at Be At One

Did somebody say cocktails?! Have a blast shaking, stirring and sipping your creations at Be At One bar. Which hen will be the best mixologist?! Just be careful when you stand up after 😂

Click here to find out more.

 

5. Escape Live Chelmsford

You’re trapped inside a mysterious board game, transporting you to a strange jungle. You’ll need to work together to solve every puzzle and escape; are your hens game?

Whoever doesn’t escape, gets uninvited from the wedding 😁

Click here to find out more.

 

6. Crazy Golf at Bck Yrd Golf

With an undeniably crazy 360-half pipe, this golf course will turn your hens world upside down. Say hello to Mr. Jack Daniels and go to jail in Monopoly Madness!

Click here to find out more.

 

More Hen Do Ideas in Chelmsford!

 

Best Bars & Restaurants in Chelmsford for Hen Parties

Check out this resource on the 14 of the Best Restaurants in Chelmsford.

And to get the party started, check out The 10 Best Pubs & Clubs in Chelsmford.

 

What are the most popular hen do activities in Chelmsford?

The most popular hen do activities in Chelmsford are bottomless brunches, cocktail masterclasses, go ape, escape rooms, afternoon tea and going to pop world!

 

Hen Night Ideas in Chelmsford

Are you hosting a hen party in Chelmsford and keeping costs down? Are you looking for some fun games?

If so, check out our Hen Party Games for fun and wild games to get you all giggling!

 

5 Great Hen Do Ideas in Colchester

 

1. Meet The Animals at Colchester Zoo!

If your bride loves animals, this activity is for you! It’s pretty pricey but well worth it. You get four activities, which include meeting penguins, meerkats and giraffes.

Click here to find out more.

 

2. Escape Colchester

Welcome to the school of witchcraft and wizardry where there has been some funny goings on. In a classroom full of tricks, puzzles, challenges and spells, you must solve them all to escape the grasps of the evil professor and graduate with a distinction! Other rooms are available too.

Click here to find out more.

 

3. Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House

Tea, coffee, cake, scones and prosecco…don’t forget the prosecco! Yummy! All in a wonderful setting at Wivenhoe House (which is a great place for staying too).

Cream or jam first? Pinkies up or down? Read this article on Afternoon Tea Etiquette for some top tips 😂

Click here to find out more.

 

4. Cocktail Masterclass at Slug & Lettuce

Sip, sip hooray! Stir up your hen party with one of Slug & Lettuce’s cocktail masterclasses. Which hen will be the best mixologist?! Which hen will drink the most cocktails?!! 😂

Click here to find out more.

 

5. Bottomless Brunch at The Centurion

The Centurion is THE best place for a bottomless brunch in Colchester! They’ve won awards and everything! So…are your hens ready to go bottomless?

Click here to find out more.

 

More Hen Do Ideas in Colchester!

 

Best Bars & Restaurants in Colchester for Hen Parties

Check out the Top 10 Best Places to Eat in Colchester. 

And to get the party properly started, check out Colchester Nightlife: The Top 18 Pubs, Bars & Clubs.

 

Hen Night Ideas in Colchester

Keeping costs down? Hosting the hen party at someone’s house in Colchester

If so, check out our Hen Party Games for fun and wild games to get you all giggling!

 

What are the most popular hen do activities in Colchester?

The most popular hen do activities in Colchester are bottomless brunch at the centurion, afternoon teas, escape rooms and visiting animals at Colchester zoo!

 

4 Fantastic Hen Do Ideas in Southend

 

1. Bottomless Brunch at Slug & Lettuce

Go bottomless or go home? It’s a hen do staple for a reason! Happy brunching!

Click here to find out more.

 

2. Afternoon Tea at The Roslin Beach Hotel

Tea, coffee, cake, scones, good chats…and all while having a sea view!

Cream or jam first? Pinkies up or down? Read this article on Afternoon Tea Etiquette for some top tips 😂

Click here to find out more.

 

3. Escape Southend

Your hens have been captured and awoken within the Carnival of Curiosities. All around things are not quite what they seem. Does your hen crew have what it takes to solve the puzzles, beat the challenges and win your freedom? Anyone locked in gets uninvited from the wedding 😂

Click here to find out more.

 

4. Cocktail Masterclass at Revolution

Sniff sniff…can you smell cocktails?! Shake up your hen do at Revolution! Which hen will be the best mixologist?!

Click here to find out more.

 

More Hen Do Ideas in Southend!

 

Best Bars & Restaurants in Southend for Hen Parties

Time Out have a great article about the 14 Best Restaurants in Southend.

And to get the party started, check out The Best Bars & Pubs in Southend on Trip Advisor.

 

Hen Night Ideas in Southend

If you’re just hosting a hen party in Southend and want some fun and wild games to play, check out our Hen Party Games!

 

What are the most popular hen do activities in Southend?

The most popular hen do activities in Southend are afternoon tea, cocktail masterclasses and going to Pop World, Moomoo Club or Tropicana Nights!

 

 

That’s it from me. I hope you absolutely smash your hen party in Essex for your bride! 💥 Have fun!

Love Harriet & Team Laughtercise

FAQ'S

Whether you’re looking for a unique hen do idea for your hen crew or a corporate team building workshop for your team, a Laughtercise session is all about creating as many smiles and laughter in your group as humanely possible!

We’ve scoured the world for the best exercises, activities and games that bring out smiles and giggles.

We would love to tell you that we’ve invented loads of activities but we haven’t invented ANYTHING. We’ve taken the best that exists, combined it together and made it better…our very own original recipe.

Simple ideas, simple games, all facilitated expertly.

We deliver sessions in-person or online.

Is your room small? Is it large? Inside? Outside? We’ll be there! We will work around you.

For team building sessions, we can come to your office or away day location. For hen parties, we can come to your accommodation or a private room that you’ve booked.

📍 Our Corporate Team Building Workshops vary from 10-minute energising conferences sessions to full away day sessions of 2.5hs

📍 Our Corporate Wellbeing Workshops can vary in length from 1hr to 3hrs

📍 Our Online Team Building Workshops can vary in length from 30mins to 1.5hrs

📍 For online sessions, the attendee limit is 1000.

📍 For in-person sessions, the only limit is how much room you have (the more the merrier!)

Our prices vary depending on the number of attendees, how long the session is for and where the session is held.

We can guarantee you this though…in terms of bang for buck, you’ll get a sonic boom 💥

Let’s get some time to discuss, get in touch 😀

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