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Fun Things to Do in Essex for Teenagers

We’ve sourced out some of the most fun and budget-friendly activities in Essex, that we think any teen will enjoy. Whether you’re a family with teens or just looking to find a fun plan to do with your friends, we’re sure you’ll find one of these options tempting. 

Topgolf Chigwell

Topgolf is a super fun way to spend time with friends - compete to see who is the champion at aiming special microchipped golf balls towards giant targets. The aim is to get as many points as possible by hitting the centre of the target. You will be able to play in your own bay, fit out with fans and heaters (depending on the weather) with a maximum of 6 players. If you get hungry or thirsty, there is also a restaurant with a range of mouthwatering american-inspired options. If you’re a student, they offer Student Monday’s which include a discounted rate of £12, which includes a burger, drink and game. Topgolf also offers free WiFi and a variety of packages for groups. You can use the link below to book now or see more details.

How to get to Topgolf in Essex:

There is an easy drop-off point by car, and a tube station (Chigwell Lane, Debden) just an 11-minute walk away. 

Address: Abridge Road, Chigwell, Essex
Price: From £12

Immersive GameBox

Have a fun day or night out with your friends at Immersive Gamebox. Challenge yourselves while playing epic interactive games that use digital rooms and projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and surround sound to give your group a fun experience. There are many different games to choose from, with some particularly awesome ones including Temple of Coins, Squid Games, Angry Birds, Shaun the Sheep and many more! 

How do I Get to Immersive GameBox in Lakeside?

Located across from the Vue Cinema, at Lakeside Shopping Centre, it’s easy to get to with public transport and has great drop-off points. 

Address: Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex, RM20 2ZP
Price: From £16

Lakeside Shopping Centre

Lakeside Shopping Center has so many fun activities for a group of friends, with game centres, the cinema and so many food places to choose from. You can enjoy Christmas Wonderland from November 18th to December 16th and go ice skating, eat churros or ride the Ferris wheel with friends.

Address: Lakeside Shopping Center, Essex, RM20 2ZP
Price: Free
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Adventure Island

Feeling adventurous? Adventure Island is a fun way to spend the day with friends. You can scare each other on the spooky coaster, get an adrenalin rush on the roller-coasters or get dizzy on the Ramba Zamba! 

How do I get to Adventure Island?

There is plenty of parking and easy access drop-off bay, or you can get the train to either Southend Central or Southend Victoria. There are also many buses running with First Essex. 

Address: Sunken Sea, Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE
Price: From £12 (Super Saver Day Band)

The Pavilion Fun Park, Clacton

There are so many exciting activities that range in price, to suit everyone’s budget. Whether you’re in the mood for something adventurous or competitive, you will likely find an activity here to suit your group, including a waterpark, fun park and bowling. This option is great to host a birthday party, too. 

Address: Marine Parade East, Clacton, Essex, CO15 1PT
Price: From £8.99 (Fun Park Wristband)

Base Jump Trampoline Park  

Not sure what to do with your friends this weekend? Take them to the biggest trampoline park in the South East. They even have a Friday night party from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with loud music and strobe lights (just like a disco!) for just £16. Check their website for more details.

How Do I Get to Base Jump Trampoline Park?

You will need a car to get to the trampoline park- but there is plenty of parking and a drop-off bay out the front. 

Address: 26a Brook Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7XL
Price: From £14

Fun at Topgolf
So what is Topgolf? In short, we’re an entertainment experience, featuring a high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. With an outstanding food and beverage menu, climate-controlled hitting bays and music, every Topgolf has an energetic hum that you can feel as soon as you walk through the door.