Essex: with the finest of restaurants, the most diverse of activities and a whole world of entertainment venues to be explored this is one region where there is simply so much to do.
The sheer choice of activities before you could easily fill a three week holiday with places still left to visit. To help you whittle down your leisure activity choices here we list some options for those visiting Essex.
Brentwood Karting - Brentwood
The Brentwood Karting track takes itself incredibly seriously when it comes to high octane go-karting. Here you will find a fast paced 'International Race Circuit' which runs for 825 metres, is 8 metres wide and features enough twists and turns for even the most avid of karting fans.
Cafe Rouge - Loughton
Cafe Rouge is a venue that hardly needs any introduction; where there are snails for the adventurous, and a trusty old steak for the more traditional of diners, where waitresses don't need notepads and where there's the best of bottles of plonk for relaxing after a long day enjoying all that Essex has to offer.
Capital Karts - Barking
Capital Karts in Barking boasts the longest racing track throughout the entire of the UK, coming in at 1,050 metres long, where speeds can reach in excess of 45mph.
Make no mistake, this is one carting venue that is not for the faint hearted.
Century Cinema - Clacton on Sea
What could be better than a trip to the seaside finished off with an afternoon matinee? For this there is Century Cinema in Clacton on Sea.
Chelmsford City Racecourse - Chelmsford
Who could visit Essex without taking a trip to the Chelmsford City Racecourse? This new racing venue offers all-weather racing within wonderfully luxurious surroundings. They also have two restaurants to choose from, as well as a sports bar.
Force 10 Essex - Abridge
Paintballing has to make for one of the most adrenaline pumping, nerve shredding and action packed leisure activities of all. For fans of this sport Force 10 Essex makes for a must visit.
Braintree Village - Braintree
Phew! After all of that leisure activity you're going to need some serious R and R.
So head on over to Braintree Village for a little retail therapy - here there are over 85 stores which feature 60% off as standard every single day of the year!
Lakeside Karting - West Thurrock
Lakeside Karting host the South-East's largest and fastest outdoor go karting race track, suitable for adults and junior karting enthusiasts of all skill levels. They also offer family and children's karting events. Karts available at this top ranking circuit include the 70mph Prokart, 45mph Novice kart and the 45mph Cadet kart.
Lee Valley White Water Centre - Waltham Cross
Lee Valley White Water Centre is as ideal for kids as it is for adults. You can look forward to white water rafting over on the Olympic course, as well as take part in organised activities. What's more with tickets priced from only £25 per person this comes in at a price tag that's affordable to all.
Rollerworld - Colchester
Rollerworld is 'Europe's Finest Roller-skating rink'; here there's a cafe, bar, organised events and a disco every Friday and Saturday. What's not to love?
Still yearning for more leisure activity time in Essex?
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