Book a boutique beach hut on the Essex coastline
Enjoy a cost coastal weekend trip to Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex and enjoy a seaside sanctuary in a boutique beach hut. If you are craving luxury, peace and tranquility then these stylish beach huts are the perfect idyllic escape. Savour the ultimate relaxing backdrop of golden beaches and ocean waves and treat yourself to a night in "The Glasshouse" - the stunning new hut as decadent as its name suggests.
Mallon Smoke and Fire Festival
The Maldon Smoke and Fire Festival is a great family charity weekend held in collaboration with Maldon District Council, to celebrate cooking with fire and smoke. Relish all things BBQ'ing, grilling and smoking! This annual spice-inspired food festival will feature the best BBQ food vendors and hot sauces in Essex and across the country, all washed down with craft beer or cider from local Essex breweries.
Down Hall Summer Terrace
Soak up the sunshine at Down Hall Hotel and Spa's newly launched outdoor terrace. Situated on acres of thriving gardens and woodland on the Hertfordshire/Essex border, the garden oasis offers superlative dining and a tranquil escape. The terrace is a picturesque spot to relax and unwind. Guests can sink into plush sofas, kick back on reclining lawn chairs and dine al fresco! Come evening, heated lanterns will keep guests warm under the stars. Make the most of Down Hall's summer sips, day-to-night dining and jazzy lunches on offer.
Roslin retreats summer spa party
Enjoy an evening of pampering at Roslin Retreats Official Summer Spa Party on 10th August. With cocktails on arrival, canapés throughout the evening and live entertainment, the event is guaranteed to be a fun-filled night. There will be cleansing tables with Elemis therapists, offering facial cleanses and top tips. Guests will receive a voucher to come back and experience a mini treatment in one of the luxury treatment rooms.
BBQ in an Essex park
Host a sizzling BBQ in the tranquil woodlands of Thorndon Country Park surrounded by the beautiful Childerditch pond. Children will be entertained as this is where the Gruffalo trail starts! It is always bustling with families enjoying barbecues and picnics. Drink in views across the countryside as far as Canary Wharf or fly a kite on one of its many hills.
Rising from the ashes of V Festival, the new RiZE Festival will be taking over Chelmsford's Hylands Park. Bringing iconic indie heroes and the best pop stars, alongside cocktails and the finest street food in the country; RiZE will be hosting the party of the year on 17th and 18th August 2018.
RHS Garden, Hyde Hall has teamed up with Thompson & Morgan, to produce a fabulous four-month long extravaganza display of 1,000 summer bedding plants. This colourful display is full of summer favourites. It is sure to be one of the highlights of the summer and will provide visitors with a wealth of gardening inspiration.
Giant Ball Pool and Cocktail Bar
A giant ball pool and cocktail bar is coming to Chelmsford and you're invited to jump in! Party and dine with colour and extravagance at Dirty Lobster. The hidden studio of creative endeavour offers and extraordinary experience awash with art, music, drinks, food...and a whole lot of fun! With fresh seafood deliciousness and signature cocktails, prepare yourself for complete sensory overload!
Galvin Green Man
Spend a warm and beautiful Sunday with friends and family at The Galvin Green Man in Chelmsford. With gorgeous outdoor surroundings, a sunny garden, a children's play area, a BBQ and the option of a delicious Sunday Roast or the A La Carte menu, there is something for everyone.
Crème cakes and shakes
With the motto, "some things in life are worth indulging in", you know you are in for a treat! Crème Cakes and Shakes in Leigh-on-sea is the perfect place to visit for a summer afternoon sweet treat. Whether you are looking for an ice cream, milkshake, cake shake or dessert, this dreamy sweet haven has something for everyone with a sweet tooth!