Hen Weekends in Essex

We are not talking Dagenham and Lakeside here (although clearly there’s nothing wrong with them) We are talking Hen central, where the nails are gels and are almost an artform on their own! Where Rosé is drunk like water and the heels are killer!  This is where Joey Essex, Mark Wright and of course the rest of TOWIE all started their drive for fame. Brentwood in the heart of Essex is where it's all at.  Start with a manicure at Amy Childs' salon then head for drinks at The Luxe bar. Faces is on the essential list and with our help we can make sure you are seen in all the right places.

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1. Need a place to stay? No thanks

3 Star Hotel

The only way is Brentwood!

Stay in the comfort of Brentwood's Holiday Inn, where you can enjoy the onsite health club and lounge area - perfect for that last night cap. This hotel is located just a 2 mile hop from Brentwood's city centre. Don't worry, you won't have to walk to the pub, local buses stop right outside the hotel.

For a night on the town, look no further than Brentwood's Sugar Hut Village, made famous by reality telly show 'The Only Way Is Essex'. You'll experience the glam and glitz this town has become famous for. Don't forget to pack your eyelash extensions and bottle of tan!

What's included?
  • En-Suite facilities
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • In room movies-pay per view
  • In room telephone
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Use of health club facilities onsite
Transfer times

Approximate transfer times:
Brentwood city centre: 6 minute drive (2 miles)
Standsted Airport: 25 minute drive (25 miles)

Room types
  • Twin Room Bed & Breakfast
  • Triple Room - Bed & Breakfast
4 Star Hotel

The highest rated 4 star Hotel in Brentwood. This is a perfect base for your Essex weekend. The large 16th century tudor main building houses beautiful oak beams, a real log fire, and wood pannelled walls. The bedrooms are split between three buildings - the main 16th Century Tudor House, Brampton Lodge and the Courtyard, each offering their own unique and special features. and attractive contemporary accommodation.

What's included?
  • All 56 rooms feature:
  • Tea and coffee making facilities,
  • Hairdryer,
  • High speed internet access,
  • International direct dial telephone,
  • Iron and ironing board,
  • Key card access,
  • Radio,
  • Smoke alarms,
  • Television
Room types
  • Twin Room Bed & Breakfast
  • Single Room Bed & Breakfast

2. You'll want stuff to do! No thanks

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a great way of spending quality time with the girls whilst also enjoying a sophisticated day out. Enjoy the setting of this delightful Tudor hotel whilst nibbling on a delicious selection of freshly prepared sandwiches as well as scones, clotted cream, preserve and a variety of cakes and pastries.

What's included?
  • Teas
  • Selection of sandwiches with scones
  • Variety of cakes and pastries.
Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a British tradition that has been enjoyed for generations from London to Hong Kong, in fact wherever the old British Empire spread its wings. We invite you and your friends to indulge yourselves in this most British activity with afternoon tea at the Holiday Inn in Brentwood. Made famous by the TV show TOWIE, Brentwood has become THE place to experience modern celebrity culture and discover the glitz and glamour of the cast.

Indulge in a selection of dainty finger sandwiches and homemade scones with delicious cream and preserves as well as lovely cakes and pastries. And, of course, this will be accompanied by a selection of fine teas and coffee.

You've earned a treat and this little taste of decadence is just what you need to feel like a celeb.

What's included?
  • An assortment of finger sandwiches
  • Selection of Teas and Coffee
Transfer times

Approximate transfer times:
Brentwood city centre: 6 minute drive (2 miles)
Standsted Airport: 25 minute drive (25 miles)

Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Burlesque Dance Class

Burlesque is fun, cheeky and exciting, and a great activity to enjoy as a group. With your own private burlesque lesson you will get the chance to learn some sensual burlesque poses, sexy dance moves and enticing walks. You'll also have to pose, tease and shimmy and learn the intimate bump 'n' grind. Soon you'll be slinking and strutting like Dita Von Teese and feeling like a Femme Fatale under the expert supervision of your professional instructor.

This is the perfect experience if you fancy being a little bit naughty without going too far. Burlesque is all about sexual confidence and attitude but all while having fun and being witty. It is also the perfect excuse for some glamorous dressing up outfits, so break out your opera gloves, fishnets and suspenders for the ultimate saucy activity.

What's included?
  • 1.5 hour class
  • Professional instructor
  • Private venue
  • Certificate for everyone
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

15:00 (not guaranteed)

Cocktail Making Class

Enjoy a fabulous Cocktail Making class in Brentwood, Essex for you and your group. After a welcome glass of bubbly, learn from the expert Mixologist how to make some of the popular cocktails and become an expert in no time. All that shaking, stirring and drinking may wet your appetites, so you can also enjoy a delicious finger food buffet and a shot at the end. A great afternoon not to be missed!

What's included?
  • 90 Minute Class
  • Welcome glass of bubbly
  • 2 Cocktails each to make
  • Expert Mixologist
  • Finger Food Buffet
  • Shot at the end
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

16:00 (not guaranteed)

Dirty Dancing Lesson

Nobody puts Baby in the corner...and you and girls will take centre stage as you get down for an unforgettable hip shaking experience in Essex. Everyone is going to get swinging, shaking and dirty dancing with Essex's expert Merengue crew. The instructor will help you prepare for the Dance Queen Competition based what you've learned.

This is something fun and different for your group to try, and works well for everyone - no dancing experience in required. It is a great way for old friends to hang out, or new friends to bond. It also gives you some amazing moves to try out later in the evening or at the wedding reception.

What's included?
  • 90 minute class
  • Warm up
  • Experienced tutor
  • Starring role for the Hen
  • Certificate for everyone
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

15:00 (not guaranteed)

Jump Giants Session

This is a hilarious way to spend an afternoon and a sure fire way to get the adrenaline pumping. Jump Giants is the UK's largest indoor trampoline park, with over 50,000 square feet of fun. There's plenty to try in the main jump arena including tumble beams. There's also lots of other areas to experience, with an 8 lane foam zone with launch pads, basketball slam dunk lanes, a half pipe, you can fight it out gladiator style on the battle beams or head into the game zone for some dodgeball with a twist. There's also the world's first Slamball court where you play in teams of 6, launching 20 feet into the air to get that winning slam dunk!

There's certainly lots to try out at this unique attraction and when you're all sprung out, there's pizza and soft drinks included to replenish your energy. This is a laugh a minute experience not to be missed!

What's included?
  • 1 hour jump time
  • Followed by 30 mins in your exclusive party room
  • Pizzas and free soft drinks
Transfer times

Nearest Bus Stop: Motherwell Way (No. 22 Ensign bus route)
Nearest Train Station: Chafford Hundred

Duration

2.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Laurens Way Self Tan

Get yourselves ready for your weekend in Essex with a self tan designed by Lauren Goodger herself.
This is guaranteed to give you the much needed Essex tan ready for you to glam it up at the nightclubs.

What's included?
  • 250ml Lauren's Way Self Tan Lotion
Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Nude Life Drawing Class

Try something a little different which is guaranteed a bit of a giggle with the girls on your hen party. There will be very few complaints from the girls when there's an hour spent staring at a nude male model! Of course, you'll draw him too and all the of the materials you need are included, as well as a tutor to show you some techniques.

This is a brilliant experience and you can take away your drawings at the end of the class which will be a great reminder of the fun you had!

What's included?
  • 90 minute life drawing class
  • Private host (paper, pens etc included)
  • Hunky model
  • Fun drawing games
  • Private venue
  • Certificate for all participants
  • Bottle of bubbly/ wine for the hen
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Pole Dancing Lesson

Work the pole, learning the techniques of the skilful art that is pole dancing! You'll learn from a professional instructor and as well as learning a new skill, you and the girls will enjoy a few laughs along the way. Pole dancing is great for boosting confidence in the group and you'll all leave feeling revved up for your night out!

What's included?
  • 90 Min Class
  • Personal Dance Instructor for group
  • Private Venue
Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Themed Dance Lesson

Dance classes are one of our most popular activities and one sure to produce lots of laughs and great memories.

Pick one of these 90 minute themed lessons based on iconic styles and our professional instructor will show you all the moves and get you trying things you never thought you would!

If you're a pro dancer, or a total novice, this class guarantees to have all the hens in fits of giggles and will teach you some killer moves to take home with you... Whether you want to move like Baby, shake it like Beyonce or boogy 80s style, this is the perfect activity for a memorable afternoon with the girls.

Themes to choose from:
Pop battle
Burlesque dancing
Dirty dancing
Iconic movie
80s style fame
Belly Dancing
Vintage mix
Beyonce
Bollywood
MJ Thriller
Uptown funk
Abba
Cheerleading
Charleston revival
Towie style
Spice girls
Salsa
Chicago
Flamenco
Grease
Madonna
Samba
Showgirl spectacular

What's included?
  • 90 minute class
  • Warm up
  • Experienced tutor
  • Starring role for the Hen
  • Certificates
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

15:00 (not guaranteed)

TOWIE Tour

Discover and explore the local hangouts of the stars in the hit ITV reality TV show - The Only Way is Essex.

This four hour luxury coach tour plus your very own guide, will take you around Essex to see the different locations where Joey Essex, James "Arg" Argent and the rest of the cast spend their time. There are opportunities to get off the bus and take pictures plus, go into the shops which are owned by some cast members.

Your knowledge on TOWIE will be tested along the way with a trivia quiz and you'll of course, there'll be a stop off at one of the pubs or bars featured in the show so you can have a drink!

What's included?
  • Get behind the scenes trivia about the show and stars
  • See sights where stars such as Joey Essex, Mark Wright, James 'Arg' Argent, Lauren Goodger and Mario Falcone have featured in key scenes and where they enjoy partying
  • Stop for a drink at a bar featured in several episodes of TOWIE
Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

13:00 (not guaranteed)

3. Food for thought, or to sober you up! No thanks

2 Course Italian Meal

Popular Italian Restaurant in the heart of Brentwood. Enjoy a delicious 2 course meal here with your friends on the special weekend. This Restaurant was featured in the second series of The Only Way is Essex, where some of the Cast filmed a family meal here. TOWIE also filmed for the 1st episode of series 6 when Sam, Joey, Gemma and Arg had a double date. So even more reason to come and enjoy the superb food at this great restaurant.

What's included?
  • Table Reservation
  • Starter & Main Course
  • Service charge not included
Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

18:00 (not guaranteed)

3 Course Italian Meal

Enjoy a fabulous three course meal at this leading Brentwood restaurant. With a good choice of Italian starters, mains and desserts right in the heart of the town centre, this is the ideal choice for a meal with your friends on this very special Essex weekend.

What's included?
  • Reserved Table
  • 3 Course Meal
Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

19:00 (not guaranteed)

4. What about some nightlife? No thanks

Faces Nightclub Guest List Entry

Hang out where the cast from the hit show hang out at the famous Faces nightclub. We will get you on the guest list so you can enjoy complimentary entry letting you party like the stars.

What's included?
  • Guest list entry before 22.30
Transfer times

The club is in Gants Hill, 20 min drive from Brentwood

Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

22:00 (not guaranteed)

About Essex

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Pampering

The Ult Essex experience wouldn't be complete without a bit of pampering Essex style! Experience a manicure at Amy Child's very own salon or why not have a Lauren Goodyear spray tan! Never had a spray tan? Shuuut uuuup!

Burlesque dancing

Get all the girls together in this fun and sexy dance class. With electric energy your dance instructor will walk you through the essence of Burlesque!

Afternoon tea at Maygreen Manor

This is a great way of spending quality time with the girls whilst also enjoying a sophisticated day out. Enjoy the setting of this delightful Tudor hotel whilst nibbling on a delicious selection of freshly prepared sandwiches as well as scones, clotted cream, preserve and a variety of cakes and pastries. Yum!

Bars and Clubs

Hang out where the cast from the hit show hang out at the famous Faces nightclub. We will get you on the guest list so you can enjoy complimentary entry letting you party like the stars.

Tarantinos

Visit this popular Italian restaurant in the heart of Brentwood. Enjoy a delicious meal here with your friends. This restaurant was featured in the second series of The Only Way is Essex, where some of the Cast filmed a family meal here.

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