Make the most of dry January in Essex!

Committed to dry January

We salute you for your healthy start to 2020! But dry January in Essex can be hard, you’re surrounded by the best parties and nightlife! Lucky for you, we’ve made it easy by finding the best things for you to do without alcohol in Essex!


The best part about visiting Puttshack is you’re so focused on your gameplay that you will totally forget you’re doing dry January – come and have a Tea of Time, just one of our refreshing mocktails. Get a taste of health with our Earl Grey tea infusion with ginger syrup, lemon juice & soda – dry January who? It’s Berry Nice To Meet You, ready to have a putting good time? This mocktail mixes Red Bull, apple juice, lime juice, blackberries and sugar… get ready to have the best time whilst staying sober!

Colchester Castle

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If you’re looking for fun, cheap and outdoorsy things to do in Essex in January, Colchester Castle is rich in experience and will give you a whole lot of historical knowledge! The castle became a museum in 1860 and is home to some of the finest pieces of art that survived from Roman Britain.

Marsh Farm

Calling all animal lovers! Finding fun things to do in Essex with the family is easy. When you’re surrounded by greenery, fresh air and beautiful animals that is. That’s why we’ve put Marsh Farm as one of our top January recommendations. Feed the birds, meet the animals and groom a pony! You’re guaranteed to keep the whole family or your date happy with delicious freshly prepared food and extensive indoor and outdoor play areas!

Southend Pier


Dry January in Essex doesn’t include staying away from the sea! Visit the longest pier in the world that has survived fires, storms and so much more – have you ever heard of a more historical seaside attraction? Whilst you enjoy the stunning view, grab a bite of British iconic fish and chips at the pier. If you’re not up for a walk, you can take the electric train and save your energy for high-tech mini golf!

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Your day doesn’t have to be over, there is so much more fun to be had! Keep doing fun things in Essex that include putting around with your favourite people! Book Now.

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