Just Singles On Location: Essex

This week, we’re exploring one of the most famous parts of the UK. We’ve got some great ideas to show your date that the only way is Essex…



A dream date at the top of a lot of singles’ lists is a trip to the zoo! Pick a sunny day and pop down to Colchester Zoo for a fun-filled and romantic day out. Stroll around the park hand-in-head whilst checking out the giraffes, lions, tigers and lots more weird and wonderful animals. There’s lots of activities going on around the zoo; fill your day with fun experiences like the sea lion presentation or watching the elephants being fed, you’ll be so busy that you won’t even have time for an awkward silence! If you really want to go all out and impress your date, book a surprise Animal Experience for a day they’ll never forget.



The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, so make sure your first dinner date is one they’ll love. The cosy, welcoming and upmarket Smith’s creates the perfect atmosphere for a romantic evening. With a wide variety of meals on their a la carte menu, set menus and even a gluten free menu, you can rest assure that even the fussiest of eaters will find something yummy to tuck into. They specialise in seafood, so maybe you could treat your date to a hot buttered lobster or share the love with their famous seafood platter. If you’re not in a food coma after your meal, settle down at the bar with a cocktail or two from their amazing drinks menu.

Something Different…

The summer is upon us and the days are getting warmer, and what do we Brits like to do when it heats up? Go to the seaside! Take a trip back to your childhood and head down to Southend-on-Sea for the day. You could spend a romantic day at the beach, complete with Mr Whippy and a dip in the sea or you can show your date a wild time at Adventure Island! Book online for a day pass for a cheaper day out and whisk your date around all of your favourite childhood attractions, then test each other’s bravery on the Rage roller coaster! Pull some funny faces for the camera and you’ll have some great souvenirs of your first date together!


Find your Essex match on Just Essex Singles!

Until next time,

The Just Singles Team.

About the author…


Rachel is a Marketing Executive. She’s obsessed with Game of Thrones and country music. Her favourite pastime is cuddling up with her two Labradors and binge watching Netflix.