The Arena Essex Raceway is a motor racing track near Purfleet that's home to banger, speedway and stock car racing. Opened in 1978 on the grounds of a former cement works site, today the race track hosts a number of fixtures throughout the year, and has even been used as a filming location for the TV show Top Gear, as well as featuring in many music videos. Hotels in the area include chain hotels in Grays and Basildon and independent hotels in Purfleet.
Family Days Out at the Arena Essex Raceway
Just a couple of minutes from Junction 30/31 of the M25, the Arena Essex Raceway is opposite Intu Lakeside, so you can enjoy a family day out here followed by some serious retail therapy! It's possible to book experience days at the track, for those who prefer a more hands-on day out, from banger passenger rides to stunt experience days. You'll also find a diner, sweet shop, fast food outlets and a shellfish shop at the track, perfect for a bite to eat between races. Most Essex hotels in the area offer a free breakfast, setting you up for a day of family fun.
Business Hotels near the Arena Essex Raceway
The Raceway also has a Tavern and Conference Suite which can be hired for conferences, meetings and functions. If you're travelling to the area on business, you'll find chain hotels in Basildon, just a 25-minute drive away. Many offer amenities such as free WiFi, dry cleaning services and meeting and conference rooms, so you can focus on your work. Or choose an independent hotel in Purfleet where you can relax after an evening out at the Royal Opera House.
Excellent Amenities at Essex Hotels
Hotels in the area offer excellent amenities, whether you're attending a conference at the Raceway or enjoying a family holiday in Essex. Most hotels have flat-screen TVs and free WiFi in guest rooms, whilst some also offer DVD players, perfect for keeping kids amused. With free parking provided at most chain hotels, it's easy to make the most of your break in Essex, whatever your plans.