Our leisure centres are now open. Please see activity pages for details.

  • You will need to wear a face covering in our centres whenever you are not exercising. Find out more.
  • You will need to book and pay for all sessions in advance using an ourChelmsford account. If you have not booked, you will not be able to use the centre.
  • You can book and attend 2 sessions per day. Ts and Cs apply.
  • You will need to maintain a safe distance at all times.
  • If you or anyone you live with has coronavirus symptoms, do not use the centre

Dovedale Sports Centre

Dovedale Sports Centre has excellent facilities with a community gym feel and is easily located close to Chelmsford city centre.

Activities at Dovedale

Dovedale's superb local, compact facilities include gym, an exercise studio, multi use sports hall and squash courts. Within walking distance of the city centre, there are activities to suit everyone.

We have reopened, but there are some changes about how you use the centre, bookings, timetables and more. Make sure to check the pages for each area you wish to attend to find out more. 

You'll need an ourChelmsford card to book activities.

Find out about ourChelmsford

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Centre opening times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm to 11pm
Wednesday and Friday, 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 9am to 6pm
Bank holidays, closed


  • Gym
  • Exercise studio
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Squash courts
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible changing
  • Free parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2021.

All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.


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Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre. 

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