Located along the River Chelmer, it couldn't be easier to access Riverside's extensive range of facilities on foot, by bike, by car or public transport. Please follow government guidance on use of public transport during the coronavirus pandemic.
Riverside is centrally located in the city centre along the River Chelmer and can be easily accessed on foot through the Bond Street development, via Victoria Road or Waterloo Lane.
You can find out which cycle routes to take to Riverside.
There is a customers-only car park. You can enter the car park and the ice rink undercroft car park from Victoria Road. This car park is cashless. You can pay by card, contactless payment or the MiPermit app.
At peak times the ice rink undercroft is reserved for monthly members only (permit required) with a maximum stay of three hours.
We are currently not able to offer a car park refund for ourChelmsford Plus customers.
You can find out more about the Riverside car park.
Many bus routes run into the city centre, and stop a short walk from the centre. You can look at First Essex to check which buses stop at Riverside.
The nearest train station to Riverside is Chelmsford, which is around a 10 minute walk. You can look at Trainline to check which trains stop at Chelmsford station.
Entrance and exit from the centre
- You can only get into the centre via the riverside entrance. Queuing systems will be in place on the cafe terrace.
- You can only exit the centre via the car park exit.
- You must have booked a session to use the centre.