Our leisure centres are now open. You can find all the information about restrictions and Covid safety on individual activity pages.
Our flagship centre Riverside Leisure Centre offers a superb range of facilities to suit everyone, along with a Chelmsford city centre location.
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.
Monday to Friday, 6am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 7pm Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables
Our facilities, including the ice rink may have separate opening times. Please check individual pages.
All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.
Riverside Leisure Centre Victoria Road Chelmsford Essex CM1 1FG
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We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.
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