We strongly advise customers to wear a mask in all communal areas when moving around our centres, unless exempt. All our services continue as normal.

Riverside Leisure Centre

Our flagship centre Riverside Leisure Centre offers a superb range of facilities to suit everyone, along with a Chelmsford city centre location.

Activities at Riverside

Our superb facilities include two swimming pools, a splash zone and flume, an ice rink, 130-station gym, two exercise studios, a spin studio, creche and soft play. With a city centre location, there are activities to suit everyone.

You'll need an ourChelmsford card to book activities.

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Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6am to 10pm
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.
Christmas opening hours


  • 130 station gym
  • 2 exercise studios
  • Spin studio
  • 25m x 10 lane main pool
  • 10m x 10m learner pool
  • Ice rink
  • Creche
  • 2 Changing Places
  • Accessible changing
  • Accessible parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2022.

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


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Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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