Our fantastic crèche offers child care for children aged between 6 weeks and 5 years.
With qualified staff and OFSTED registration, you can enjoy your exercise at Riverside, knowing that your child is being well looked after.
Our crèche offers everything you need to keep your little one active while you enjoy your workout!
Each session is 30 minutes long, and you can book multiple sessions for up to a total of two hours.
Before you use the crèche, you are welcome to visit and speak to our staff, or for more detailed information, please read our creche welcome information.
Riverside is a Breastfeeding Welcome centre. Please speak to one of our team for more information.
Wellness monthly members
if you are a monthly member, you can log in using your card to book up to 10 days in advance.
if you are an ourChelmsford Plus cardholder, you can log in using your child's card to book to 7 days in advance.
if you are an ourChelmsford Lite cardholder, you can log in using your child's card to book up to 2 days in advance.
each bookable slot is 30 minutes, so two slots will need to be booked for an hour.
On arrival, please go straight to the creche, unless you're a monthly member who has booked over 60 minutes.
If you have booked over 60 minutes, please collect a ticket from Riverside reception. For safety purposes you'll need to collect a ticket even if you receive free crèche sessions.
Please hand your ticket in to crèche staff when you arrive at the crèche.
If you no longer need to use the crèche, please cancel at least two hours before the session starts, to avoid being charged.
You can cancel:
Unfortunately, you can't cancel online.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5.30am to 10pm Tuesday and Thursday, 6am to 10pm Saturday, 6am to 9.45pm Sunday, 6am to 9pm Bank holidays: see facility opening timetablesYou can view our Christmas opening hours.
Our facilities, including the ice rink may have separate opening times. Please check individual pages.
All prices are correct to 30 March 2020
Riverside Leisure Centre Victoria Road Chelmsford Essex CM1 1FG
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