Food and drink lovers: Chelmsford is a foodie’s dream with a wide range of cafes, restaurants, delis and pubs. From established, well-known brands to cute, independent restaurants, you could dine out every meal for weeks and not get bored. There is also a busy calendar of food and drink events locally, including the popular Chelmsford Beer Festival in summer as well as a weekly farmers’ market in the city centre every weekend.
Shopping and entertainment: The Bond Street development in 2016 added a new shopping and lifestyle destination to Chelmsford’s already thriving High Street. With two cinemas (Odeon & Everyman), countless shops and a number of pubs and bars, the city has a vibrant and lively feel.
Family days out in Chelmsford: Fun activities include Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, The Chelmsford Miniature Railway, Tropical Wings World of Wildlife, ice skating and swimming at Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre, bowling and pitch & putt golf. There are also more than 20 parks to walk, cycle, picnic and play in, including the beautiful Hyland’s Park.
Fitness fanatics: There are a plethora of sports activities in Chelmsford, including athletics, swimming, ice skating, several gyms, football, and rugby. With the Essex County Cricket Club, Chelmsford Chieftains ice hockey team, Chelmsford City Football Club and Chelmsford City Racecourse all calling Chelmsford home, you’ll be spoiled for choice when taking up your next activity.