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Family Fun in Chelmsford

Family Fun in Chelmsford


Day 1


Morning

Start your day off at Hylands Estate and enjoy some fresh air and a ramble around the vast parkland and gardens, stopping at The Stables Cafe for morning refreshments. Then make your way over to Chelmsford Museum where the kids (and grown-ups!) will enjoy the new interactive displays and exhibitions, as well as the play area in Oaklands Park.

Afternoon

Head into the City Centre and after a light lunch at the Tiptree Tea Room Bond Street, make your way over to the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre for a spot of ice skating - always a family favourite. You may have time for shopping too, or try Jump Street trampoline park where you'll also find the largest Clip and Climb in the world!


Day 2


Morning

After a hearty breakfast, visit the beautiful RHS Garden Hyde Hall (open all year round except Christmas Day), the perfect place for your kids to 'run free' and enjoy the flowers, nature, the play area and maybe a picnic by the lake. Alternatively, the Garderner's Rest Cafe is perfect for lunch.

Afternoon

Essex Wildlife Trust has numerous visitor centres throughout the county, one being at Hanningfield reservoir. From here you can take a Wind in the Willows walk by the water's edge, visit the bird hides and enjoy afternoon refreshments at The Cafe by the Water. You may even fancy a spot of fishing!


Accommodation


Stay at The Lion Inn Boreham, which has 23 super comfortable bedrooms, some with access to the guest garden. Just outside Chelmsford, this makes for an excellent family base.

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  1. Hylands Estate

    Chelmsford

    Rescued from ruin & steeped in history, Hylands House is a fascinating & beautifully restored country house, dating from 1730. Hylands House is open to the public one Sunday a month from March until December.

  2. Chelmsford Museum

    Chelmsford

    Chelmsford Museum will take you through Chelmsford's history, from the Ice Age, right through to the present day. From the chance to see a mammoth, or watch a princely Anglo-Saxon burial, to finding out what used to be on your street, the museum has something for everyone.

  3. RHS Garden Hyde Hall

    Chelmsford

    Set in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, RHS Hyde Hall is one of the finest gardens in the East of England and is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

  4. Hanningfield Waterside Park Fishing

    South Hanningfield, Chelmsford

    We are now closed for the season we look forward to welcoming you all back in March 2022

    Hanningfield Waterside Park is regarded by many as one of the best any method premier still water trout fisheries in the UK. Set within a picturesque part of Essex, this is one fishery you do not want to miss.…

  5. Café on the Water at Hanningfield Waterside Park

    South Hanningfield, Chelmsford

    Welcome Back we are open from 9am until 4pm then till 5pm from the 28th March 2022

    Café on the Water with its spectacular views over Hanningfield Reservoir and the surrounding countryside, stylish interior and design and quality food and drink is set to be a popular destination for all. Choose to…

  6. The Lion Inn

    Chelmsford

    Beautifully extended public house. 4* star inn rated and restaurant. Close to A12.

  7. Tiptree Tea Room at Bond Street

    Chelmsford

    Tiptree at Bond Street is our first city centre venue, which comprises of a traditional Tiptree tea room, a café patisserie and shop.

  8. Jump Street Chelmsford

    Chelmsford, Essex

    Jump Street trampoline parks offer jump sessions in Essex, suitable for both adults & children. Jump Street is based both in Colchester & in Chelmsford, also offering adult fitness classes, toddler sessions, special needs support sessions.

  9. Riverside Leisure Centre

    Chelmsford

    Chelmsford's largest leisure centre with a superb range of facilities including an ice rink, indoor swimming pools, diving platforms, sports hall, gym, creche, children's indoor soft play area, restaurant and treatment room.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Hylands Estate (51.71118,0.4372)Chelmsford Museum (51.72288,0.46351)2.01
Chelmsford Museum (51.72288,0.46351)RHS Garden Hyde Hall (51.66806,0.57236)8.71
RHS Garden Hyde Hall (51.66806,0.57236)Hanningfield Waterside Park Fishing (51.65092,0.50983)4.25
Hanningfield Waterside Park Fishing (51.65092,0.50983)Café on the Water at Hanningfield Waterside Park (51.65045,0.50938)0.05
Café on the Water at Hanningfield Waterside Park (51.65045,0.50938)The Lion Inn (51.75991,0.53513)11.08
The Lion Inn (51.75991,0.53513)Tiptree Tea Room at Bond Street (51.73371,0.47452)4.59
Tiptree Tea Room at Bond Street (51.73371,0.47452)Jump Street Chelmsford (51.74375,0.50717)2.26
Jump Street Chelmsford (51.74375,0.50717)Riverside Leisure Centre (51.73581,0.47733)2.02
Total Distance *34.97 miles
Estimated Journey Time1.13 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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