Chelmsford College

Do you love fitness and keeping active? Or do you prefer to keep fitness more casual? Whatever your fitness ability may be, Chelmsford City has a wide range of excellent facilities and sporting clubs to cater to each individual and their fitness levels.

Riverside Ice & Leisure

Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre offers a 25m x 10 lane main pool and a 10m x 10m learner pool, two exercise studios and bookable exercise classes, an ice-rink, 130 station gym, creche, two changing places, and a spin studio. There is also accessible changing and accessible parking.

Riverside Ice & Leisure

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Chelmsford is home to many parks and recreational fields, and luckily, both of our campuses are within a 30-minute walk from a couple of them.

Oaklands Park is only a few minutes walk away from our Moulsham Street campus and a 10-minute walk from our Princes Road campus. The park covers approximately 12 acres and has an on-site café which serves sandwiches, cakes, and drinks. You can also find Chelmsford Museum and Essex Regiment Museum there if you fancy a little day out too.

Oaklands Park

Central Park is located in the heart of Chelmsford City Centre and is one of the oldest parks in Chelmsford. The park also includes other green spaces such as Central Park Memorial Gardens, Frank Whitmore Place, Bell Meadow and Sky Blue Pasture. At the park, you can enjoy riverside walks, a model railway, a lake, a skateboard ramp, tennis courts, a multi-use games area and table tennis. It is only a 15-minute walk away from our Moulsham Street campus and a 20-minute walk from our Princes Road campus.

Central Park

West Park is home to a range of facilities including a café, an 18-hole pitch and putt, 9-hole crazy golf and foot golf. It is a 20-minute walk from our Moulsham Street campus and a 25-minute walk from our Princes Road campus.


In Chelmsford, there are a range of gyms to suit your lifestyle and interests. There is Dovedale Sports Centre – which is part of our Moulsham Street campus – so is perfect for an after-class workout and in Chelmsford City Centre, you can find other health and fitness clubs including PureGym, Virgin Active, and Nuffield Health, just to name a few.


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Other sports

There are a range of sports clubs in the local area including football, rugby, ice-skating, ice-hockey, cricket and tennis clubs. There is also a ten-pin bowling alley in the Centre for a fun day-out with friends and family and a number of golf courses for a more relaxed activity.

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