Enjoy a lovely stroll through some of the beautiful scenic parks and gardens in Chelmsford

Simple and yet always a treat. A lovely relaxed walk amongst nature is always the answer to unwind from today’s pace of life and something anyone can enjoy

Hyde Hall

In the heart of rural Essex, Hyde Hall has the perfect mix of traditional and modern styles of gardens. Open every day from 10am to 4pm (excl. Christmas Day), the various gardens within are the perfect place to find peace.

Not only does Hyde Hall offer gardens such as:

Queen Mother’s Garden

Modern Country Garden

Winter Garden

Woodland Garden and many more……Hyde Hall is also host to a number of Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, and Children’s activity groups throughout the year from Gardening for Beginners, Wedding Bouquets for Beginners to monthly preschool gardening and crafting club and half-term Face Painting. There is something for people of all ages.

Click here for a full list of What’s on at Hyde Hall

Admirals Park

Admirals Park and Tower Gardens bring a slice of nature to Chelmsford’s Town Centre.

Comprising conservation areas, woodland, and riverside walks ideal for nature enthusiasts, Admirals Park also provides a variety of landscapes and recreational facilities for all ages and interests.

The parkland offers space for bowling, football, cricket, tennis, and keep-fit groups to take place. There is always something going on within the park that you can either take part in or observe.

Access to the park is from Rainsford Road, where there is a car park situated for visitors. The walkways – which are buggy and wheelchair friendly – and cycle paths work their way alongside River Can, which flows its way through the park and offers plenty of scenic spots for a picnic.

If you like a bit of adventure, why not take up the opportunity to experience canoeing at the lake? If that is too much of an adrenaline rush for you, a Pitch & Putt green and angling are also available for those interested in a more relaxed sport…..

Admirals Park is free to everyone and is open all year round.

Central Park

Central Park opened in 1894 and is one of the oldest public parks in Chelmsford.

Within the park, you will find Central Park Memorial Gardens, a skate park, and a children’s play area. All of which surrounds a beautiful scenic lake, and what better way to admire the lake than over a coffee at the Central Park Café.

There are also hard courts available where 5-a-side Football, Basketball, and Tennis can take place to occupy the children while you admire the park and its ornamental gardens