Andrews Park Chelmsford

Andrews Park Chelmsford is located to the North of the town. There is a car park on Patching Hall Lane and a pedestrian entrance from Oliver Way. It is run by Chelmsford City Council.

The playground has equipment for both older and younger children, it is small enough that you can easily keep an eye on multiple children. It is fully surfaced so good for all weathers as safe if the kids have a fall. The park has been designed to be accessible for children who have physical disabilities.if you are looking for other parks in Chelmsford which offer facilities for disabled children check out Hylands Park

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The Playing field at Andrews Park
The Playing field at Andrews Park

The Playgrounds at Andrews a park Chelmsford 

The main elements of the playground are two large climbing structures. The first one has a staircase to climb up (easier than ladders for children who have coordination difficulties) and two slides going down, one of which is accessed by an extremely wobbly bridge. At the back of the play frame is a small hammock/seat (depending on the size of child!) which my kids found really good fun.

The second play structure has a ramp which goes up to raised areas. There are then two slides to come down, each at different heights. The structure is designed to be accessible for wheelchair users but is also great fun for kids of all ages to run up and down. There are also a couple of cargo nets that can be used to climb up.

The Accessible Play Frame at Andrews Park Chelmsford
The Accessible Play Frame at Andrews Park Chelmsford

In addition to the play frames, there is a normal roundabout and one that is more like a flat disc on a post. My kids really enjoyed running from one roundabout to the other, they did it for so long I’m surprised they weren’t sick!

The roundabout at Andrews Park Chelmsford
The roundabout at Andrews Park Chelmsford

There is also a set of swings which includes a baby swing, a regular swing and a basket swing, plus some springers.

The Swings at Andrews Park Chelmsford
The Swings at Andrews Park Chelmsford

Other Facilities

Andrews Park also has a large green space for playing ball games with picnic benches and seating scattered about. There are two multi sports courts with goals basket ball hoops and tennis nets.

The Multi sports court at Andrews Park
The Multi sports court at Andrews Park

The outdoor gym at Andrews Park is a bit different from those in most Chelmsford parks as it was built in partnership with Adidas and offers a different selection of equipment.

The Outdoor Gym at Andrews Park
The Outdoor Gym at Andrews Park

There are no toilets at Andrews Park. The postcode for the car park is CM1 4BX. You can find more information action on the council’s website.