Boleyn Gardens Chelmsford

Boleyn Gardens is located  in the Beaulieu Park area of Chelmsford, close to Springfield. It was built as part of the housing development but is now run by Chelmsford City Council.

The play area at Boleyn Gardens is enclosed and includes equipment for both older and younger children however it is spaced over quite a large area so it could be tricky to manage multiple younger children who need close supervision.

The Younger Children’s Play Equipment

For the younger children there is a set of baby swings, a small slide, some springers and a climbing frame with monkey bars, a climbing wall and ladders.

The toddler climbing frame at Boleyn gardens Chelmsford
The toddler climbing frame at Boleyn gardens Chelmsford

There is also these posts to to stand on which are good for both older toddlers and bigger children.

Balancing posts at Boleyn gardens Chelmsford
Balancing posts at Boleyn gardens Chelmsford

The Play Equipment for Older Children

There are two swings and a climbing frame which includes a rope ladder, a slide, monkey bars, a tunnel and a fireman’s pole.

The play frame for older children at Boleyn gardens Chelmsford
The play frame for older children at Boleyn gardens Chelmsford

The best feature for older children is the small assault course area which has various things to balance around and some hand holds to swing across. Both my children really enjoyed going round it.

The play frame for older children at Boleyn gardens Chelmsford
The play frame for older children at Boleyn gardens Chelmsford

The surface is mostly grass with some matting under the equipment so it will get muddy in the winter, the area under the assault course was already muddy in October. Chelmer Village Green Playground, which is fully surfaced isn’t far away.

Other Features at Boleyn Gardens

Boleyn Gardens has a small hedges maize which is great fun to around. There are a couple of ponds although they were a bit over grown with weeds when we visited. There are two ornamental garden areas, The Elemental Gardens:

The elemental gardens
The elemental gardens, designed by pupils from Perryfields school

And the Chess Gardens:

The chess Garden
The chess Garden Has giant chess pieces

There is a grass area for having a kick around and Boleyn Gardens is also scheduled to get an outside gym in the near future.

There is no car park at Boleyn Gardens, we parked on the street outside, the postcode is CM1 6EB. Unlike most parks in Chelmsford, Boleyn Garden closes overnight. The exact time depends on the the month and it opens again at 8.30 each day, you can find more details on the council’s website.