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Best Tourist Attractions In Chelmsford

We've rounded up the best tourist attractions in Chelmsford in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you.

There are 148 Chelmsford tourist attractions to pick from.

Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tourist attractions we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

  1. Two kids sat on a bench doing a treasure trail A must do

    The Chelmsford Mystery Treasure Trail

    Chelmsford

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Salty seafarers, unite! The Chelmsford Mystery Treasure Trail is calling out for seasoned explorers to get a whiff of the scent and uncover buried lo...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 0.4 miles from Chelmsford
  2. Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

    Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail

    Maldon

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Eye patch? Check! Parrot on shoulder? Check! You’re all ready for a jaunt on the Maldon Treasure Hunt Trail where cracking codes and solving clues wi...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 9 miles from Chelmsford
  3. Vintage cars at The Cressing Temple Barns in Braintree

    The Cressing Temple Barns

    Braintree

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    The Cressing Temple Barns is the largest of the Knights Templar's Essex based landholdings boasts the oldest known wooden structure in the world! So,...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 9.1 miles from Chelmsford
  4. Clear day at Rayleigh Windmill

    Rayleigh Windmill

    Rayleigh

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    The Rayleigh Windmill is an award-winning tourist and educational attraction, and popular venue for weddings and civil ceremonies. It is a Grade II l...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 11.8 miles from Chelmsford
  5. Steps on trail to Rayleigh Mount in Essex

    Rayleigh Mount

    Rayleigh

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    The dramatic Rayleigh Mount is the atmospheric remnants of an early medieval motte and bailey castle site, built by Sweyn of Essex if you're taking n...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 11.9 miles from Chelmsford
  6. Outside view of Layer Marney Tower in Colchester

    Layer Marney Tower

    Colchester

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    The view from the roof shows the church, outbuildings, play area, gardens, estate and wildlife walk. Layer Marney Tower is a great place to visit whe...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 15.1 miles from Chelmsford
  7. Leigh Heritage Centre

    Leigh Heritage Centre

    Leigh-on-Sea

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Leigh Heritage Centre is a fascinating wealth of local historical artefacts and memorabilia with educational value. Outside nearby you can also pick...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 15.6 miles from Chelmsford
  8. Hour glass at Room Escape Southend

    Room Escape Southend

    Southend On Sea

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Love the thrill of live escape games? Dare to take on a truly challenging escape room experience at Room Escape Southend! There are multiple escape r...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 16.6 miles from Chelmsford
  9. Map and booklet for Southend on Sea Treasure Hunt Trail

    Southend on Sea Treasure Hunt Trail

    Southend On Sea

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    The kids will love solving the clues on the Southend-on-Sea self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. There's clues for all ages to enjoy (fro...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 17.2 miles from Chelmsford
  10. Escape room at Escape Live Southend in Essex

    Escape Live Southend

    Southend On Sea

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Looking for a family-friendly escape room in Essex? Escape Live Southend is the place to go! You and the kids will have a great time, looking for clu...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 17.3 miles from Chelmsford
  11. People on Southend Pier and Train in Southend on Sea

    Southend Pier and Train

    Southend On Sea

    LandmarksLandmarks

    The visitor information centre on the pier is the place to start, being the place to book boat trips etc and having information on the immediate amen...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 17.7 miles from Chelmsford
  12. Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

    The Colchester Mystery Treasure Trail

    Colchester

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Crime is blighting the streets of Colchester and they’re calling out for answers! Can you crack The Colchester Mystery Treasure Trail? A super spy is...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 20.9 miles from Chelmsford
  13. Exhibit at Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey

    Royal Gunpowder Mills

    Waltham Abbey

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Immerse the children in fun exploration of science, history and nature at theRoyal Gunpowder Mills. Set in 170 acres of beautiful, unique landscape,...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 21.1 miles from Chelmsford
  14. Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Saffron Walden Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Saffron Walden

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Have you ever wanted to be a secret agent? Now is you chance to see if you have what it takes to be the next James Bond! Take on the Saffron Walden S...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 22.2 miles from Chelmsford
  15. Entrance to Scotts Grotto in Ware

    Scotts Grotto

    Ware

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Scotts Grotto is an unusual and inexpensive place to take the kids to explore if you are in the area, although it does have limited opening times. Th...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 22.3 miles from Chelmsford
  16. Family on Spy Mission Trail

    Ware Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Ware

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Your super spies in training can flex their skills on the Ware Spy Mission Treasure Trail. They’ll have to prove their mettle by cracking codes and w...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 22.4 miles from Chelmsford
  17. Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail Amazing Value

    The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail

    London

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Make new discoveries on the St Katherine Docks self guided themed Treasure Trail as you hunt for the long lost treasure! Can you solve the clues and...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 28.4 miles from Chelmsford
  18. Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

    The Hertford Mystery Treasure Trail

    Hertford

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Search high, low and just about everywhere on The Hertford Mystery Treasure Trail. You’re sure to see some fantastic sights as you sniff out buried t...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 23.8 miles from Chelmsford
  19. The Postal Museum Top pick

    The Postal Museum

    London

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    If you think The Postal Museum is just about getting your letters sent, think again! With a train ride, an adventure play zone and even a lion (?!),...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 29.2 miles from Chelmsford
  20. Air Line Cable Car at  Emirates Royal Docks in Greewich

    Emirates Air Line Cable Car

    Greenwich

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Enjoy great views and a unique ride across the Thames on the Emirates Air Line Cable Car! Join over 5 million other passengers and experience London...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 24.9 miles from Chelmsford

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