Getting Here

Essex Pride is located in Central Park, Chelmsford CM2 0RW.
It is easily accessible by foot from the town centre, train station and bus station.
There is no public vehicular access to Central park; however, there are many car parks within close walking distance.

Chelmsford is the geographical and political centre of Essex. The historic city centre and surrounding picturesque villages offer a selection of fantastic retail, dining and recreational facilities.

By Car

Coming into Chelmsford, follow the signs for the City Centre. The nearest landmarks are the Essex County Cricket Ground and High Chelmer Shopping Centre.
You cannot park in Central Park but there are numerous parking options close by (See map)
The nearest car parks are:

Fairfield Road Long Stay Surface Car Park
As of January 2019: £2 all day on Saturday (see website for details)
This car park often gets full on weekends: is also the car park for the theatres and there is a matinee and Evening show on during the Pride weekend.

Coval Lane Long Stay Surface Car Park
As of January 2019: £2 all day on Saturday (see website for details)

High Chelmer Shopping Centre (Short Stay)
15A Exchange Way
Usually open until 10pm but may be open later on Pride weekend.

Chelmsford has over 5000 parking spaces and there are two Park and Ride sites.

By Train

Chelmsford is on the main line from London Liverpool Street towards Ipswich, Colchester, Clacton and Norwich.

Central Park is a short walk (Less than the 9 minutes stated on Google) from the train station.

Come out via the main entrance to the station (Grande Central Restaurant and the Railway Tavern pub should be in front of you) and turn Right under the railway arches and then left at the bus station and go down Viaduct Road, under the underpass, and you are in Central Park: See the map below.

Trains are run by Greater Anglia services and trains run very regularly on Saturdays (between every 20 minutes and half hour during the day).

The last train to London in the evening is 23:25 (as of January 2019)
The last train to Colchester/ Ipswich is at 00:59

Please see the National Rail Journey Planner for more information

By Bus

Chelmsford Bus Station is right by the railway station and so is an easy walk to Central Park (see above map).

Regular Bus services are run by First Buses, National Express, Stephenson’s and other bus services.

Some services drop off at High Chelmer Shopping Centre as well and it is a short walk Via Bell Meadow park to Central Park.

By Plane

The nearest airport is London Stansted which has regular bus routes to Chelmsford Bus Station (The 42a X10 and the X30).