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Top Chelmsford Family-Friendly Hotels

County Hotel Chelmsford
4 out of 5
29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £81 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct
3.9/5Good! (272 reviews)

"Staff had obviously worked very hard to get the property COVID-19 compliant. Spotlessly clean."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

County Hotel Chelmsford
The Compasses
3 out of 5
141 Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night from 20 Sep to 21 Sep
2.8/5 (88 reviews)
Enjoyed our one-night stay

"We had a one-night stay in the 4-bed family room in a block of 5 rooms situated behind the pub. Room is not exactly Premier Inn but at £80 for the night was very good value, with TV, en-suite bath and power shower, plenty of towels, soap, shower gel and shampoo. Also has tea and coffee making facility, ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

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Where should we stay in Chelmsford?

The welcoming destination of Chelmsford is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with the children. The parks, castle and famous monuments are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Take to the air and fly into London (STN-Stansted), which is located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city centre. Chelmsford offers 6 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you'd like to stay.

Families on holiday have positive things to say about these places to stay:

County Hotel Chelmsford – Offers a restaurant, free parking and free WiFi. Guests like the comfy beds and central location at this 4-star hotel.

Apollo Apartments – Offers in-room kitchens, laundry facilities and free WiFi. Guests like the central location at this 3-star apartment.

Chancellor Park Holiday Let – Features free parking, free WiFi and cot rentals. This 3-star guesthouse is popular with guests for its comfy beds.

When should we visit Chelmsford?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to decide when to pack up the children and head to Chelmsford.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: March, April, May and June, with an average rainfall of 1 inches
  • Rainiest months: December, November, October and August, with an average rainfall of 2.75 inches

What should we see and do in Chelmsford?

Bond Street and Melbourne Stadium are interesting attractions that you and your family may enjoy exploring while you are staying in Chelmsford. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Kelvedon Hatch, Southend Pier and Colchester Zoo.

Chelmsford is also well-known for the:
  • Parks
  • Gardens
  • Monuments

Getting around Chelmsford

If you want to journey outside of the city, ride aboard a train from Chelmsford Station, Wickford Hatfield Peverel Station or Chelmsford South Woodham Ferrers Station. Chelmsford may not have many public transport options so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Chelmsford like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Chelmsford is a good choice if you’ve been considering a getaway with your children. The parks, festivals and gardens are just a few things that make this an attractive spot for a family holiday. Fly into London (STN-Stansted), which is located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Chelmsford?
County Hotel Chelmsford is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. The Compasses is another good choice for your stay with the kids.
What's the seasonal weather like in Chelmsford?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for Chelmsford is 659 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Chelmsford?
While you and your family are visiting Chelmsford, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Bond Street, Melbourne Stadium and Danbury Country Park. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Festival Leisure Park, Adventure Island and Colchester Zoo.
What's the best way for us to get around Chelmsford?
If you want to see more of the area, take a train from Chelmsford Station, Wickford Hatfield Peverel Station or Chelmsford South Woodham Ferrers Station. Chelmsford may not have many public transport options to choose from, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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