Things to do in Chelmsford and nearby please

My young 16 year old daughter and I will be visiting the area in March and need something to do whilst my other daughter is busing working on a building site just below Chelmsford for the day.

What do you suggest from experience please?
Indoor and outdoor would be good in case of bad weather.

Thank you!
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  • colcheslad
    Not a lot in Chelmsford itself to be honest, the only thing I can think of is Highlands Park. If the weather is playing ball, I would spend the day in Maldon down the road, lovely town on the estuary with some nice cafes and shops.
  • flea72
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    Drop your daughter in chelmsford, then head off to colchester zoo. As already stated nothing to do in chelmsford, other than highstreet shopping
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  • shykins
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    actually there are a few museums in Chelmsford eg The Chelmsford City Museum, Essex Regiment Museum, Sandford Mill and the Police Museum. there are a number of parks too as well as the shopping

    if you are into Military/Planes theres Stow Maries Aerodrome and the Military Museum in Maldon approx 12miles away.
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  • Beenie
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    I would also suggest Maldon as a destination for the day. Quirky tea shops, old fashioned shops, lots of charity shops (good for books), small restaurants if you prefer a meal, and a nice Promenade Park to walk round at the far end of town.
  • oscarward
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    The gin bar in Chelmsford is pretty good and indoors!
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