The Parish Council and Youth Council jointly funded the installation of a basketball goal which was supplied by the Sports Lottery Fund. This is freely available for use and has proved very popular with young people.

A grant from Chelmsford Borough Council’s Jubilee Fund also helped us to provide a new kicking wall and basketball goal in 2003.



Hard and grass tennis courts are available to hire. In 2000, two grass courts were converted into All Weather Sports Pitches, to enable use for other sports as well as tennis.

There will once again be FREE TENNIS for under 16s during the school summer holidays between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. (Under 10s must be accompanied by an adult.)



The football pitches are in great demand and are used by a number of local adult and youth teams.
The all weather sports pitches provide excellent facilities for 5-a-side football and training sessions.

Nacro Community Sports Project have been working in partnership with Great Baddow Parish Council since 2001 to deliver a community football session at the Recreation Ground. This football session has engaged over 500 children and young people over the years, providing a positive sporting activity for them to engage in at a minimal cost. Long may this partnership continue.

Great Baddow Cricket Club lease the wicket from the Council. Arrangements can be made with the Cricket Club for young people to have coaching sessions at the practice nets.

The Parish Council installed a set of outdoor gym equipment in the Recreation Ground in summer 2011. This equipment is free for all parishioners to use and we hope plenty of people will enjoy using it to keep fit.


Please click here to see charges for tennis, bowls, football, all weather sports courts and changing rooms.

Parish Play in the Park 2014

Chelmsford City Council's Community Sport & Wellbeing Team are running a Play in the Park scheme at the Recreation Ground again in 2014, offering two hour multi-activity sessions during the Easter and Summer school holidays.

These are FREE to all children aged from 6 to 11, as the Parish Council subsidises the cost. There will be sports, arts, crafts, games and free play and sessions will be supervised by trained and experienced staff.

Dates and times will be as follows:
Monday 14th April, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Thursday 17th April, 10 am to 12 noon
Monday 11th August, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Friday 15th August, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Monday 18th August, 10 am to 12 noon
Friday 22nd August, 10 am to 12 noon
Tuesday 26th August, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Friday 29th August, 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

The two Easter holiday sessions were well attended and we look forward to plenty of children attending the summer holiday sessions.