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All About Dogs

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 - 1:12am
26th and 27th September 2015 at Hylands Estate

Attractions include exhibitors showcasing everything for your dog, entertainment, fun dog shows, competitions, family entertainment, meet the breeds and expert advice at the show; it’s the perfect place to visit with your dog!


Arena events include:

• Conquest K9 - a Dog display Team that was set up to promote better dog handling and encourage people to take their dog to training classes.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 10:00am

History of Hylands Garden Walks

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 - 8:00pm

Learn more about the fascinating history of the Hylands garden areas and how they have changed and developed over 3 centuries.

This is an outside guided walk suitable for adults. Please wear appropriate clothing.

Pre- booking essential: tel 01245 605523. Tickets are £6 per person.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 13 September 2015 - 10:00am

Inflatable Park

Thu, 6 Aug 2015 - 12:49pm
Island Inflatables return to Hylands with their fabulously bouncy park. There will be a huge selection of inflatables for the kids to play on. Why not bring a picnic and relax whilst they burn off all that energy.


There will two sessions running  on each day;

11.00am to 1.30pm

2.00pm to 4.30pm


Wristbands are £5.00 per child or £3.50 for those who are 3 years or younger. No pre-booking available


Dates & Times: Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 11:00am

Sculpture Trail

Mon, 3 Aug 2015 - 2:56am

September is the month we bring sculpture to Hylands.  Again we will be creating a fully accessible trail of stunning artwork for you all to enjoy.  So grab a map form the Stables Visitor Centre and explore.



For more information go to www.hylandsartists.co.uk Dates & Times: Tuesday, 1 September 2015 - 9:00am

Horse Logging Experience Day

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 - 2:47am

Come and experience the magic and tranquillity of a woodland setting with one of our rare breed horses. The day will include a logging demonstration in the woods then having a go at it yourselves. You will experience what a horse loggers day in the woods involves including tea breaks and lunch in the great outdoors. Meet at the Stables Visitor Centre.


Participants: Please download and complete the welfare form and information sheet on the right. All participants must bring the welfare form with them on the morning of their experience day

Dates & Times: Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 10:00am

Aladdin - Panto at Hylands

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 - 1:31am
The Panto Bus return to Hylands with their brand new show for 2015....

Join Aladdin, Wishee Washee, Widow Twankey and the lovely Princess Jasmine as they endure the evil Abanazar and his wicked plans to become the most powerful ruler of them all..... With a whole host of other magical characters to meet... you're in for a real panto treat.... 'Oh Yes You Are'!


Adults prices: £8.00

Child Prices: £7.00

Children under 3 are FREE on laps - no seats will be provided.



Dates & Times: Monday, 28 December 2015 - 4:00pm

Bouncy Castle

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 - 1:58pm

A new bouncy castle will be available throughout the summer - excluding Vfestival (8- 26 August).


Dates and times may vary due to levels of demand. 

Dates & Times: Saturday, 18 July 2015 - 10:00am

Inflatable Park

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 - 1:58pm
Island Inflatables return to Hylands with their fabulously bouncy park. There will be a huge selection of inflatables for the kids to play on. Why not bring a picnic and relax whilst they burn off all that energy.


There will two sessions running  on each day;

11.00am to 1.30pm

2.00pm to 4.30pm


Wristbands are £5.00 per child or £3.50 for those who are 3 years or younger. No pre-booking available


Dates & Times: Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 11:00am

Christmas Party Nights

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 - 2:13am
at Hylands Estate...


Hylands is proud to announce the return of the Christmas Party Nights for 2015. Join us in the sparkling surroundings of Hylands House, a spectacular Grade II* listed Mansion, steeped in history and the Grand Pavilion.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 7:00pm

Make a Clay Leaf

Wed, 8 Jul 2015 - 3:30pm
Make a Clay Leaf


Get creative and make two clay leaves - one to take home and another which will be displayed at the Hylands Sculpture Trail this September.


This is a messy activity so please wear suitable clothing. Weather dependent this activity will take place outside.


There is no need to book just come along and join in. Please note places may be limited at busy times.


This craft session is suitable for 4-11 year old children and all children must be accompanied by an adult.



Dates & Times: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 11:00am

City Camps at Hylands Estate

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 - 2:13am
GET Active, GET Creative, GET IN!

Hylands City Camps are full of fun and exciting activities that will keep children coming back for more, whilst providing parents with affordable half day or full day childcare. Give Orienteering a go around the grounds, complete a Hy-Spy Photo Trail around the beautiful Hylands House, join in with a game of Rounders on the Back Lawn or take a Horse & Carriage ride across the estate.


Summer Holidays: Tuesday 28 July, Tuesday 4 August, Tuesday 11 August, Tuesday 1 September


Dates & Times: Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 9:00am

The National Flower Show 2015

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 - 2:49am
17th, 18th, 19th July 2015 at Hylands House and Estate


The National Garden Show is packed with flowers, plants, shrubs and trees and you can gain valuable tips and advice from the experts to ensure your garden looks in perfect shape this summer.


If you are looking at a garden makeover then come and speak to local garden designers, paving specialists, tree specialists all at the show to give you help in creating your perfect garden.


Dates & Times: Friday, 17 July 2015 - 10:00am

Race for Life 2015

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 - 3:01pm

Hylands Park, Chelmsford – Sunday 12 July


Starting and finishing in the area behind Flint Cottage, the 5k and 10k courses are fully contained within the beautiful grounds of Hylands Park. The first 5k is the same for all participants – look out for the 5k/10k split point just before the 5k finish. The terrain is largely flat, on grass with some slight inclines.


Adult entry (16+ women-only) - £14.99
Child entry (6-15 girls and boys under 13) - £10
Under-6 entry (boys and girls) - free and no registration needed


Dates & Times: Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 9:00am

Tuesday Toddle

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 - 3:01pm

The Tuesday Toddle sessions are run approximately every month throughout the year, with a break during the school summer holiday period. The Toddles are an opportunity for parents with pre-school children to enjoy a guided walk in the park and garden areas surrounding Hylands House along with other parents with children of a similar age. The routes chosen for the walk on the whole take into account those with pushchairs although a short detour maybe necessary from time to time to avoid steps etc. Maximum of three children per adult.


Dates & Times: Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 10:00am

Heavy Horse Experience Day - Driving

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 - 12:22am

The perfect gift or personal experience. Enjoy a day working with one of our rare breed heavy horses including grooming, harness care and an introduction to coach driving techniques with the opportunity to take the reins yourself. This is an exclusive day with only 4 people, maximum, booked on.


Different experience days run throughout the year. Age 16+.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 27 September 2014 - 10:00am

Farmers and crafts market

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 - 12:22am

Please note our Farmers and Craft Markets will not be held in January and February due to the risk of adverse weather.


Set amongst the tranquil surroundings of Hylands Stables Visitor Centre you will find many specialist foods including:


  • freshly baked breads
  • homemade cakes
  • pies
  • Indian foods
  • specialist wines
  • coffee
  • fine sausages and
  • a growing number of craft stalls.


Dates & Times: Sunday, 5 October 2014 - 10:00am

Nordic Walking

Thu, 4 Jun 2015 - 12:20am

Nordic Walking sessions held at Hylands Park each Wednesday. For further details please see Nordic Walking.





  Dates & Times: Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 10:00am

Essex Boot camp

Thu, 4 Jun 2015 - 12:20am

Essex Boot camp have vigorous exercise sessions at various parks in Chelmsford. These run continuously throughout the year, at Beaulieu Park (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), Hylands Park (Saturday) and Admirals Park (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday).

For further details please see their website www.essexbootcamp.co.uk


Sessions last one hour and there is always at least one qualified instructor in attendance.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 2 May 2015 - 9:00am

Scrapbook Safari

Thu, 4 Jun 2015 - 12:20am
About Scrapbook Safari


The Scrapbook Safari sessions are run throughout the year either at the weekend or during the school holidays. The Safaris are an opportunity for children to enjoy a guided exploration at Hylands along with others of a similar age. The Safaris are aimed at primary school aged children and so we ask that for safety reasons children are accompanied.  


Dates & Times: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - 10:00am

All Hallows Eve

Mon, 1 Jun 2015 - 1:42am

On Saturday 30 October, two different eerie events are being planned for adults and for children at Hylands Park - one in the misty outdoors and the other firmly behind locked doors....


"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream", EDGAR ALLEN POE


Hylands House & Estate


Tickets: Prices to be confirmed.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 31 October 2015 - 4:00pm