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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

The 3foot People Festival 2015

Wed, 27 May 2015 - 4:20pm

The 3foot People Festival will return to Hylands Park on 30 June, 1 & 2 July 2015 to celebrate its 10th Anniversary.


This award winning event (Best Event 2014 Essex Mums, Best Festival 2014 Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards, Best Outdoor Event 2014 Runner Up Primary Times Star Awards) curated especially for pre-school children, welcomes nearly 13,000 big (and little) people across 3 days within the beautiful grounds of Hylands Estate.


Dates & Times: Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - 9:30am

The Fling Festival 2015

Wed, 27 May 2015 - 4:20pm

The Fling Festival returns to Hylands Park, Chelmsford on Saturday 4th July.


***First Music Headline Acts Announced***


Dates & Times: Saturday, 4 July 2015 - 12:00pm

V Festival

Wed, 27 May 2015 - 4:20pm


The dedicated Essex * residents’ ticketing allocation gives you the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets through the dedicated Essex residents’ booking system for the Chelmsford festival site, 24 hours before national sales commence.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 12:00pm

Hylands Heritage Weekend

Wed, 27 May 2015 - 4:20pm
The Hanbury Years


Visit Hylands House for our Heritage Weekend on 13th and 14th September this year.

Find out about the many cruises Mrs Hanbury enjoyed; how she was involved with the local community; visits to the House by Royalty; the extended family; the events of each decade; and much more.


Free entry 10am till 5pm with last entry at 4pm

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

Heavy Horse Experience for Children

Mon, 18 May 2015 - 1:22am

This exciting session is run by Claudia Waller, a Partner of Hawthorn Heavy Horses based at Hylands park, who specialises in the use of working horses for forestry and conservation work. Claudia has a BSc in Equine Studies and 12 years experience of working Heavy Horses.


Dates & Times: Monday, 26 October 2015 - 10:00am

Harold Huxley & the Flying Dragon

Thu, 7 May 2015 - 11:39am
Harold Huxley & the Flying Dragon: Book Signing and Storytelling


On Thursday 28 May during the half term holiday, Emma McNalley will be visiting Hylands to tell the wonderful story of Harold Huxley & the Flying Dragon. She created Harold Huxley in 2013 based on a story she wrote when she was a small girl and had the idea of a househog when she bought a hedgehog door stop a couple of years ago!


Dates & Times: Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 11:00am

All About Dogs

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 - 12:56am
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

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 - 4:32am

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


Fri, 17 Apr 2015 - 7:27pm

These orienteering championships will take place on Sunday 17 May 2015 between 10am and 2pm in Hylands Park.

For more information, go to www.stragglers.info/home/



Dates & Times: Sunday, 17 May 2015 - 10:00am

Robin Hood

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 - 5:12pm
Robin Hood Family Theatre Show at Hylands Estate

Cambridge Touring Theatre once again enchants audiences at Hylands with this wonderful adaptation of Robin Hood. The Guardian says 'has families rolling around their picnic mats with laughter'. Full of music, song and plenty of high jinks not to be missed. Bring along your own picnic for a great family afternoon out.


Ticket Prices

Adults £14 Concessions £10 Family £40

All tickets on the door are £15 each


Dates & Times: Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 3:00pm