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Hylands Estate Wedding Preview Day

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 - 1:24pm

Join us as we proudly open our doors to Hylands House and the new Grand Pavilion, dressed sumptuously to re-enact your special day. Our experienced wedding team will be on hand to advise on every detail and accompany you around the two venues, keen to help you create your perfect day.


Dates & Times: Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 12:00pm

Christmas Shopping Fair

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 - 1:41am

Our very popular Christmas Fair offers free entry to crafts, gifts, decorations, fine foods and drink, something for everyone! Over 160 stalls are sprawled across the Stables Visitor Centre, Grand Pavilion, outdoor areas and within Hylands House, whilst entertainment is provided throughout the day.


See the House and Stables lit up after dusk and take in the festive atmosphere with a hot toddy.


Santa's Grotto

Drop-in sessions are available 11am - 6pm during the Christmas Fair

Dates & Times: Saturday, 6 December 2014 - 11:00am

Patchwork Clasp Bag

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 - 1:41am

Join Lynne Sharpe as she explains new ways to use patchwork. Make this beautifully stunning clasp bag just for you. Beginners to patchwork are welcome.

£55. Please bring a sewing machine. A materials list will be provided.


Ticket sales close 27 January

Dates & Times: Friday, 30 January 2015 - 10:00am

Nordic Walking

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 1:10am

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





  Dates & Times: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 10:00am

Essex Boot camp

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 1:10am

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, 25 October 2014 - 9:00am

Horse and Carriage rides

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 1:10am
11am to 12.30pm & 2pm to 3pm

Take a ride around Hylands Park in a horse drawn carriage. What better way to experience life as it was back in the 1700s! Carriage leaves from the front of the house every 15 minutes. 



Dates & Times: Sunday, 7 September 2014 - 11:00am

Scrapbook Safari

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 1:10am
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

Upcycle your old jewellery

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 1:10am

Get involved in the latest craze of upcycling. Bring along your broken jewellery and upcycle it into new, wearable pieces. You can create jewellery, accessories and hair jewellery. This will be a fun, creative workshop using your stash and lots of new beads and components to bring your pieces
back to life. Let’s turn unloved jewellery into much loved jewellery.

£48, including tools and further materials. Please bring your own broken pieces.


Ticket sales close 22 January

Dates & Times: Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 10:00am


Wed, 15 Oct 2014 - 11:14am

Join Cinderella, Buttons, the Ugly Sisters, Fairy Godmother, and a whole host of other characters in this traditional family pantomime filled with all the magic Pantoland has to offer. Will Cinderella go to the ball to meet her Prince? Find out as you cheer and boo your way through this magical memory of a fairy tale you are sure to remember.... "oh yes you will!"

Dates & Times: Sunday, 28 December 2014 - 4:00pm

Festive Door Ring

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 - 2:35am

We are happy to welcome David Thomson to Hylands. Join him and create your own fresh festive door wreath. During the morning enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie to get you in the festive spirit.

Book early to avoid disappointment. £25, including seasonal refreshments. A materials list will be provided to students.


Ticket sales close 3 December

Dates & Times: Friday, 5 December 2014 - 10:00am

Charms & Pearls

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - 5:23pm

In Andrea Neale’s workshop you will work with various beads and charms to create eye-catching custom jewellery. The workshop is fun, creative and focused on design. You will make a piece of jewellery in colours and beads of your choice. You will work with basic tools, beads and finds and be shown how to make your own components. Jewellery-making is not difficult to master once you know the techniques.

£60, including all materials and tools.


Ticket sales close 14 November

Dates & Times: Friday, 14 November 2014 - 10:00am

Santa's Grotto

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - 1:59am

With plenty of festive cheer and fun for all the family, come along and see Santa in his Christmas fun show and Grotto.

Grab a handful of magical elf dust with Timbo, Santa’s head elf from Santa’s workshop. As he
tells you the story of ‘’The Night Before Christmas’‘ he will also train your children how to be an elf to help Santa, along with Christmas balloon modelling, lots of Christmas fun and prizes!


Dates & Times: Thursday, 4 December 2014 - 12:00pm

Fused Glass Snowflakes

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 - 1:14am

Make stunning fused glass snowflakes which will adorn your home every Christmas. Resident glass artist, Mona Marnell, will guide you through this beginners’ class to fused glass. During the day you will learn how to cut and assemble glass as well as how to use a kiln.

£75, including all materials and equipment use.


Ticket sales close 27 November

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 10:00am

Christmas Soiree: Terrific Tudors!

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 - 1:10am

Join the Cameo Players for a festive romp through history from the Tudors to the present day with songs, poetry and drama.

Our historical soirées are always popular. This year, we will be focusing on the Tudors and will include a light Tudoresque finger buffet in the price of the ticket. There will be an entertaining
panto-style play to end the evening. Music will be performed by Doublet – who make a welcome return this year.

Enter into the merriment of a Tudor Christmas and start your festive celebrations with the Cameo Players.


Dates & Times: Friday, 28 November 2014 - 7:45pm

Handmade Fabric Storage Baskets

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 - 1:10am

This is an ideal project for all crafters. With the help of Lynne Sharpe, you can create your own stunning storage baskets using fabric of your choice. Whether your home design is vintage chic or contemporary, you will have somewhere stunning to store all your clutter and keepsakes.

Book early to avoid disappointment.
£40. Please bring a sewing machine and lunch. Material lists will be provided to students.


Ticket sales close 27 November

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

Silk Screen Print your own Pashmina

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 - 12:38am

Textile designer, Candice Wren, will bring a selection of different designs and motifs on screens, which you will be able to choose from and print directly onto cashmere/silk pashminas. You will also be able to choose from a selection of different coloured pashminas or, if there is a colour you would really like, email Candice before the workshop to see if she has it in stock at:

£60, including all materials and equipment.


Ticket sales close 20 November

Dates & Times: Monday, 24 November 2014 - 10:00am

Silver Clay Bracelet

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 - 3:01am

Have you ever wanted to create your own silver jewellery? This workshop is ideal for novices and those wanting to expand their skills. You will be making a gorgeous silver band which, when
attached to leather, makes a very personal bracelet featuring your own artwork. Art Silver Clay is an amazing medium to work with and you will love the end result.

£60, including all materials.


Ticket sales close 20 November

Dates & Times: Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 10:00am

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 - 5:43pm

Enjoy a six-hour workshop in which resident artist, Mona Marnell, will guide you through working with glass and a kiln. You will create your own unique range of Christmas decorations and, if
you wish, personalise them with names and dates.

£75, including all materials and equipment use.


Ticket sales close 19 November

Dates & Times: Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 10:00am

Lino-Christmas Print

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 - 2:35am

Get into the Christmas crafting spirit! Experienced tutor, Helen Rose, will help you create your own unique designs and lino print your own Christmas cards, gift tags and festive wrapping paper.

£50, including all materials and equipment use. Please bring an apron.


Ticket sales close 9 November

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 10:00am

Beginners Enamelling: Exploring Glass Media

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 - 2:35am

Enamelling professional, Toni Peers, will teach you all you need to know to get started. Enamelling is the use of a kiln to fuse powdered glass to metal, and can make lovely jewellery. In this workshop, you will learn to apply different glass media, such as Millefiori beads, fine glass rods, crystal enamel and frit glass, which can be ‘swirled’ in the kiln to create marbling effects. Expect to produce up to three enamelled pieces.

£50, including all equipment and materials.


Tickets sales close 13 November

Dates & Times: Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 10:00am