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Fab Felting Day

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 - 11:34am

Learn the technique of wet felting in the morning and needle felting in the afternoon - which will be your favourite? Our tutor, Lynne Sharpe, will help you create your own wet felt bowl and fun needle felt animals.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 19 April 2015 - 10:00am

Fab Felting Day

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 - 11:34am

Learn the technique of wet felting in the morning and needle felting in the afternoon - which will be your favourite? Our tutor, Lynne Sharpe, will help you create your own wet felt bowl and fun needle felt animals.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 19 April 2015 - 10:00am

Mackintosh Inspired Sun Catcher

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 - 5:51pm

Resident glass artist, Mona Marnell, has created this workshop for beginners so you can learn the traditional method of
stained glass and produce an exquisite Mackintosh inspired sun catcher for your home or garden.

£65, including all materials and equipment use.


Ticket sales close 5 March

Dates & Times: Saturday, 7 March 2015 - 10:00am

Contemporary Flower Arrangement

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 - 5:51pm

David Thompson, with his years of experience, will help you create the perfect contemporary flower arrangement to grace your home or to give as a gift.

£30. A materials list will be provided to all students.


Ticket sales close 9 March

Dates & Times: Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 10:00am

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 - 5:51pm

Quantum Theatre bring this wonderful classic to Hylands House back lawn. Using live music & song the production delivers a magical show for young and old alike taking you back to the tales of your childhood in a show designed to appeal to all the family. Feel free to bring along a picnic for a wonderful family afternoon out. 

Dates & Times: Sunday, 31 May 2015 - 2:00pm

Heavy Horse Experience Day - Driving

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 - 5:51pm

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

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 - 5:51pm

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

Glass Jewellery

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 - 12:34am

This one-day jewellery workshop gives you the opportunity to explore the various techniques and materials used to produce stunning glass jewellery. Resident glass artist, Mona Marnell, will
take you through the designing, making and finishing process. The day will also include an understanding of working with kiln-fired glass. You will use the materials provided to create glimmering silver and glass drop earrings. Once fired your pieces will be ready for collection
from the studio to keep or give away.

£90, including all materials.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 28 February 2015 - 10:00am

Six-Session Watercolour Course

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 - 2:04pm

Using Hylands Estate as inspiration, this course will develop your drawing and watercolour painting skills. Basic watercolour techniques will be taught by experienced tutor Helen Rose in the workshop. The sessions will lead you into painting scenes from around the House and Gardens.


A materials list will be provided to students

Dates & Times: Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 10:00am

Easter Egg Bunny Hunt

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 - 1:46pm

Chelmsford Ladies Circle are pleased to announce the return of our ever popular Charity Bunny Hunt around the beautiful gardens of Hylands House.  Find all the bunnies to claim your chocolate prize!  Our event is suitable for all ages, and proceeds go to Farleigh Hospice and other local community projects.


Tickets are available from 11am in Hylands House, or beat the crowds, guarantee your chocolate prize and secure your time slot by pre-booking your tickets online.


Dates & Times: Sunday, 5 April 2015 - 10:00am

Essex Boot camp

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 - 12:19pm

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, 14 February 2015 - 9:00am

Nordic Walking

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 - 12:19pm

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





  Dates & Times: Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 10:00am

Scrapbook Safari

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 - 12:19pm
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

The 3foot People Festival 2015

Tue, 3 Feb 2015 - 4:26pm

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) 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

Tue, 3 Feb 2015 - 4:26pm

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



The Festival is like no-other, curated purely for adults. A bespoke day of live music, burlesque and cabaret, enlightening talks and wordsmiths, surreal theatre and immersive arts and crafts, the scrummiest food and more await those who visit the intimate tented venues, in the gorgeous landscaped Hylands Estate.


Advanced tickets for 2015's Fling Festival will go on sale on February 3rd, with a limited number of VIP tickets also available.

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

V Festival

Sun, 1 Feb 2015 - 2:57am

This page will be updated with more information about the ticket allocation for Essex residents, and disruption to the park, later in the year.

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

Spring Walk

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 - 3:25pm

At this time of year there should be plenty of signs of new growth. Join us for a walk out to South Wood, Hylands’ ancient woodland and find out more about the flowers and trees in this fascinating area of our park.
The walk and talk is suitable for adults and older children, 10 years plus.

Tickets are £6 per person - pre-booking is essential

Please call 01245 605523 or call in at the Stables Visitor Centre Gift Shop to book your place.

We regret no dogs are allowed except for guide dogs.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 10:00am

Wedding Fair

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 - 5:14pm

Visit Hylands House and Grand Pavilion to find one of the largest collections of local wedding suppliers in Essex.


Entry is free and every registered bride receives a free goody bag with their own copy of Absolute Bridal Magazine.


Last entry is 3pm for a 4pm finish.


To register please visit www.mainweddingsandevents.co.uk

Dates & Times: Sunday, 1 March 2015 - 10:00am

Christmas Tree Recycling at Hylands Park

Mon, 5 Jan 2015 - 12:42pm

For those of you that favour an evergreen fir, pine or spruce this Christmas rather than the plastic variety, Chelmsford City Council's Parks Services will once again be collecting your used ‘real’ Christmas trees on Sunday 11 January 2015 from 8.30am to 1.30pm at Hylands Park, Writtle Road (A414 Greenbury Way).


Why not come and enjoy hot drink and some refreshments at Mauro's at the Castle Kiosk open from 9am to 3.30pm, where toilets and a changing place facility are also available?


Dates & Times: Sunday, 11 January 2015 - 8:30am

Heavy Horse Experience for under 16's

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 - 12:53am

This exciting course is run by Claudia Waller, a partner of Hawthorn Heavy Horses based at Hylands. She 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.


You will learn how to:

Dates & Times: Monday, 27 October 2014 - 9:30am