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Farmers and crafts market

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 - 1:07am

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, 2 March 2014 - 10:00am

Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows, Brownies & Holiday Clubs

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 - 4:46pm

If you are a group leader wishing to arrange a visit please contact Hylands House tel 01245 605500 or email hylands@chelmsford.gov.uk .  Our Education Officer will be pleased to discuss your requirements and plan suitable activities for your visit.

Prices will depend on the times of the visit and the number of children.

There is a minimum charge of £60 for organised group visits for children’s groups.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 4:00pm

Dukes Polo

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 - 1:44pm

Polo is a sport that over the years has naturally attracted high net worth individuals but within Essex we want to ensure it is accessible to the masses. We do this by creating a weekend of Sport and Music. 2014 is planned to be the most spectacular in the 9 year history of this prestigious event. A truly International collaboration of Polo, Music, Football and Fashion will be on display.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 10:00am

Nordic Walking

Thu, 6 Mar 2014 - 5:55pm

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

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

Essex Boot camp

Thu, 6 Mar 2014 - 2:06am

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, 8 March 2014 - 9:00am

Scrapbook Safari

Thu, 6 Mar 2014 - 2:06am
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

Horse and Carriage rides

Thu, 6 Mar 2014 - 2:06am
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, 6 April 2014 - 11:00am

Etching in Glass

Tue, 4 Mar 2014 - 9:50pm

Join resident artist Mona in this new class for 2014 of etching and embellishing glassware. During this workshop you will learn how to apply a resist and use etching and embellishing materials to produce your own unique glassware. This wonderful technique can be used to transform mirrors and glassware throughout the home.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 8 March 2014 - 10:00am

Horse Logging Experience Day

Tue, 4 Mar 2014 - 9:50pm

Come and experience the magic and tranquillity of a woodland setting with one of our rare breed heavy horses. You will experience a day in the life of a horse logger, which includes a logging demonstration and then having a go at it 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, 25 January 2014 - 10:00am

Shabby Chic Painting

Tue, 4 Mar 2014 - 9:50pm

Spend a day with Lynne and learn how to paint your own shabby chic style furniture. Discover useful techniques to help you create the look that is everywhere in the high street – never need to buy this sort of thing again, just reinvent items you already have! Learn about which paints to use for different projects, about surface preparation and finishing techniques. A small item to decorate will be included in the cost of the class but please bring along another object to decorate (tray, box etc).

Dates & Times: Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 10:00am

Horse Driving Experience Day

Tue, 4 Mar 2014 - 9:50pm

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, 22 February 2014 - 10:00am

V Festival

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 - 2:30pm
Important dates

Mon 10 Feb: Virgin Media pre-sale registration opens

Mon 3 Mar – 8PM: V Festival Line-Up announcement

Tues 4 Mar: Virgin Media pre-sale opens

Thurs 6 Mar – 10am: Essex Residents pre-sale opens for 24hrs

Thurs 6 Mar: Virgin Media pre-sale ends midnight

Fri 7 Mar – 9am: General on sale


Dates & Times: Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 12:00pm

Race For Life

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 - 4:55pm

Chelmsford women are being urged to join forces and show cancer who’s boss by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2014 which is now open for entries.


Every day, around 83 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East of England *. Everyone is special, everyone is somebody’s mum, dad, brother, sister, friend or colleague. 


And that’s why Cancer Research UK is calling on Chelmsford  women of all ages, shapes and sizes, to defy this dreadful disease by entering the Race for Life 5k and 10k events at Hylands Park on Sunday, July 6. 


Dates & Times: Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 11:00am

MiBootcamp - Buggy bootcamp

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 - 10:37am
Starts Monday 10 February 2014 Who?

A 6 week Postnatal  Programme designed for women who have been left with a couple of pounds to 5 stone to lose...


60 minute workout to get your body back moving and work on gradually getting your aerobic fitness back


It’s a well known fact that working as part of a group makes the exercise process easier. The competitive streak in all of us also encourages us to work harder and more effectively


Monday 12noon

Dates & Times: Monday, 6 January 2014 - 12:00pm

Boys Toys

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 - 6:42pm

Details to follow shortly

Dates & Times: Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 11:00am

Hylands Wedding Open Day

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 - 2:16pm

Join us at Hylands as we open the doors to Hylands House and Grand Pavilion for couples looking for an ideal venue to host their special day. View the venues at your own leisure or be shown around by a member of our dedicated wedding team.


To register for a wedding pack email us at hylands@chelmsford.gov.uk or call 01245 605500


We look forward to welcoming you to Hylands House and Estate and congratulate you on your forthcoming wedding



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