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Alice's Workshop

Sun, 15 Jun 2014 - 2:35am
Please note the change of date form the Event Brochure


Take a tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice in a 30 minute drama workshop before the performance. Here children can be introduced to the characters from the story and work on themed drama activities, songs and games.


For children aged 5-10 years with tickets for Alice in Wonderland - The Musical

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 1:30pm

V Festival

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 - 2:35am
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 – 9am: 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

Advanced visitors notice for Hylands Park areas affected by The 3foot & Fling Festivals

Wed, 4 Jun 2014 - 4:42pm

Attention All Park Users

Dates & Times: Friday, 20 June 2014 - 9:00am

Boys Toys

Thu, 15 May 2014 - 1:08am
Tickets now on saleUpdate:

"The world’s only Supermarine Spitfire MK XI, complete with its original Rolls Royce Merlin wartime engine, is set to LAND LIVE during the popular Father’s Day event, Boys Toys, held at Hylands Estate, Chelmsford.


For further information on the planes please use the link on the right


Fathers Day will never be the same again…


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

Race For Life

Thu, 15 May 2014 - 1:08am

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

Parkinsons UK fund raising walk

Thu, 8 May 2014 - 12:20pm

2, 4 & 7 mile walks to raise vital funds for Parkinsons UK


Approx 150 people

Dates & Times: Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 10:00am

Three Sides of Seduction; Opera's Eternal Women

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 - 2:13am


Presented by Figaro & Friends and Chelmsford City Opera


This staged performance linking opera's popular  characters in a contemporary story,  showcases notable opera singers from the Royal Opera House, ENO, Glyndebourne and Opera North together with the ensemble of soloists and chorus from Chelmsford City Opera.

Stage Director: Martyn Harrison


Dates & Times: Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 7:30pm

Hylands Park restrictions - public notice during Boys Toys

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 - 11:38am
We are expecting high volumes of traffic in and around the Estate on Sunday 15 June


A full map is available to download using the link on the right


Due to the nature of the events taking place during Boys Toys the area highlighted on the map will be closed to the public for the whole day. This closure is in place to ensure the safety of park users.


Dates & Times: Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 7:00am

Shabby Chic Painting

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 - 4:35pm

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.


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

Dragon Hunt

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 - 4:35pm

A sell-out in its first year, 'Dragon Hunt' returns for 2014!


Join us to celebrate St. George’s day and hunt down our enormous 10ft high, stunning animatronic dragon. The dragon was made at Elstree Studios, from the makers of ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’. A film quality production, the dragon has animatronic moving wings, blinking eyes and smoke bellowing from its nostrils. You could even have a go at building your own shield to help defend yourself from the fiery beast, but don’t let the silly Fool pinch it before you find the dragon!

Dates & Times: Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 10:00am

Hylands Park restrictions - public notice during Easter

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 - 4:35pm
Please be aware the Estate is expected to be very busy over Easter


Due to the event Dragon Hunt the areas highlighted on the map (Pleasure Gardens) will be closed to the public on Sunday 20 April until 6pm.


The Stables Visitor Centre and facilities will remain open as normal.


If you are planning on visiting the park during this time, please expect the area to be very busy. Additional parking will be provided, weather dependant, from the A414 Greenbury Way Entrance

Dates & Times: Friday, 18 April 2014 - 8:00am

A History of Hylands Gardens

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 - 4:35pm

Find out how Hylands’ different owners have made their mark on the gardens and surrounding parkland. We will start with a tea/coffee and a short talk in Hylands House itself before going outside to enjoy the gardens at this lovely time of year.


Please wear suitable outdoor clothing.


Pre-booking essential. Call 01245 605523 for further information and to book tickets

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 2:00pm

Guided Tours of Hylands House

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 - 4:35pm
First Sunday of the month April - September11am & 2pm (tours last approximately 45 minutes)


Join a Guided Tour of Hylands House run by our knowledgeable Tour Leaders. No need to book.


If you would like a Guided Tour for your group on another day, please call 01245 605500 to discuss your requirements.

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