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Heritage Weekend: Essex at War

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 - 1:35pm
ESSEX AT WAR, 1914 - 1918
Sunday 14 September 10am – 5pm
A joint event between Hylands House & Essex Records Office exploring the impact of the Great War on Essex, this in conjunction with Heritage Open Days.

Join us in remembrance and take part in the many activities taking place throughout the day.
A series of short talks covering various ways in which Essex was affected by the First World

Dates & Times: Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 10:00am

Autumn Flowers: 5 week course

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 - 1:35pm

A short flower arranging course to increase your enjoyment of our beautiful autumnal flowers and foliage. Beginners welcome with some challenges for the more experienced. A materials list will
be provided for each class in advance.


A materials list will be provided each week


Tuesday 23, 30 September, 7, 14 & 21 October 10am – 12pm


Ticket sales close 19 September

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 10:00am

Lino-Art Print

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 - 1:35pm

Tutor Helen Rose will teach you the basics of lino printing as you create your very own design and create a series of art prints during this workshop. You’ll print in multiple layers of colour, all without a printing press, meaning you can continue printing at home. Using soft cut lino, cutting tools and water-based inks you’ll have a fun, inky, print-packed day.


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


Ticket sales close 24 September

Dates & Times: Friday, 26 September 2014 - 10:00am

Hylands Sculpture Trail

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 - 1:35pm

The Sculpture Trail contains work from truly talented Essex sculptors. You'll see a stunning range from metalwork to recycled materials from stone carving to glass. And what makes this trail so special is the number of sculptures which have been made specifically for this event.

Come to the Stables Visitor Centre and pick up a map of this fabulous, free and fully accessible trail. You won't be disappointed.


For further information please call 01245 605523

Dates & Times: Monday, 1 September 2014 - 10:00am

Heavy Horse Experience for under 16's

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 - 12:55pm

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

Horse Logging Experience Day

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 - 12:55pm

Come and experience the magic and tranquillity of a woodland setting with one of our rare breed horses. The day will include a logging demonstration in the woods then having a go at it yourselves. You will experience what a horse loggers day in the woods involves including tea breaks and lunch in the great outdoors. Meet at the Stables Visitor Centre.


Participants: Please download and complete the welfare form and information sheet on the right. All participants must bring the welfare form with them on the morning of their experience day

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

Guided Tours of Hylands House

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 - 2:51pm
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

Christmas Parties

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 - 1:59am
This Christmas we’re very proud to announce we have teamed up with the hugely successful Limeberry Catering of New London restaurant, and leading local entertainment company Pink Vanilla Events to bring you the first ever Hylands Christmas Party nights.

Join us in the chic surroundings of the brand new Grand Pavilion with its mix of elegant drapes, chandeliers and unique themed décor which offers the perfect space for small & large groups to come together under one roof to indulge in some festive fun.


Dates & Times: Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 7:00pm

Wet Wet Wet

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 3:24pm

One of Britain’s best-loved and most successful groups, Wet Wet Wet, have been making people smile, swoon and dance for over 25 years. We are delighted to welcome them to the idyllic venue of Hylands Estate. Special guests to be announced.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 7:00pm

Hylands Country & Craft Show

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - 12:22pm

A weekend full of classic country and craft activities and entertainment here at Hylands Estate.


  • Ring demonstrations
  • Rural Crafts
  • Music & entertainment
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Children's area
  • Dog shows and agility


Please use the entrance from A414 Greenbury Way for access to the show.


For full details visit www.hylandscountryshow.co.uk

Dates & Times: Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 10:00am

Tuesday Toddle

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 - 12:59am

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

Inflatable Park

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 - 2:33am

Island Inflatables bring this fabulously bouncy park to the back lawn of Hylands House. There will be a huge selection of inflatables for the kids to play on, why not bring a picnic and relax whilst they burn off all that energy.


2 session are available every day:

11am - 1.30pm

2pm - 4.30pm


Wristbands are £5 per session, £3.50 for under 3's. Wristbands are available on the day only.


This activity is weather dependant. Please refer back to this page before making your journey to Hylands if you are concerned about bad weather

Dates & Times: Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 11:00am

Heavy Horse Experience Day - Driving

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 - 1:43am

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, 5 July 2014 - 10:00am

Farmers and crafts market

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 - 1:43am

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