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Horse Logging Experience Day

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 - 2:06am

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

Aladdin - Panto at Hylands

Mon, 9 Nov 2015 - 12:50am
The Panto Bus return to Hylands with their brand new show for 2015....

Join Aladdin, Wishee Washee, Widow Twankey and the lovely Princess Jasmine as they endure the evil Abanazar and his wicked plans to become the most powerful ruler of them all..... With a whole host of other magical characters to meet... you're in for a real panto treat.... 'Oh Yes You Are'!


Adults prices: £8.00

Child Prices: £7.00

Children under 3 are FREE on laps - no seats will be provided.



Dates & Times: Monday, 28 December 2015 - 4:00pm

Guild of Essex Craftsmen

Thu, 5 Nov 2015 - 1:16pm

Traditional and contemporary crafts on offer by the counties leading craftsmen


With approximately 70 exhibitors you will will be able to purchase some early Christmas Gifts.


Doors open at 10am and last entry will be at 4pm. The event finishes at 5pm





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

Christmas Party Nights

Wed, 4 Nov 2015 - 12:04am
at Hylands Estate...


Hylands is proud to announce the return of the Christmas Party Nights for 2015. Join us in the sparkling surroundings of Hylands House, a spectacular Grade II* listed Mansion, steeped in history and the Grand Pavilion.

Dates & Times: Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 7:00pm

Birds of Prey Action & Portrait Photography

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 - 7:00pm

On this workshop you will learn how to photograph fast action and take stunning portrait shots of a variety of amazing birds.


You will have tuition throughout the day, two photography sessions with ample time for plenty of flying and portrait shots of the birds. there will be an opportunity to review and discuss you images - and its a great day out!


For all details of this workshop please visit Going Digital's website


www.goingdigital.co.uk or click on the BOOK NOW button  


Dates & Times: Thursday, 5 November 2015 - 10:00am

Tuesday Toddle

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 - 1:00am

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

Tree Walk at Hylands

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 - 2:31pm

Join us during National Tree Week on this guided walk looking at some of Hylands magnificent trees and learn to identify trees in winter.


The walk will include South Wood, an area of ancient woodland.


Please wear suitable outdoor clothing. We regret no dogs. 


Booking is essential - please call 01245 605523 to reserve your place now.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 2 December 2015 - 10:00am

Christmas shopping evening at Hylands

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 - 2:09pm

The event includes:


  • Local craft and food stalls
  • Resident artists
  • Brass band and carol singers
  • A special appearance from Father Christmas


The second hand bookshop and gift shop will also be open, as well as the café, which will be serving mulled wine & mince pies.


If you are interested in having a stall please call Pauline Martin on 01245 605521

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 25 November 2015 - 6:00pm

V Festival

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 - 3:57pm

More information about the ticket allocation for Essex residents and disruption to Hylands Park will be published here nearer to the event.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 20 August 2016 - 12:00pm

Essex Boot camp

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 - 2:02am

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, 15 August 2015 - 9:00am

Nordic Walking

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 - 2:02am

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






  Dates & Times: Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 10:00am

Scrapbook Safari

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 - 2:02am
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

Halloween at Hylands

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 - 2:09pm

On Saturday 31 October, you're invited to Hylands House and Gardens for two eerie events; a mini monster's adventure in the misty outdoors and a grown-up's gathering, firmly behind locked doors.


Both events will serve-up wonderful walkabout performances, creative hands-on workshops, freaky fire shows and phantasmagorical face-painting. The finest caterers will tantalise and delight your taste buds with their food and drink, including alcohol for adults.


"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream", EDGAR ALLEN POE


Dates & Times: Saturday, 31 October 2015 - 4:00pm

A Dollop of Christmas

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 - 12:35pm
A Dollop Of Christmas


In a busy restaurant, three singing servers dollop out seasonal joy along with the Christmas pudding. Whist helping their customers create memories they remember Christmases past and discover that this year will be more special then they thought.


Join DOT Productions for this story of Christmas Spirit, accompanied by popular festive songs. Feel free to add your festive voice or just sit back and relish your serving of merriment.


Dates & Times: Sunday, 6 December 2015 - 3:00pm

Heavy Horse Experience for Children

Mon, 7 Sep 2015 - 6:54pm

This exciting session is run by Claudia Waller, a Partner of Hawthorn Heavy Horses based at Hylands park, who 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.


Dates & Times: Monday, 26 October 2015 - 10:00am

Big Draw at Hylands

Mon, 7 Sep 2015 - 6:54pm
Big Draw is back at Hylands.


Visit Hylands' Stables Visitor Centre  to take part in this creative event.


This years theme is "Every Drawing Tells a Story" so get inspired and join the resident Hylands Artists. Let your imagination run free!


This is a drop in session so no need to book places but please note that places may be limited at busy times.


Suitable for children of all ages but all children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates & Times: Monday, 26 October 2015 - 11:00am

All About Dogs

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 - 1:12am
26th and 27th September 2015 at Hylands Estate

Attractions include exhibitors showcasing everything for your dog, entertainment, fun dog shows, competitions, family entertainment, meet the breeds and expert advice at the show; it’s the perfect place to visit with your dog!


Arena events include:

• Conquest K9 - a Dog display Team that was set up to promote better dog handling and encourage people to take their dog to training classes.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 10:00am