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The Fling Festival 2016

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 - 5:18pm

The Fling Festival returns to Hylands Park, Chelmsford on Saturday 2 July, 2016.

Tickets will be on sale early March, more details to follow.


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


Dates & Times: Saturday, 2 July 2016 - 12:00pm

The 3foot People Festival 2016

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 - 2:11pm

The 3foot People Festival returns to Hylands Park on 28, 29 & 30 June, 2016.


Dates & Times: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 9:30am

V Festival

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 - 11:28am

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

Once Upon a Time there were Four Little Rabbits… Beatrix Potter on the Back Lawn

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 - 2:11pm

In celebration of 150 years of Beatrix Potter meet the lady herself as she tells the tale of naughty Peter and his cousin Benjamin as they venture into Mr MacGregor's garden....


Bring a picnic and enjoy Michael Whitemore's delightful retelling of Beatrix Potter's best loved tales - a treat for all the family!


This event is based on the Back Lawn of Hylands House. However in the event of bad weather this event will move into the Grand Pavilion. Toilets will be available in the House and the Grand Pavilion.


Dates & Times: Sunday, 28 August 2016 - 2:00pm

A Night at the Opera

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 - 10:38am

An unforgettable evening of singing by classical sopranos Amerilia Burns and Rachel Farr.


With a programme ranging from intimate English song cycles, lieder and French song to the epic world of opera and riveting operetta!


Repertoire includes works by Strauss, Verdi, Puccini, Britten and many more.


A pay bar and tea and coffee will be available before the performance and during the interval.


Doors will open at 7pm.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 7:30pm

Keene Quilters - Patchwork in the Park

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 - 6:40pm

Join us at Hylands House this April for the Keene Quilters exhibition of beautiful quilts showcased throughout the ground floor of Hylands House.


In addition there will be a variety of patchwork suppliers selling material and supplies available to purchase as well as refreshments.


On the first floor there will be the opportunity to create your very own patchwork square, using some of the best sewing machines provided by one of the suppliers, which will then be incorporated into the Keene Quilters Charity Quilt.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 9 April 2016 - 10:00am

Nordic Walking

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 - 2:43pm

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


Note, there will be no session on 27th January.






  Dates & Times: Wednesday, 6 January 2016 - 10:00am

Essex Boot camp

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 - 2:43pm

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, 12 December 2015 - 9:00am

All About Dogs Show!

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 - 6:13pm

The UK's largest outdoor event dedicated to dogs and all things doggy returns to Hylands this September!


Featuring dog shows, agility and working dog displays, dog related activities and competitions, together with a range of trade stands offering everything from collars, beds, specialist dog foods and more.


There will also be a wide range of exhibitors and food concessions selling hot and cold food and drink.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 9:30am

Heritage Open Weekend at Hylands House

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 - 3:05pm

Hylands opens it doors free of charge to reveal the secrets of its history, exclusively for National Heritage weekend!


Enjoy free guided tours of the House at 11am and 2pm led by our knowledgeable guides or walk around at your leisure. Then visit our exhibition to find out about the Gooch family's time at Hylands and their involvement in the local community.


Please note, last entry to the house is at 4pm.


The Gooch Years


Hylands House was owned by the Gooch Family from 1906 - 1920.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 11 September 2016 - 10:00am

Christmas Soiree

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 - 12:02pm

The Cameo Players return to Hylands House this Christmas with another of their festive soirees! 


Please join us in the beautiful Banqueting Room in Hylands House for more festive fun. 

Full details to be confirmed but be assured it will be full of song and laughter to get you into the Christmas spirit!


Complimentary mince pie per guest. Tea, coffee and bar available pre-show and during the interval.


Please note this show is suitable for adults only.


Doors open 7:15pm.


Dates & Times: Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 7:45pm

Farmers and Crafts Markets

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 - 2:34pm

Held the first Sunday of every month, 10am - 4pm

Admission and Parking - FREE


Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Stables Visitor Centre, our farmers and crafts market features a growing number of craft stalls and local farmers and producers who are passionate about food. They will be selling a range of specialist foods, including:


Dates & Times: Sunday, 7 February 2016 - 10:00am

Crafts For Christmas - The Guild of Essex Craftsmen Fair

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 - 2:34pm

Hylands House is full of Essex Craftsmen just waiting to help you find that unique or unusual Christmas gift!


Some craft demonstrations will also be taking place throughout the day.


Last entry is at 3.30pm.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 3 December 2016 - 10:00am

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare on the Back Lawn

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 - 11:27am

The Lord Chamberlain's men return to Hylands with one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies!


In an estate in the Italian countryside, Benedick and Beatrice, constantly at each other's throats, discover that there might be something else behind their bickering as they deal with Claudio and Hero's engagement and Don Jon's scheming.


Bring along a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare at its best!


Doors open at 6:30pm.


Dates & Times: Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 7:30pm

Sleeping Beauty - Hylands Panto

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 - 11:27am

The Panto Bus returns to Hylands this year with their take on a classic fairytale full of hijinks and japers....

You're in for a real panto treat.... oh yes you are!


More information to come - watch this space!

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 4:00pm

Inflatable Park at Hylands

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 - 5:13pm

Island Inflatables brings 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 while they burn off all that energy?


There will be two sessions running on each day 11.00am to 1.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm.


Pre booking is not available.


The event may be canceled if bad weather conditions are forecast. Updates will be posted on this webpage and on social media. Event closures will be at Island Inflatables' discretion.  

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 9 August 2016 - 11:00am

Heavy Horse Experience Day - Driving

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 - 4:49pm

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. Attendees must be age 16 +


Please complete a welfare form found on the right hand side of this page and bring along with you on the day.


For more information please call us on 01245605500

Dates & Times: Saturday, 30 January 2016 - 10:00am

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