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Hylands Christmas Party

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 - 3:04am

This Christmas we’re very proud to announce we have teamed up with the hugely successful Limeberry Catering of New London Road restaurant, and leading local entertainment company Pink Vanilla Events to bring you the first ever Hylands Christmas Party night.


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: Friday, 12 December 2014 - 7:00pm

Willow Tepee

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 - 1:33am

Are you a complete beginner, or building on existing willow weaving skills? Join Deb Hart at Hylands and she will help you create your very own willow tepee to grace your garden.

£35, including all materials.


Ticket sales close 26 March

Dates & Times: Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 10:00am

Copper Clay

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 - 2:37am

Working with pure copper clay you will learn how to manipulate and form the clay. Create different designs and textures to make unique pieces of jewellery. You will see how the copper is fired in the kiln and learn the polishing techniques used to finish your pieces. This workshop allows you to make either one large piece or a number of smaller pieces.

This workshop is suitable for beginners or intermediate crafters.

£55, including all materials and tools.


Ticket sales close 22 March

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 10:00am

Applique/Embellished Bunting

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 - 1:49am

Create a beautiful handcrafted embellished and/or applique bunting for your home, garden or special occasion.

This is a fun workshop and, although you will be given a materials list, Lynne Sharpe will have a trove of extra bits and pieces you can delve into.

£37, including refreshments. Please bring a sewing machine. A materials list will be provided to students.


Ticket sales close 19 March

Dates & Times: Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 10:00am

Silk Screen Print Easter Tea Towels

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 - 12:50am

Textile designer Candice Wren will bring a selection of festive Easter designs and motifs on screens. After choosing which
designs/motifs to print, you will leave the workshop with knowledge of silk screen printing and a set of three tea towels to keep or as lovely Easter gifts.

£60, including all materials.


Ticket sales close 16 March

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 10:00am

Introduction to Basic Batik

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 - 12:02am

Batik is a term used to describe the very old skill of using dyes and hot wax as a resist on paper or cloth to produce beautiful patterns and designs. It has been used in Indonesia, Africa, India and Japan. The wax is applied with a brush or a ‘janting’ (a special tool that holds hot wax, and enables us to draw or make marks with the wax). Successive layers of colour are used to build up the design producing exciting and original work.

Dates & Times: Friday, 13 March 2015 - 10:00am

Tuesday Toddle

Sun, 9 Nov 2014 - 2:30am

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

Contemporary Flower Arrangement

Sun, 9 Nov 2014 - 2:30am

David Thompson, with his years of experience, will help you create the perfect contemporary flower arrangement to grace your home or to give as a gift.

£30. A materials list will be provided to all students.


Ticket sales close 9 March

Dates & Times: Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 10:00am

Heavy Horse Experience Day - Driving

Mon, 3 Nov 2014 - 10:13am

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, 27 September 2014 - 10:00am

Farmers and crafts market

Mon, 3 Nov 2014 - 10:13am

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, 5 October 2014 - 10:00am

Mackintosh Inspired Sun Catcher

Mon, 3 Nov 2014 - 12:52am

Resident glass artist, Mona Marnell, has created this workshop for beginners so you can learn the traditional method of
stained glass and produce an exquisite Mackintosh inspired sun catcher for your home or garden.

£65, including all materials and equipment use.


Ticket sales close 5 March

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

Contemporary Flower Arrangement

Mon, 3 Nov 2014 - 12:52am

David Thompson, with his years of experience, will help you create the perfect contemporary flower arrangement to grace your home or to give as a gift.

£30. A materials list will be provided to all students.


Ticket sales close 9 March

Dates & Times: Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 10:00am

Glass Jewellery

Sat, 1 Nov 2014 - 2:20am

This one-day jewellery workshop gives you the opportunity to explore the various techniques and materials used to produce stunning glass jewellery. Resident glass artist, Mona Marnell, will
take you through the designing, making and finishing process. The day will also include an understanding of working with kiln-fired glass. You will use the materials provided to create glimmering silver and glass drop earrings. Once fired your pieces will be ready for collection
from the studio to keep or give away.

£90, including all materials.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 28 February 2015 - 10:00am

Beginners Enamelling: Wire & Cloisonne Effect

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 - 12:46am

In this workshop, Toni Peers will show you how to use wire to aid in enamelling designs. There are all sorts of ways to do this, each creating a different effect. You will also create filled enamelling cells or cloisonné to add decoration to your pieces. Expect to produce up to three
enamelled pieces.

£50, including all materials.


Ticket sales close 15 February

Dates & Times: Sunday, 15 February 2015 - 10:00am

Fused Glass Heart

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 - 2:06pm

Why not make a beautiful pair of fused glass hearts to keep for yourself or share with someone special this Valentine’s Day? This workshop is suitable for complete beginners to the wonderful
world of fused glass.

£75, including all materials and equipment use.


Ticket sales close 9 February

Dates & Times: Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 10:00am

The Big Draw

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 - 4:28pm

The Hylands Big Draw, campaign for drawing. 

Come along and join in with this year's event with the theme of "It's Our World" and let your imagination run free!  Everyone is welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.


For more details please contact 01245 605523


Dates & Times: Monday, 27 October 2014 - 11:00am

Hylands Estate Wedding Preview Day

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 - 1:24pm

Join us as we proudly open our doors to Hylands House and the new Grand Pavilion, dressed sumptuously to re-enact your special day. Our experienced wedding team will be on hand to advise on every detail and accompany you around the two venues, keen to help you create your perfect day.


Dates & Times: Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 12:00pm

Christmas Shopping Fair

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 - 1:41am

Our very popular Christmas Fair offers free entry to crafts, gifts, decorations, fine foods and drink, something for everyone! Over 160 stalls are sprawled across the Stables Visitor Centre, Grand Pavilion, outdoor areas and within Hylands House, whilst entertainment is provided throughout the day.


See the House and Stables lit up after dusk and take in the festive atmosphere with a hot toddy.


Santa's Grotto

Drop-in sessions are available 11am - 6pm during the Christmas Fair

Dates & Times: Saturday, 6 December 2014 - 11:00am

Patchwork Clasp Bag

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 - 1:41am

Join Lynne Sharpe as she explains new ways to use patchwork. Make this beautifully stunning clasp bag just for you. Beginners to patchwork are welcome.

£55. Please bring a sewing machine. A materials list will be provided.


Ticket sales close 27 January

Dates & Times: Friday, 30 January 2015 - 10:00am

Nordic Walking

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 1:10am

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





  Dates & Times: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 10:00am