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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


Mon, 7 Apr 2014 - 1:46am

Learn the basics of handsewn patchwork using paper templates, fabric, needles, pins and threads to create a beautiful piece which you can take home and make into a cushion or mini quilt. You will also experiment with cutting wheels and mats to produce machine sewn patchwork – two techniques in one workshop.


A material and equipment list will be provided



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

Creative Jewellery

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 - 12:11pm

This class is for anyone wanting to learn the basics. The focus is creativity and fun, having a go and making a selection of bespoke items to take home.


Each student will have the chance to make earrings, a necklace and a bracelet. You will be working with some basic tools, wire, beads and findings but also be shown how to make your own components. Tutor Andrea Neale will show you the
skills necessary to turn a bowl of beads and reels of wire in to elegant, beautiful accessories.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 10:00am

Creating Enamelling Stencils

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 - 12:11pm

For those with some enamelling experience. Once you have learnt some of the basic enamelling techniques – fusing glass to metal using a table top kiln – our experienced tutor, Toni Peers, is going to show you how to achieve your own designs
through the use of stencils.


These may be created using items such as rubber stamps as well as your own stencils created in class. By the end of the
class you will have created at least 3 enamelled pieces which make stunning jewellery


Ticket price includes all materials, morning and afternoon refreshments

Dates & Times: Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 10:00am

Flower Pedestal

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 - 12:11pm

Learn with tutor Eileen Marsh the art and technique of creating beautiful pedestal flower displays


A full materials list and a sandwich lunch will be provided.


Held in the Grand Pavilion

Dates & Times: Thursday, 5 June 2014 - 10:00am


Tue, 1 Apr 2014 - 12:11pm

This exciting new course will be working an impressionistic design onto a fruit bowl. Firing costs are included and your finished product returned to you within 14 days.


Ticket includes materials, morning and afternoon refreshments

Dates & Times: Sunday, 22 June 2014 - 10:00am

Summer Flowers; 4 week course

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 - 12:11pm

A short flower arranging course using widely available summer flowers to beautify your home.

Beginners are very welcome, with some challenges also for the more experienced. A materials list is provided for each week.

Tuesdays 1, 8, 15 & 22 July


Morning refreshments are included

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 10:00am

Cooking for your Health

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 - 1:27pm
Thursday 8 May – 6pm to 9pm

Cookery demonstration of foods to balance your blood sugar. Not only do you learn how good fats help to release stored toxins in hard fat in the body, but learn which foods to eat to support the thyroid gland and maintain a healthy metabolic rate.



Dates & Times: Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 6:00pm

Romeo and Juliet; Shakespeare on the Back Lawn

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 - 1:27pm

“But soft what light through yonder window breaks. It is the east and Juliet is the sun”


Join the Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer for the world’s greatest love story. With action from the outset, jealousy, comedy, murder, banishment and the most famous balcony in the history of theatre!


Bring a picnic, settle back and be swept up in the romance, the drama and the passion that is Romeo and Juliet.



Advance tickets are available until midday 10 July. All tickets £15 on the door

Dates & Times: Friday, 11 July 2014 - 7:30pm

Horse Logging Experience Day

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 - 3:18pm

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, 25 January 2014 - 10:00am

The 3foot People Festival

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 - 3:18pm

The 3foot People Festival will return for its ninth year from 24th - 26th June 2014. This is the largest outdoor festival exclusively for children aged 5 and under in the UK with nearly 13,000 people attending last year. Preschool children and their parents and carers will be overwhelmed with wonder as they experience this unique festival, in Hylands Park. The beautiful village of tents, tepees and domes will host an array of playful activities to inspire and entertain.


Dates & Times: Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 9:30am

The Fling Festival 2014

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 - 3:18pm

Voices and limbs are warming up and costumes and props are being dusted down as dozens of fabulous acts prepare themselves for the return of The Fling Festival once again on Saturday 28 June 2014. New faces will mingle amongst acts back by popular demand as they fill the huge tented village of adults-only amusements from 12noon to 11pm at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.


Dates & Times: Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 12:00pm

Tuesday Toddle

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 - 3:18pm

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

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 - 9:31pm

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.

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

Heavy Horse Experience Day - Driving

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 - 1:07am

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, 22 February 2014 - 10:00am