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The Fling Festival 2015

Tue, 3 Feb 2015 - 4:26pm

The Fling Festival returns to Hylands Park, Chelmsford on Saturday 4th July.



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


Advanced tickets for 2015's Fling Festival will go on sale on February 3rd, with a limited number of VIP tickets also available.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 4 July 2015 - 12:00pm

V Festival

Sun, 1 Feb 2015 - 2:57am

This page will be updated with more information about the ticket allocation for Essex residents, and disruption to the park, later in the year.

  Dates & Times: Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 12:00pm

Spring Walk

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 - 3:25pm

At this time of year there should be plenty of signs of new growth. Join us for a walk out to South Wood, Hylands’ ancient woodland and find out more about the flowers and trees in this fascinating area of our park.
The walk and talk is suitable for adults and older children, 10 years plus.

Tickets are £6 per person - pre-booking is essential

Please call 01245 605523 or call in at the Stables Visitor Centre Gift Shop to book your place.

We regret no dogs are allowed except for guide dogs.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 10:00am

Wedding Fair

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 - 5:14pm

Visit Hylands House and Grand Pavilion to find one of the largest collections of local wedding suppliers in Essex.


Entry is free and every registered bride receives a free goody bag with their own copy of Absolute Bridal Magazine.


Last entry is 3pm for a 4pm finish.


To register please visit www.mainweddingsandevents.co.uk

Dates & Times: Sunday, 1 March 2015 - 10:00am

Christmas Tree Recycling at Hylands Park

Mon, 5 Jan 2015 - 12:42pm

For those of you that favour an evergreen fir, pine or spruce this Christmas rather than the plastic variety, Chelmsford City Council's Parks Services will once again be collecting your used ‘real’ Christmas trees on Sunday 11 January 2015 from 8.30am to 1.30pm at Hylands Park, Writtle Road (A414 Greenbury Way).


Why not come and enjoy hot drink and some refreshments at Mauro's at the Castle Kiosk open from 9am to 3.30pm, where toilets and a changing place facility are also available?


Dates & Times: Sunday, 11 January 2015 - 8:30am

Heavy Horse Experience for under 16's

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 - 12:53am

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

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 - 12:53am

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

Advice for general park users during Christmas Fair at Hylands House

Wed, 3 Dec 2014 - 6:07pm

Hylands House Christmas Fair will take place on 6 and 7 December from 11am until 7pm both days. It is anticipated that there will be a lot of traffic coming to the Festival.


Event traffic will be encouraged to park in the event car park using Webbs Farm entrance (following the AA signage) and also the Writtle Park entrance. The London Road entrance to Hylands House will be closed to all users during the event.


For general park users and dog walkers, the Widford Church entrance will be open across the weekend - normal park opening and closing times apply.

Dates & Times: Friday, 5 December 2014 - 4:45pm

Cross Country at Hylands

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 - 3:16pm

Approximately 200 runners are due to attend a Cross Country at Hylands on Sunday 30 November 2014. Please expect a higher volume of traffic that usual in the Writtle car park


This event is organised and managed by Springfield Striders.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 30 November 2014 - 10:00am

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