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Heavy Horse Experience Day - Driving

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 - 12:46am

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 01245 605500

Dates & Times: Saturday, 17 September 2016 - 10:00am

Tuesday Toddle

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 - 11:59am

The Tuesday Toddle sessions are run approximately every two weeks throughout the year. 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 take into account those with pushchairs. Maximum of three children per adult.

 

The walk is followed by a craft activity which takes place upstairs in the Stables Visitor Centre in the Richmond Room.  

 

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 10:00am

Heavy Horse Experience Day - Logging

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 - 2:39am

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 October 2016 - 10:00am

Rock the Frock Bridal Showcase

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 - 7:09pm

Rock The Frock is delighted to be hosting their 2nd Bridal Showcase at Hylands House after their sell out first event in 2015.

 

Come along to see beautiful past brides modelling their wedding dresses, as well as some new designs, accessories and a range of other amazing wedding suppliers all ready to help you style the perfect day.

 

Enjoy 2 catwalk shows, free canapes and bubbly and spend time shooping for wedding related items from a range of local suppliers.  

 

Click on the button to purchase tickets direct form Rock the Frock

Dates & Times: Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 7:00pm

Music and Words of Love

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 - 4:08pm

Invite your loved ones to enjoy an unforgettable evening of wonderful music in the splendid surroundings of Hylands House. An unmissable concert of the greatest love songs and arias from renowned operas.

 

Join us on a musical journey through love’s trials and triumphs; an evening of songs, arias and duets performed by Tenor, Peter Harris and Soprano, Amelia Burns and accompanied by the extraordinary Hamish Brown.

 

Doors open at 6.30pm

Full bar and refreshments will be available prior to the performance and during the interval.

Dates & Times: Friday, 10 February 2017 - 7:30pm

Hylands Halloweenies

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 - 4:37pm

Boys & Girls come out to play, dress up on this spooky day

Your money buys a carriage ride, but who knows what you'll find inside.

Come into our haunted yard, pay creepy artists your regards

Trick or Treat them, if you dare, for once you go up darkened stairs

You'll find their nasty haunted room

Where ghouls and ghosts lurk in the gloom

Can you escape and get back home? Or like us, forever roam?

 

Suitable for accompanied children 5 - 12 years old

 

Tickets on sale this Friday 7th October 2016

 

Dates & Times: Saturday, 29 October 2016 - 6:00pm

Sleeping Beauty - Hylands Panto

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 - 4:37pm

The Panto Bus proudly presents Sleeping Beauty.

 

In their third year at Hylands House The Panto Bus will deliver this timeless, traditional fairytale for all the family. It will be jam packed with all the fun, laughter, singing and dancing that The Panto Bus has become well known for. We follow the story of Aurora as she struggles to find true love and more importantly the truth about her childhood. One things for sure is she can always count on her best friend Muddles to cheer her up, even if it is by getting things wrong!!

 

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

Crafts For Christmas - The Guild of Essex Craftsmen Fair

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 - 5:14pm

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

All About Dogs Show!

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 - 1:28am

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

 

Bring your dog to the fabulous Hylands Park and meet hundreds of dogs, chat to owners, see the fantastic displays and get involved in loads of 'have a go' events. 

 

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

Sleeping Beauty - Hylands Panto

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 - 1:24pm

The Panto Bus proudly presents Sleeping Beauty.

 

In their third year at Hylands House The Panto Bus will deliver this timeless, traditional fairytale for all the family. It will be jam packed with all the fun, laughter, singing and dancing that The Panto Bus has become well known for. We follow the story of Aurora as she struggles to find true love and more importantly the truth about her childhood. One things for sure is she can always count on her best friend Muddles to cheer her up, even if it is by getting things wrong!!

 

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

One-off Walk: Yuletide Stride

Sun, 4 Sep 2016 - 2:39am

Don't miss out on the chance to see the Christmas lights of Chelmsford this December whilst getting fit and raising money for charity!

 

On Thursday 8 December 2016 You are invited to join a led walk around Chelmsford at your own pace with like-minded people to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and The J's Hospice.

 

Register online here!

 

Dates & Times: Thursday, 8 December 2016 - 7:00pm

Country House Christmas Soiree

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 - 1:22am

The Cameo Players return to Hylands House to present another of their acclaimed evening soirees devoted to Christmas! 

 

Please join us in the beautiful Banqueting Room in Hylands House for more festive fun. This year you are invited to experience the hustle and bustle of a country house preparing for Christmas. Join the lady of the house and her retinue for an evening of drama, poetry and prose celebrating the glory days of the Christmas House Party. There'll be music too, with a selection of familiar songs to set your toes tapping.

 

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

Heritage Open Days at Hylands House

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 - 12:30am

Hylands opens its doors free of charge to reveal the secrets of its history, exclusively for National Heritage Open Days 2016!

 

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

Essex Boot camp

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 - 12:30am

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, 13 August 2016 - 9:00am

Nordic Walking

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 - 12:30am

 

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

 

 

  

 

 

  Dates & Times: Wednesday, 17 August 2016 - 10:00am

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare on the Back Lawn

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 - 1:39am

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

 

In the year that marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, The Lord Chamberlain's Men invite you to join them his summer for Shakespeare's sparkling, battle-of-the-sexes comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

 

Dates & Times: Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 7:00pm

Farmers and Crafts Markets

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 - 1:24am

 

Held on the first Sunday of every month, March through December from 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. The stalls sell a range of specialist foods, including:

 

Dates & Times: Sunday, 6 March 2016 - 10:00am

Scrapbook Safari

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 - 2:29am
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, 3 August 2016 - 10:00am