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Essex Boot camp

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 - 1:46pm

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, 17 December 2016 - 9:00am

Nordic Walking

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 - 1:46pm


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






  Dates & Times: Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - 10:00am

Farmer's and Crafts Market

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 - 1:46pm

Held March through December between 10am & 4pm

Admission and parking - free


Next market day: Sunday 12th March 2017


Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Stables Visitor Centre, our Farmer's and Crafts Market features a number of craft stalls and local farmers and producers who are passionate about food.

Dates & Times: Sunday, 12 March 2017 - 10:00am

Scrapbook Safari

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 - 10:11am
About Scrapbook Safari


The Scrapbook Safari sessions are run throughout the year during the school holidays. The Safaris are an opportunity for children to enjoy a guided exploration at Hylands, assemble a scrapbook and complete a craft activity. The Safaris are aimed at accompanied primary school aged children.


The Scrapbook Safari sessions are recognised as a learning destination by the Children's University. Visit essexchildrensuniversity.co.uk for more information.


Dates & Times: Wednesday, 3 August 2016 - 10:00am

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