Boys Toys

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"The world’s only Supermarine Spitfire MK XI, complete with its original Rolls Royce Merlin wartime engine, is set to LAND LIVE during the popular Father’s Day event, Boys Toys, held at Hylands Estate, Chelmsford.


Event organisers from Hylands Estate, Chelmsford City Council, are thrilled to bring this unique attraction to Essex. They believe this truly is a world-wide, one-off opportunity for visitors to witness this once in a lifetime experience; to hear the engine roaring overhead, performing incredible showcasing manoeuvres before landing* beside the event to join us for the day. 


Peter Teichman, Chief Pilot of the Hangar 11 Collection based at North Weald in Essex, is really excited at this unique opportunity. He comments "Imagine displaying and then landing the most iconic RAF fighter of WW2 on the lawn at this amazing estate, a jewel near to Chelmsford, where no aircraft have landed since 1912 when high society weddings took place there. This will be a fantastic day for all visitors and participants alike"


A spokesperson from the Hylands Estate Events Team says “This has never been attempted before and the team are incredibly excited to be making history, right here in Chelmsford, alongside Hanger 11”


The Spitfire will be joined in an aerial display over Boys Toys by a Hawker Hurricane MK IIB, again flying in its original engine- a Packard Merlin 29"


Fathers Day will never be the same again…


The biggest Fathers Day event in Essex returns this year to Hylands Park. If you, your dad, your kids or other half have a love for adrenaline & engine based attractions then this is the event for you.


The Extreme Stunt Show

Taking centre stage we not only have the Extreme Stunt Show running THREE DIFFERENT shows throughout the day. Whether you’re a fan of monster trucks, motorbikes, BMX or just general mayhem, the Extreme Stunt Show has it all.


Firstly check out the monster action where our very own trucks Extreme and Lil’ Devil compete to prove they’re the best car crushing monsters in Europe.  2013 was a very busy year for these monsters,  performing at over 150 shows during the summer. Both pulling 1500 horsepower and car-crushing to the max, these machines are primed and ready for action.


Next up, the Extreme FMX lads who love to tear it up with their death defying stunts including the can can, cliffhanger, lazy boy, kiss of death, nac nac, and superman to name a few.


Prepare to be astounded as the Extreme BMX team show you how it’s done with excessive pedal power.  Check out their bunny hops, barspins, 360s, tailwhips, flairs and of course the backflip. 


With performances from firm favourites who are primed and ready for take-off, the Extreme Team can’t wait to showcase their tricks. Two wheel driving, fire stunts and just good old-fashioned chaos to take you all the way to the extreme edge.


Supermarine Spitfire PR MK XI (PL965)

Built as a PR MK XI photo reconnaissance aircraft, she was designed to operate at high altitudes (over 30,000 ft) as well as at high speeds of over 400 mph, and as such was the fastest of all the Merlin powered Spitfires.


Stand witness to PL965- the world’s ONLY flying MK XI and the ONLY flying Spitfire with her original wartime engine- the very same engine she undertook 25 missions with in 1944/1945 as she performs aerial acrobatics over Boys Toys!


Hawker Hurricane MK IIB (BE505)

the unsung hero of the Battle of Britain, the legendary Hawker Hurricane. This aircraft, born of the famous Hawker design stable, was the creation of the great Sydney Camm. The engine is an original Packard Merlin 29 and has been fully overhauled to zero time. 

Joining the Spitfire in aerial acrobatics, the rare duo will be a extraordinary delight for Boys Toys visitors


Helicopter pleasure flights

Pleasure rides for the whole family. Our helicopter will be operating throughout the day providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to take in the spectacular views of Chelmsford and beyond.

Additional fees apply. £30 per person


Monster Truck rides

‘Grizzly’ is a full size, US spec monster truck Powered by a 454 Cubic inch V8 big block Chevy engine, driving the wheels via a high spec Auto Transmission, to a pair of M54 GMC REO Axles each weighing more than a complete car. This is a thrilling ride, not for the faint hearted, as Grizzly tears around Hylands Park with her passengers.

Additional fees apply: £10 per person


Live music

Taking to the Boys Toys stage will be the very best in local talent all day. A fantastic mix of Hip Hop, Ska, Rock, Indie, Folk, covers and more.


On top of that there are attractions for all ages from live music to laser clay pigeon shooting, skateboard demos to giant robots and classic cars to a free running stunt show

That's not all folks, further attractions to be announced...

We dare you to miss it!


Please note, a transaction fee of £1.50 will be automatically applied when purchasing tickets.


The management reserve the right to change or alter event attractions, charges and time table. Some activities will be subject to weather and ground conditions


Dates & Times

Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 11:00am to 8:00pm

Ticket Price

£10 children (5-18)
£45 family ticket
Under 5's free
£18 on the door
£13 children on the door
£55 family ticket on the door


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