What's on at Hylands


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With plenty of festive cheer and fun for all the family, come along and see Santa in his Christmas fun show and Grotto.

Grab a handful of magical elf dust with Timbo, Santa’s head elf from Santa’s workshop. As he
tells you the story of ‘’The Night Before Christmas’‘ he will also train your children how to be an elf to help Santa, along with Christmas balloon modelling, lots of Christmas fun and prizes!


Our very popular Christmas Fair offers free entry to crafts, gifts, decorations, fine foods and drink, something for everyone! Over 160 stalls are sprawled across the Stables Visitor Centre, Grand Pavilion, outdoor areas and within Hylands House, whilst entertainment is provided throughout the day.


See the House and Stables lit up after dusk and take in the festive atmosphere with a hot toddy.


Silver Clay Bracelet

Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Ideal for those looking to expand on their skills

nordic walking

Nordic Walking

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Writtle Gate entrance

Nordic Walking sessions held at Hylands Park each Wednesday

Christmas Soiree: Terrific Tudors!

Friday, 28 November 2014 - 7:45pm to 10:00pm
Banqueting Room

Our annual festive romp through history with songs, poetry and drama

Essex Boot camp

Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Essex Boot camp have vigorous exercise sessions at various parks in Chelmsford. These run continuously throughout the year.

Horse Logging Experience Day

Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Meet at the Stables Visitor Centre

Come and experience the magic and tranquillity of a woodland setting with one of our rare breed horses

Handmade Fabric Storage Baskets

Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Whether your design is vintage, chic or contemporary, produce something stunning to store your clutter

Christmas Soiree: Terrific Tudors!

Sunday, 30 November 2014 - 7:45pm to 10:00pm
Banqueting Room

Our annual festive romp through history with songs, poetry and drama

Fused Glass Snowflakes

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Make stunning glass snowflakes to bring out year after year

Santa's Grotto

Thursday, 4 December 2014 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Front lawn of Hylands House

Festive cheer for all the family

Festive Door Ring

Friday, 5 December 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join David Thomson to create your own fresh door ring