V Festival

Please be aware that between 8 & 30  August, access to parts of Hylands Park will be restricted or inaccessible for your safety.

Vehicle Access

Entrance 2 Writtle Gate will be closed to public vehicles between Saturday 8 August and Sunday 30 August.

During this time, please use either:


  • Entrance 1, the main Hylands House entrance from the A414 dual carriageway (London Road, old A12)
  • Entrance 3, the Writtle By-Pass from the A414 Greenbury Way.


Car Parks

  • House & Stable Visitor Centre visitors: please use car park near Visitor Centre (see map overleaf) until  directed  otherwise.
  • North Estate park visitors: please use temporary car park at Entrance 3
  • South Estate park visitors: please use temporary car park at Entrance 1


Pedestrian Access

  • Entrance 1 and 3 can be used.
  • At Entrance 2, security staff will direct you left towards open field or right towards Permissive Footpath, just before the main park gate.


Public Restricted Area

Before, during and after the festival, heavy vehicles  and machinery will be operating. It will be necessary to restrict public access (see map under Downloads) for your safety. Please follow advice from security staff, safety signs and park notices  and keep young children and dogs under strict control at all times.


Key Dates


Fri 7 August:

Construction work starts with large, heavy vehicles  using  Entrance 2

Sat 8 to Sun 30 August:

No public vehicle access at Entrance 2 (Writtle Gate) Sat 8 to Sun 30 August. Adventure  Castle Play Area will be closed

Sat 8 to Fri 4 September:

Car park at Entrance 3 next to Widford Church  open

Thu 20 to Mon 24 August:

Hylands  House and car park near Visitor Centre will be closed

Thu 20 to Tues 25 August:

All Permissive Footpaths  closed (re-open 26th August)

Thu 20 to Fri 28 August:

Stables Visitor Centre (Cafe, shops, etc.) Pleasure Gardens & One World Garden closed (re-opens 29 August)

Fri 21 to Sun 23  August:

V Festival weekend (access for event goers  only)

Mon 31 August:

Entrance  2 (Writtle Gate) re-opens to public vehicles


Please visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/parks to find out about alternative parks to visit in Chelmsford.

For more information on the V Festival, please visit the event organiser's website at: www.vfestival.com

If you require  any more information or experience any difficulties, please contact Parks & Green Spaces on 01245 605566.

Chelmsford City Council & event organisers Maztec Ltd would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation with these arrangements.


Ticket Price

Please refer to V Festival website

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