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image for Park item typeHylands Park at Hylands Estate

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Green Flag Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Park, free entry

VAQAS, GREEN FLAG AWARD

Pleasure Gardens

Pleasure Gardens

Address

London Road,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM2 8WQ

Details

Over 500 acres of beautifully maintained parkland just outside Chelmsford. Park includes lawns, ornamental ponds, woodland paths, rhododendron bushes, Pleasure Gardens and the One World Garden, adjacent to Hylands House.

Make time to visit The Stables at Hylands Estate: including café, secondhand bookshop, facilities and the Hylands' Artist Studios.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyFacilities for groupsNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs accepted

The Stables Information Point. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom. Suitability for Dogs: In grounds. Guide dogs only in house.

Opening details

The Stables: open everyday from 10am until 5pm, the park gates are locked at the following times: Jan 5pm, Feb 6pm, Mar 6pm, Apr 8pm, May 9pm, Jun 10pm, July 10pm, Aug 9pm, Sep 8pm, Oct 7pm, Nov 5pm, Dec 5pm.

Prices

Free entry

Visitor Stables Centre and Park: Free.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 6 Oct Chelmsford Memory Walk 2019

Location

Directions

Plan route to Hylands Estate using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 684042  Lat: 51.71128 Long: 0.43626

By Road:
From London: Take A12 towards Colchester. At 1st Chelmsford sign, take slip road to A414 towards Chelmsford. (A414 is an old dual carriageway). White on brown tourist signs indicates entrance to park/house.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

The Stables Information Point. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom. Suitability for Dogs: In grounds. Guide dogs only in house.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu