Hylands Estate
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  • Hylands Estate
  • Hylands Estate
  • Hylands Estate
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Hylands Estate is a prestigious Grade II* listed public park encompassing 574 acres of historic parkland. The beautifully renovated Neo-Classical elegant villa Hylands House can be hired for any occasion including Weddings, Celebrations and Business Events and is open to the public on select days. 

The Stables offers a welcoming café, information point, second-hand bookshop and resident studios for artists and designers open for browsing.

Within the park there are formal Victorian Gardens and ancient woodlands that are accessible as well as an award winning accessible children’s Adventure Playground. 

Join us for our Open Estate Days every third Sunday of the month and discover a list of seasonal events both within the House and the Park.

Hylands Estate is the perfect place to visit and explore.


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Friday, 16th June 2023 - Sunday, 18th June 2023

Outdoor Cinema Experience at Hylands EstateThe UK's biggest outdoor cinema tour brings you an experience like no other.
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Saturday, 5th August 2023 - Saturday, 5th August 2023

Proms SpectacularA HUGE event, not to be missed! Listen to all your Proms favourites played by the fantastic Orion Orchestra in the beautiful grounds of Hylands Estate
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Wednesday, 9th August 2023 - Wednesday, 9th August 2023

Outdoor Theatre: Romeo and JulietThe Lord Chamberlain's Men invite you to join them this summer for the timeless and classic love story, Romeo and Juliet.
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Tuesday, 15th August 2023 - Tuesday, 15th August 2023

Outdoor Theatre: The Wizard of OzYou are invited to click your heels and ease on down the yellow brick road as Immersion Theatre proudly presents a brand-new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.
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Friday, 24th November 2023 - Monday, 1st January 2024

Monday, 1st January 2024 - Monday, 1st January 2024

Enlightened Hylands 2023Enlightened returns to Hylands Estate in 2023. Enlightened 2023 will be the biggest, brightest, and boldest year yet with a trail bursting with even more interactive and immersive elements than ever before along with visitor favourites.
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Sole use of venue
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • National Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      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.  

      Public Transport Directions

      The nearest railway station is Chelmsford, which is 10 miles away.

      Hylands Estate


      London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

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      Opening Times

      Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

      * Gates open at 7:30am and close at:
      March - 6pm
      April - 8pm
      May - 9pm
      June - 10pm

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