THINGS TO SEE & DO
Hylands Park is open every day of the year. Gates open at 7:30am, and close at:
January – 5pm
February & March – 6pm
April – 8pm
May – 9pm
June & July – 10pm
August – 9pm
September – 8pm
October – 7pm
November & December – 5pm
Please see The Stables page for opening and closing times for The Information Point and refreshments.
Hylands House opens its doors free of charge to the public every 3rd Sunday of the month* to reveal the secrets of its fascinating history.
The house is open from 10am to 3pm and features a different exhibition each month displayed in the library. In our Stables Courtyard you will find live music and our Artists’ Studios doors open for you to browse as well as purchasing items from our new Artists shop.
Hylands House is a popular events venue, so please note that gate access may be closed on your visit at other times of the year.
*Please check our dedicated Open Estate Day page for this month’s activities and exact dates, as these may be subject to change.
Hylands Estate Parking
Parking charges apply between 9am and 6pm. As a Chelmsford resident you are entitled to a discount, click here to find out more and what need to prepare.
Free on Open Days, please check Open Estate Day dates on the dedicated page.
The Stables, Artists Studios & Gardens
Food & Drink
The Deli Hylands
The Deli’s newest location in The Stables offers a varied menu that, as well as their usual offering, boasts plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Savour fresh, made-to-order sandwiches and seasonal salads, plus their famous homemade sausage rolls, cakes, pastries and tarts crafted by staff at The Deli’s farm kitchens in West Hanningfield.
Open daily from 8am to 4pm
Hylands Estate has two entrances. The Hylands Park entrance, CM2 8FS, is closest to The Adventure Playground and to visit the park. The Hylands House entrance, CM2 8WQ, is closest to the house and The Stables which includes The Stables Cafe and the Resident Artists Studios.
There are car parks at each entrance to Hylands Estate. One is located next to the Hylands House entrance off London Road and the other is located next to the Hylands Park entrance off Greenbury Way. Parking charges apply between 9am and 6pm. As a Chelmsford resident you are entitled to a discount, click here to find out more and what need to prepare.
Charging points for electric vehicles are currently not available at Hylands Estate. However, you can check the Chelmsford For You website for the nearest points available.
Hylands Park can be reached by bus using route C4 First Buses, alighting at Lodge Road and walking down Paradise Road through to the underpass and into the park via the Writtle car park entrance. Route 351 will also take you to Hylands Park via London Road from the city centre, however, use this route with caution as it involves crossing a busy dual carriage way.
You can look at First Essex to check which buses go to Hylands.
There are designated cycle routes for both the Hylands House and Park entrances. Download our Hylands Estate Cycling Routes leaflet which gives you a choice of routes to take you from the city centre. You can also download a family friendly version of a couple of the routes.