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Hylands Estate Open Day

Join us for our Open Estate Days every third Sunday of the month from 10am to 3pm!

Hylands Estate is fully open for you to explore and enjoy at your leisure. Discover more about the history of Hylands House at the monthly exhibition in the library and guided morning tour.

Urban Food Fest will be joining us with delicious street food available just outside the house. There will also be handmade gifts and freshly baked goods for sale from local traders.

Enjoy our delightful vintage afternoon tea experience in the Terrace Room (on select months, booking is essential).

 The Stables courtyard and artist studios are open for you to browse, with its vibrant community of artists, designers and makers.

Upcoming dates for 2024

21 April
16 June
21 July
18 August
15 September
20 October
17 November
15 December

Hylands Open House

Hylands House opens its doors free of charge to reveal the secrets behind its history, with an rotating monthly exhibition displayed in the library. Browse the house at your own leisure throughout the day, or join us for our guided tour at 10am.

Take a walk through the gardens of the Estate and learn even more about the history with our new multimedia tour. You can borrow a handset from The Stables Information Point or use your own smart phone.

The Stables & Artists Studios

The Stables, which is home to a vibrant community of artists, designers and makers, will be open to explore. Take a walk through the downstairs and upstairs studios and meet our resident creatives. Discover unique handmade pieces available to purchase, or get creative yourself and book one of our experiences or workshops.

Relax with a cup of coffee from The Deli in the courtyard and enjoy live music throughout the day.

Events for 21 April

This month, join us for the International Day of Creativity and Innovation! A perfect day to showcase and celebrate our resident community of creative people, who base themselves at The Stables. Visit the studios upstairs and downstairs, as well as the Artists Gift Shop at the Information Point to purchase something uniquely #MadeAtHylands.

At Hylands House, our social history exhibition will take place in the Library where you can find out more about the restoration of Hylands House in ‘Before & After’. Find out more about the innovative techniques used to restore and replicate the delicate features of the house you can see today.

We will have a volunteer on hand to take you on a guided tour of the ground floor of Hylands House. You can now enjoy these at 10am and 1pm.

Join us in the Drawing Room for storytelling by Mike Dodsworth at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm.

In the Banqueting Room, we’ll be creating our own ‘Afternoon Tea’ out of paper and art supplies, inspired by the Vintage Afternoon Teas that take place throughout the year. If the weather is nice, you’ll also find lawn games out on the back lawn which you can access via the Banqueting Room or by walking around the outside of the house.

The Terrace Room will be beautifully prepared for our (real-life) April Vintage Afternoon Tea, but remember, pre-booking is required. Make sure you’ve booked with us before Friday 12 April.

Food & Craft Market

Urban Food Fest are back, bringing together a fantastic selection of outdoor traders and vendors again for the street food and craft market outside of Hylands House.

Already confirmed for April: Coffee Brigade, Smoke BBQ, Iced Jems, The Tipsy Bakery, Wotilove and much more.

Enjoy the Hot Box DJ set outside in the market whilst you’re here.

The Stables

Our resident artists throw open their studio doors and welcome you to see into their working spaces – explore upstairs as well as downstairs!

Hot Box Live provide the tunes in The Stables courtyard. Join them for live music from 11am.

Find unique items #MadeAtHylands in the Artist Shop and discover hidden gems in the Friends of Hylands House second hand bookshop.

Keep an eye out for Hawthorn Heavy Horse carriage rides that start from the front of the House! Pay on the day and take a trip around the Estate with a difference. (weather and ground condition dependent)

Visit the Stables Information Point and pick up your handset to explore the Pleasure Gardens in a brand-new way! Our Hylands History & Gardens multimedia tour will be available for you to hire or scan the QR code and listen along with our new tour about the Estate and how it came to be.

Our popular new café The Deli will be open at The Stables all day!

An aerial view of Hylands House with the Urban Food Fest market taking place outside,
People enjoying the courtyard area of The Stables.

Vintage Afternoon Tea

On select months, enjoy afternoon tea in the beautiful Terrace Room, with delightful views of the back lawn. A wonderful treat for friends and family.

With a vintage theme and traditional menu for you to enjoy in the idyllic setting of Hylands House, what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon!