Date and time: Sunday 19th June, 10.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Hylands House, London Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ
Parking: Car parking is included in the price of paid tickets (not included with free events). Please register your car on arrival at Hylands House. Please note Hylands Estate are not able to refund car parking charges if you have already paid.
The Essex Steamettes will be showcasing their science, technology and coding projects and space-themed activities.
Free, drop-in – no booking needed
Calling all book lovers, readers and story maker upperers, George The Bookworm needs you! Something strange is happening to George’s book of limericks and George needs your help to fix it!
Storytelling from Australian author, Dr Sarah Pye, and her trusty puppet sidekick Pongo, plus use your own free Nature Journal to compare your measurements to a real orangutan and build a nest too!
Delve into the fascinating history of Hylands Estate with Nick Wickenden who played a key role in Hylands’ restoration. Free event but booking essential.
Lulah will explore the ways in which tuning into the unceasing rhythms of nature can help us live with uncertainty and temporariness as well as becoming more connected to the places we live.
Join us for a heart-to-heart talk with one of the country’s most trusted journalists and the longest serving presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme Today. Justin Webb will discuss his candid, unsparing and darkly funny memoir.
Kate will tell the extraordinary story of the creation of the Palm House in Kew Gardens, from the breath-taking ambition and scientific discovery to the remarkable men whose vision it was.
An introduction to writing drama for the radio, suitable for all tastes and levels of experience.
Get your writing mojo moving with an aerobic workout for your imagination. In partnership with Essex Gardens Trust and Beth Chatto Education Trust to launch their new writing competition.
Explore how to observe and describe gardens on the page, putting the smells colours and textures of a patch of land into words.
Every third Sunday of the month Hylands Estate opens it’s doors to the public for it’s Open Day. In June the Open Day coincides with Essex Book Festival’s day of events at Hylands Estate.
The Farmers’ & Craft Market is located in the fresh air, between The Stables and Hylands House. The market is a treasure trove of fresh, local food, drink, and crafts direct from the producers and makers. Local honey, fresh bread, smoked fish and cheese, handmade candles and beautifully crafted jewellery are just some of the delights you’ll find.
The Stables, home to a vibrant community of artists, designers, and makers, will be open for exploring. Discover unique handmade pieces available to purchase, or get creative yourself and book one of our experiences or workshops. Grab a coffee and lunch in The Stables Café while you’re there and enjoy the live music in the courtyard. #MadeAtHylands
Hawthorn Heavy Horses will be providing estate carriage tours throughout the day.
Find out more about Hylands Estate Open Days at hylandsestate.co.uk
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with unlimited tea and coffee inside the Terrace Room, overlooking the back lawn. Can you imagine a more idyllic way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
Sitting times: 12.00pm and 2.30pm
Find out more and reserve a table at hylandsestate.co.uk