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Hylands Park, Chelmsford

There is a great, castle themed adventure playground at Hylands Park, which is in the Hylands House Estate.


Where is the playground at Hylands Park?

📍Hylands Park

Chelmsford


There are two entrances to the Hylands Estate. If you are heading to the adventure playground, enter via entrance on Greenbury Way.





🅿️ Parking - Where to park for the adventure playground at Hylands Park

1 hour - £3.35

All day - £5

MiPermit Code 744026 (Writtle Car Park)

Parking charges apply between 9am and 6pm.

Chelmsford residents are entitled to a discount, Click here for more information.


What play equipment is there at Hylands Park?

The play area at Hylands Park is castle themed.

There are three separate areas, each with play equipment for a different age range. The play areas are close together, so this is a good playground if you have children of different ages/abilities.

There is a large wooden fort with various ramps and ropes to climb. There are slides of various sizes. There is also a smaller climbing frame and also ride on animals for smaller children. There are a variety of swings including tyre swings and nest swings.

The playground at Hylands Park has a good amount of accessible play equipment. There is sensory equipment including sound equipment. There is a nest swing. There are ramps.

The playground at Hylands Park is open and there are plenty of benches and picnic benches located around the play area.


Playground Hylands Park Hylands House

Fort Playground Hylands Estate

Are there toilets at Hylands Park?

Yes there are toilets at Hylands Park. There are located next to the car park and include baby change and accessible toilet facilities.


Is there a cafe at Hylands Park?

Where to eat Hylands Park

Up until very recently, Mauro's cafe was situated just outside the playground. Mauro's cafe Hylands Park has closed and apparently a new cafe will be opening soon.

Other food options within Hylands Park Estate include:


Is Hylands Park Dog Friendly?

Yes, Hylands Park is dog friendly, however dogs are not permitted inside the play area.



Things To Do - Hylands Estate

Hylands House is an impressive Grade II listed building.


Hylands House Open Days

Hylands House open day every third Sunday of the month. Free entry and free guided tours.


Events at Hylands House

There are various events at Hylands House throughout the year including the Enlightened Lights Trail at Hylands House, Adventure Outdoor Cinema showings and the Foodies Festivals.


Go Ape Hylands Park

The only Go Ape location in Essex - Hylands Park. High ropes adventure fun for all the family.


Other playgrounds close to Hylands Park?


Check out the Parks of Essex Directory - A-Z of over 100 Essex parks Facilities 🛝 Playground ✅ ☕ Cafe ✅ ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop ❌ 🚻 Toilets ❌ ♿ Accessible ❌ 🪑 Picnic Tables ✅ 🐶 Dog Friendly ✅ 30 minutes - 1 hour + in playground, extend your stay going for a walk on the Estate or visiting Hylands House Post last updated February 2024



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