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Carriage Tours of Hylands Park

Private Carriage Tours of Hylands Park

We are often asked if people can hire a Horse and Carriage privately at Hylands, for a special family event, birthday, romantic treat or even for those with limited mobility who want to see the Estate in all it's glory.    Over the years we've worked out a route that takes in some of the best bits of the Park, and have learned a bit of a plotted history and some interesting tales, and so we thought we'd try and share this a little more.  

 

We will take you and your family or friends on a private tour of Hylands Park for approximately 45-60 minutes with one of our Rare-Breed Suffolk Punch or Shire horses in our luxurious 6-8 seater wagon.  The carriage sits 6 adults comfortably, or 4 adults and 4 children.    On your ride we will tell you as much as we can about the estate, it's history, current use and our horses and their work. 

On each date we will offer just 4 tours at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm.   Each tour costs £120 for exclusive use of the carriage, which if you fill the carriage that works out at just £15-20 per person - so why not treat your family or friends to an exclusive trip out that they are sure to remember for a long time!  Parking Charges for the day will be included free with your booking - please give Car Registration details where possible on your booking form.  Dates that you can book a tour are below, if there are no dates showing feel free to contact us to check our availability for a private booking (see Private Carriage Hire Page) or follow our Facebook Page for updates of new Tour dates.

These Tours used to run on the Hylands Estate Open Days but we have decided to run Carriage Rides on those days instead.  Check out our Hylands Estate Open Day Carriage Rides page for the dates of those.

Upcoming Events

  • Own a Heavy Horse Day
    Own a Heavy Horse Day
    Fri, 28 Jun
    Hylands Park
    28 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hylands Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    28 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hylands Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    Have you always dreamed of owning a heavy horse or are thinking of maybe buying one? Or maybe you'd just like to spend a day looking after and pampering one of these gorgeous animals? Then this is your opportunity to give it a go!
  • Horse Logging Experience Day
    Horse Logging Experience Day
    Wed, 17 Jul
    Stables Visitor Centre
    17 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    17 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with a day of Horse Logging with them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Fri, 19 Jul
    Stables Visitor Centre
    19 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    19 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with Harnessing and Driving them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Own a Heavy Horse Day
    Own a Heavy Horse Day
    Fri, 26 Jul
    Hylands Park
    26 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hylands Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    26 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hylands Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    Have you always dreamed of owning a heavy horse or are thinking of maybe buying one? Or maybe you'd just like to spend a day looking after and pampering one of these gorgeous animals? Then this is your opportunity to give it a go!
  • Own a Heavy Horse Day
    Own a Heavy Horse Day
    Fri, 16 Aug
    Hylands Park
    16 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hylands Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    16 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hylands Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    Have you always dreamed of owning a heavy horse or are thinking of maybe buying one? Or maybe you'd just like to spend a day looking after and pampering one of these gorgeous animals? Then this is your opportunity to give it a go!
  • Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Fri, 13 Sept
    Stables Visitor Centre
    13 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    13 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with Harnessing and Driving them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Horse Logging Experience Day
    Horse Logging Experience Day
    Wed, 18 Sept
    Stables Visitor Centre
    18 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    18 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with a day of Horse Logging with them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Own a Heavy Horse Day
    Own a Heavy Horse Day
    Fri, 20 Sept
    Hylands Park
    20 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hylands Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    20 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hylands Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    Have you always dreamed of owning a heavy horse or are thinking of maybe buying one? Or maybe you'd just like to spend a day looking after and pampering one of these gorgeous animals? Then this is your opportunity to give it a go!
  • Experience Day  Gift Voucher
    Experience Day  Gift Voucher
    Date and time is TBD
    Hylands Stables Visitor Centre
    Date and time is TBD
    Hylands Stables Visitor Centre, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    Date and time is TBD
    Hylands Stables Visitor Centre, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    An unforgettable gift of a Heavy Horse Experience - Where the reciever can book onto one of our days of either Carriage Driving, Horse Logging or our new Own a Heavy Horse Day. These days are for anyone with any amount of experience but participants must be at least 16 years old.
  • Horse Logging Experience Day
    Horse Logging Experience Day
    Sold Out
    Wed, 12 Jun
    Stables Visitor Centre
    12 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    12 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with a day of Horse Logging with them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Sold Out
    Fri, 07 Jun
    Stables Visitor Centre
    07 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    07 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with Harnessing and Driving them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Own a Heavy Horse Day
    Own a Heavy Horse Day
    Sold Out
    Fri, 24 May
    Hylands Park
    24 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hylands Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    24 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Hylands Park, London Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, UK
    Have you always dreamed of owning a heavy horse or are thinking of maybe buying one? Or maybe you'd just like to spend a day looking after and pampering one of these gorgeous animals? Then this is your opportunity to give it a go!
  • Horse Logging Experience Day
    Horse Logging Experience Day
    Sold Out
    Wed, 22 May
    Stables Visitor Centre
    22 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    22 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with a day of Horse Logging with them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Carriage Driving Experience Day
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, 17 May
    Stables Visitor Centre
    17 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    17 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with Harnessing and Driving them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Sold Out
    Fri, 19 Apr
    Stables Visitor Centre
    19 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    19 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with Harnessing and Driving them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Carriage Driving Experience Day
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, 15 Sept
    Stables Visitor Centre
    15 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    15 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with Harnessing and Driving them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Horse Logging Experience Day
    Horse Logging Experience Day
    Sold Out
    Fri, 21 Jul
    Stables Visitor Centre
    21 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    21 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses and enjoy our hands-on Horse Logging Experience in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
  • Carriage Driving Experience Day
    Carriage Driving Experience Day
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, 14 Jul
    Stables Visitor Centre
    14 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    14 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stables Visitor Centre, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ, UK
    Come and spend a day with our wonderful Heavy Horses, and get hands-on with Harnessing and Driving them in the beautiful surroundings of Hylands Park.
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