Visiting Hyde Hall Essex With Children

We have spent many happy sunny days visiting Hyde Hall Essex with children. These fantastic gardens are high up on the list of places we choose to visit when we just need to press pause and escape ‘real life’ for a while.

Anyone who has followed this blog for a while will know I am huge advocate of the ‘there is more to Essex than TOWIE’ movement.  Don’t get me wrong, TOWIE has boosted the local economy no end by increasing our visibility as a tourist destination, but for me the real Essex is one of countryside, coastline and a foodie haven.

Hyde Hall Gardens Essex

Hyde Hall Gardens Essex

About 20 minute drive from us are the RHS Hyde Hall gardens.  This 360 acre RHS garden located just outside Chelmsford is a wonderful location for a family day out.  Aside for the beautiful plants on display there are also two fantastic tea rooms, garden talks, wooden play areas, nature trails, children’s craft activities and a large gift shop full of things you don’t need but can’t leave without buying.

Visiting Hyde Hall Essex With Children

One of the greatest additions we’ve found when visiting Hyde Hall Essex with children in recent years are the wooden play areas – a great treat for the little ones after a walk round the gardens.

Hyde Hall Essex really do cater for families well, with a range of nature trails and i-spy activities for the children to complete on your visit as well as plenty of craft activities for the whole family to take part in. During the school holidays Hyde Hall gardens put on additional seasonal activities for the children as well.

Hyde Hall Gardens EssexHyde Hall Gardens Essex

Hyde Hall Gardens Essex – Membership

We have been so taken visiting Hyde Hall Essex with children in the past that I’ve purchased an RHS annual membership to cover us for as many visits as we can fit in this summer.

For £44.25 per year we can have unlimited visits for myself and one family member (under 5’s enter for free) to all four RHS gardens.  It only means visiting Hyde Hall Essex with children three times in a year to make your money back…I’m pretty sure that will be easily done!


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