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image for Abbey item typeAdventures in Wonderland at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

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Children's Fun Day, £4.50-£11

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RHS Garden Hyde Hall

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Contact

Hyde Hall switchboard

0845 265 8071

Address

Creephedge Lane,
Rettendon,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM3 8ET

Details

Running throughout the summer there will be a themed garden-trail which will take you on a journey of curious encounters! Meet the Caterpillar on his mushroom, the Cheshire Cat and the Mock Turtle. Stumble upon the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and some giant Playing Cards or take part in a caucus-race where there are no rules - you simply run haphazardly in no direction.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Visitor Centre with cafe, gift shop and plant centre. Licenced restaurant and information centre within main garden.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry for RHS Members
Free entry for child 4 and under
Maximum prices include Gift Aid

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 24 Jun - Sun 30 Jul Garden Sculpture Trail
Mon 1 May - Fri 30 Jun In the Night Garden Trail
Sat 1 Jul Jazz Evening

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    Location

    Directions

    See location of RHS Garden Hyde Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TQ 781995  Lat: 51.66649 Long: 0.57442

    By car:
    Hyde Hall is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Chelmsford and is signed from the A130 (southbound).

    Leave the M25 at junction 29 for A127 (signed Southend). From the A127 exit onto the A132 (signed Wickford/South Woodham Ferrers).

    Or leave the A12 at junction 17, then at the roundabout take the second exit for the A130 (signed Southend/Basildon)

    From the A130 Rettendon Turnpike roundabout follow the tourist attraction flower symbols towards South Woodham Ferrers on the A132. At the Shaw Farm roundabout turn left into Willow Grove/Creephedge Lane.

    Please be aware that if you are using Sat Nav please enter CM3 8ET via Creephedge Lane.

    By Public Transport:
    From London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford (about 8miles away) or to Wickford (5 miles away). Taxis are usually available at the station.

    Buses - The No.3 service from Southend to Chelmsford stops at the garden.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Chelmsford station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Visitor Centre with cafe, gift shop and plant centre. Licenced restaurant and information centre within main garden.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesBaby changing facilities

    General

    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesWheelchairs provided
      • YesFree
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesNut free
      • YesVegetarian
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu