50 things to do before you're 11¾ at Basildon Park
We've pointed out some great spots in Basildon Park for you to complete the 50 things to do before you're 11¾ list. You can do more than 20 of the 50 things at Basildon Park. We've also organised some events to help you tick some activities off your list.
1. Climb a tree
There are many trees in the parkland that you can climb! Be a bird and climb up to your perch in your chosen tree. Here you can look down on the world and feel the wind in your face!
3. Camp out in the wild
Basildon Park looks lovely in the evening but visitors can't usually enjoy it. Join our camping out evening on 19 July and sleep in our grounds like a cowboy. Once you have constructed your tents we will light a fire to toast some marshmallows. (Booking is essential).
4. Build a den
You can find lots of branches, twigs and leaves in our grounds to build a cosy den. (Every Wednesday during the summer holidays).
6. Run around in the rain
Summer is the time for having fun, no matter what the weather is like. Don't let rain spoil your summer days, enjoy a good run in the rain around our garden.
7. Fly a kite
Our big front lawn is a perfect place to fly a kite. Do you want to make your very own kite and learn how to fly it from a professional? Join our kite workshop on 31 July. We suggest you book your workshop in advance.
18. Create some wild art
There are lots of natural bits and pieces you can find in our grounds to create some wild art. We have lots of daisies around - how about picking a few and making a beautiful chain? (Every Thursday during the summer holidays).
31. Hunt for bugs
Lots of creepy crawlies live in our garden. Take a look at the deadwood along the woodland walk and you will find some minibeasts there.
36. Make a home for a wild animal
Animals are easy to find if you follow their footprints, feathers or fur. Lots of wild animals live in our parkland, can you track them and make them a nice home? (Every Tuesday during the summer holidays).
45. Find your way with a map and compass
Become an explorer and find your way around our huge grounds with a map and compass, (every Monday during the summer holidays). We also have weekly Friday Nature walks at 11am.
44. Go bird watching
There are lots of different types of birds flying around here. Find a quiet spot along our parkland walks, take a seat and get your binoculars ready for some bird spotting.