Christmas

Warm up inside the house and admire the festive decorations

Warm up inside the house and admire the festive decorations

A merry home

Come on in and warm up inside our country house, which is decorated for a traditional Christmas celebration. Admire the splendour of our Christmas trees and the sparkling decorations all around the house. Children can also enjoy our indoor trail.

  • 29 Nov - 6 Jan, 11am - 4pm
  • Normal admission applies
  • Suitable for all ages

Enchanted woodland

Magical goings-on are occurring in the woods

Magical goings-on are occurring in the woods

On the walk up to the house you may see some magical goings-on in the woods. Something mystical happens there in the winter days leading up to Christmas when enchanted creatures choose to make Basildon Park their home.

  • 29 Nov - 6 Jan, 10am - 4pm
  • Normal admission applies
  • Suitable for all ages

Christmas trail

Follow the rhyming clues around our grounds to guess the Christmas characters. Don't forget to claim your sweet treat prize at the end of our self-led trail.

  • 29 Nov - 6 Jan, 10am - 4pm
  • £2, normal admission applies
  • Suitable for all ages

Festive flavours

Enjoy a warming cup of mulled wine this Christmas

Enjoy the tastes of Christmas in our tea room in the house. Warm yourself up with a mulled wine or tuck into a mince pie. We will have a selection of traditional favourites including:

  • Mulled wine and cider
  • Mince pies, mulled wine cake, yule log and gingerbread 
  • Seasonal sandwiches, jacket potatoes and soup

Christmas shopping

Treat yourself or a loved one to a chocolate item from our shop

Treat yourself or a loved one to a chocolate item from our shop

Whether you are looking for a Christmas gift for a loved one or just want to treat yourself, we have something for you in our shop. From a selection of tasty chocolate items to Christmas decorations, you will find lots of inspiration.

Winter walks

Basildon Park covered in winter snow

Basildon Park covered in winter snow

During December wrap up warm, pull on your wellies and join one of our wildlife experts on a walk around the parkland. Look out for robins, keep your eyes open for animal tracks and feel the crunch of the frosty ground beneath your feet. There will be a walk on Boxing Day - perfect if you've overindulged the day before!

Stir up Sunday

Enjoy a Polesden Lacey Christmas lunch

Join our volunteer Ann as she prepares the perfect Christmas pudding in our 1950s kitchen. Stir up Sunday is the traditional day to make the family Christmas pudding.

  • 23 Nov, 12pm - 4pm
  • Normal admission applies
  • Suitable for all ages

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