Easter holidays at Basildon Park

A family looking at spring flowers

There’s lots of opportunity to get involved in Easter fun at Basildon Park from the 6 - 23 April. Choose from two new trails for £3 each from Visitor Reception, and when you have finished, collect a tasty Cadbury prize. Read on to find out about all the things you can get involved with during your Easter day at Basildon Park, with lots of outdoor fun including the Wild Play Trail.



Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 

This year we have two exciting trails to choose from, to get the whole family outside in the Pheasant Park. Little ones can follow the Ranger's dog Buddy on an adventure around the parkland, and older children can follow a day in the life of Leo the Ranger, and learn about the work we do around the estate.  When you finish your trail, there’ll be a delicious Cadburys treat to collect, or a chocolate alternative in the shop.

Easter trail at Basildon Park
Easter trail at Basildon Park
Easter trail at Basildon Park

Trails will cost £3 for each child, and normal admission charges apply. The last trails will be sold at 3.30pm so you have time to complete the trail and collect your egg. Are you ready for a nature adventure?

Wild Play Trail 

Pick up a Trail for £2 from Visitor Reception and get stuck into nature with our Wild Play Trail. Follow the trail to find 20 play stations, including a ball run, sensory room, bug hotel and den building area. If you're feeling really adventurous, you could do an Easter trail and the Wild Play Trail together. 

Easter in the tea-room at Basildon Park

After a long day of exploring the estate and mansion, there’s lots of treats in the tea-room at Basildon Park to enjoy. Seasonal cakes and treats, hot lunches, sandwiches and hot drinks are all available.


Easter in the shop

Have a browse in our gift shop to find plants, features for the garden, Easter decorations and cuddly toys for children.

Easter stock in National Trust shops 2019
Easter Stock 2019
Easter stock in National Trust shops 2019


We have accessible toilets by Visitor Reception and next to the mansion as well, with baby-changing facilities inside. For more access information, please visit 'Facilities and Access' on our website homepage. 

Wet weather

Our Easter trails are in the Pheasant Park, which is a gated field. If it has been raining, please dress apropriately for the weather, and don't forget your wellies!