February half-term at Basildon Park

Children on a trail

February half term is a great time to get out and about. Pick up a half term trail from the 16 - 24 February for £2 in Visitor Reception and go on a wildlife adventure in the parkland, or join a storytelling session with your favourite books. The Wild Play Trail will also be available, where you can discover 20 play stations, including a ball-run, den building and a sensory room.

Choose a trail 

Get all the family together and explore the great outdoors this February half-term at Basildon Park. The weather may not be great but there's so much to see out in the parkland, with 2 trails to choose from. Follow the  half-term trail to discover what wildlife lives in the parkland and find out what they are doing at this time of year, or choose the Wild Play Trail to explore 20 play stations. If you're feeling really adventurous, you could even do both trails for £3 together. 

Storytelling Sessions

Our wonderful volunteers will be reading your favourite stories in the stableyard second-hand bookshop. Join us at 1pm everyday from 16-24 February and let your imaginations run wild. 

Den Building

If you follow the way-marked walks you'll come across a sheltered dell in the woods where there's all kinds of materials to make the perfect shelter for you and your friends. Walk across the balance logs without toppling off and you'll definitely deserve a tea-room treat.

Parkland walks

Head out on one of the four way-marked walks for some quality time with your loved ones. Look out for robins and red kites flying above you, or see if you can spot some snowdrops blooming.

Tea-room treats

Pay a visit to the tea-room where there will be array of sweet treats and hot drinks to warm up after a busy day of fun activities.


We have baby changing facilities on the property, and accessible toilets near Visitor Reception and by the mansion. For more access information, please visit 'Facilities and Access' on our website homepage.