October half-term at Basildon Park

Children playing in autumn leaves that have dropped to the ground underneath a tree in the parkland

Whether it’s brilliant autumn sunshine, or slightly damp autumn drizzle, there are plenty of opportunities for children to get out of the house this October half-term and enjoy Basildon Park. There's the Wild Play Trail, which is open all year round, the half-term trail, and a natural play area for little ones. Come along and get stuck into a day out at Basildon Park from Saturday 26 October until Sunday 3 November.

Half term trail: Minibeasts

Search for creepy crawlies in the parkland on our half term trail and find all the clues to win a prize.  

Pick up a half term trail leaflet for £2 from Visitor Reception, and pick up your prize from the shop when you've finished. 


Wild Play Trail

Get everyone egaged with nature all year round on the Wild Play Trail at Basildon Park. The trail is perfect for getting the whole family active whatever the weather. If it's raining, why not get your wellies and raincoat on and have fun splashing around Basildon Park.

Pick up a trail from Visitor Reception for £1, and explore our natural play area on your way to the start of the trail.

Parkland walks with children

In autumn the parkland is a riot of colours as the leaves change. This is a great chance to get the children running off some energy and crunching through the leaves that have fallen.

You can download a parkland walks map, which has on it the wildlife you can spot at Basildon Park on a walk during autumn.