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 we're also getting spooky in the house for Halloween. Come along and get stuck into a day out at Basildon Park from Saturday 20 October until Sunday 28 October.

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 £2, or pick up both this trail and the half-term trail for £3.

Half term trail

Discover the trees of Basildon Park on the half term trail and learn mpore about how we protect them. Find all the trail clues, and win a prize from Visitor Reception! The trail will run from Saturday 20 October until Sunday 28 October.

Pick up a half term trail leaflet for £2, or get both this and the wild play trail leaflet for £3.

Halloween in the House at Basildon Park

It's going to be spooky in the house this October as we delve into the Victorian obsession with the supernatural. 

The house is open everyday from 12 until 5.

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.