Picnic at Basildon Park

Enjoying a picnic

Basildon Park offers a variety of spaces in which you can enjoy your picnic this summer.

Where to picnic

‚ÄčThe front lawn is an ideal, spacious place to lounge on with the whole family or for those slighter rainier days, there are some covered picnic huts near the Stableyard courtyard. The friendly team at Visitor Reception can help point you in the right direction.

If you're feeling in the mood for more of an adventurous spot for your picnic, find a secluded space along one of the four way-marked walks at Basildon Park. There are a number of benches dotted around, or bring a picnic rug with you to enjoy your alfresco lunch.

Pack a perfect picnic
Smiling older man with picnic basket
Pack a perfect picnic

Pick up some extras for your picnic

Don't panic if you turn up and find you've forgotten some key items from your picnic, the shop and tea-room at Basildon Park are well stocked with picnic essentials. 

Head to the shop if you need an extra rug, or even fancy a new basket to carry your picnic in. The shop also has many treats to add to your picnic; if you fancy picking up some bits when you arrive you'll find the shop in the Stableyard just opposite the visitor welcome centre. 

The tea-room is located on the ground floor of the house, and offers some bottled drinks you could add to your picnic, or make up a kids lunch to take out with you as well.