Picnic at Basildon Park

Enjoying a picnic

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

Pre-order your picnic

Save yourself some time and pre-book a picnic to be collected from the Stableyard when you arrive at Basildon Park. Simply call the estate office on 01491 672382, say you would like to pre-book a picnic, and then tell them which items you would like included from below. Payment will then be taken over the phone, so that when  you arrive you just need to collect it. Picnics must be booked 48 hours in advance.

Picnic kit items

  1. Wool picnic blanket - £17
  2. Waterproof backed wool rug - £35.00
  3. Spork - £2.00
  4. Hands free wine glass holder x4- £5.00
  5. 300ml Thermal mug - £10 (includes free tea)
  6. Hessian bags:

a) Large - £3.25; b) Mini - £2.25; c) Wine carrier - £1.75; d) 2 jar carrier - £1.75

Pack a perfect picnic
Smiling older man with picnic basket

Food 

  1. Ham salad sandwich – £3.95
  2. Cheese and red onion chutney - £3.75 
  3. Tuna mayo - £3.95
  4. Egg mayo - £3.75
  5. Ploughman’s (crusty bloomer bread, cheddar cheese, ham, pickle, salad leaves, pickled onion, pickle) - £6.95
  6. Kids box - £4.25 (small sandwich selection above, fruit pot or biscuit, orange or apple carton of juice, crisps)
  7. Victoria sponge cake – £3.25
  8. Chocolate brownie (gluten free)  - £2.25
  9. Flapjack - £1.95
  10. Cream Tea for one (fruit scone, clotted cream, raspberry jam) £3.50 (Tea only available with thermal mug purchase)
  11. Crips - 95p
    1. Cheese and onion
    2. Ready salted
    3. Salt and vinegar
  12. Chilli and cheese straws - £3.75
  13. Stilton wafers - £3.75
  14. Cheese and chive nibbles - £3.75
  15. Pear, orange and ginger chutney - £3.75
  16. Gooseberry and coriander chutney - £3.75
  17. Sweet chilli jelly - £3.75
  18. Biscuits triple pack inc. sultana cookies / Oat cookies / double chocolate chip - £5.00
  19. English biscuit assortment in tin - £10.00
  20. Grandma Wilds sheep tin of biscuits - £7.00
  21. Vanilla and clotted cream shortbread - £4.50
  22. Dark chocolate coated ginger biscuits - £4.50
  23. Chocolate oat crumble biscuits - £4.50
  24. Lemon curd biscuits - £4.50
  25. Chocolate almond brittle - £3.50
  26. Milk chocolate salted peanut - £4.50
  27. Vanilla fudge - £4.50
  28. Chocolate fudge - £4.50
  29. Kendell mint cake - £1.00
  30. Sweets - £2.00 each (fruit jellies / dolly mixture / lemon sherbet / jelly beans / liquorice allsorts / rhubarb and custard)

Drinks 

  1. Still mineral water - £1.50
  2. Sparkling mineral water - £1.50
  3. Luscombe ginger beer - £2.80
  4. Apple juice - £2.80
  5. Diet Pepsi cola - £2.00
  6. Pepsi cola - £2.00
  7. Tango (orange sparkling) - £2.00
  8. Seven up (lemonade) - £2.00
  9. Prosecco 200ml 10.5% - £5.00
  10. Wine (please state how many plastic wine glasses you would like)
    1. White wine small / 187ml 12.5% - £4.95
    2. White wine bottle 750ml 12%- £15.95
    3. Red wine small/187ml 13%  - £4.95
    4. Rose wine bottle/750ml 13% - £15.95

 

  1. Cherry wine 11% alcohol / 750ml - £10
  2. Elderflower wine 11% alcohol/750ml   - £10
  3. ‘Jack Ratt’ cider 6% alcohol/500ml  - £5
  4. Honey mead 14.5% alcohol/500ml - £10
  5. Ginger liqueur 17% alcohol/350ml - £15.00
  6. Elderflower and Port liqueur 17% alcohol/350ml - £15.00
  7. ‘Mr Chubbs lunchtime bitter 3.7%/500ml- £3.50
  8. Tutts Clump:
  1. Berkshire Diamond med dry 4.5%/500ml - £3.75
  2. Special Reserve, dry, 6%/500ml-£3.75
  3. Blackberry, med sweet, 4%/ 500ml - £3.75