Spring outdoors at Basildon Park

View of spring flowers in the pleasure grounds and a view overlooking the Thames Valley hills

As the warmer days draw closer, why not dust off the cobwebs by discovering Basildon Park in spring. Choose a parkland walk to find fresh signs of spring, or discover spring bulbs starting to bloom in the gardens.

Parkland walks

Cheery buttercups and daffodils cover the parkland in spring. With four way-marked paths to choose from, there is plenty of opportunity to discover spring flowers blooming on a refreshing walk. Follow the green walk for the chance to see some impressive views of the mansion through the trees across the parkland, and follow the orange walk to find ancient trees. On your way, look out for spring flowers such as violets, cowslip, cherry blossom and primroses. 

Dog-walking in spring

Bring your dog along to join in the enjoyment of warmer days arriving with spring. Dogs are warmly welcomed and are free to wander the gardens and parkland on short leads.

There's somewhere for ever member of the family
Dog on a walk
There's somewhere for ever member of the family

The Old Kitchen just across from the tea-room is a covered, indoor space you can relax in with your dogs when it’s time for a rest, and dogs are allowed in the tea-room now as well.  Grab a cup of tea and a seasonal treat for yourself and please help yourself to water and biscuits we have provided for the dogs. 


Towards the end of April and beginning of May, keep an eye out for Bluebells, which are at their peak during this time of the year. Ask the friendly visitor reception team for the best places to spot them on your walk, which is further out in the woodland. 

Please take care to keep to the paths as bluebells are very fragile. 

Visiting during the week

Are you free during the week? Catch the morning sun on the spring flowers during the week to enjoy a quieter moment of spring at Basildon Park.


Upcoming events

Silent Space, Fridays 10am-12pm

Fri 12 Aug 2022
Enjoy some time of reflection in the Hidden Valley.

Den Building Masterclass: SOLD OUT

Fri 12 Aug 2022
Get expert tips on how to build your own woodland shelter on one of our bookable den building sessions.

Family Yoga at Basildon Park

Tue 16 Aug 2022
This August, create a sense of calm and tranquility by joining an outdoor family yoga session.

House Volunteer Recruitment Drop-in Sessions

Mon 22 Aug 2022
Come along to chat to the house and volunteer teams about volunteering as a room guide.