Summer holiday activities at Basildon Park

Children playing in the parkland

With 400 acres of parkland to play in, there’s plenty of space at Basildon Park for kids to let off steam during the summer holidays. Find out below how they can play at Basildon Park this summer.

50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4 activities

Basil-Den is a great area for kids to complete a number of 50 things activities, including den-building, hunting for bugs and making a home for a wild animal.

With vast amounts of open space to run in, Basildon Park is the ideal place to let off some steam. Enjoy running after your kite and tick off a 50 things activity.

Shady Walks

For those days in the summer when it's simply too hot, pick up a walk leaflet from the staff at the entrance and enjoy a walk in the shade.

A doggy day out

We welcome all kinds of visitors to Basildon Park, including our four-legged friends. Pick up an estate map and head out on a parkland walk, then head to the tool shed kiosk for a well earned treat after a long walk.

There are four great parkland walks at Basildon that are ideal for exploring with your dog on a lead. The walks range in length from 0.5 miles to 3 miles. For a shorter walk take a stroll around the gardens towards the back of the house. 

During the summer months there are cattle in the parkland, please keep your dog on a short lead when walking in areas where the cattle are grazing.