Visiting Basildon Park during the Easter Holidays

Mum and child completing an Easter hunt trail

Spending time with the family at Basildon Park is a wonderful way to celebrate the Easter period. Easter can be a busy time of the year here, especially the Easter weekend, so here are a few tips to make the most of your special day out.

The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Basildon Park will run for the entire two weeks of the Easter school holidays this year, so there's no need to rush out on the first Easter weekend. Here are some tips to make the most of your day. 

Arrive nice and early. The busiest time of day at Basildon Park is usually between 12pm and 2pm. To avoid the rush, you could aim to arrive early in the morning or call by later in the afternoon. Our doors open from 10am and remain open until 5pm.

Make a day of it and take your time. We’re open all day, so don’t feel you have to rush to complete the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Why not enjoy a picnic in the woods, play at 'Basilden' or explore further onto the parkland on one of the parkland walks.

Be aware of possible limited parking. As we are often very dependent on the weather, our parking availability can change day to day. Hard standing spaces make up less than half of those available, so we often ask visitors to park in the overflow field. If this becomes saturated due to wet weather, we have to close it. In this instance and when our carparks become full, we have to operate a one in, one out system for visitors.

Keep an eye online for regular updates. We regularly update the website, Facebook and Twitter about any changes to parking availability, so make sure to check before setting off to Basildon Park.