Visiting Basildon Park during the Easter Holidays

Mum and child completing an Easter hunt trail

Unfortunately we will not be hosting our Easter Egg Hunt at Basildon Park this year due to the government guidance. Basildon Park is now closed for the foreseeable future, please check our website for any updates. Thank you for your understanding.

Arrive nice and early

The busiest time of day at Basildon Park is usually between 11.30pm and 2pm. To avoid the rush, you could aim to arrive early in the morning or call by later in the afternoon. Our gates are open from 10am and remain open until 4.30pm. 

Make a day of it and take your time

Why not enjoy a picnic in the woods or explore further onto the parkland on one of the waymarked walks.

Be aware of 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, and sometimes have to close the entrance gates.

Wet weather

If it has been raining, please dress appropriately for wet weather, and don't forget your wellies!

A visitor jumping in a puddle
Boy jumping in the puddle
A visitor jumping in a puddle

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.