What to expect on your visit to Basildon Park

Cows grazing in the parkland at  Basildon Park

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to visit Basildon Park and enjoy our 400 acres of parkland and woodland- getting you back to the nature we've all missed.

We've put together some top tips to help you plan your day:

Parking and arrival  

When you arrive, please park and head to Vistor Reception. Please have your membership card to hand if you are a member. If you're interested in becoming a member you can also head to our welcome team to sign up and get your membership pack and temporary entry pass. Once you arrive on site, you can stay as long as you like until we close at 4pm.

Basildon Park house on a light and sunny day
Basildon Park Spring
Basildon Park house on a light and sunny day

A map of the estate will be available to take a picture of when you arrive, and the walks around the estate are signposted. Keep an eye out for additional signage about nature around the property, and enquire with Visitor Reception about any trails or special events we might have on during your visit! 

What’s open?

Gardens and parkland: Mon - Sun 10am – 4pm (last entry at 3pm, entrance gates locked at 3pm and exit gates locked at 4pm)

Tea-room: Mon - Sun 10am - 4pm, last entry at 3.30pm. (Kiosk in the stableyard open on busier days, depending on staff availability)

Mansion: From 17 Nov, Mon - Sun 11am - 4pm, last entry 3.15pm 

Shop: Mon - Sun 10am - 4pm

Toilets and baby changing facilities are available.

The Second-Hand Bookshop is back open! Email or call if you've got any donations, and come and see if you can find your next favourite book. 

Please note that we are currently unable to use our visitor buggy, but further access information can be provided by Visitor Reception upon arrival.

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

Our tea room is open and is serving hot and cold meals and drinks, sandwiches and light snacks. We will continue to maintain high standards of cleanliness and till and collection points will be screened. Hand sanitiser will be available should visitors wish to use it. Thank you for making this a safe experience for everyone.

A selection of garden accessories featuring the new spring print

Stop off at our shop

Our shop is open, with beautiful homeware, books, garden accessories and much more to browse. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Basildon Park for everyone, for ever.


From 17 Nov, the mansion will be open from 11 - 4pm (last entry 3.15pm).

The Mansion will be closed from 1 - 16 November for decorating.

The first floor of the house will be open in full Holiday splendor as our main event, but our volunteer House Team are happy to answer any questions you might have about the remainder of the house during your visit. 

On busier days, such as weekends, we may use timed tickets for House entry, which will be first come first served and can be picked up from Visitor Reception when you check in. We cannot guarantee everyone will be able to go inside the house on their visit in extraordinarily busy times, but we always endeavour to make everyone's visit special and are happy to point you towards other experiences on site in these instances. 


There is designated mobility parking, 20 yards from the stableyard and 400 yards to the gardens. Please note we are currently unable to use our visitor buggy.

The entrance to the house is up 22 steps on a stone staircase.

There is an adapted toilet in the stableyard and baby changing facilities. 

Full access information is available on the front page of our website under 'Facilties and Access'.

Access for everyone

If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, they can visit free of charge.


Notes on your visit  

  • Please take your litter home with you, including dog waste. There is no dog waste bin on site and this helps us to conserve nature and keep everyone safe. 
  • Dogs are welcome on short leads throughout the gardens, parkland, and woodland. 
  • There will be no first aid cover from staff during your visit. If you require assistance, please let a member of staff know so they can coordinate an emergency response. 
  • No barbeques are permitted on site. 
  • No bikes or scooters permitted on site.