Wild Play Trail at Basildon Park

Kids climbing over a log in the parkland at Basildon Park

This summer holidays we’re launching something brand new at Basildon Park. The Wild Play Trail takes in some of the best views of the parkland, while engaging the little ones with the nature that surrounds them. There are 20 exciting play stations along the route. Trail leaflets cost £2 throughout the summer holidays.

Start your adventure here…

The Wild Play Trail is set in the beautiful woodland here at Basildon Park, and features 20 different play stations including a wooden xylophone, a sensory room, log bridges and so much more.

The trail may start with nature, but fuelled by your imagination, it can become almost anything. Run kids' minds and bodies wild this summer on the Wild Play Trail, whilst the adults take in the awe-inspiring views along the way.

To start your adventure, pick up a trail leaflet from Visitor Reception for £2. The trail starts in the woodland walk up to the house and extends all the way across the woodland, to really get everyone’s legs moving.

For the littlest legs

The Wild Play Trail is suitable for children of all ages, even those with the little legs. For the little ones who may find the full route a little too far, there’s a half-way point at which you can head back to the house for some well-earned refreshments.

Dog-walking in the summer, Berkshire
Family walking with their dog in the parkland
Dog-walking in the summer, Berkshire

One for the Ball Run fans

For the big Ball Run fans out there, there are a couple of Ball Run stations within the Wild Play Trail. Bring along your own tennis ball to have to a go at one of these, and see where your ball can go.

The Ball Run is back at Basildon Park as part of something completely new.
Ball Run at Basildon Park
The Ball Run is back at Basildon Park as part of something completely new.

Raining outside?

Don’t let a little rain stop you from having a great day out this summer. Get your wellies and coat on and have a splashing time out on the Wild Play Trail, jumping in puddles and catching raindrops on your tongue along the way.

The Wild Play Trail is due to arrive for the summer holidays, so check back for more details. We’ll also be updating our social media with regular news about the Wild Play Trail.