Wild Play Trail at Basildon Park

Children playing in the woodland 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, with exciting play stations to discover.

Start your adventure here…

Our Wild Play Trail is set in the beautiful woodland here at Basildon Park, and features 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 on the Wild Play Trail, whilst the adults take in the awe-inspiring views along the way.

To start your adventure, pick up a map from Visitor Reception. The Wild Play Trail follows the green walking route on the map. 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. Speak to our friendly Visitor Reception before you head off about where to find this half way point.

We also have a brand new play area for little ones this year, with ball run stations. The play area is at the start of the woodland walk near visitor reception, and is close to the shop, toilets and toolshed tearoom, where you can pick up some snacks and a cup of tea.

Our new play area for little adventurers
Our new play area for little adventurers
Our new play area for little adventurers

One for the Ball Run fans

For the big Ball Run fans out there, there is a Ball Run station within the Wild Play Trail and our play area near Visitor Reception also has some ball runs to discover. Bring along your own tennis balls to have to a go at this and see how far your ball can go.

Raining outside?

Don’t let a little rain stop you from having a great day. 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. We've put down some wood chip on the muddier areas of the trail, so you can play all year round.

Put on your wellies and get out in the rain!