Wild Wanderer Trail 30 Sept - 24 Oct

Can you leap as far as a Grey Squirrel? How many leaf nests can you make for our resident Dormice? Get to know nature at Basildon Park this Autumn with our Wild Wanderer Trail!

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

The Wild Wanderer Trail at Basildon Park encourages wild play and connects children to nature through empathy, beauty, and fun.

There will be four activity stations for young outdoors-people to sensorially engage with plants and animals.

Trail packs will include an activity guide, pencil, and a prize for your wanderer.

Prices

Additional prices
  • £2.00
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Basildon Park

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £15.00
Child N/A £7.50
Family N/A £37.50
1 adult family N/A £22.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members. 

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages.
Meeting point
Wanderer packs will be available from Visitor Reception for £2 each as you check into site.
What to bring and wear
Wellies, cagoules, and walking boots all advised for wet Autumn weather.
Accessibility
The trail will be pram and wheelchair accessible, weather permitting. (Sometimes our woodland gets a bit too muddy for tyres!) There are also several spots throughout the trail where benches and quiet areas off the trail can be found to support neurodiverse wanderers. Full accessibility information for the park can be found on our homepage.
Other
This trail is aimed at children (and adults! there is no upper age limit on loving nature) who don't want too long a hike. The total time could be as short as 30 minutes, or as long as the whole day! For more adventurous Wanderers we have a longer trail option on offer, where families can go on to follow the green route where there are play stations to discover.

Contact Info

Name
Jessi Clayton
Email
jessi.clayton@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01491672382

Upcoming events

Wild Wanderer Trail 30 Sept - 24 Oct

Sun 24 Oct 2021
10:00-17:00
Can you leap as far as a Grey Squirrel? How many leaf nests can you make for our resident Dormice? Get to know nature at Basildon Park this Autumn with our Wild Wanderer Trail!

Lights & Liminality: Christmas at Basildon Park

Wed 17 Nov 2021
10:00-16:00
Experience the Wintry Woodland at Basildon Park - both indoors and out.

Winter Wreath Making Workshop

Fri 26 Nov 2021
10:30-12:30
Hand-craft your own natural festive decor with us at Basildon Park this Winter.

Winter Candlelight Mansion Tours

Fri 26 Nov 2021
17:30-19:00
Step into the halls of the Mansion after dark, and find some sparkle this winter with an exclusive candlelight tour.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Basildon Park 4 Dec - 3 Jan

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Basildon Park on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail.