Wild play trail 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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

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. Trail maps cost £1 from Visitor Reception.

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 refreshments.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £1.00
View admission charges
Basildon Park

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.75 £32.50
Group Adult N/A £11.00

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...

Entry for National Trust members: free.

Please note that family tickets apply for two adults and their children or grandchildren (17 or under). Under 5s go free.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for children of all ages
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up a trail leaflet from Visitor Reception and get going on your big family adventure.
What to bring and wear
Wear shoes suitable for uneven terrain, and make sure to dress for the weather.
Accessibility
Paths uneven at certain points, however some sections are accessible. Ask at Visitor Reception for more details.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
21 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
22 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
23 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
24 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
25 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
26 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
27 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
28 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
29 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
30 June 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
1 July 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
2 July 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
3 July 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
4 July 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
5 July 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
6 July 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
7 July 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
8 July 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
9 July 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available

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Upcoming events

Wild play trail at Basildon Park

Thu 20 Jun 2019
10:00-16:30
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.

Wild Play Trail 2019 upgrade

Thu 20 Jun 2019
10:00-16:30
Throughout the year we will be adding more play stations to the Wild Play Trail and a brand new area for little ones, with ball run stations.

At Home with Art - Treasures of the Ford Collection

Thu 20 Jun 2019
11:00-16:30
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion.

Friday walks at Basildon Park

Fri 21 Jun 2019
11:00-12:00
Find out more about the parkland that surrounds Basildon Park mansion from our knowledgaeable team of volunteers and rangers as they take you on a guided walk of the park.

Den Building Workshop

Sat 22 Jun 2019
11:30-13:00
Join us and find out some top tips on how to build your own den.

Basildon Park in Bloom: Floristry 101

Tue 25 Jun 2019
10:25-13:30
Join us for a floristry session with florist Jane, and create a beautiful bouquet inspired by the gardens. Includes lunch.