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 trail features 20 different play stations including a wooden xylophone, a sensory room, log bridges and so much more. 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. Trail maps cost £1 from Visitor Reception.

The Wild Play Trail is suitable for children of all ages, even those with little legs as they can turn back half way.

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 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
21 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
22 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
23 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
24 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
25 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
26 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
27 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
28 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
29 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
30 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
31 August 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
1 September 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
2 September 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
3 September 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
4 September 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
5 September 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
6 September 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
7 September 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
8 September 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available

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Upcoming events

Wild play trail at Basildon Park

Tue 20 Aug 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.

Shady Walks

Tue 20 Aug 2019
10:00-17:00
For those days in the summer that it's simply too hot, pick up a walk leaflet from Visitor Reception and enjoy a walk in the shade.

Parkland run at Basildon Park

Tue 20 Aug 2019
10:30-11:30
Put your running shoes on every Tuesday to join our volunteers on a run around the park and woodland trails.

At Home with Art - Treasures of the Ford Collection

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

Exhibition: Basildon Park en vogue

Tue 20 Aug 2019
11:00-17:00
Basildon Park comes to life with the style and glamour of its last owners, with select pieces on display from the Fashion and Textile Museum.

Make your own musical instrument

Tue 20 Aug 2019
17:30-19:30
Create your own musical instrument with natural materials.