Wild play trail 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.

  • 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 leaflets cost £2 throughout the summer holidays.

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 £2.00
View admission charges
Basildon Park

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.70
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £35.55 £32.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40

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.

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
18 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
19 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
20 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
21 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
22 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
23 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
24 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
25 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
26 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
27 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
28 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
29 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
30 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
31 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
1 November 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
2 November 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
3 November 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
4 November 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
5 November 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
6 November 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available

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Upcoming events

Wild play trail at Basildon Park

Thu 18 Oct 2018
10:00-16:30
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.

At Home with Art - Treasures of the Ford Collection

Thu 18 Oct 2018
11:00-16:30
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion.

Friday walks at Basildon Park

Fri 19 Oct 2018
11:00-12:00
Find out more about the parkland that surrounds Basildon Park mansion from our knowledgaeable team of volunteers and rangers a they take you on a guided walk of the park.

October half-term trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00-16:30
Head on out around the estate to learn about the trees that grow here and how we look after them. Find all the trail clues and win a prize!

Halloween at Basildon Park

Sat 20 Oct 2018
12:00-17:00
Step back in time and discover the Victorian mania for all things supernatural.

Illuminated woodland walk

Thu 01 Nov 2018
14:00-16:00
As the sun fades see the woodland walk lit up, and enjoy the changing colours of the trees through the seasons from autumn to winter.