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
12 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Upcoming events

Candlelight tours of Basildon Park

Wed 11 Dec 2019
18:00-20:00
Take a private tour of the house and see hundreds of candles and tree lights glittering. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

Wild play trail at Basildon Park

Thu 12 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
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.

Decadence: Christmas at Basildon Park

Thu 12 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
Witness Basildon Park dripping in opulent Christmas décor and feel the glow of thousands of tree lights as we do Christmas the Victorian way.

Christmas Lunches at Basildon Park

Thu 12 Dec 2019
12:00-13:30
Bring your family and friends along and enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner. We will be serving a traditional turkey dinner, with an alternative vegetarian option, and afterwards there will be mince pies with tea or coffee to warm you up.

Friday walks at Basildon Park

Fri 13 Dec 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.

Parkland run at Basildon Park

Tue 17 Dec 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.