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 leaflets cost £2 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 £2.00
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.

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
24 April 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
25 April 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
26 April 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
27 April 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
28 April 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
29 April 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
30 April 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
1 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
2 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
3 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
4 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
5 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
6 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
7 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
8 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
9 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
10 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
11 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
12 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
13 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available

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Upcoming events

Wild play trail at Basildon Park

Wed 24 Apr 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.

Bluebells at Basildon Park

Wed 24 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
A little harder to find than at other places, set off on an adventure into the parkland and discover some special bluebells.

At Home with Art - Treasures of the Ford Collection

Wed 24 Apr 2019
11:00-16:30
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion.

Exhibition: Georgian Splendour

Wed 24 Apr 2019
11:00-17:00
The house is redisplayed to emphasise the splendour of the 18th century collection and interiors, telling the fascinating stories of the Georgian residents who lived here.

Friday walks at Basildon Park

Fri 26 Apr 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.

Bluebell walks with Leo the Ranger

Sun 28 Apr 2019
11:00-12:30
Join Leo for a walk to find the best places to enjoy the bluebells and learn how we manage the woodland to benefit them.