Christmas in the house at Basildon Park

How has Christmas changed since Basildon Park was built? Each room is festively decorated to represent a different period in Basildon Park's history.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take a journey into the periods of Christmas past, as we celebrate Basildon Park's 40th anniversary in the National Trust. Each room will be decorated lavishly, and will tell the story of Christmas from different periods of Basildon Park's history.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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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
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Entrance to the house is at the top of the outside stairs at the front of the house.
Accessibility
Steps only access to the house.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 December 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 January 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Property Administrator
Email
basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01491 672920

Upcoming events

Wild play trail at Basildon Park

Wed 12 Dec 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

Wed 12 Dec 2018
11:00-16:30
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion.

Christmas dinners in the café at Basildon Park

Wed 12 Dec 2018
12:00-13:30
Enjoy a traditional turkey Christmas dinner, followed by mince pies and coffee/tea, in the café this festive season. Available from 3 Dec to 22 Dec by pre-booking only. Book your place now to avoid any disappointment

Illuminated woodland walk

Wed 12 Dec 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.

Friday walks at Basildon Park

Fri 14 Dec 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.

Christmas in the house at Basildon Park

Sat 15 Dec 2018
11:00-16:00
How has Christmas changed since Basildon Park was built? Each room is festively decorated to represent a different period in Basildon Park's history.