Play and explore the parkland as you complete this year's new Ball Run at Basildon Park.
- Booking not needed
- Admission applies
This year the Great Ball Run is themed around Basildon Park's link to World War Two, when soldiers were based at Basildon Park. Zig-zag trenches, and the Nissan Huts that housed soldiers in the parkland, have been the inspiration behind the different runs this year.
Pick up the pack for £3 from Visitor Reception when you arrive, and enjoy exploring, and playing, throughout the parkland at Basildon Park this summer.
Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
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 or
- Standard admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.
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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.
|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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.
Entry for National Trust members: free.
- Suitable for children of all ages.
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- Meeting point
- Purchase a Ball Run pack, for £3, from Visitor Reception when you arrive.
- What to bring and wear
- Wear clothes and shoes suitable for being outside in the parkland, based on the weather conditions of that day.
- The parkland walks are not accessible. There is a buggy service available from Visitor Reception up to the Mansion.
|18 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|19 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|20 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|21 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|22 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|23 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|24 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|25 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|26 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|27 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|28 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|29 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|30 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|31 August 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|1 September 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|2 September 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|3 September 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|4 September 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|5 September 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|6 September 2017||10:00 - 17:00||Available|