Ball Run

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.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £3.00
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 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.

  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 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.

Please note...

Entry for National Trust members: free.

The basics

Suitability
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.
Accessibility
The parkland walks are not accessible. There is a buggy service available from Visitor Reception up to the Mansion.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
12 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
13 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
14 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
15 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
16 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
17 July 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Ashleigh Braund, Visitor Experience Manager
Email
ashleigh.braund@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01491 672920

Upcoming events

Ball Run

Wed 28 Jun 2017
10:00-17:00
Play and explore the parkland as you complete this year's new Ball Run at Basildon Park.

Art Boxes at Basildon Park

Wed 28 Jun 2017
10:00-17:00
New for this summer, Basildon Park is offering visitors the chance to experience the parkland in a different way, through creating pieces of art out in the parkland.

At Home with Art - Treasures of the Ford Collection

Wed 28 Jun 2017
11:00-16:30
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion.

Wildlife walk

Fri 30 Jun 2017
11:00-13:00
Join us for a wildlife walk around our parkland, leaving from the ticket office at 11am every Friday.