Art Boxes at Basildon Park

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Everyday throughout June, July & August there will be boxes placed at various points around the parkland which contain some basic art materials.

It is then up to visitors to get creative, by making a piece of art based on the view they can see at these various points. All completed pieces of art should then be placed back in a box at Visitor Reception for the Basildon Park team to collect in.

Please write your name and age on the back of your piece of art.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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
This event is suitable for children, we would love to see creativity from all
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Ask the friendly team at Visitor Reception for details on where to find the Art Boxes.
What to bring and wear
Wear clothes suitable for walking in the parkland based on the weather conditions.
Accessibility
The parkland walks are not accessible.
Other
Basildon Park has frequently been linked to art. The Iliffe's were keen collectors, and the Brinsley Ford exhibition in the South Pavillion showcases some great pieces of work, including impressive Old Masters, 20th century engravings and paintings of the Grand Tour. During the summer months we want to give visitors the chance to engage with art in another way. Then in the autumn there will be an exhibition of some of the art pieces created by visitors during these months.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
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

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Ball Run

Fri 18 Aug 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

Fri 18 Aug 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

Fri 18 Aug 2017
11:00-16:30
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion.

Wildlife walk

Fri 25 Aug 2017
11:00-12:00
Join us for a wildlife walk around our parkland, leaving from the ticket office at 11am every Friday.