Big Bug Hunt in the house

Help us hunt for pests around the house that are trying to destroy the collection, and collect all the top score cards.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Help us hunt out and exterminate the different pests that cause damage to our collection, the officially named 'Agents of Deterioration!'

Our conservators are always on the lookout. Help the team, by finding the hidden bugs throughout the house. When you spot them ask the Room Guide for the collectible cards.

When you have found them all you can play a bug-tastic game of top score cards with another hunter.

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
Suitable for children of all ages.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Head up to the House and start hunting!
Accessibility
First and Second floor accessible only by a flight of stairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Big Bug Hunt in the house

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
Help us hunt for pests around the house that are trying to destroy the collection, and collect all the top score cards.

Friday walks at Basildon Park

Fri 22 Jun 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.

At Home with Art - Treasures of the Ford Collection

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-16:30
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion.

'A history through 10 objects' at Basildon Park

Fri 22 Jun 2018
12:00-17:00
Follow the trail around the house to discover 10 prime objects located around the house.

Parkland run at Basildon Park

Tue 26 Jun 2018
10:30-11:30
Put your running shoes on every Tuesday to join our volunteers on a run around the park and woodland trails.

Evening tours of the house at Basildon Park

Thu 28 Jun 2018
18:30-20:30
Experience the house in the evening light with the House Manager, with champagne and canapés being served in the garden room