Big Bug Hunt

The creepy crawlies have returned to Basildon Park to wreak havoc. Help the conservation team to find them all.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Help us hunt out the different pests that cause damage to our collection, the officially named 'Agents of Deterioration!'. Pick up a sheet for £2 and help the conservation team find the hidden bugs in the house.

Prices

Additional prices
  • £2.00
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Basildon Park

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.75 £32.50
Group Adult N/A £11.00

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.

Please note that family tickets apply for two adults and their children or grandchildren (17 or under). Under 5s go 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
1 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
2 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
3 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
4 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
5 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
6 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
7 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
8 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
9 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
10 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
11 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
12 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
13 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
14 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
15 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
16 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
17 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
18 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
19 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available
20 September 2019 10:00 - 16:15 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Basildon Park estate office
Email
basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01491 672382

Upcoming events

Wild play trail at Basildon Park

Fri 21 Jun 2019
10:00-16:30
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.

Wild Play Trail 2019 upgrade

Fri 21 Jun 2019
10:00-16:30
Throughout the year we will be adding more play stations to the Wild Play Trail and a brand new area for little ones, with ball run stations.

Friday walks at Basildon Park

Fri 21 Jun 2019
11:00-12:00
Find out more about the parkland that surrounds Basildon Park mansion from our knowledgaeable team of volunteers and rangers as they take you on a guided walk of the park.

At Home with Art - Treasures of the Ford Collection

Fri 21 Jun 2019
11:00-16:30
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion.

Den Building Workshop

Sat 22 Jun 2019
11:30-13:00
Join us and find out some top tips on how to build your own den.

Basildon Park in Bloom: Floristry 101

Tue 25 Jun 2019
10:25-13:30
Join us for a floristry session with florist Jane, and create a beautiful bouquet inspired by the gardens. Includes lunch.