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
  • 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.

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
18 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
19 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
20 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
21 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
22 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
26 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
27 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
28 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
29 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
1 September 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available
2 September 2018 12:00 - 17:00 Available

Upcoming events

Wild play trail at Basildon Park

Sat 18 Aug 2018
10:00-16:30
This summer holidays we’re launching something brand new at Basildon Park. 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.

At Home with Art - Treasures of the Ford Collection

Sat 18 Aug 2018
11:00-16:30
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion.

'A history through 10 objects' at Basildon Park

Sat 18 Aug 2018
12:00-17:00
Follow the trail around the house to discover 10 prime objects located around the house.

Big Bug Hunt in the house

Sat 18 Aug 2018
12:00-17:00
Help us hunt for pests around the house that are trying to destroy the collection, and collect all the top score cards.

Parkland run at Basildon Park

Tue 21 Aug 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.

Friday walks at Basildon Park

Fri 24 Aug 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.