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
15 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
16 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
17 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
18 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
19 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
20 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
21 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
22 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
23 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
24 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
25 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
26 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
27 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
28 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
29 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
30 September 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
1 October 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
2 October 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
3 October 2019 11:00 - 16:15 Available
4 October 2019 11:00 - 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

Sun 15 Sep 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.

Big Bug Hunt

Sun 15 Sep 2019
11:00-16:15
The creepy crawlies have returned to Basildon Park to wreak havoc. Help the conservation team to find them all.

At Home with Art - Treasures of the Ford Collection

Sun 15 Sep 2019
11:00-16:30
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion.

Exhibition: Basildon Park en vogue

Sun 15 Sep 2019
11:00-17:00
Basildon Park comes to life with the style and glamour of its last owners, with select pieces on display from the Fashion and Textile Museum.

Parkland run at Basildon Park

Tue 17 Sep 2019
10:30-11:30
Put your running shoes on every Tuesday to join our volunteers on a run around the park and woodland trails.

Art classes with Paul Robbens

Wed 18 Sep 2019
10:00-16:00
Join the wonderful Paul for an art class, learning the basics and using different materials, with lunch provided.