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Christmas at Basildon Park

Visitors enjoying the Christmas trees in the Octagon Room
Visitors enjoying the Christmas trees in the Octagon Room | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Experience the enchantment of the season at Basildon Park as it pays tribute to the timeless tale of 'The Wind in the Willows.' Starting from 18 November, immerse yourself in a wonderland of beautifully adorned trees, garlands, and twinkling fairy lights, all inspired by the captivating story. The magical atmosphere extends to the gardens, where you'll encounter charming woodland creatures and whimsical decorations.

Christmas decorations

Embrace the spirit of Christmas with us from 18 November this year until 5 January 2024.

Our doors will be open from 10am to 4pm, with the last entry at 3pm. Step into the house, which opens at 11am, and discover the delightful Christmas decorations. Wander through the house at your own pace, and our knowledgeable guides will be there to share captivating stories along the way.

Visitors being photographed in the floral arch of the Entrance Hall
Visitors being photographed in the floral arch of the Entrance Hall | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Wreath-making sessions

Join us for a fun session of wreath-making. Get prepared for Christmas by creating a wreath to decorate your house. Tea, coffee and festive snacks will be provided.

We will provide all the materials, but please bring your own gloves, secateurs and any additional decorations you would like to add to your wreath. We will have some extras available if needed.

The sessions will be run on 20, 21, 27, and 28 of November and on the 4 and 5 December 2023 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. The workshops will take place indoors. Tickets cost £30.

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Christmas tree and chandelier in the staircase hall
A Christmas view from the staircase at Basildon Park | © National Trust Images/Arnehl de Serra

Festive food and drink

Cosy up with a hot soup or enjoy a festive mince pie this winter in the tea-room.

Christmas shopping

Browse our selection of Christmas decorations and treats in the shop. The range on offer has something for everyone, making it the perfect place to stock up on presents for family and friends.

Two visitors on a garden tour with the head gardener, standing on a lawn with pink roses in the foreground and the house in the background, at Basildon Park, Berkshire

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