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An adventure with Mr Toad children's trail, Christmas at Basildon Park

Join us at Basildon Park for A Wind in the Willows Christmas, 18 November to 5 January, and take part in a children's trail around the gardens.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Mr Toad is obsessed with cars, the problem is - he's crashed seven of them! Race around the garden to find the activity stations and help him stay out of trouble.

Pick up an activity sheet at visitor reception to help find your way. Cost £2, includes a prize. Please note: the whole property is closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All £2.00
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The basics


Suitable for children of all ages.

Meeting point

Visitor reception.

What to bring and wear

Dress for the outdoors, to stay warm and dry.


Trail is located in the pleasure gardens where there are gravel paths, wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

Contact info

Basildon Park estate office

Upcoming events


A Wind in the Willows Christmas at Basildon Park, 18 November to 5 January 

Embark on a whimsical Christmas adventure at Basildon Park, where the enchanting world of Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows' comes to life!

Event summary

9 Dec 2023 to 5 Jan 2024
10:00 to 16:00
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