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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!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

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.

Embrace the spirit of Christmas with us from 18 November this year until 5 January 2024 (closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day).

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.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

Check in at visitor reception before exploring the site.


Some of the paths are steep and uneven. Full access information is available on our website under 'Facilities and Access'.

Contact info

Basildon Park estate office

Upcoming events


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.

Event summary

1 Dec 2023 to 5 Jan 2024
10:00 to 16:00
+ 33 other dates or times

Christmas wreath-making sessions at Basildon Park 

Get yourself in the festive spirit by creating your own wreath for Christmas!

Event summary

4 Dec to 5 Dec 2023
10:30 to 12:30
+ 1 other date or time