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Family-friendly things to do at Basildon Park

A child wearing a straw hat and a pink top is point at a clock as part of an Easter trail
A child is pointing at a trail board | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Keep all the family happy at Basildon Park, from playing at the ball run, adventuring on the wild play walk, or taking part in one of the seasonal trails.

Planning your family visit

Here's the information you need at a glance to make the most of your family day out at Basildon Park:

  • Baby-changing facilities are available in the accessible toilets in the stableyard by visitor reception
  • The gardens are accessible for buggies, but the parkland has uneven ground
  • Please don't bring balls, bikes or scooters
  • Children's books and toys are available to buy in the shop
  • Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available from the tea-room.

Family-friendly events

Easter Adventures

Join us for a journey to the silver screen this Easter at Basildon Park. To celebrate two decades of filmmaking at Basildon Park, experience ten film and cinema themed game and activity stations. Wheelbarrow race to get the props to set, bean bag toss to the giant popcorn buckets and hopscotch the Hollywood walk of fame! The whole family can star in this action-packed day out.

Make your way along the trail and find activities for the whole family. The trail takes place between 23 March - 14 April 2024, from 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm, so come along and explore the beautiful parkland and gardens of Basildon Park. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg. *Suitable for people with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies.

Family-friendly things to do on the estate

Children's wild play trail

Head along the woodland walk to find the wild play trail in the parkland. Get adventurous on the balance beam, jump on the hopscotch and play with the ball run. There’s also plenty of space for some den building too.

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Explore the wider estate on a parkland walk. Choose from one of four trails that are designed for different ages and abilities. Take in the views of the 18th-century Bath-stone house as it glows in the distance.