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The outdoor space at Basildon Park is the ideal place to explore and play in, whatever your age, during the summer months. Discover the Wild Play Trail, bring the dog along for a family walk, laze in the gardens or look for wildlife out in the parkland.

For kids

This summer we have lots on to get you outside in the parkland. We are upgrading our Wild Play Trail with more play stations and creating a brand new play area for little ones, with ball run stations, a little closer to the Stableyard, which will open at the beginning of the summer holidays.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Events at Basildon Park
Telephone
0118 984 3040
E-mail
basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website
Basildon Park
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/nationaltrust
Twitter
https://twitter.com/nationaltrust

Where to go

Address
National Trust
Basildon Park
Lower Basildon
Reading
Postcode
RG8 9NR

Time / Date Details

Session Information
See website for details on opening times

Other Details

Costs

Details
Standard
Whole property
■Adult: £12.00
■Child: £6.00
■Family: £28.60
■Group adult: £10.20
■Group child: £5.00

Grounds only
■Adult: £7.15
■Child: £3.60
■Family: £18.00

Availability

Age Ranges
0-1
1-4
4-11
11-16
16-18
18-25
26-49
Other notes

An 18th-century house, a 1950s home This is a story of grandeur created, dissolved and resurrected - not once, but twice. Basildon Park is an impressive Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland, which was lovingly rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the mid 1950s. The house you see today is a re-creation and restoration of the 18th-century mansion. They restored the elegant interior and scoured the country salvaging 18th-century architectural fixtures and fittings. They filled their comfortable new home with fine paintings, fabrics and furniture, which can still be enjoyed by visitors today. Make the most of your visit by treating yourself to a cream tea, experience the nostalgia of our 1950s kitchen, or stretch your legs following one of our waymarked trails through the 400 acres of historic parkland.

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