Basildon Park National Trust

Basildon Park National Trust

Date of Adventure: 26 Oct, 2023

Have you registered for your free National Trust Family Pass that you can use until the 15th December? We recommend that you head to Basildon Park  – a firm favourite and somewhere we have been before and love! It’s also a great meet up point with friends.

We follow the Woodland Walk (1.5 miles) which goes through woodland and landscaped parkland. It’s also pushchair friendly too. On this walk you’ll find the Wild Play Trail where little ones can get adventurous on the balance beam, jump on the hopscotch, play with the ball run (bring a ball for this – tennis size or smaller) and more. There’s also plenty of space for some den building too; there are some pretty impressive ones already in place.

There’s also the house, which was lovingly restored in the 1950s. We have been inside before but visiting the inside of stately homes quite stressful with an energetic little one! There are always lots of events going on here for children and families – many free – keep up with them on the events page.

We’ve spent 7 hours here previously so some armed with ALL the snacks if you’re not planning to spend in the Tea Room.

If you have a dog, Basildon Park has a pawprint rating of two which means that dogs are very welcome here. You’ll find water bowls, dog bins and dog friendly walks around the estate. Dogs are also welcome in the tearoom and shop.






Child: £7.40
Family: £37.50
1 adult family: £22.50
Under 5s: Free
10am - 4pm (tea room closes 30 minutes before)
No booking required
Tea room open
Paths accessible but the path to the house is uphill with mixed terrain. Visitor buggy available.
35 minutes from Headington roundabout
Train to reading then 143 bus
Free parking
The details


Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR

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Did you


The landscape architects that designed the new Sutton Courtenay Playground also designed the new Blenheim Palace Adventure Playground!

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