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Basildon Park, Reading

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  • We went on a Saturday when the Sun was out. Toilets at the Ticket office and House were clean but old. This is place I would bring the family for picnic, plenty of paths to explore and house to visit ...  more »
  • We have been here before but assumed the cafe was closed as there was no signage at all and we couldn’t find it. We went with family this time who had been before and they took us to the cafe. No sign...  more »
  • Great day out, 3 walks to choose from depending on time but all easy and fairly flat. Nice cafe for lunch and a good gift shop! Arrive before lunchtime to avoid queuing for the car park!  more »
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  • Love National Trust! Children took part in Easter egg hunt which is something we do every year. Second time at Basildon Park. We know they are easy but would have liked more of a 'hunt'. All clues stuck in one field were easy to see with people following each other like sheep. Last time we went they were hidden in the gardens amongst the trees so children had to actually look for them. Also worth mentioning that while it was nice to see a return to an egg this year ( Last year it was a chocolate bunny) it was a bit worrying to see they were all packaged in card boxes this time as well as the foil. Could do away with this extra packaging I think. Aside from that a fabulous visit. The guides/ volunteers at the entrance and in the house can't be praised enough. So friendly and informative. The lady in the old kitchen making biscuits and cakes to feed the masses was a trooper and a real star. We loved her....and of course the cakes.
  • Great place for a walk. Various lengths of walk available. Lots of things for children to do near the car park and out on some of the walks. Good cafe in a nice spot beside the house. National trust shop and plant sales offer interesting items of a varied nature.
  • National Trust sites are always worth a visit and this one has a great building with friendly staff willing to talk with you in detail about the history of the rooms. You'll get a nice cream tea and a snack for the kids as well as plenty of space to walk around and get some fresh air in your lungs too. Never a day wasted at a National Trust site.
  • Lovely house and great garden with woods. Reasonable food in the cafe. We had a lovely interesting day. Make sure you see the shell room, the fantastic wood inlay furniture in one of the drawing rooms and the spiral staircase that runs all the way up the house.
  • Lovely place for walks and picnics. Lovely scenery. Cafe good for hot and cold foods and drinks. I haven't been in the house as not my cup of tea. Have visited lots of times.
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