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 them from 18 November this year until 5 January 2024 (closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day).

Their 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 their knowledgeable guides will be there to share captivating stories along the way….

Some of the paths are steep and uneven.

Full access information is available on their website under ‘Facilities and Access’

The Wind in the Willows

Basildon Park,

Lower Basildon,



01491 672382

The Wind in the Willows

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