What to do and see in Basildon, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

February 2, 2018 Misti Hsu

Basildon in United Kingdom (UK), from Europe region, is best know for Parks. Discover best things to do in Basildon with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Basildon

1. Wat Tyler Country Park

Wat Tyler Country Park Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England +44 1268 550088
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 339 reviews

Wat Tyler Country Park

125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats. Attractions include a miniature railway, sculpture trail, visitor centre, refreshment facilities, birdwatching hides and an adventure playground for the children.

Reviewed By track67 - United Kingdom

great peaceful place for timeout picnic, fresh air stroll, a mix with nature, RSPB centre of interest, family fun minature railway line for getting about, free parking, toilets and refreshments, creative Playgrounds, and interesting sculptures within park grounds,

2. Partyman World Of Play

Unit 14 Repton Close | Burnt Mills, Basildon SS13 1LJ, England +44 1268 208660
Excellent
70%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

Partyman World Of Play

Imagine a place with multi-level play structures, ball ponds, air cannons, a jelly mountain, football pitches, comfy Seating for mums and dads to relax, an ever changing menu with freshly prepared food, a fully licensed bar and most of all… Fun!

Reviewed By Steve D

I have attended three parties, for children celebrating their 5th birthday, over the last few months.
As a Grandad, who is primary concern is the safety of the child, I have found the environment and staff, at Partyman World Basildon, excellent.
Specifically, I would like to highlight the professionalism of one member of staff: 'Jelly Ellie'.
Ellie stands out as being able to empathize with the children (if they are nervous or unsure), whilst being able to entertain them and enthuse them in party games with her dancing. I have made a point of thanking her personally.
The food and drinks available, for the designated adult, make the experience of spending two hours and a room full of screaming children quite enjoyable.

3. Towngate Theatre

Westgate | St. Martin's Square, Basildon SS14 1DL, England +44 1268 465465
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Towngate Theatre

Located in the centre of Basildon in Essex, this welcoming and vibrant theatre is an excellent venue for live entertainment. They offer a wide range of productions throughout the year to suit all ages and tastes - such as dramas, comedies, thrillers, musicals, Ballets, operas, tribute bands, children's productions and many more. Their annual pantomime is well renowned for being the best in the area, and for two years running it was awarded a 5 star review from The Stage (2014 and 2015). They also boast a modern and stylish Café Bar which is open on weekdays from 8am - 3pm, and 2 hours prior to evening Performances. Offering a delicious selection of hot and cold meals for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, it's a great place to meet before a show - or if you just fancy popping in for a coffee and a cake.

Reviewed By SteveStAlbansHerts - St Albans Herts

This year Aladdin was the best yet, I took my Grandchildren and they all loved it. Superb effects. Highly recommended.

4. Langdon Visitor Centre

Lower Dunton Road, Basildon SS16 6EB, England +44 1268 419103
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Langdon Visitor Centre

Managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust, the Langdon Visitor Centre is set in a stunning nature reserve of 461 acres which comprises woodland, meadows, lakes and former plotland Gardens. There are beautiful wildlife Gardens, a Peter Rabbit™ Woodland Trail and a museum of Plotland Life. The nature reserve offers walks through the many different habitats whilst the Visitor Centre serves refreshments and has a gift shop.

Reviewed By Steven-and-Soph - Essex, United Kingdom

A lovely walk surrounded by wildlife and beautiful flowers (if you go in the summer like we did). There are various different routes you can choose to take and we had a nice relaxing day. Would be a good location for a bike ride or a picnic.

5. Eastgate Shopping Centre

Eastgate Centre, Basildon SS14 1EB, England +44 800 454863
Excellent
17%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 116 reviews

Eastgate Shopping Centre

Reviewed By essexgirl68 - Caleta de Fuste, Spain

Decent enough shopping centre based in the centre of Basildon. I used to shop here fairly frequently although not as much now due to the fact I live abroad. Always pop in when I am in the UK to pick up essentials and have a bite to eat. It is all undercover so ideal in the winter months or when the weather is not good enough to want to be outside. Good choice of shops plus an Asda so plenty of choice for everyone.

6. High Sports

Gloucester Park North Cranes Farm Road | Gloucester Park North, Basildon SS14 3GR, England +44 345 363 1177
Excellent
51%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

High Sports

High Sports at Basildon Sporting Village offers the following facilities: Top rope and lead climbing 10m roped wall 50+ routes Grades from 4+ to 7c Bouldering wall New problems set every week 2 auto-belay lines Taster sessions for juniors, adults and families Adult Beginner courses Full junior club programme Birthday parties Gear shop Equipment rental Cafe on-siteOpening TimesMon-Fri 12:00-22:00Sat - Sun 09:00-18:00

Reviewed By sabandsay - London, United Kingdom

We've been visiting Basildon High Sports for just under a year now - prior to this we'd never climbed at all. Everyone here - the staff and the climbers are extremely helpful and friendly; there's no clique, everyone is always offering help, advice and encouragement; the routes are a nice mixed bag that change frequently enough to offer new challenges but are there long enough to allow you to complete those projects that are proving tricky. Guest route setters regularly visit the wall, and it's always a great challenge when the new routes are set.
As novices we were apprehensive about starting to climb, but the instructors have a lot of patience and experience to help you get up the wall, they're on hand to offer tips and suggestions when you're climbing, and generally they've made our introduction to climbing a really awesome experience. We've completed our learn to lead course here, and our climbing continuously improves thanks to climbing in such a positive place.
If you're thinking of starting climbing, pop down and talk to the team here; they'll get you hooked :) If you're an experienced climber then there's always a good crowd here to climb with.

7. Noak Bridge Nature Reserve

Eastfield Road | Noak Bridge, Basildon SS15 4JS, England +44 1268 459754
Excellent
35%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Noak Bridge Nature Reserve

Reviewed By sweetsixty - essex

Nice little place to walk the dog and meet other local people walking there dog or just taking a stroll, it's well maintained with new paths and stairs plus local residents help to keep it clean, just one problem are the dog owners that do not clear up after there dog.

8. Foxes Farm Produce

Wash Rd | Basildon, Basildon SS15 4BP, England +44 7720 888053
Excellent
84%
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Poor
16%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Foxes Farm Produce

As we grow our own pumpkins we thought what a great opportunity for children and adults alike to see our pumpkins grow and pick the exact pumpkins you want directly from our patch! This year we are bigger and better than ever with pick your own pumpkins, a maize trail and game zone! We even have food stalls for you to enjoy! P.S Remember our farm is a muddy field so please check our website and social media for weather updates before you come!

Reviewed By Victoria P - London, United Kingdom

Pick your own pumpkin! This was brilliant fun for our two daughter's. The very site of a field filled with pumpkins, on the vines, ready to be filled was rather magical. My youngest felt like Cinderella:)
This attraction is seasonal, and free entry. You drive in and our guided to a parking space. You are then on the field, where there are pumpkin displays everywhere and lots of hay bales etc. You have displays of different types of pumpkin and little signs telling you interesting information. You can then, if you like, collect a wheelbarrow, and go and choose your pumpkins. There are sone really great varieties, including a grey one, we called the spooky one. Also there are other activities, including a maze walk through, pumpkin bowling, stacking and tic tac toe, and plenty of photo opportunities.
Everyone there, especially the children seemed to be having a fantastic time too.
We had a great time, and this will now become another Page Family Halloween Tradition.

9. Racing and River Boat Museum

The Barn Wash Road | Lower Basildon, Basildon SS15 4AZ, England +44 7921 265856
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Racing and River Boat Museum

The Racing and River Boat Museum houses racing dinghies and river craft from Great Britain and around the world. There are many important examples of canoes within the collection, some dating back to the 1850’s. There are a variety of sailing dinghies on display with plans to extend the collection in the near future. There are currently two boats in restoration, a Finn (dinghy class sailed by Ben Ainslie) and a Tideway 14 (Traditional Clinker Build).

Reviewed By frankawhitford - London, United Kingdom

The museum keeps it simple and teaches you everything you need to know about historic and present racing and river boats! Its surroundings add to the experience by creating a cut off and hassle free feeling with a tranquil old father Thames being a short stroll away. The interior is another surprise as the museum sits in an old 13th century (estimate) barn of grand carpentry and exposed wood.
I would recommend this museum to anyone interested in boats, along with families looking for a calm and relaxing day out.

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