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 6th, 13th & 20th October: Nature Tots, Thursday Nature Ramble &      Go Wild After School with the RSPB

Welcome to Poole’s award-winning Upton Country Park

Over 130 acres of parkland, shoreline and formal estate gardens in Dorset

Free admission, 7 days a week, all year round

April to September - gates open at 8am, close at 9pm

Green Flag Award winner for the past 9 yearsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the 2nd year

Summer - the Tea Rooms

Open daily 9.30am - 5pm for drinks, snacks, light lunches


Poole’s premier attraction, whatever the season. There’s something for everyone, so come along today and see what’s got people talking!  

Marvel at the grand Grade II* listed Georgian Mansion House, enjoy the wildlife along the shoreline, allow the children to blow off steam along the Woodland Play Trail, enjoy one of our regular events – or simply find a quiet spot to admire the amazing horticulture and beautiful botanical Walled Garden.

We offer so many things to do! From simply walking the dog to enjoying lunch in the Tea Rooms or admiring artworks in the Gallery Upstairs.

No admission fees, open all year round and great walking/cycling links (we even have our own bus stop!) what’s not to love?

The Park team are confident this is the best place to spend a day out in Poole, but don’t just take our word for it, take a look around and start planning your visit!

Celebrate with us!

If you’re in the mood to celebrate then do it in style at one of Dorset’s top events venues!

Renowned for our welcoming, professional hospitality, Upton Country Park offers a range of venue hire options for hosting your wedding, anniversary party, children’s birthday or corporate training event. And more.

Whether you chose the grandeur of the main house, the rural chic of the Walled Garden or the rustic education facility, our dedicated events team will ensure your occasion runs smoothly, just as you planned it would!


Here at Upton Country Park we’re always very mindful of the environment and make sure we’re as energy efficient and sustainable as possible. We are working on:

Reducing our carbon footprint  •  Reducing and Recycling  •  Working sustainably

The Splash Fountain!

Now open daily from 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm throughout the summer

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We host civil ceremonies and wedding receptions all year round

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The park is growing!

Phase 2 of the park expansion to start this summer

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Enjoy the summer

at Upton Country Park

Get Up & Bounce!

Bouncy Castle fun, every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 10am - 3pm from 22nd July - 31st August (excl. the first weekend of August), weather conditions permitting.

Additional hours / days will be announced here and on our Facebook page.

£4 for one hour of unlimited play.

Location: Front Lawn

Kids Activity Corner

Every day from 9am - 5pm with mini train rides, crazy golf, crafts and ride-on toy ponies!

Activities from £1.50 per child.

Location: Adjacent to the Education Centre

We will have our pop-up tea rooms in the education centre for a quick cuppa!

Tea Rooms & Ice Cream Kiosk

Open Daily from 9.30am – 5pm, with Special offers available throughout the summer, keep an eye out on our Facebook page.

Our ice cream kiosk can be found in the Tea Rooms Courtyard with a variety of delicious flavours, and our ice cream bike will be located near Get Up and Bounce on the front lawn for a tasty treat!

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Forest School

The upcoming Sensory Fun and Bushcraft Fun workshops provide an interesting environment for children to interact with the woodlands and nature, offering the perfect opportunity for them to explore their natural surroundings.

23rd & 30th August. Booking essential.

Find more information on our Events Page