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Events at Upton Country Park

MAY

The Summer Splash Fountain is open throughout May!


Daily in the Walled Garden 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (subject to private event bookings, please check our current Closures Diary or join us on Facebook for regular updates.)

Half Term Fun 27th May - 2nd June!

Inflatables on the Front Lawn


Saturday 27th May

11am - 5pm

On the Front Lawn

Charges apply


Six different bouncy castles for the under 14s.

Prices vary, with packages ranging from 10 minutes to unlimited access!


Bouncy & Disco Family Fun in the Walled Garden


Sunday 28th May

11am - 7pm

In the Walled Garden

Charges apply


With Get Up and Groove / Get Up and Bounce.

11am - 5pm Kid's Bouncy Play. with Get Up & Bounce. 5pm - 7pm Children's Outdoor Disco on the splash fountain. 5pm - 7pm Grown Ups get a turn on the bouncy castles and re-live al the fun!

The Tea Rooms will stay open until 7pm selling ice creams, beverages and light bites.

Charges apply. Weather dependent. Please check our Facebook page for further details and for any bad weather cancellation notices.

JUNE

The Summer Splash Fountain is open throughout June!


Daily in the Walled Garden 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (subject to private event bookings, please check our current Closures Diary or join us on Facebook for regular updates.)

Princess & Pirates Mini Fun Day on the Front Lawn


Friday 2nd June

11am - 3pm / 5pm

On the Front Lawn

Charges apply


Inflatables, Climbing Wall and Scavenger Hunt. Wear your best fancy dress and enter our competition at 2pm to win a prize. Face painter available on the day, as well as ice creams and other refreshments. Come and enjoy the end of Half Term with us!

Weather dependent. Main event ends at 3pm, inflatables remain until 5pm.

The Great Dorset Artisan Fair


Saturday 3rd  & Sunday 4th June

10am - 4pm

Near the Tea Rooms

Adults £1, children free


The Great Dorset Artisan Fair returns! Join us for another fun shopping experience in the spectacular setting of Upton House, with local arts, crafts and produce specialists. Browse stalls both inside and outside, all whilst soaking up the atmosphere with live music in the Entrance Hall.

Please see our Facebook Event page for details & updates

Upton House Music Festival



Thurs, 8th - Sat 10th June

5pm - 10.30pm approx

On the Front Lawn

Tickets from £38.50


Three nights of open air concerts to be staged on the beautiful lawns of Upton House, allowing you to either picnic on the lawns, purchase a Gold Circle reserved seat or enjoy VIP hospitality.

CLASSICAL NIGHT with Sir Bryn Terfel CBE and the BSO Concert Orchestra, soloist Lauren Fagan and special guests Escala

80's EXTRAVANZA with Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde & Toyah

SUPERSTAR SATURDAY with international superstar Michael Bolton

Full details, hospitality information and ticket sales at www.uptonhousemusicfestival.co.uk

The Great Global Greyhound Walk


Sunday, 11th June

Start: 11am

Meet in the Car Park

FREE


The Great Global Greyhound Walk is an annual dog walking event that brings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners to raise awareness of the breeds and show the public just what wonderful pets they make.

Become a part of the Great Global Greyhound Walk family, join in the fun and help us beat previous years totals whilst promoting greyhounds and all their sighthound cousins.

All the information you need can be found at www.greatglobalgreyhoundwalk.co.uk and make sure to join our Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/TheGreatBritishGreyhoundWalk/

Cult Screens Open Air Cinema


Thurs 15th - Sat 17th June

Doors 7.30pm / Start 9.15pm

In the Walled Garden

£10 - £25 per ticket


Cult Screens Open Air Cinema is coming to the Walled Garden this summer. The cinema will be here 15th-17th June, and returning 31 August-2nd September.

Screening: The Lost Boys 15th June; Rogue One 16th June; Dirty Dancing 17th June.

Enjoy high definition projection, giant screens and superb audio.The events offer a range of ticket options, from bring your own to a choice of seating options including deckchairs, single bean bags and double bean bags to cuddle up on. It's not just about the film, there will be food and drink on sale as well.

Tickets on sale now. For details & booking please visit www.cultscreens.co.uk

Architectural Photography Workshop


Sunday, 18th June

9.30am - 4pm

Meet at Upton House

£45 per adult


Upton Country Park has teamed up with some expert locally-based photographers to host regular Photography Masterclasses and Workshops during 2017.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to get to know a little more about what your camera is capable of, meet some new people and experience the Country Park from a different perspective? We’re sure these one day workshops will help and develop your skills. £45 per adult (over 16's only) includes refreshments, including a buffet lunch and tea.

Today's workshop (Architectural Photography) is led by Jon Mackenzie; your location - Upton House.

Photography Workshops & Tutorials

Plant Portrait Photography Workshop


Wednesday, 28th June

9.30am - 4pm

Meet at Upton House

£45 per adult


Upton Country Park has teamed up with some expert locally-based photographers to host regular Photography Masterclasses and Workshops during 2017.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to get to know a little more about what your camera is capable of, meet some new people and experience the Country Park from a different perspective? We’re sure these one day workshops will help and develop your skills. £45 per adult (over 16's only) includes refreshments, including a buffet lunch and tea.

Today's workshop (Plant Portrait Photography) is led by Louise Jolley; your locations - Upton House, the Walled Garden and borders.

Photography Workshops & Tutorials

JULY

BioBlitz Day


Saturday 1st July

Times t.b.c.

In the Walled Garden

FREE


Meet us in the Walled Garden and help the team record all of the wonderful wildlife we have around the Country Park. 

All ages welcome. Children’s activities include pond dipping, bird walk, dragonfly survey, butterfly bingo and wildflower surveys.  Each event takes an hour – full details will be published here and on our Facebook page soon.

AUGUST

Cult Screens Open Air Cinema


Thurs 31st - Sat 2nd September

Doors 7.30pm / Start 9.15pm

In the Walled Garden

£10 - £25 per ticket


Cult Screens Open Air Cinema returns to the Walled Garden for a further three summer evenings of outdoor cinematic entertainment.

Screening: Jurassic Park 31st August; Top Gun 1st September; La La Land 2nd September.

Enjoy high definition projection, giant screens and superb audio. The events offer a range of ticket options, from bring your own to a choice of seating options including deckchairs, single bean bags and double bean bags to cuddle up on. It's not just about the film, there will be food and drink on sale as well.

Tickets on sale now. For details & booking please visit www.cultscreens.co.uk

SEPTEMBER

The Summer Splash Fountain is open through September!


Daily in the Walled Garden 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (subject to private event bookings, please check Facebook for updates)

Plant Portrait Photography Workshop


Sunday, 17th September

9.30am - 4pm

Meet at Upton House

£45 per adult


Upton Country Park has teamed up with some expert locally-based photographers to host regular Photography Masterclasses and Workshops during 2017.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to get to know a little more about what your camera is capable of, meet some new people and experience the Country Park from a different perspective? We’re sure these one day workshops will help and develop your skills. £45 per adult (over 16's only) includes refreshments, including a buffet lunch and tea.

Today's workshop (Plant Portrait Photography) is led by Louise Jolley; your locations - Upton House, the Walled Garden and borders.

Photography Workshops & Tutorials






REGULAR ACTIVITIES AT UPTON  COUNTRY PARK

Upton House Open Days & House Tours:  2nd April, 23rd April, 7th May, 28th & 29th May, 25th June, 9th July, 23rd July, 5th & 6th August, 20th August, 28th August, 10th September and 24th September  - details at the Friends website

Nordic Walking Classes every Friday at 9.30am for 1 hour. A great low impact outdoor activity using Nordic Walking poles which provide stability whilst recruiting between 80-90% of the muscles in the body. £4 per session, meet in the main car park.

Free Health Walks The Poole Healthy Walks Scheme offers free walks led by trained volunteers. Every Friday at 11.30am for an advanced walk extending to Upton Heath, and at 12 noon for a shorter walk within Upton Country Park. There is also a walk within the Country Park on every 2nd Saturday of the month at 10am. No need to book, just turn up and join in ... and be sure to stay for some post-walk refreshments. New walkers always welcome. Meet by the bus stop in the main car park.

Segway Tours Running up to 10 times a day throughout the year - a unique way to enjoy the Country Park! Take a guided Segway tour gliding through the beautiful gardens and woodland with a qualified instructor whilst you take in the abundance of plants and wildlife around you. Minimum age for a Segway tour is 12 years. Please phone Dorset Segways on 01183 341807 or 01183 341808. or visit dorsetsegways.co.uk for more information or to book .

Please see our Things To Do page for details of more activities such as Orienteering


Events may be subject to change; please check facebook.com/uptoncountrypark for any last minute live updates

April - June 2017 - events and activities at Upton Country Park (pdf, 1.5Mb)