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Events at Upton Country Park


Upton House parkrun

Every Saturday

9am  - runners briefing  beforehand in the Tea Rooms Courtyard


A weekly 5km (3.1 mile) run for pure enjoyment - come along and join in whatever your pace. Every week there's a post parkrun coffee in the Tea Rooms

Visit for details - and the Course Map

The Great Dorset Arts and Crafts Weekend

Sat 18th & Sun 19th November

10am - 4pm at Upton House

£1.50 per adult

Join us for a festive weekend in stunning Upton House; browse the beautifully created goods on offer, enjoy a mince pie and relax listening to musical performances in the grand Entrance Hall. All arts, crafts and gifts available to buy are hand-crafted by Dorset suppliers so don't miss out on this great opportunity to get some unique Christmas gifts.

Christmas Wreath Workshops

Sun 26th Nov & Sun 10th Dec

10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm  at Upton House

£32 per person

Our popular Christmas Wreath workshops are back for 2017 with an exclusive 2 hour class to get you feeling Christmassy! Create a unique wreath in the luxurious surroundings of the historic Grade II* listed Upton House.

All materials provided, along with tea & coffee, homemade mince pies and a glass of mulled wine.

All over 16’s welcome. No experience necessary.

Booking essential, so call today on 01202 262753


18th November - 24th December

We have a new Christmas webpage with details of all our festive events!



Santa's Christmas Grotto, open daily from 11am. Walk-in tickets Tuesday-Sundays / pre-booking available for weekend visits

The Magical Light Garden, open daily from 4pm. Walk-in tickets Tuesday-Sundays / pre-booking available for weekend visits

Meet the Reindeer Weekend

Festive Christmas Lunches and a Christmas Party Evening!

Visit the Christmas website for details


Upton House Open Days & House Tours 2018:  21st January, 4th & 25th February, 11th & 25th March, 15th & 29th April, 13th, 27th & 28th May, 10th June, 8th & 22nd July, 4th, 5th, 19th, 26th & 27th August, 9th & 23rd September. Admission to the House is free for the sale of books, souvenirs and gifts. A guided tour of the ground floor rooms with a Friends of Upton Country Park volunteer costs £1.50 per person - details at the Friends website

Upton House parkrun every Saturday morning at 9am. A weekly 5km (3.1 mile) run for pure enjoyment - come along and join in whatever your pace. Visit for full details and course map.

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 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 for any last minute live updates

July - September 2017 - events and activities at Upton Country Park (pdf, 2Mb)