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 Friday 9th June - 80's Extravaganza

 Saturday 10th June - international superstar Michael Bolton

 Full details & tickets at www.uptonhousemusicfestival.co.uk

 2nd:  Nature Tots with the RSPB

 5th:  The re-launched Upton House Wedding Fair

 9th:  RSPB Monthly Guided Walk

 29th:  Landscape Photography Workshop

Click for details of the Upton House Music Festival in June
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Events at Upton Country Park

MARCH

Soft Play in the Courtyard Barn


Daily until the end of March

Opening hours info below

Courtyard Barn by the Tea Rooms

£1 - £3 per child


The popular Woody's Soft Play will be operating daily subject to staff availability and weather conditions - please check out our Facebook page for live updates. Standard opening 10am - 4pm (last admission 3.30pm) until the end of March - don't miss out!

0-2 yrs £1, over 2 yrs £3.

With a special smaller room for babies and younger children too, it is the perfect place to let the kids burn off some energy while you pop along to get a coffee from the nearby Tea Rooms.

Please call 01202 262753 or email uptoncountrypark@poole.gov.uk for more information on the soft play and for party bookings.

Nature Tots with the RSPB


Thursday, 2nd March

10 - 11.30am

Meet at The Cabin

£3 per child


Weekly sessions - every term-time Thursday through the winter season

Get your little ones loving nature by coming along to Nature Tots at Upton Country Park. With special activities and games to explore the great outdoors, get your little one started off with a passion for nature that'll stay with them for life!

Wedding Fair


Sunday, 5th March

11am - 3pm

Upton House

£2 per adult


Re-launching the Upton House Wedding Fair with a fresh new look for 2017!

Marvel at the magnificence of our Georgian mansion while enjoying many varied, handpicked exhibitors and taking the opportunity to talk to our Wedding Team about your big day. Don't miss the new fashion show at 1pm, featuring beautiful dresses from Bridal Reloved in Poundbury, and take in the many musical performances in the Entrance Hall throughout the day.

Complimentary Bucks Fizz for the first 70 adult visitors through the doors - don't miss out!

For further details please call 01202 262753.

RSPB Monthly Guided Walk


Thursday, 9th March

10am - 12pm

Meet at The Cabin

£2 per person


A regular event on the second Thursday of every month.

Join a knowledgeable guide from the RSPB for an exciting and sociable walk to explore the wildlife that can be found in and around the Country Park. Don't worry if you don't know the difference between a robin and a blackbird! You soon will.

Landscape Photography Workshop


Wednesday, 29th March

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 (Landscape Photography) is led by Owen Vachel; your locations - Upton House and the shoreline.

Owen Vachel

APRIL

Architectural Photography Workshop


Thursday, 27th April

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

MAY

Landscape Photography Workshop


Saturday, 6th May

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 (Landscape Photography) is led by Jason Bascombe; your locations - Upton House, the shoreline and woodlands.

Photography Workshops & Tutorials

JUNE

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

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

SEPTEMBER

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: 22nd January, 5th & 19th February, 12th March, 23rd April - details at the Friends website

Nordic Walking Classes every Friday at 12.30pm and 1.30pm 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 short walks led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders. Every Friday at 12 noon and every 2nd Saturday of the month at 10am. All walks are 1 mile and offer gentle exercise. New walkers always welcome, just turn up and join in. Meet by the bus stop in the main car park.

Segway Tours Running 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, and maximum group size is 6 per tour. Please phone Dorset Segways on 01183 341807 or 01183 341808. or visit dorsetsegways.co.uk for more information or to book .

Petanque every Wednesday & Sunday at 1.30pm. Meet at the Petanque terrain.

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

January-March 2017 - events and activities at Upton Country Park (pdf, 850kb)