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Events at Upton Country Park

SEPTEMBER

The Summer Splash Fountain is open throughout September!


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.)

Upton House parkrun


Every Saturday

9am  - runners briefing  beforehand in the Tea Rooms Courtyard

FREE


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 www.parkrun.org.uk/uptonhouse for details - and the Course Map

OCTOBER

Upton House parkrun


Every Saturday

9am  - runners briefing  beforehand in the Tea Rooms Courtyard

FREE


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 www.parkrun.org.uk/uptonhouse for details - and the Course Map

Landscape Photography Workshop


Sunday, 15th October

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 Vachell; your locations - Upton House, the Shoreline.

Photography Workshops & Tutorials

OCTOBER HALF TERM

Pumpkin Patch and Maze


Sat 21st - Sun 29th October

At the Activity area near the Cabin

FREE


This half term our activity area is transformed into a Pumpkin Patch with scarecrows and a harvest inspired maze. Have fun and see if you can find our giant spider!

Pumpkin carving is also available (for a small charge) in the Cabin from 10am - 4pm each day

Wedding Fair


Sunday, 22nd October

Upton House

£1 per adult


Historic Upton House opens its doors to showcase it as an amazing wedding venue, with leading local suppliers from the industry on hand. Watch the bridal fashion show, listen to live music in the grand Entrance Hall and chat to the Events Team and expert suppliers about your special day. Don't forget to pick up your complimentary glass of Bucks Fizz!

Entry: £1 per adult. Accompanied children go free.

Dorset Dogs Mega Pit Stop


Wednesday 25th October

10am dog walk  / 11am - 3pm on the HaHa Lawn by Upton House

FREE


Dorset Dogs is joined by Fleur's Happy Hounds, Dorset Wildlife Trust and other stands with fun activities for dogs and families too!

Guided Walkies join us for a friendly walk around the off-lead fields, meeting near the dog training area:

  • Morning - meet at 10am for a 90 minute walk finishing at the Mega Pit Stop
  • Afternoon - meet at 3pm for a 90 minute walk finishing at the dog walkers car park. Why not enjoy the Pit Stop for an hour or so first?

Pumpkin Parade


Thursday 26th October

In the Walled Garden

£2.50


Our ever-popular Halloween event! Bring your finest carved pumpkin and enter it into the Best Pumpkin Competition in the Walled Garden, with categories and prizes for both children and adults. Enjoy some Halloween themed activities after the competition too.

Further details available here soon.

NOVEMBER

Upton House parkrun


Every Saturday

9am  - runners briefing  beforehand in the Tea Rooms Courtyard

FREE


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 www.parkrun.org.uk/uptonhouse 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.


DECEMBER

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

Visit www.uptoncountrypark.com/christmasVisit uptoncountrypark.com/christmas

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

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 www.parkrun.org.uk/uptonhouse 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 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

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