The Park has a network of hard-surfaced wheelchair friendly footpaths. There are several kissing gates throughout the estate; each is accessible with a RADAR key. Accessible toilets are located in the car park and by the Tea Rooms (RADAR key).
The Education Centre is accessed via a wheelchair friendly ramp. Access to Upton House ground floor includes entrance/exit ramps and toilet facilities.
The Friends are always looking for enthusiastic and willing members to become volunteers to join them in keeping the Country Park a great place to visit.
Can you spare some time to volunteer in the refreshment kiosk at the back of Upton House or use your knowledge helping out in the Plant Centre? You can help in many ways, from participating in various events to giving talks and guided tours to fundraising and finding sponsorship.
Are you interested in helping the Operations Team keep Upton Country Park looking its best all year round? Becoming a volunteer is just what you have been looking for!
Join our hard working and enthusiastic volunteers:
Our Gardening Group, who meet on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am
Practical Conservation Group meets through the winter:
No special skills or knowledge are required, but please bring sturdy footwear, warm & waterproof clothing and a packed lunch.
The Friends of Upton Country Park was established in May 1976 and is a registered charity supporting projects throughout Upton House and the grounds. Volunteers from the Friends run the Plant Centre and Kiosk and open Upton House for tours for the public on certain days throughout the year, all of which aids their fundraising efforts.
The Friends help with the protection, improvement and promotion of Upton House & Country Park to maximise the enjoyment and education of all visitors.
Recent projects have seen large contributions towards the Walled Garden improvements in Summer 2012 and the new Woodland Play Trail in Winter 2012.
We are always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to work with us through the seasons. It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends and build CV experience.