Home of Upton House

and 160 acres of parkland, shoreline & formal gardens

Upton Country Park

Home of Upton House

and 160 acres of parkland, shoreline & formal estate gardens


Green Flag award, Green Heritage Site accredited

Free admission, 7 days a week, all year round. Car Parking charges apply

Gates open 8am – 9pm (April – September)

Poole’s award-winning Country Park

160 acres of park and woodland, 2.6km of shoreline, 32 acres of formal garden, 6 types of natural habitat and 2,000 years of history… Upton Country Park has it all!

Open ’til dusk every day, all year round. No admission fees, regular outdoor events, beautiful grounds and lots of child-friendly activities, and beautiful grounds,

Marvel at the grandeur of our Grade II* listed Georgian Mansion House, and enjoy the rich diversity of wildlife along the shoreline. Allow the children to blow off steam at Spurrier’s Play Park or with a ball game on the front lawn. Play a round of adventure golf with friends & family – or simply find a quiet spot to admire the amazing horticulture and beautiful botanical Walled Garden. 

The Welcome Centre

Open daily, 10am – 4pm

In the main car park. Discover what’s going on in the Country Park. Explore the history of the Estate and the families that lived here. Learn about the variety of landscapes and abundant wildlife you can enjoy during your visit.

So much to see and do!

Open ’til dusk every day, all year round. No admission fees, regular outdoor events, lots of child-friendly activities, beautiful grounds and great walking/cycling links – what’s not to love?

Discover all we have to offer for your visit, whether rain or shine, from simply walking the dog to browsing the work of local artists in the Gallery Upstairs, and stopping off for a snack in the Tea Rooms in between.

The Park team are confident this is the best place to spend a day out in Poole, but don’t just take our word for it, take a look around our website and start planning your visit!

Youth Volunteering

Get involved with youth activities in the Park; we meet on the last Saturday of the month …

Open to all, prizes to be won!

Sat 29 & Sun 30 June; bring along your favourite art materials, register from 10am and get creative!

Car Parking

Annual Season Tickets just £50 – and your money directly supports the Country Park

The Tea Rooms

The Tea Rooms & Terrace open daily from 9.30am for drinks & light refreshments

Latest Park News

Festival Season – next up!

5th & 6th July \ book now \ since 2021 the Country Park has hosted this annual 2-day festival featuring the UK's best tribute acts, and you can bring your own food & drinks ...

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The Shoreline Path is now fully open!

The Shoreline Path is now fully open in time for the Bank Holiday & Half Term. Wessex Water have resurfaced the path to improve drainage and make the path safer and easier for all visitors to use ...

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Celebrate with us!

If you’re in the mood to celebrate then do it in style at one of Dorset’s top events venues!

Renowned for our welcoming, professional hospitality, Upton Country Park offers a range of venue hire options for hosting weddings, anniversary parties, corporate events and more. 

Whether you choose the grandeur of Upton House or the rural chic of the Walled Garden, our dedicated events team will ensure your occasion runs smoothly, just as you planned it would!

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