Award Winning Country Park

Poole · Dorset

Home of Upton House

and 160 acres of parkland, shoreline & formal estate gardens

Award-winning Country Park

Poole · Dorset

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award

Home of Upton House

and 160 acres of parkland, shoreline & formal estate gardens


Green Flag award, Green Heritage Site accredited
Business Events & Wedding Venue of the Year
Dog Friendly Business of the Year
Cafe & Tearoom of the Year
Attraction of the Year, Gold Award
Business Events & Wedding Venue of the Year 2020/2021

We are delighted to have been awarded Commended in this prestigious Tourism Award scheme that saw 416 entries from across Devon, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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

Gates open at 8am and close at 9pm (April to September)

Poole’s premier attraction, whatever the season

There’s something for everyone, so come along today and see what’s got people talking.

Marvel at the grand Grade II* listed Georgian Mansion House, enjoy the 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, enjoy our regular activities and events – or simply find a quiet spot to admire the amazing horticulture and beautiful botanical Walled Garden.

The Discovery Project

How we’re spending our £1.9 million Lottery Fund Award 

Upton  Memories project

It's Easter Trail time!

In the Park from 2nd-18th April, a 2km Trail, hidden message and Trivia Challenge, download the Trail sheet now

Upton  Memories project

Upton Memories project

Share your memories of Upton Country Park for our Summer Exhibition!

Car Parking

Annual Season Tickets just £40 – and your money directly supports the Country Park

Tea Rooms Takeaway

Our Tea Rooms counter is open for takeaway hot & cold drinks & light refreshments 

So much to see and do!

We offer plenty of things to do, from simply walking the dog to enjoying lunch in the Tea Rooms or admiring artworks in the Gallery Upstairs.

No admission fees, open all year round, regular outdoor events, lots of children-friendly activities, weekly Park Runs and great walking/cycling links – what’s not to love?

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 and start planning your visit!

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, children’s birthdays, corporate events and more. 

Whether you chose the grandeur of the main house, the rural chic of the Walled Garden or the rustic education facility, our dedicated events team will ensure your occasion runs smoothly, just as you planned it would!

Latest Park News


Hello and welcome! The park is open to enjoy from 8am – 9am, as is our car park and toilet facilities. We are operating a takeaway service in the Tea Rooms from 9.30am – 4pm. Upton House and The Gallery Upstairs remain closed for now. Please read our latest statement for full details …

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Upton Country Park

Poole Road, Poole BH17 7BJ