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
Attraction of the Year, Destination Awards 2020

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

Gates open at 8am and close at 6pm (October to March)

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

£1.9 million Lottery Fund Award – work is starting!

Spurrier's Play Park

The play park is open, come and enjoy some outdoor fun and exercise!

Tea Rooms Takeaway

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

Car Parking

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

Our DIY Dog Wash

In the main car park, self-service wash & dry for muddy dogs!

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

The Discovery Project is underway!

Exciting things are happening as the Discovery Project moves from plan to action. You will see changes to the Country Park over the coming winter months, as the Operations Team start work on restoring the original vistas that were intended when Christopher Spurrier built Upton House in 1816.

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Christmas at Upton Country Park

UPDATED 7th December - we have created two outdoor Christmas Trails across the Country Park! Festive family fun for visitors to enjoy, with activity and quiz leaflets to download for the duration of the Christmas break ...

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Hello and welcome! We are delighted to confirm that yes, the park remains open to local visitors during the national lockdown, as does our car park, toilet facilities and Spurriers Play Park. Please read our latest statement for full details …

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Upton Country Park

Poole Road, Poole BH17 7BJ