Car Parks now open!
In line with recent government guidance, we re-opened our main gates and car parks today, 13th May. We ask that all visitors remain alert and respectful of social distancing, keeping a minimum of 2 metres apart.
We’re extremely pleased to be able to welcome you back! You’ll see some changes at the Pay & Display Machines (card payment only) and toilet area in the main car park; please adhere to the 2 metre markers and any direction our team may give you. Please follow normal Park signage and guidance on picnicking, dog walking and cycling.
We’re now working hard to re-open our ‘Pod in the Park’ mobile catering unit, and simple refreshments will be safely available from Saturday 16th May 2020. This will be a cashless facility – payment by card only.
Car Park season tickets can be displayed as normal; guidance on new or expired tickets can be found at Car Parking & Annual Season Tickets.
The popular Dog Wash area is also now open – the area is unmanned and we ask you to please queue responsibly, maintaining social distancing and following signage supplied.
Please note there is still no access to:
- The Tea Rooms and Gallery Upstairs
- Toilet facilities in the courtyard near the Tea Rooms
- Spurrier’s Play Park
- The Walled Garden, borders and splash fountain
- Upton House and Kiosk
If you have a fever or persistent new cough we ask that you delay your visit. Please follow the NHS guidelines around preventing the spread of COVID-19; we are continuing to promote good hygiene and our teams are being extra vigilant.
All events across the Country Park and Upton House are cancelled or postponed until further notice. For large events and we ask for queries to be directed towards Event Organisers through their websites and Facebook pages:
- Upton House Concerts (22nd-24th May) is cancelled/postponed and tickets are now unavailable; please visit www.uptonhouseconcerts.com or www.facebook.com/theuptonhouseconcerts
- Upton Country Park Festival (10th & 11th July) organisers are monitoring the situation – updates at www.facebook.com/uptoncountryparkfestival
- Bubble Rush fun run (19th July) at www.bubble-rush.co.uk/poole
- Summer Screens Open Air Cinema will be announcing their plans at www.facebook.com/SummerScreens or visit www.summerscreens.co.uk
Further updates will be provided here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your understanding
Aerial photo of Upton Country Park courtesy of Lovesy Photography, Poole