New & Improved Events for Christmas 2017!

Santa's Christmas Grotto

From 24th November – 24th December
Closed Mondays 27th November, 4th & 11th December

Daily 11am – 7pm
Last admission 6pm

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Our festive woodland grotto is back for 2017 with a new and improved look! Real wood cabins, interactive things for children and adults to get involved with, a children’s quality wrapped gift and photographs to take home on the day.

We’ve listened to your feedback over the past 3 years and are happy to confirm payment can now be made by card or cash on the day at our Ticket Office by the Tea Rooms. Even better, you can now pre-book tickets for any weekend in December!


Walk-in Tickets available from 24th November

Or pre-book tickets now for any weekend in December!

Magical Light Garden

From 24th November – 24th December
Closed Mondays 27th November, 4th & 11th December

Daily 4pm – 7pm
Last admission 6.30pm

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This year our Walled Garden has been transformed for the festive season into a magical world of lights and laughter. Follow the pathways, taking in our giant Christmas Tree, interactive igloo, mini northern lights display as well as our penguin frozen lake, magical fairy turrets and Nativity Scene.

Tickets are available to pre-book by phone, or simply come along on the day and visit the Ticket Office near the Tea Rooms.


Walk-in Tickets available from 24th November

Or pre-book tickets now for any weekend in December!

Great Dorset Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday 18th November
Sunday 19th November

10am – 4pm, in Upton House

£1.50 per adult, children go free

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Join us in stunning Upton House to browse the beautifully created goods on offer, enjoy a mince pie and relax listening to choirs and local performers in the Entrance Hall. All arts, crafts and gifts are available to buy are hand-crafted by Dorset Suppliers so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get some unique Christmas Gifts.

Christmas Wreath Workshops

Sunday 26th November
Sunday 10th December

10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm, in Upton House

£32 per person, booking essential

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Our popular Christmas Wreath workshops are back for 2017 with an exclusive 2 hour class to get you feeling Christmassy! Create a unique wreath in the luxurious surroundings of the historic Grade II* listed Upton House. All materials provided, along with tea & coffee, homemade mince pies and a glass of mulled wine.

All over 16’s welcome. No experience necessary.

Booking essential, so call today on 01202 262753

Meet the Reindeer Weekend

Saturday 9th December
Sunday 10th December

11am – 4pm, near the Tea Rooms

No charge, just come along and say hello

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Come and meet our real reindeer who’ve flown all the way from Lapland for the weekend.  Listen to all the fun facts and stories they can share with you and have a photo on the sleigh with a wonderful snowy owl as well!

Celebrate this Christmas at Upton House!

Festive Christmas Lunches

Friday 15th December

£20 per person

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12pm Mulled wine in the Grand Entrance Hall
12.30pm Lunch service in the Drawing Room

OUR MENU: Roasted Crown of Turkey, Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Yorkshire Pudding, all served with a classic Christmas Gravy. Followed by Tea or Coffee and Mince Pies.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ask for details


Christmas Festivity bookings

Please email: uptoncountrypark@poole.gov.uk
Or call 01202 262753

Christmas Party Evening

Friday 15th December

£40 per person

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6pm Mulled wine in the Grand Entrance Hall
7pm Dinner service in the Drawing Room

Join us for welcome drinks under the grand chandelier and glass dome of our Entrance Hall, followed by a deliciously festive 3 course meal. We offer a good choice of Starters, Mains and Dessert, followed by Teas/Coffees and Mince Pies. Full menu available on our promotional leaflet (below).

DJ and dancing from 9pm. The party ends at 11.30.


Christmas Festivity bookings

Please email: uptoncountrypark@poole.gov.uk
Or call 01202 262753

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