Halloween fun, Awards & other Country Park updates

17 October, 2020

Halloween Activity Pack (download the pdf using the button below)
Destination Awards 'Attraction of the Year' 2020

Fun activities for our young Country Park visitors, awards and updates – here’s our latest news …

Halloween Activity Pack

Half-term fun! Our 4-page Activity Pack includes a Spooky Trail which will take you around the park looking for answers to our clues and testing your observatonal skills!

NEW in the Courtyard Barn

Come along to enjoy some special Halloween half-term activities with Create @ Upton Country Park, our new attraction in the Courtyard Barn by the Tea Rooms. Paint-a-Pumpkin, Halloween wreath making and decopatch – as well as Pottery Painting, Model Making, Sand Art and lots more …

Pre-booking essential. 2-hour sessions start at 10am, 12.30 and 3pm, for tables of 4-6 people. Activities from £2.95, pay on the day. Visit www.createatuptoncountrypark.com for details.

The Gallery Upstairs is open!

The Poole & East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS) who run the gallery on a voluntary basis are delighted to have re-opened the Gallery Upstairs, and are celebrating with an exhibition of new work by their members entitled ‘A Breath of Fresh Air‘ (full details).

As the name suggests, the Gallery is situated upstairs, above the Tea Rooms, and is open from 10am-4pm. The Gallery shows work by local professional and non-professional artists throughout the year. Admission is free and disabled access is offered via a lift from the Tea Rooms.

Attraction of the Year 2020!

We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded Gold in the ‘Attraction of the Year’ category of 2020’s Coast with the Most Destination Awards! 

The Destination Awards were created to celebrate true excellence in businesses that help to make Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole a great place to visit, live and work. 

Green Flag, Green Heritage Site & Travellers' Choice 2020

We are also very proud recipients of the Green Flag Award and Green Heritage Site Accreditation for another year, as well as the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice (formerly Certificate of Excellence), recognising and celebrating our beautiful Country Park and the hard work of the team and our brilliant volunteers in maintaining it to the highest standard. 

Our 2020 Destination Award delivered to Upton House

Our Destination Award was hand-delivered by the awards team on 9th October, making it an occasion to remember by arriving on a special liveried Yellow Bus.

Safety first

We ask that all visitors act with patience and consideration for others. Please adhere to signage around the Park which follows the wider BCP Council approach to ‘keep left’ and to ‘make space’, keeping your distance from other visitors.

We thank you for your understanding

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