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 24th : Santa's Christmas Grotto! ... daily until 24th December

 24th : RSPB Birdwatching for Beginners (3 week course starts)

 1st : Santa's  Christmas Grotto! ... daily until 24th December

 4th : Christmas Wreath Making

 12th : RSPB Monthly Guided Walk

 22nd : Christmas Lunch at Upton House - book now!

Events at Upton Country Park

NOVEMBER

Santa's Christmas Grotto!


Thurs 24th Nov - Sat 24th Dec

10am - 5pm

Secret location*

£ - please see below


The Upton Country Park Christmas Grotto returns for its third year!

No need to book, just turn up! *Find us at a secret location near The Cabin takeaway.

Each child will venture into the hidden woodland to discover the real reindeer and other animals, and of course Santa's hardworking elves. They will then meet with Santa and receive a quality present, photo prints plus lots of vouchers, christmassy activities and some sweet treats.

Children under 2 will receive a present and photos (other items not included due to the nature of the products). There's a goody bag for the adults too!

Admission charges: £12.95 per child / £7.95 for children under 2 yrs / £2.95 per adult.

Please note, we can accept cash only at the ticket booth; cashback is not available anywhere within the Country Park

Opening Times: Weekdays 11am - 5pm. Weekends & School Holidays 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Group rates available on application - please call 07947 846262

Download our Festive Grotto leaflet for full details


RSPB Bird Watching for Beginners (3 week course starts)


Thursday 24th November

10am - 12 noon

Meet at The Cabin

TBA


Interested in starting out with birdwatching? Join the RSPB for a fun, friendly and informative 3-week course to learn the basics and get a good handle on your new hobby.

Dates: Thursday 24th November, Thursday 1st December & Thursday 8th December.

Explore the Country Park and discover the birds it is home to. No previous experience necessary.

Please call 01202 262753 for further information and to book your place.

DECEMBER

Santa's Christmas Grotto!


Until Saturday 24th December

10am - 5pm

Secret location*

£ - please see below


The Upton Country Park Christmas Grotto returns for its third year!

No need to book, just turn up! *Find us at a secret location near The Cabin takeaway.

Each child will venture into the hidden woodland to discover the real reindeer and other animals, and of course Santa's hardworking elves. They will then meet with Santa and receive a quality present, photo prints plus lots of vouchers, christmassy activities and some sweet treats.

Children under 2 will receive a present and photos (other items not included due to the nature of the products). There's a goody bag for the adults too!

Admission charges: £12.95 per child / £7.95 for children under 2 yrs / £2.95 per adult.

Please note, we can accept cash only at the ticket booth; cashback is not available anywhere within the Country Park

Opening Times: Weekdays 11am - 5pm. Weekends & School Holidays 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Group rates available on application - please call 07947 846262

Download our Festive Grotto leaflet for full details


Christmas Wreath Making


Sunday 4th December

Workshops at 10am & 2pm

Upton House

£30 per adult


An exclusive 2 hour wreath making workshop 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 and coffee, homemade mince pies and a glass of mulled wine.

Over 18s only. No experience necessary, all welcome to join in.

Booking essential. Please call 01202 262753 for more details and to reserve your place.

RSPB Monthly Guided Walk


Monday 12th December

10am - 12 noon

Meet at The Cabin*

£2 per person


Join a knowledgeable guide for an exciting and sociable walk to explore the wildlife that can be found in and around the Country Park.

Don’t worry if you don’t know the difference between and robin and a blackbird!

A monthly guided walk occurring on the second Monday of every month

*The Cabin is the new name for the Education Centre building

Christmas Lunch at Upton House


Thursday 22nd December

12.00 for 12.30 sitting

Upton House

£15.95 per person


Enjoy a traditional two-course Christmas lunch with friends & family in the grand Drawing Room at Upton House.

Roast Turkey with all the trimmings is followed by delicious Christmas pudding and brandy sauce. Just £15.95 per person.

Booking essential. Please call 01202 262753 to reserve your table.

JANUARY

Nature Tots with the RSPB


Returning early 2017, dates t.b.c.

10 - 11.30am  & 1 - 2.30pm

Meet at The Cabin

£3 per child


Weekly sessions - every Thursday through the winter season

Get your little ones loving nature by coming along to Nature Tots at Upton Country Park. With special activities and games to explore the great outdoors, get your little one started off with a passion for nature that'll stay with them for life!

Two sessions each Thursday: 10-11.30am and 1-2.30pm






REGULAR ACTIVITIES AT UPTON  COUNTRY PARK

Nordic Walking Classes every Friday at 12.30pm and 1.30pm for 1 hour. A great low impact outdoor activity using Nordic Walking poles which provide stability whilst recruiting between 80-90% of the muscles in the body. £4 per session, meet in the main car park.

Free Health Walks The Poole Healthy Walks Scheme offers free short walks led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders. Every Friday at 12 noon and every 2nd Saturday of the month at 10am. All walks are 1 mile and offer gentle exercise. New walkers always welcome, just turn up and join in. Meet by the bus stop in the main car park.

Segway Tours Running throughout the year - a unique way to enjoy the Country Park! Take a guided Segway tour gliding through the beautiful gardens and woodland with a qualified instructor whilst you take in the abundance of plants and wildlife around you. Minimum age for a Segway tour is 12 years, and maximum group size is 6 per tour. Please phone Dorset Segways on 01183 341807 or 01183 341808. or visit dorsetsegways.co.uk for more information or to book .

Petanque every Wednesday & Sunday at 1.30pm. Meet at the Petanque terrain.

Upton House Open Days & House Tours details at the Friends website

Please see our Things To Do page for details of more activities such as Orienteering


Events may be subject to change; please check facebook.com/uptoncountrypark for any last minute live updates

Sept-Dec 2016 - events and activities at Upton Country Park (pdf, 250kb)