Upton Country Park

Upton Country Park & House basking in the morning sunrise


Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has been awarded 23 Green Flags which recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces. This includes Upton Country Park  who have also achieved the much-coveted Green Heritage Site Accreditation for its management of the historic features.  

Upton Country Park in Poole has over 140 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens, open parkland, woodland and shoreline, with stunning Georgian Grade II* listed Upton House as the centrepiece. Something for everyone to enjoy, whatever the season, so come along and see what has made Upton Country Park one of Poole’s premier attractions!

The Country Park is open seven days a week from 8am – 6pm (winter timetable) or 8am – 9pm (summer timetable).

- Welcome Centre containing interactive and immersive displays

- Tea Rooms & Kiosk

- Venue Hire for private events & weddings

- Toilet facilities including accessible toilets and baby changing facilities

- Events throughout the year

- Spurrier’s Play Park

- Woodland Play Trail

- Art Gallery

- Walled Garden and Splash Fountain (May-Sept)

- Enclosed Dog Training Area

A range of volunteering opportunities – Get involved, learn new skills and meet new friends with a range of volunteering opportunities including Youth Volunteers (13 – 17), Interpretation & Research, Engagement & Learning,  Gardening & Practical Conservation and Visitor Experience and Events.

Free Health Walks – all walks are 1 mile and led by trained volunteer leaders. . All walks are completely free and new walkers very welcome – no need to book. Check website for times.

Upton House Parkrun - This free timed weekly 5k takes you across the Country Park. Takes place Saturday morning at 9am and is open to all ages and abiities.

Dog Wash - What better way for washing your muddy pooches after a walk around the park or for simply giving your dog a weekly treat.  Located within the main car park this easy to use facility is open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.

Friends of Upton Country Park House Open Days - House openings and tours and subject to weather and volunteer availability.  Please visit website for dates and further details.

Free entry but charge for car parking.

Upton Country Park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award and the Green Heritage Award. 

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Guide Prices

Free admission 7 days a week, all year round
Car Parking charges apply for more information: https://uptoncountrypark.com/parking-season-tickets/

Opening Times

October - December (1 Oct 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 18:00*
January - March (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Mar 2024)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 18:00*
April - September (1 Apr 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 21:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • A Year at Upton Country Park
Poole Road
BH17 7BJ
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Related Events

Friday, 1st December 2023 - Wednesday, 20th December 2023

Picture of waves in front of the land with promotion text for the exhibitionThe Gallery Upstairs presents 'Atmosphere' Open 2023 ExhibitionAn exhibition of selected work by local Artists.
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Saturday, 9th December 2023 - Sunday, 10th December 2023

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