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Notice: Saturday 1 August 2015: Please note that the Servants' Quarters and Doll's House in the basement will be CLOSED until 1.30.

Uppark: a tranquil and intimate 18th-century house

Perched on its vantage point high on the South Downs ridge, Uppark commands views as far south as the English Channel.  Outside, the intimate gardens are being gradually restored to their original 18th-century design, with plenty of space in the adjacent meadow to play and relax with a picnic.  The nearby woodland is great for exploring and den-building.  

Uppark's Georgian interiors illustrate the comfort of life ‘upstairs’, in contrast with the grim ‘downstairs’ world of the servants. One of our collection highlights is one of the best examples of a 17th century doll's house in the country.  


Children's trail

Garden gnomes in the grass 

Hunt around the garden  to see if you can find our missing gnomes. They could be anywhere!

  • Thur 23 Jul - Wed 2 Sept. 10am - 5pm
  • Free event
  • Normal admission applies

Kite making

Kite flying one of the  50 Things      © Eddie Hyde

 Make a kite and then fly it on the south meadow.

  • Sat 1 Aug  11am - 3pm
  • £2.50 per child plus normal admission
  • Call 01730 825415 for more details

Jazz and Pimms

Picnic on the south meadow 

Picnic on the south meadow whilst listening to the sound of  a traditional jazz band.

  • Sat 29 Aug. 12 - 3pm
  • Normal admission applies
  • Last entry to house at 4pm
  • No need to book

Map of Uppark

A family enjoy a meal. © NT / Gavin Duthie

To help you plan your day at Uppark download a welcome map.

Our garden

Bumble bee on Inula at Uppark © National Trust: Andy Lewis

Click on the link below to find out what is happening in our garden and woodland.

A sneak preview of Uppark

This three-minute video will give you a little taste of what you will find when you visit Uppark