Enjoy this autumn half term at Upton House

A child walking through autumn leaves

Bring the family, stretch your legs and kick up the leaves together in the fresh air this autumn half term. Explore the Woodland Walk together, look out for butterflies and bees on the Asters in the gardens, discover hidden treasures in the house, or join in one of our special nature events.

Look out for signs of autumn wildlife with our fun family spotter sheet. Pick yours up for free from reception and take a wander through the woodland walk to see what you can find. 

Take part in autumn related nature activities across the property (including making wild crowns – as part of ‘50 things to do before you're 11 3/4’).

Paperwhite Family Planting Activity

Practise your green fingers and help something beautiful to grow
A family enjoying a planting activity together
Practise your green fingers and help something beautiful to grow

Saturday 26, Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 October, and Saturday 2 November: 11.30am-2pm | £3 per child

From 11.30-2.00pm in our plant centre on the Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday during the holidays, we will be inviting children to decorate a plant pot and fill it with paperwhites. These delicate flowers (which can be seen on display in the house at Christmas) will look perfect on the Christmas table.

Families enjoying apple weekend

Autumn Foraging

Come along to Iris’s to learn all about pumpkins and apples with Lynda before having a taste of Trish’s delicious pumpkin scones

Explore the house

There's plenty to look at inside the house too; don't miss our miniature Doll's House version of Upton. Admire the tiny furniture and compare it with the real full-sized things you can see on your visit.