Stir up Sunday 2019

Join in the traditional activity of 'stirring up' the Upton Christmas pudding, take away a piece of the pudding to enjoy on Christmas day.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Stir-up Sunday is a centuries-old tradition where cooks spend the last Sunday before Advent 'stirring up' the Christmas pudding. Dating back to Victorian times, the whole family took a turn at stirring the Christmas pudding, making a wish. Join us in the old kitchen to stir-up the Upton Christmas pudding. For £3, you can also take away your own piece of pudding to have on Christmas day.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Upton House and Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.40 £12.00
Child £6.70 £6.00
Family £33.40 £30.00
Group Adult N/A £11.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
In the old kitchen, Iris's Tea Room
What to bring and wear
Clothing you don't mind getting slightly messy
Accessibility
Access for all available

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 November 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Upton House and Gardens
Email
uptonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01295 670266

Upcoming events

Nature's Champions

Fri 15 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Get face to face with champions of the natural world in a new exhibition opening at Upton House and Gardens in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery.

Stir up Sunday 2019

Sun 24 Nov 2019
12:00-16:00
Join in the traditional activity of 'stirring up' the Upton Christmas pudding, take away a piece of the pudding to enjoy on Christmas day.

Upton Makes the House Desirable this Christmas

Fri 29 Nov 2019
12:00-16:00
Join us for a charmingly stylish Upton Christmas. See the house decorated for a 'modern' 1930s Christmas.

Annual Christmas Craft Fair 2019

Sat 30 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Join us for our annual Christmas craft fair featuring a carefully selected range of stalls selling a variety of items, perfect for working through those Christmas gift lists.

Give it a go - Christmas tree decorations

Thu 05 Dec 2019
10:00-13:00
Make your own ceramic Christmas tree decorations with local pottery artist Penny Varley

Meet Father Christmas

Sat 07 Dec 2019
12:00-16:00
Join in with our family tour, for all the girls and boys who've been good this year