Royal Explorations at Upton House & Gardens to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Discover items in our collection in the house and our gardens that tell fascinating stories of kings and queens; during the school holidays you can also have a go at some traditional outdoor games.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We're celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a right royal summer in the house and outside in the gardens.

Little princes and princesses can pick up a special royal trail and explore Upton's connections to kings and queens past and present.

If you'd like an introduction to one of the collection items with royal links, our house volunteers will be offering a limited number of 10-minute talks inside the house. Weekdays only, subject to volunteer availability.

There'll be traditional games equipment available for you to use in the sunken garden. Try your hand at bean bag throwing or compete for the crown of quoit king or queen!

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 £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
One Adult Family £21.50 £19.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.85

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...

Free entry for National Trust members. 

The basics

Suitability
Children are welcome, supervised by parent/guardian
Meeting point
Pick up your royal trail, free from Visitor Reception. See the board at the house entrance for short talk location Games equipment is in the sunken garden.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather. Outdoor shoes and clothing recommended.
Accessibility
The children's trail route includes some steps inside the house and garden. Please note that the pathway down to the sunken garden is steep and winding and unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Brian Acton - A New Leaf

Mon 30 May 2022
11:00-12:30
Artist Brian Acton presents A New Leaf, a story-walk for families combining prose, poetry and song.

Royal Explorations at Upton House & Gardens to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Thu 02 Jun 2022
10:00-15:00
Discover items in our collection in the house and our gardens that tell fascinating stories of kings and queens; during the school holidays you can also have a go at some traditional outdoor games.

Jubilee blossom crowns

Thu 02 Jun 2022
10:30-13:30
Make a blossom crown at Upton House and Gardens over the extended Jubilee bank holiday weekend

Summer Jazz Concert

Sat 25 Jun 2022
18:30-21:30
Join us for a thrilling evening of classic jazz, as we welcome back the Swinging Bass Band to Upton House and Gardens this summer.

Outdoor theatre - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sat 06 Aug 2022
18:30-20:30
Quantum theatre return to Upton this summer with a magical outdoor performance that will delight all ages.

Guided evening bat walk

Sat 20 Aug 2022
19:30-21:30
Learn about these fascinating residents of Upton on an evening walk with our friendly bat experts.