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!
- Event ticket prices
|One Adult Family||£21.50||£19.50|
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
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:
|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.
Free entry for National Trust members.
- 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.
- 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.