Stir up Sunday

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
  • Admission applies

Stir-up Sunday is a centuries-old annual tradition where cooks spend the last Sunday before Advent 'stirring up' their Christmas pudding. Dating back to Victorian times, everyone in the family took a turn at stirring the Christmas pudding, whilst making a wish. Join Laurelie in the old kitchen to stir-up the Upton Christmas pudding and start the festive season with some traditional pudding activities! Take away your own piece of pudding to have on Christmas day.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £2.00
View admission charges
Upton House and Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.60 £11.45
Child £6.30 £5.70
Family £31.50 £28.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00

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 dirty
Accessibility
Access for all available

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 November 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available

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Stir up Sunday

Sun 25 Nov 2018
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.

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11:00-16:00
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Sat 01 Dec 2018
12:00-16:00
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Christmas Paper Decorations Workshop

Tue 04 Dec 2018
10:30-12:30
Make something special for Christmas this year at one of our workshops. Join our talented crafter and learn how to create paper table decorations.