Dreaming of the perfect Christmas evening tours

Join us for a guided tour of a very stylish Upton Christmas of the 1920s, discover the hints and tips from the best magazines of the day, with mulled wine and festive treats.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Upton house comes alive with twinkling Christmas lights for these special evening tours. Join us to see the house decorated in it's 1920s style Christmas glory. Our knowledgeable tour guides will take you round the property and share with you fascinating facts about how Christmas changed in the 1920s. Followed by spiced hot chocolate and 1920s festive treats in the old kitchen.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £12.00
  • Child £6.00
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Upton House and Gardens

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.00 £10.90
Child £6.00 £5.45
Family £30.00 £27.27
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.50

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Booking details
Call Call 03442491895
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Check in with Visitor Reception in order to be directed down to the house, please allow plenty of time.
Accessibility
The house has staircases which are not suitable for disabled access. However the ground floor is accessible for wheelchairs, please contact the property directly to discuss access requirement,

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2017 17:00 - 18:00 Available
18:00 - 19:00 Available
16 December 2017 17:00 - 18:00 Available
18:00 - 19:00 Available

Upcoming events

Dreaming of the perfect Christmas evening tours

Fri 15 Dec 2017
17:00-18:00
Join us for a guided tour of a very stylish Upton Christmas of the 1920s, discover the hints and tips from the best magazines of the day, with mulled wine and festive treats.

Festive Family Trail

Sat 16 Dec 2017
12:00-15:00
Get in the festive spirit with a visit to Upton House decorated for Christmas. Follow our Christmas trail and meet Father Christmas.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Sun 17 Dec 2017
14:30-16:00
Spoil yourself this Christmas with a special trip to Upton House and stop off in our original 1920s tea room for a delicious Christmas afternoon tea.

New Year's Day Walk

Mon 01 Jan 2018
10:00-11:30
Come and walk off those Christmas indulgencies and enjoy a healthy start to 2018 on our guided walk to around the Upton estate.

Afternoon Tea Talk - Below Stairs - Upton's staff

Wed 14 Feb 2018
15:30-17:00
Learn about the many varied and interesting staff members who kept Upton running in its heyday.

Bearsted's Best - Upton's Supper Club

Fri 02 Mar 2018
18:30-21:30
Join us for a unique dining experience centred around each of the properties the Bearsted's owned.