Autumn fun for families at Uppark

Family throwing leaves at autumn time, Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

It’s that time of year when bonfires are burning, chills run down your spine and things go bump in the night. It must be Hallowe’en. Here at Uppark you’ll discover our new, bat-themed activity trail for younger children. There’s loads of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ challenges too. Just pick up a scrapbook when you arrive and head outside.

Family half-term bat trail

Saturday 21 October - Sunday 29 October 10am - 4pm 2017
As Hallowe’en draws near, we’re challenging little ones to think like a bat, on this activity-packed family trail through our garden and the south meadow. 

Test your skills at echolocation, practice your flying and have a go at roosting. Children of all ages will enjoy exploring the house to hunt out some of our local bats who have found places to roost in the warmth.

Suggested donation £1 per trail to help towards our conservation work.

The family will love our garden trails
Children enjoying the half term trail
The family will love our garden trails

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ 

As the leaves turn and the summer turns to autumn there are still plenty of 50 things to complete this season. 

Catch a falling leaf, run around in the rain, track wild animals and much more. If you haven't got your booklet yet, just ask our team at reception and kick start your autumn with some great activities. 

Where can we eat?

There is a tempting selection of cakes and bakes, sandwiches and drinks in the café. Little ones can chose from our pick 'n' mix packed lunch or our kids menu.  

There are some delightful treats in the shop as well. Browse our toy selection including tiny furry bats. 

A family enjoy a bite to eat.
A picture of a family enjoying their meal.
A family enjoy a bite to eat.

Family membership

With family membership you can enjoy great adventures at many National Trust places and free car parking at countryside sites. Memberships for both one-adult and two-adult families are available, just ask our team at reception for more information.

Membeship pack 2017
Membership pack 2017
Membeship pack 2017

Family friendly checklist

Children under 5 go free.
Baby-changing facilities in access friendly toilets.
Pushchairs admitted around the grounds and in all catering outlets, though not in the house due to space restrictions.
Hip-carrying infant seats available for loan in the house.
Children’s menu available in the café including a pick’n’mix lunch box; ice creams are available here as well as the Golden Gate Kiosk. 
Highchairs available in the café.
Picnic spaces around the grounds as well as picnic benches by the entrance.
Great family gifts and pocket money toys available in the shop.