February half-term at Uppark
The half-term holidays have arrived. As a little garden colour begins to break through the frosty landscape, now is the perfect time to gather up the family and enjoy some precious time together in the great outdoors. Grab your walking boots and your woolly hat and get out and about to explore the wonderful house and gardens at Uppark, as spring begins to work its magic.
Find more outdoor adventures
If you choose to explore inside the house, as well as the great ooutdoors, you’ll discover a magnificent dolls’ house, underground tunnels and the Servant’s Quarters which reveal more about life ‘below stairs’ in this grand house.
Back in the fresh air, why not pick up a 50 Things booklet when you arrive and see which wintry activities you can tick off. Our woodland walk is perfect for a winter nature walk, while the south meadow is great place to warm up with a running race or a spot of kite-flying.
Uppark's small woodlands are close to the house and gardens, so easy to explore with little ones. Try building your own camp, or make some wild art with sticks and leaves. If you're very quiet you may spot some wildlife too - the woods are home to plenty of animals, including foxes and deer.
We’ve got buggy-friendly paths around the garden, but it’s likely you’ll encounter some mud if you wander further afield. We’d suggest the family dress for the weather with wellies or walking boots recommended, even if you’re not walking very far. If you're planning on pushing a buggy through the park just ask our team at Visitor Reception for the best routes to take.
Family friendly checklist
To help you plan your visit we’ve put together a short list of extra info that we think you might find useful:
- 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
- We can provide colouring equipment to help keep little ones entertained
- Picnic spaces around the grounds as well as picnic benches by the entrance
- Great family gifts and pocket money toys available in the shop