Visiting Uppark with your dog

Dog walking on a lead

We love dogs and they're more than welcome to explore the gardens with you. While dogs are welcome in most places we ask that you keep dogs on a short lead at all times, so that everyone can enjoy their time with us.

Where to roam

We welcome dogs in most parts of the gardens. Please do not take dogs into any of the buildings. We provide watering bowls at visitor reception and the café and request that dogs are not left alone or tied up.

There are plenty of tables and chairs on the lawn outside the café which is perfect for you and your pooch to relax and drink in the views across the South Downs.

Want to stretch your legs?

We have a woodland area near the car park for you to explore. We would ask that you still keep your dog on a lead here as the pathways intersect with our two main driveways and pheasants roam freely.

Enjoy a short stroll in our woodland
Two women walking a dog in the woods
Enjoy a short stroll in our woodland

The south meadow is a great place to stretch yours and your dog's legs. With mown pathways through the meadow, you can wander right into its centre and take in views to the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth. You'll also discover a terrific view of the house, perfectly situated on top of the hill. Don't forget to keep those dogs attached to their leads though.

There's plenty of space to roam in the meadow
Dog sitting by owner in meadow
There's plenty of space to roam in the meadow

Doggie dos and don'ts

To help us ensure our visitors, dogs and wildlife get along, please can you:

  • Keep your dog under control on a short fixed lead at all times
  • Pick up your dog's mess and place it in the bins provided
  • Only bring assistance dogs into our buildings
  • Avoid leaving dogs in cars on hot days
  • All dogs are welcome to sit outside the café but not on top of chairs and tables