Upton House and Gardens

Banking for Victory: A country house at War - Upton is transformed into the Country House Bank

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Christmas tree in front of fireplace decorated with flag and paper streamers, table in foregound

Christmas on the Upton Front! 

Visit Upton's wartime Christmas this festive season. Discover how the bank staff living and working at Upton during the war would have prepared to make the best of things. Making gifts and cards for loved ones at Christmas gave them happy times to focus on.

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1940s Christmas Curiosity Trail

Sat 10 Dec 2016
12:00-15:00
Follow our family trail to see Christmas come to life. Find out about the clever tricks and traditions involved in a 1940s Christmas as you explore the house and answer our questions to receive your prize.

Blackout Tours

Sat 10 Dec 2016
17:00-18:30
Experience the atmosphere of an exclusive evening tour after dark. See the house dressed for Christmas in our victory year, hear stories of what the bank staff did at Christmas and warm up with mulled wine and fruitcake.

Crafting for Christmas

Sun 11 Dec 2016
12:30-15:30
During wartime Christmas presents and decorations would have been home made using recycled materials collected months in advance. Join us to make a Christmas card or decoration to take home and see the house dressed for Christmas

New Year's Day Walk

Sun 01 Jan 2017
12:00-14:00
Come and walk off those Christmas indulgencies and enjoy a healthy start to 2017 on our guided walk to Edgehill.

Nature Explorer Trail

Sat 11 Feb 2017
11:00-16:00
Bring your family this half-term and discover things which wriggle, crawl, dig and fly around Upton! Solve our clues, practice your wildlife detective skills, get out in the fresh air and earn a prize!

Upton House Open for Viewing!

Sat 25 Mar 2017
11:00-16:00
Upton house is up for sale in 1927, and you are invited to come and inspect the goods! Be the first to see our brand new presentation and see how our whole property has been transformed back to the 1920s.
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