Celebrate Christmas at Upton

Christmas tree decorations silver and white

Connect with nature and each other at Upton House and Gardens this Christmas. Little explorers can join Peter Rabbit and friends on an adventure trail around the winter garden and woodland walk. Spot signs of nature; which woodland creatures will you see?

Things are a bit different in 2020...

Christmas might look a little different this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  You will need to book your ticket in advance, up to 3pm the day before you visit. 

Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity trail
Peter Rabbit Winter adventure image
Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity trail

Treat your little ones to the magic of a Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail around Upton’s garden and woodland path, in partnership with Penguin Random House UK.  There will be nature activity challenges along the way prizes and selfie station to finish, as some of Beatrix Potter’s well-loved characters, such as Squirrel Nutkin, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddleduck provide festive fun for the whole family. Starting on Saturday 5 December 2020, check our website before setting out for up-to-date information. £2 per child. The house is closed.

Festive treats for all the family

First mince pie of the season
Mince pies
First mince pie of the season

Savour the tastes of the Christmas season, when you visit Upton’s Pavilion café.  You’ll find a selection of light refreshments, warming soup and hot and cold drinks to revive you after your winter walk through the grounds.

Outdoors

Morning light on the Winter Walk in the snow
January 2021 Winter walk
Morning light on the Winter Walk in the snow

Between November and March visits to the garden are via the Winter Walk. Because of our location on the edge of an Ice Age valley and the steepness of the historic grass paths the grass wears away and the clay soil becomes compacted and waterlogged, resulting in some areas becoming a muddy mess. This has a serious impact for our much-loved garden and on visitor safety.

The joy of the Winter Walk lies in the open views into the heart of the garden and to the surrounding countryside.

Normal admission applies | Please check the Opening Times for Upton House and Gardens over the winter so as not to miss this Christmas treat.

Marvel at magical winter scenes at Upton this Christmas
Snowy sunset scene at Upton House and Gardens
Marvel at magical winter scenes at Upton this Christmas