Celebrate Christmas at Upton

Christmas tree decorations silver and white

Connect with nature and each other at Upton House and Gardens this Christmas. Get ready for some outdoor fun with Percy the Park Keeper on a special trail around Upton’s winter garden and woodland and enjoy Christmas decorations with the theme of All Four Seasons round the house.

 

All four seasons in one day at Upton House this Christmas.

Sat 4 December - Fri 24 December

Get ready to explore the decorations in the Entrance Hall, the Dining Room, the Long Gallery and the Picture Room.  See some of the finest pieces of the collection, such as the works by Hogarth and Stubbs, as well as items from our vast porcelain collection. This Christmas we have taken inspiration from Abel Grimmer's set of four paintings, The Four Seasons (Spring: Sheep-dipping; Summer: Haymaking; Autumn: Wood-cutting; Winter: Snow scene). As you move around the house you will move through the seasons, all with a Christmas flourish. 
 

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Upton House and Gardens

Saturday 4 December – Friday 3 January, 12-3.30pm (check Opening Times for the property as this trail will not be running when site is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Upton House and Gardens on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand. More information can be found here.
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Festive treats for all the family

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. (Please note, menu can vary from day to day).

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

 

Outdoors

Between November and March, visits to the garden are via the Winter Walk, which includes the hard footpath alongside the Mirror Pool and track through the woodland.  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.  This has serious implications for our much-loved garden and visitor safety.

The joy of the Winter Walk lies in the open views into the heart of the garden and to the surrounding countryside.  Winter is also the perfect season to appreciate Upton’s historic cedars.  

Normal admission applies | Please check the Opening Times for Upton House and Gardens over the winter.

New Years Day walk

10.30am start from main visitor car park. Please book here. 

Start your new year with our guided walk around the Upton estate. This walk is known for its fantastic views over the Warwickshire countryside.  For more details and how to book, see here.

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