May half term at Upton House and Gardens

A family sat on the lawn at Upton House having a picnic

Visit with the family this May half term and discover the colours and beauty of late spring. Pick up a ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾' sheet’ and follow the nature trail exploring the Woodland Walk and gardens.

Begin your day at Visitor Reception

Parking for visitors is free, and the main car park is over a small road from the main Visitor Reception. Here a member of the team will check your booking and welcome you to the site.
It is advised that you book tickets in advance. Although there may be availability on the day, we cannot guarantee this.

The gardens are open from 10am – 5pm with the car park closing at 5.30pm

Please pre-book your tickets before visiting Upton House and Gardens Book your visit here

The Gardens and Woodland Walk

The gardens are open to enjoy with plenty of places to explore and picnic with the little ones. Follow the pathway leading through the Woodland Walk, a perfect place to spot creepy crawlies and wild animals. What birds and insects will you find? If you see any see any furry or feathered friends, remember to stay quiet so you don’t scare them away. 

Stop off for refreshment at the Pavilion Café serving a range of tasty treats, or carry on to the Main Lawn to enjoy a picnic and stretch those legs surrounded plenty of green space. 

From here enjoy views of the spring colours tumbling down from the edge of the South Lawn to the Mirror Pool below. How many more items can you tick off from your 50 things to do before your 11 ¾ list?

Get your little one back to nature at Upton House and Gardens
A toddler enjoying playing in the mud on the woodland walk
Get your little one back to nature at Upton House and Gardens

Pavilion Café and Shop

The Pavilion Café is open 10.30am – 4.30pm for take away snacks and light lunches. Choose from a range of delicious homemade cakes, picnic lunchboxes for the little ones and hot and cold drinks (menu may vary daily). There is limited seating indoors and outdoors, but plenty of beautiful spaces to picnic in the gardens. 

The gift shop and plant centre are open between 10.30am – 4.30pm daily selling a range of souvenirs and seasonal plants. There is a wide selection of pocket-money toys and games, including a range perfect for little garden explorers.

Every penny spent in the café and shop helps us raise funds to continue to look after Upton House and Gardens for the future. Thank you for your support.


The house will be open (if government guidelines permit). Details and timings will be updated here. 

Treat yourself to something tasty
Child enjoying a scone with jam and cream
Treat yourself to something tasty