Family adventures at Upton in half-term

Welcome guide showing family map in gardens outside house

Bring the family for a top notch day of adventures at Upton House and Gardens this half term.

Explore the garden and grounds

When Lord and Lady Bearsted bought Upton House in 1927 their three sons enjoyed exploring the new grounds at Upton. Inspired by Tony the youngest son, who was 9 years old, we are developing a range of fun activities and adventures to do at Upton.  

Try the explorer trail 

Try out our new orienteering trail over the holidays. Navigate your way to the special markers and follow the trail round the gardens, collecting letter clues as you go. Good for kids of all ages, including little ones.

Pick up an adventure pack to help you explore

Want to entertain the family whilst enjoying our outdoor spaces? Pick up an adventure pack from reception. There are spotting sheets, activities and tools to use to help you explore and play in our grounds. Have fun through learning, and please remember to return our equipment on your way out. Best for primary aged kids with a bit of guidance from the family. 

Come and explore the woodland trail at Upton
Two children poking heads out behind tree

Dappers and flappers - family jazz dancing taster class

Stretch and shake by bringing your kids along to Dappers and Flappers! Our dance teachers will show your family how to do some real 1920s dancing together (especially the silly bits).

Booking Essential: 27 May & 3 June 10.30am - 11.15pm. Children £6, accompanying adults £2. All children must be accompanied. Normal admission prices apply.

Join is for a day of 1920s inspired music
Children and their instuments on the steps outlise the house

Young Musicians Music Workshop

A fabulous opportunity for young musicians to meet for a whole day of music making at Upton House concluding with an open air performance on the terrace on Sunday 4 June.

Celebrating and playing music of the 1920s, the day also involves a guided tour and craft activities. Open to young musicians grade 1-5. Attendees should be available for the performance date as well as the workshop date.

Booking Essential: 1 June, 9am-4pm. Suitable for ages 8-15, Grand 1-5. Child £50, siblings £40. The performance will be on Sunday 4 June at 1pm and 2pm. With a dress rehearsal at 10.30-11.30. With time for families to explore the gardens and house.