Get outdoors with the family at Upton this summer

Children playing in a spring garden

Bring the family for a fun-filled day out at Upton House and Gardens.

Oak, Leaf and Song

A solo exhibition by Frann Preston-Gannon

23 July - 1 September

Take a walk through the seasons at Upton House gardens this summer with The Seed that Grew the Tree nature poetry exhibition. The outdoor family trail showcases the artwork of award-winning children’s book illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon in a joyful celebration of nature. From foxes in winter snow to otters in summer, you'll find evocative nature scenes and poems for every month of the year.

Summer wildlife poetry
Dragonfly on reeds
Summer wildlife poetry

Explore the garden and grounds

When Lord and Lady Bearsted bought Upton House in 1927 their three sons enjoyed having adventures across the estate. The youngest son Tony, who was still at school when Upton became the family's weekend retreat, would have loved our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activity sheet. Pick yours up from reception before exploring the grounds.

Explore nature at Upton House and Gardens

'50 things to do before you're 11¾' at Upton House and Gardens

Leave the tech behind and get closer to nature. Start exploring the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' list and have an adventure with your family.

Become a junior garden designer

Come and earn your silver and gold Junior Garden Designer badges at Upton House and Gardens this summer. Pick up an activity pack from reception for just £2. Learn all about pollinators and plants before designing your own outdoor spaces. These activity packs are perfect for children of all ages, including little ones. 

A toddler enjoying playing in the mud on the woodland walk

Upton's woodland walk

Come and explore our Woodland Walk. Discover exciting wildlife while climbing over logs, through tunnels and around tree stumps.