Get outdoors with the family at Upton this summer

Children enjoying summer sports in the sunken garden

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

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.

Summer family events

We have a whole host of exciting family-friendly events this summer including our first ever outdoor theatre production, Wind in the Willows on Friday 16 August. There are also regular activities such as Monday Meditation, Story Time and Wildlife Wednesdays. Visit the What's On pages for dates, times, prices and booking details.

Wind in the willows poster

Outdoor theatre at Upton

This Summer, for the first time ever at Upton, we're offering an outdoor theatre experience fit for all the family