Family adventures at Upton in summer

Children enjoying summer sports in the sunken garden

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

Explore the garden and grounds

When Lord and Lady Bearsted bought Upton House in 1927 their three sons enjoyed having adevntures across the estate. The youngest son, Tony who was 9 years old when they moved in, 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 gardener

Come and earn your Junior Gardener badge at Upton House and Gardens this summer. Pick up an activity pack from reception for just £2. Follow the trail and discover Upton's famous Garden Designer Kitty Lloyd Jones's garden tools before designing your own outdoor space. This activity is perfect for children of all ages, including little ones. 

Children building a den on our woodland walk

Upton's woodland trail

Come and explore all that Upton has to offer. Climb on the logs and find out about nature on our new trail.

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 13 August. There are also regular activities such as Monday Meditiation, 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