Have an adventure at Upton in October half-term

Children balancing on logs

Upton has lots to see and do inside and out this half-term, so come and explore.

Just for half-term - Nocturnal Nature Trail

Follow our trail trail through the woods and you’ll discover logs to jump over and screens to hide behind. If you're quiet you might even hear the rooks in the trees above. Use your trail to identify animals that come out at night and learn all about how they live and appear during the night hours.

Join in our pop up children’s activities on various days throughout the week including painting, learning about compositing and games on the lawn.

 £2 per child.  Just complete the trail to take home a prize!

Outdoor explorers needed

Come along with the kids over half-term and borrow one of our explorer packs from visitor reception. Use the items in these packs to discover things which wriggle, crawl and fly around Upton!  These are free to borrow, normal admission price applies

Step inside the house for more to see

Discover our Bruegel painting with our new display

One of our paintings by Bruegel went away recently for conservation work. It's back now and hanging in pride of place in our picture gallery. We have opened up a new interactive display with hands-on activities for all ages; spot the difference magnetic activity, tracing and headphones to listen to music made at the time of the painting. Along with in-depth information about the findings from the conservation work.

Upton in miniature! 

To complement our ‘Made-To-Measure’ project, one of Upton’s volunteers has made us our very own dolls’ house. This Lilliputian version of Upton House is made-to-measure on a 1/12 scale.  We would like visitors to join us in making fittings, furnishings, and all manner of late 1920s early 1930s household miniatures, from jelly moulds to radio wirelesses, to dress this very special doll’s house. 

Not leaving anyone out we also have a smaller dolls house for children to play with. We’ll be running onsite activities during half-term to make items including dolls, perfume bottles and curtains to furnish it.
 

Child playing on tree trunks

Upton's woodland adventure trail

Come and explore all that Upton has to offer this half term. Climb on the logs on the woodland trail, and see what you can find out about nature on our new trail.

Close up photograph of a bed of purple Asters

Asters and autumn colour in Upton’s Garden

The colour changes from the blues and purple of the aster collection in September to the reds and oranges of the shrubs in the dry bank in October. Find out what’s looking its best in Upton’s garden this autumn.