Family adventures at Upton this summer

Discover what you can do at Upton this summer.

Pack of activities fro children with magnifing glass, bug box and instructions

Family adventures at Upton in summer

Explore the gardens in a new way this holidays with our new Adventure pack or orienteering trail.

Jigsaw of architects drawings of exterior elevations

What would your children’s ideal home look like?

Get the kids involved in the story of the old house that became happy home for the Bearsted family and all their favourite things.

People in period costume picnicing on the lawn

Picnic in style at Upton House

Prepare a feast for the family and bring it with you or pick up supplies at the restaurant while you are here. Either way there are lots of lovely spots to choose from to take a break and enjoy the gardens.

Cups and saucers and a large jug in foreground of the restaurant seating area

Lunch and afternoon tea at Upton

The Pavilion Restaurant has it all, from coffees and cakes to hot lunches and sandwiches, and open from 11am-5pm. On busy weekends during the spring, summer and autumn, we also have extra options for you including afternoon tea at Iris’s Tea Room and take away coffees and snacks from the Tea Window.

Painting of boys flying kites, attributed to Godfried Schalcken

Picture-perfect ways to keep the kids amused this summer

Why not take inspiration for summer holiday entertainment from some of Upton's paintings of happy youngsters...