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Family-friendly things to do at Uppark

Children walking through the meadow in July at Clandon Park, Surrey
Two girls walking through the meadow at Uppark | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Get the whole family out on an adventure at Uppark and let off some steam in the garden and meadow. There's also plenty to discover in Uppark's mansion, explore the upstairs-downstairs life of the family and their servants.

Uppark House and Garden is closed until late summer 2025

During which time a major essential works project and conservation will be undertaken. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2025.

Members of a family inspect a tree trunk for insects at Clandon Park, Surrey
Exploring the woodland with family | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Planning your family visit

  • Baby-changing facilities are available by the shop
  • Pushchairs admitted around the grounds
  • Children under 5 go free
  • Children's ball games and kite flying area on the south meadow. Please ask for directions when visiting.

Family-friendly things to do in the grounds

With plenty of wildlife to spot in Uppark's woodland and meadow landscapes, these recommended walks are a great way to get back to nature with the family.

Woodland Walk

Discover this atmospheric walk around Uppark's wooded landscape. If you've the time and inspiration you could stop and build a den along the way.

Meadow Walk

This trail is perfect for taking in some of the panoramic views of the surrounding South Downs. On clear days you can even catch a glimpse of the Isle of Wight.

Routes and wildlife you can spot on the way

The West Pavilion at Uppark, West Sussex, with a white cupola on top

Discover more at Uppark House and Garden

Find out when Uppark House and Garden is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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Uppark is currently closed for essential repairs until summer 2025. Take a look inside this classic historical house, filled with exquisite furnishings from all over the world, and discover what life was like below stairs for serving staff.

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On entering Uppark through the 'golden gates' you'll be greeted by an open glade surrounded by shrubs and trees, within a walled garden. A scented garden creates a peaceful space to unwind, and the Gothick Seat allows you to sit and relax with views across to the Solent.

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