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A summer with the collection

Introduce your child to the pleasures and possibilities of great paintings this summer with our indoor and outdoor trails exploring some of Upton's most distinguished collection items.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Designed to encourage children to follow their curiosity and make their own unique journey with art, you'll find a selection of fun, hands-on activities in Upton's outdoors inspired by paintings in the collection.

From making wild art to smelling a picture, children can discover the world of fun that art makes possible.

Make a family visit to the house memorable and rewarding with our children's guides to the collection. With questions and suggested activities for different ages, the guides help children and adults to explore their own individual responses to paintings, their feelings and senses, to look and engage on their own terms.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Children are welcome, supervised by parent/guardian

Meeting point

Enter the property via Visitor Reception.

What to bring and wear

Dress for the weather.


The Woodland Walk is level-access. Some paintings in the children's guides are on the lower ground floor of the house and only accessible via stairs.

Contact info

Upton House and Gardens

Upcoming events


A walk in the woods 

Seek out nature in Upton's Woodland Walk and gardens with this fun trail sheet for little explorers.

Event summary

20 Jun to 1 Sep 2024
10:00 to 16:00
+ 73 other dates or times

Upton social walks - March-July 

Discover the Warwickshire countryside surrounding Upton House and Gardens and meet new people on these gentle-to-moderate walks.

Event summary

21 Jun to 18 Jul 2024
10:30 to 12:00
+ 1 other date or time

Tai Chi at Upton House and Gardens 

Join Debbie Wild from the Swan School of Tai Chi and Qigong, who will guide you through this ancient Chinese exercise, in the meditative setting of our Quiet Orchard, on alternate Wednesdays from 17 April, 10:45am-12:15pm.

Event summary

3 Jul to 18 Sep 2024
10:45 to 12:15
+ 6 other dates or times

Summer Evening Jazz 

The Great Central Big Band are back at Upton this summer. Join us for an evening of Big Band music in Upton's stunning outdoors with a variety of musical styles: swing, Latin, classic and more!

Event summary

6 Jul 2024
18:30 to 20:30