From the story of the fox that cried ‘sour grapes’ to the vain jackdaw who pretended to be a peacock, each display is inspired by one of the 18th-century fable candlesticks from the Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, in Upton’s collection. An exquisite set of illustrations encourages you to look closely at the fine detail of the fable sculptures, which provide their own delights.
Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.Check admission prices
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 decorated rooms are principally on the ground floor, which is level access. The display in the lower-ground floor Picture Room can be viewed from the Library, which is fully accessible on the ground floor.
Upton House and Gardens
Enjoy Upton's Christmas decorations after dark followed by a glass of Prosecco with the Property Curator and the illustrator who designed and created Upton’s fable-inspired Christmas.
We invite children and their families to share the fun of Aesop's ancient and well-known fables, which we've re-imagined with a cheeky hint to Upton. Bring smiles to little faces when you join in with our special family quest.