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Jemima Puddle-Duck at Upton House and Gardens

New for 2024, Quantum theatre presents a delightful new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tale — The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.

  • Booking advisable

Prevented from hatching her eggs at the farm, foolish Jemima goes in search of a nesting place in the forest and soon she meets a charming ‘gentleman’ who offers her the perfect nesting place in his wood-shed.

But why is his wood-shed full of feathers and why is he asking her to collect the herbs for roast duck?

Back at the farm, the Collie-dog, Kep, puts two and two together, but will he be in time to rescue Jemima from her fate?

Pack a picnic and bring the family to enjoy this heart-warming tale on Upton's south lawn this summer.

Tickets booked online in advance: Adult £18:50, Child £11:50, Family £50 On the night at the venue: Adult £20:50, Child £12:50 Family £52



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Jemima Puddle-Duck at Upton House and Gardens£18.50
Child Jemima Puddle-Duck at Upton House and Gardens£11.50

Event additional prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Family (2 Adults & 2 children) Jemima Puddle-Duck£50.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Children are welcome, supervised by parent/guardian

Meeting point

Enter via Visitor Reception and follow the directions to the gardens. The performance takes place on the south lawn at the back of the house.

What to bring and wear

This is an open-air performance and will go ahead whatever the weather, unless it's unsafe to do so. Please dress for the weather and bring foldaway chairs and picnic blankets.


There is level access to the main lawn. The buggy will be available on request to bring visitors down to the main property from the car park.


Please note: Upton House and Gardens closes at 5pm and the grounds have to be cleared. The gates for the outdoor theatre will reopen from 5.30pm. As there is no seating available on the south lawn, we recommend that you bring a picnic blanket to sit on. You're also welcome to bring your own camping chairs. No gazebos please.

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