Upton Country Park
Updated 3rd November 2020
The park remian largely open. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the latest updates, including additional safety and other measures in place, as detailed on our website.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has been awarded 23 Green Flags which recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces. This includes Upton Country Park who have also achieved the much-coveted Green Heritage Site Accreditation for its management of the historic features. More information can be found in the news release.
Upton Country Park in Poole has over 140 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens, open parkland, woodland and shoreline, with stunning Georgian Grade II* listed Upton House as the centrepiece. Something for everyone to enjoy, whatever the season, so come along and see what has made Upton Country Park one of Poole’s premier attractions!
The Country Park is open seven days a week from 8am – 6pm (winter timetable) or 8am – 9pm (summer timetable).
- Tea Rooms & Kiosk
- NEW Spurrier’s Play Park
- Woodland Play Trail
- Art Gallery
- Events throughout the year
- Plant Centre
- Walled Garden and Splash Fountain (May-Sept)
- Venue Hire for private events & weddings
- Enclosed Dog Training Area
Free Health Walks – all walks are 1 mile and led by trained volunteer leaders. . All walks are completely free and new walkers very welcome – no need to book. Check website for times.
Upton House Parkrun - This free timed weekly 5k takes you across the Country Park. Takes place Saturday morning at 9am and is open to all ages and abiities.
Dog Wash - What better way for washing your muddy pooches after a walk around the park or for simply giving your dog a weekly treat. Located within the main car park this easy to use facility is open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
Friends of Upton Country Park House Open Days - House openings and tours and subject to weather and volunteer availability. Please visit website for dates and further details.
Free entry but charge for car parking.
Winners of two Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Venue & Busines of the Year and Dog Friendly Business of the Year.
Awarded Green Flag Award.
Upton Country Park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award and the Green Heritage Award.
- A Year at Upton Country Park
Free admission 7 days a week, all year round
Car Parking charges apply
|October - December (1 Oct 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||08:00||- 18:00|
|January - March (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Mar 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||08:00||- 18:00*|
|April - September (1 Apr 2021 - 30 Sept 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||08:00||- 21:00*|