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Upton Country Park, Poole

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  • Spent a lovely day walking round the extensive grounds, had afternoon tea, looked round the art exhibition and then had a tour of the house for the bargain price of £1.50. A real local gem that should...  more »
  • Sure it’s lovely in the summer, but on a cold day when you haven’t got a dog, it’s a bit dull! The majority of the plants in the walled garden are dead, and the plant shop that opens in March wasn’t o...  more »
  • We were here to see the birds specifically. And we were not disappointed. There is a walk on Thursday mornings, with an RSPB leader who is highly knowledgeable and helpful. A very likeable chap. Many ...  more »
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  • With no entrance fee and a reasonable charge for parking, this is a great place for families to visit. There are a couple of small outdoor play areas for toddlers/young children, though it's worth bearing in mind that there are no swings or roundabouts etc. here. The cafe is good, and has a good selection of snacks, cakes, coffee and tea. There's a decent amount of seating too. There are also a couple of kiosks in the grounds offering a selection of drinks and ice creams. Of course, the main attraction is the house and gardens. The walled garden is well-tended and it's lovely to wander around the large estate. Overall, it's a good family destination.
  • As a family, we love Upton at all times of the year. Kids love walking in the streams.....remember wellies. Great pathways to follow, ducks to feed, animals that can be seen in the fields. A great place for children to discover and experience nature. There is a cafe, however we tend to pack a picnic and buy a ice cream, these are avaliable at a kiosk by the house or for a larger selection of ice cream flavours in a cup or on a cone head to the courtyard cafe area. Parking is reasonable, we paid £2.00 for 4hrs in April. Go have fun!
  • Well maintained paths and gardens. Safe for children and lovely walks and adventure play areas. Looks over Holes Bay. Great for birdwatching. If the cafe is busy you can get refreshments at the kiosk behind the house. The gallery is also worth a visit with work from local groups.
  • Taking advantage of a neglected Upton House and it's grounds, the local authority have invested both time and cash to transform this park into a very good venue for the whole family. There's very good parking, clearly marked pathways and is dog friendly in most parts. In fact, it's so dog friendly there's a dog washing machine in the car park for mud covered mutts. I'll leave that to your imagination! There's a cafe, a walled garden and both rough and smooth landscaped walks. Most of the park is wheelchair accessable with only gentle slopes and a firm surface. The renovation by the local authority has largely succeeded in catering for all types of visitor and as the park is on the protected north shore of Poole Harbour, it's often visited by the bird watching fraternity. The natural amphitheatre at the front of the House is often used for open air entertainment in the summer months. A good place to explore for all.
  • Great park. Been coming here for nearly 40 years. So blessed to have this on our doorstep. Great facilities, and a perfect base to explore the woodlands and coastline.
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