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Countryside on your doorstep

Visited Upton Country Park, excellent place to visit for walkers, cyclists, dog walking, children... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane S
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Poole, United Kingdom
Good Pit Stop

Cycling in for a coffee pit stop it was lovely to spend a sunny hour sitting in the walled garden... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Restless59
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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120 acres of open Parkland, shoreline, woodlands and formal gardens. Tea Rooms, Woodland PlayTrail, Splash Fountain, Plant Centre and year round events. Beautiful grade II* listed Georgian style Upton House is also available for weddings and private...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Upton Country Park, excellent place to visit for walkers, cyclists, dog walking, children friendly. Spent a lovely afternoon with my daughter, her partner and grandson walking around the gardens and further afield onto the common. Hot and cold food available at the café (they...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cycling in for a coffee pit stop it was lovely to spend a sunny hour sitting in the walled garden watching the ‘toddlers ’ playing with the water fountain. The grounds are beautifully maintained and it’s nice to wander around overlooking Holes Bay Nature area.

Thank Restless59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grounds and nice outside seating space. Extremely one dimensional cafe. No soya milk. Nothing for vegetarians. Mean cake portions. Hot or cold sausage rolls what culinary skills they require! Great place for the over 70’s.

Thank laura w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself,my husband and our 7 year old daughter visited Upton country park today while on our long weekend away in Dorset after reading good reviews.We paid for up to 4 hours in the car park which was very cheaply priced at only £2.We stayed for...More

Thank sillybillysalsa85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First full visit that gave an amazing interest and work that must have gone into a well kept park . The restaurant was well presented . The staff could not be more helpful . Even were prepared to bring your tray outside which is not...More

Thank thomas w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a lovely walk around the estate with fabulous views looking over Poole Harbour and beyond.

Thank elaine w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely venue for a summers day, large grounds big enough to place your own marquee without disturbing anyone else. Unfortunately you have to now pay for parking at the venue.

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is my second review, the first being a few years ago. This is a gorgeous place with lots of space and a lovely country house. It has been improved a lot over the years and there are some lovely walks. I used to take...More

Thank JanP282013
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Lovely walks, nice cafe. Child freely water fountains in the summer, check timetable. Usually mid morning and mid afternoon at night of Sumer. Climbing structures (wooden) in the woods. Free entry, only need to pay for car park. Picnic area and ball freely area for...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Went there specifically because there is very little to do in & around Bournemouth in the rain and thought looking around a country house would be perfect. The house is only open certain days of the year but when we arrived & after paying for...More

Thank Cathy M
Ed C, Guest Relations Manager at Upton Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi Cathy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. Sorry to hear that your experience with us wasn't entirely positive. The House Tours are run by The Friends of Upton Country Park which are a charity that support Upton Country...More

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Jenny R
11 October 2018|
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Response from EdC2243 | Property representative |
Hi Jenny, unfortunately dogs are not permitted inside the Tea Rooms, however there is plenty of seating outside for dog owners to use. We hope you enjoy your visit.
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Jenny R
11 October 2018|
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Response from Deborah B | Reviewed this property |
Yes if they are small and well behaved..they usually let you sit inside at the back. There is a courtyard outside the tea room too... (obviously guide dogs are welcome too).
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Laura Y
11 June 2018|
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Response from EdC2243 | Property representative |
Hi Laura, Thanks for getting in touch! With weddings in Upton House we have internal caterers that provide the food and drink offering. With regards to a DJ, we do have a list of suppliers that have played at Upton House... More
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