upton country park

Upton Country Park

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Upton Country Park is an award-winning park, located just a 5-minute drive or 30-40-minute walk from South Lytchett Manor camping and caravan site. This popular family attraction is free to enter (pay and display car parking) and open all year, offering families and couples a fun-filled and inexpensive Dorset day out.

A Grade II listed Georgian mansion is the focal point of the park. The extensive grounds are well maintained and picturesque, with lots of different areas to explore. The surrounding woodland contains marked trails of varying lengths, providing the perfect setting for leisurely walks in all seasons. Upton Country Park is a haven for wildlife with deer, squirrels and various species of bird regularly spotted. There are also a number of cycle routes from which you can explore Poole harbour.

The stunning walled garden is a horticulturist’s dream. Spend some time walking around the landscaped gardens and admiring the beautiful plants and flowers. It’s an incredibly peaceful spot to sit and enjoy some down time whilst enjoying a snack or drink from the onsite tea room or refreshment kiosks.

Family friendly activities

A trip to Upton Country Park is a must for visitors with children. Spurrier’s outdoor play park has a range of swings, climbing frames and treehouses on offer where younger members of the family can run around to their hearts content! The front lawn is the ideal place for summer picnics and ball games. There’s also a splash fountain where younger children can play.

Dog friendly day out

Upton Country Park is dog friendly with plenty of provisions to ensure a trip is enjoyable for your four-legged friend! As well as off lead walks there are two enclosed ‘dog play pens’, where you can exercise your pets safe in the knowledge that they won’t run off! An on-site self-service professional dog wash means you can take care of any muddy paws before making the journey home.

Events and activities

Throughout the year Upton Country Park plays host to a number of family friendly events, including outdoor cinemas, live music, sponsored runs and park yoga. In the school holidays there are often themed children’s activities and arts and crafts to enjoy.


Photo credit: Ian Kirk, Flickr


Follow the B3067 from South Lytchett

Attraction information

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Opening Times
January - March8am to 6pm
April – September 8am to 9pm
October – December 8am to 6pm

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What our guests think

quote marksAbsolutely superb! Very speedy, efficient check in. Office couldn't do enough for you. Customer service top class. Our family party stayed in 3 dog friendly shepherds huts. Beautiful decor. Nice little self contained area for the 5 shepherd huts. Clean and modern toilet and shower facilities within less than 2 minutes. Large socially distanced communal washing up area. Large 2 acre area for exercising the dogs within 3 mins walk of shepherds huts. Couldn't fault this stay.quote marks Margaret, Apr 2021

quote marksWe had a simply fabulous time at South Lytchett Manor last month. We were not sure about camping in October but the site is well insulated, the playground kept our kids well entertained and the facilities were super clean and comfortable. We loved having a shop onsite and there are water taps and electricity points in abundance.. we have stayed at a number of sites and couldn’t recommend thisquote marks Beth, Nov 2020

quote marksGreat campsite, really friendly and polite staff. Very clean facilities and felt ‘safe’ with all the hand sanitizer and clear signage, highly recommend - we’ll probably book one of the huts next time....quote marks Richard , Oct 2020

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