Upton Country Park

Poole Road, Upton, Poole, BH17 7BJ

01202 262753

140 acres of parkland, great for families, walkers and dog owners plus entry is free!

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41.3 miles from Highlands End
42.4 miles from Golden Cap
39 miles from Graston Copse
20.9 miles from Sandyholme

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Poole’s premier attraction, Upton Country Park is 140 acres of parkland with Upton House, a grand Grade II listed Georgian Mansion. You can enjoy the wildlife along the shoreline of Poole Harbour – the world’s second largest natural harbour after Sydney.

There is so much to do at Upton Country Park. There is a tea rooms with tempting cakes, a children’s soft play and the Walled Garden with plenty of open space and well managed beds & borders. There is a Woodland Play Trail with natural timber play structures and is part of a woodland walk. Upton House is regularly opened to the public throughout the year, with guided tours from knowledgeable volunteers. Visit the website to find out the dates of this year’s open days. There is also a front lawn for ball games and a summer splash fountain. Pick up a map at the tea room for an orienteering course around the grounds. Explore the miles of footpaths by foot on or by bike, or perhaps even with a Segway Tour!

Admission is free, 7 days a week and the park is open all year round. Car parking charges apply. Dogs are welcome on leads and there is a dog wash for a self service wash and dry for muddy dogs. There is even a ‘dog walkers’ car park with 24 spaces and 2 hours free parking with direct access to an off-lead space.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset and the South West. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park - there is more information on the pages for each park.

dorset tourism awards gold 2021/222021 travelers choice tripadvisor awarddavid bellamy blooming marvellous pledge for nature 2022david bellamy conservation gold award 2020/21taste of the west south west england award 2022david bellmay conservation award honey bee friendly park awardgolden cap holiday park commended south westthe queens green canopy platinum jubilee logoplastic free champion surfers against sewage

What our guests say

  • The Most Magical Campsite

    We have just come back from the most magical few days staying at Highlands End. In fact, it was so good we extended our stay by a few days whilst on park. We are new to campsites and this was beyond my expectations

    Mr Scott - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Happy second visit

    Perfectly clean, ample space, lovely views, close to everything, what more could be asked for?

    Dan Pipper - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Well maintained and quiet

    Lovely clean and tidy site. well maintained and quiet in walking distance to Hive Beach and West Bay only a couple of miles away over the coastal walk.

    Linda S - Google Reviews
    Graston Copse

  • Friendliest park on the Dorset coast

    Possibly the friendliest park on the Dorset coast. Staff are exceptional, very helpful and keep the place spotless. The views are fantastic. Showers and toilets are very modern and extremely clean.

    Mr Leck - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic

    This is a lovely quiet, friendly, well maintained site with very friendly, helpful staff who are knowledgeable about the local area and more than happy to pass on useful information to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

    Nigel White - Tripadvisor
    Sandyholme

  • Wonderful three night stay

    Our pitch was spacious and quiet. The facilities were clean and a generous number of showers etc whatever time we needed them. A very picturesque site and plenty to do straight from the van without the need to drive

    Rachel L - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • Beautiful weekend away

    This park is in a wonderful location. The local village is beautiful and only a 15 min walk along the river. The beach is then another 15 minutes along - again a beautiful walk. We were blessed with amazing weather so we spent the afternoon on Hive Beach.

    Clairey16 - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Ideal base for exploring

    Ideal base for exploring Dorset , everywhere we wanted to visit was within easy reach . Site itself was very good, nice and quite and clean and staff very friendly.

    James S - Tripadvisor
    Sandyholme