Upton Country Park with friends

One of the things we love about living in Dorset, is the quantity of beautiful places available for us to visit with both family and friends. We decided this year was the year we explored new fun places to visit and were excited when our friends suggested a trip to Upton Country Park.

Upton laughing

On our arrival we met up in the car park, which is free (donations accepted) and headed towards the woodland play trail near the tea rooms. The boys were both on their bikes, so after a short time climbing, we decided to explore some more. I think we’ve only just scratched the surface of how vast the grounds are, so we are looking forward to returning to explore some more.

Upton bike ride

There were plenty of muddy puddles to splash in and huge logs to climb, though some were quite slippery, as our little man discovered as he went flying into a pile of mud. The trail we took around the grounds took us past a field of cows and onto a lovely little bridge over a swampy area. The boys loved exploring and were safe to ride their bikes off into the distance.

Upton Splashing

We didn’t sample anything from the tea rooms as we were heading to the Harvester for dinner afterwards, but it looked quite busy. There are also plenty of toilets, which is great if you have a little one that decides they need the toilet as soon as you arrive somewhere. We would certainly recommend Upton Country Park if you find yourself near Poole with nothing to do. We hope to return when the weather is slightly warmer so we can continue our journey round the play trail.

Upton biking

Upton winter walk

upton, group smiles

Have you visited Upton Country Park? Where do you suggest we explore next in Dorset?

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Donna Wishart Reply

    It looks like such a great day out and M looks so grown up on his bike! What fantastic puddles for splashing x

  2. Nell@PigeonPairandMe Reply

    I don’t know Dorset at all, so can’t give any advice – but this looks like a fab place for some country fun.

  3. Coombe Mill (Fiona) Reply

    I love all your photos, meeting up with friends for days out like this is such fun for the grown ups and the children and it makes you stick to your plans even if the weather isn’t perfect. Looks like those bikes were really put through their paces on the way round with all the puddles but sounds like it was a perfect way for the boys to enjoy the trail. Thank you for sharing another of your lovely Dorset days out on #CountryKids

  4. Elaine @ Entertaining Elliot Reply

    Upton Country Park is one of our favourite places to visit, we only live 2 mins down the road in Upton so it’s very local for us! The tearoom is very good value and definitely worth a visit next time you go there. We love going in the Summer when the walled garden has the fountain on – it comes on twice a day and the kids absolutely love it! x #countrykids

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