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Upton House and Gardens
Afternoon Tea Talk - The Upton Long
Thu 14 Feb, 2.30pm-4pm
Join house guide Brenda to hear about the Upton long weekend in the 1930s. Discover the pleasures and pursuits that the Bearsteds enjoyed away from the city, and the social life they created around their new country estate. £10 incl. cream tea
February half term activities
Sat 16 – Sun 24 Feb, 11am-4pm
Take a close look to see what secrets of nature you can discover at Upton House and Gardens this February half term. Do you think nothing happens outdoors in the winter? Think again - come see what signs of life there are. Grab an activity from reception and don’t forget to pop into Iris' Tearoom and have a go at some winter paper crafts.
Make your own bird feeder
Sat 23 Feb, 11am-3pm
Join the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust for a bird feeder making session in the courtyard at Upton House and Gardens. Come along to Upton House and gardens this weekend to make your very own bird feeder with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Using a pine cone, you will create a feeding station for your garden at home. Explore the Woodland Walk before coming to the front of the house to learn about the different types of birds you can attract with your new feeder, as well as taking part in some nature related crafts.
Give it a Go - Applique Picture Making with
Thu 7 Mar, 10am-1pm
Join our talented local artist Lis Mann and give it a go! Learn the secrets of fabric layering. Inspired by the gardens either here or your own, you will create a picture using strips of fabric. Beginners encouraged. £30 Incl. materials and refreshments
The Ideas behind Design: Vintage Heal’s Posters
Thu 07 Mar – Sun 28 July, 11am-4.45pm
Come to Upton House this spring to see an exclusive collection of vintage posters from London’s Tottenham Court Road furniture store: Heal’s. The exhibition will illustrate the inter-war vogue for modern living and furnishing.
Edge Hill, Shenington and on to Upton long
Mon 11 Mar, Arrive 9.30am, 10am-3pm
Starting out near the Peacock Inn in Tysoe join an experienced guide for a strenuous 8-mile walk stopping for a bowl of soup at Upton House and Gardens. Discover some of the history of the stunning countryside surrounding Upton. In association with the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens. £6.50
Afternoon Tea Talk - An Intimate Look at Upton’s Art
Thu 14 Mar, 2.30pm-4pm
Join house guide Barbara for an intimate look at treasures from Upton’s superb collection: the 17th-century Brussels tapestries; the desk with ties to Napoleon and to Shell; El Greco’s El Espolio painting, and the stolen Sèvres porcelain that returned to Upton. £10 incl. cream tea
Sparkling Mother's Day Afternoon
Sun 31 Mar, 12.30pm-2pm & 2.15pm-3.45pm
A glass of bubbles, delicious sandwiches and miniature cakes enjoyed in our vintage 1930s kitchen. This could be the perfect way to spoil your mum. Why not also stroll through our beautiful made to measure house and gardens.
Adult £18.95, child £10. Booking essential
Give it a Go - Felt a Flower
Thu 4 Apr, 10am-12.30pm
Join the very talented Laurelie Packer for the chance to create a felted flower. With spring bursting forth all around us there is no better time to receive hints and tips on using felt to bring vibrancy and life to your crafted flowers. Beginners encouraged. £30 incl. materials and refreshments. Booking essential.
Easter at Upton
Sat 6 – Sun 28 Apr, 11am-4pm
Join us at Upton House and Gardens for lots of outdoor fun this Easter. Follow the foot prints through our Woodland Walk to see what wildlife you can find hiding along the trail. See how many birds you can spot and discover how they create their made-to-measure homes. There are plenty of other creatures to be found along the Spring walk too.
Cadbury Easter egg hunt
Fri 19 – Mon 22 Apr, 11am-3pm
Chicken Licken and his pals discover gravity – take the challenge and win a fabulous Cadbury’s chocolate Easter egg. Join us for a trail around the grounds of Upton House and Gardens. Do some exploring, answer our clues and don't forget to collect your Cadbury chocolate prize! £3 per trail plus normal admission.
Guided family walk
Mon 8 Apri, 10am-12pm
Join us for a short, guided walk of the stunning countryside surrounding Upton House and Gardens. This beautiful, gentle walk has a special family focus. Children of all ages are welcome and participants are encouraged to bring a camera.
Afternoon Tea Talk - Farnborough Hall’s Ornamental Landscape:
A Hidden History
Thu 11 Apr, 2.30pm-4pm
Uncover the hidden history behind Farnborough Hall’s ornamental parkland, and hear about the 10-year restoration scheme underway. Farnborough Hall’s 18th-century parkland was designed to draw travellers’ attention to Warwickshire’s views and vistas. £10 including cream tea. Booking essential