Parks and Open Spaces: Join us at Upton this Christmas!

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Join us this festive season at Upton Country Park!

Christmas at Upton

Be inspired at a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November, get creative at our Wreath Making sessions or celebrate in style with a Christmas lunch on Sunday 2 December or at one of our Christmas Party evenings!

Santa and his elves will be back in our cosy Woodland Grotto from 30 November onwards, Wednesday to Friday from 10.30am to 5pm and at weekends from 9.30am to 6pm. With real wood cabins, donkeys each day and reindeer at weekends, quality wrapped gifts and printed photographs, this interactive, fun experience is one not to miss! 

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Poole Park War Memorial re-opens on Saturday

Poole Park War Memorial

Poole Park’s War Memorial, with its improvements to the garden and landscape, will be officially re-opened by the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Sean Gabriel, at 11am on Saturday 10 November.

From 10am artists from Valise Noir Storytelling theatre will dress trees in red ribbon in a procession from the Cricket Pavilion to the War Memorial and there will be an interactive performance of WW1 nurses. The names of over 700 people from Poole who lost their lives during WW1 will be read out and commemorative postcards will be handed out.

Join us for activities between 10am and 1pm such as painting poppy pebbles, and to learn about the history of the impact of both Wars on Poole. New information panels and two Silent Soldier silhouettes will also be unveiled.

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Excellent recognition for Upton Country Park

Upton Country Park team

Congratulations to Upton Country Park which has been has recognised at the Dorset Business Awards, as a finalist in the Environmental Business Award Category.

This is an amazing recognition of the team who work tirelessly each day to ensure the 140 acres of grounds (ranging from parkland to woodland and formal gardens) are kept in good condition, whilst also running a magnitude of events from music festivals and a Christmas Grotto, to craft fairs and weddings.


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