Activities

Take time to browse through the range of crafts & activities on offer, select the items that appeal and then pay at the counter. Take a seat with your family and friends and get creating and making!

Create at Upton Country Park is located in the heart of the picturesque Upton Country Park in Poole, Dorset.  A quite unique attraction which offers a relaxing space for customers to sit with family and friends and unwind…..chill-out for a bit and choose from exciting range of creative self-led activities for ages 4 years right up to adults – all available under one roof!

Open every day from 10 am – 5 pm (except Mondays & Tuesdays), why not pre-book a table and get creative!  You can choose from a variety of Craft-Kits, Sand-Art, Make your own Teddy-Bear, Decopatch, Paint your own Pottery, Model-Making and much more.  There really is something for everyone, and to suit most budgets.  Make your selections, take them to the counter, complete your purchase, take a seat at your table and away you go!  Why not visit and unleash your creative side!  From here it is fun, chat and relaxation – all the way!!

There is no admission charge.  All activities are individually priced from as little as £2.95.  We accept all major card payments.

Whether you have been out exploring the acres of Country Park and Coastal Paths, whether you have visited Upton House, whether you are a day visitor, a holiday maker, a local resident, a school group or coach party, a group of Brownies, Guides, Cubs or Scouts – you are all welcome to step inside and get creative!

Please note that we do not allow dogs on the premises (Except Assistance-Dogs). We also do not allow smoking anywhere on our premises or public outdoor areas. We thank you for your co-operation.

Located right opposite Upton Park Cafe, why not grab a ‘Take-Away’ Fresh Coffee, a Slice of Cake and choose a craft activity and get CREATING!  Substantial meals or snacks from the Upton Park Cafe must be consumed within, before visiting Create.

Decopatch

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The papercraft of Decopatch originates from France, and involves choosing a paper-mache model or object and a range of paper designs.  The idea is to tear pieces of coloured or patterned paper up into pieces and then stick them to your chosen model.  You can decopatch absolutely anything!    Decopatch is for everyone from any age. It’s fun, creative and therapeutic, the perfect craft to do on your own or with friends & family. The results are amazing and its addictive!

Decopatch makes a great party activity, and is also a good option for school activities.

Price Guide:

Model = £7.95,  Paper = £1.00 per sheet,  Glue = £1.00

 

Build Anywhere Bear Kit

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These cuddly Bears and Animals are a one-stop ‘Make your own’ Bear Kit!

It comes complete with everything you need to make your very own little friend, including a Heart & a Birth Certificate.  These kits are an ideal gift, craft activity during your visit at Create at Upton Country Park, or something to take away and make at home!

PRICE GUIDE:

Regular = £10.95   or

Large = £19.95

Self-led Craft Kits

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We supply a wide range of self-led ‘Craft Kits’ which range from card making & glass painting to beeswax candle making.  There really is something for everyone.  The kits have everything you need in them and come with instructions – choose your craft, take a seat and unwind with a nice cuppa from the Cafe!

PRICE GUIDE:

From £8.95  to  £25.95

Sand Art

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Our packs of Sand Art come in A4 size and are complete with all you need to create a Sand Art masterpiece.  They are pre-packed with the card picture, a range of colourful sand and a protective sleeve to dress your final masterpiece! it has an implement and full instructions to help you and is very rewarding. Peel back the area of the image you want to cover in coloured sand, pour it on to the exposed sticky surface and shake off the residue sand.

Start in the middle and work your way outwards!!!

PRICE GUIDE:

£8.95

Model Making

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Choose from an extensive range of Woodcraft Construction Kits.  Jeeps, Planes, Animals, BUildings!

Everything you need is in the pack.  The wood is pre-cut and you do not require any glue.  Follow the step by step guide to create a wooden model.

We also have Air-Fix Clueless models!

PRICE GUIDE:

£7.95 – £14.95

Painting and Colouring

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We offer a selection of colouring and painting kits.  These include following numbers or just colouring scenes from the County of Dorset.  Sit down with a fruit smoothie from the Café and doodle away your stresses!

PRICE GUIDE:

£4.95 – £8.95

Gift Vouchers

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Do you get fed up of giving un-inspiring presents to your family members or friends?

Why not buy a Gift Voucher for a unique experience at Create at Upton Country Park?

Why not make a day of it…..visit the the Country Park and have a refreshing ramble!.  Then its back to Create at Upton Country Park for a choice of activities on offer.  Enjoy a Coffee or Hot Chocolate Take-Away whilst Creating!!

Gift Vouchers are available in person, or over the telephone with payment by card prior to being sent out through the post.  The value can be any amount of your choice, and is only to be used in exchange for activities.  No change can be given if the value of the voucher is not used.

Corporate Groups

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Fancy doing something different for a team day?  Why not try exploring Upton Country Park, whilst having a go at unravelling the clues to a murder mystery or treasure hunt.  Which team will complete the challenge first?

Head back to Create@Upton Country Park for some fresh Coffee and work as a group to create a masterpiece – or as individuals unwinding from the stresses and strains of daily work life, and release your inner creative side!

Birthday Parties

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Are you looking for a Birthday Party experience with a difference?

Set in a fantastic outdoor Country Park Setting, Create at Upton Country Park can offer you a set creative activity choice for your party goers of either ‘Paint your own Pottery’ or ‘Decopatch’.  We offer a choice of decopatch models or pottery pieces within the set range for the children to choose from.

The price is £12pp and will include a member of staff to guide and assist the party with the activity only.  The maximum group size is 4, (as we respect space and other customers relaxing)!

We offer a fantastic space for a relaxing and calming party – ideal for any age!  Please note that we have no dedicated space for any games or any other activities.

For larger parties, we offer a Home Hamper.  The service costs £5, and the hamper is full of all that is required for either decopatch or Pottery Painting.  The Hamper requires a £20 fully refundable security deposit, and the items are all charged at their individual prices.

For adult parties (Birthdays or Hen Groups) – we can accommodate an evening opening, upon special request.

Please email us on createatuptoncountrypark@outlook.com and we will send you a pdf style leaflet with all the information you require.

Paint your own Pottery

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We have a wide variety of pre-fired pottery (bisque) for you to choose from.  Select a design, grab your paint colours using the colour guides and then paint away!!!!  You can paint patterns, true colours or images.  Go for it!

The items range from ornaments to models of animals, as well as household implements. If freehand drawing is not your strong point, we have stencils and even tracing paper to get the image you want.  PLEASE Remember, it takes a week for your creation to be fired – so this is not the best choice if you cannot come back to collect!  You can of course choose to paint an object with acrylic paints and not be fired, this just means it may not be completely waterproof and cannot be put to your lips to drink from, a simple decorative piece!

 We also have postage options available to send on your pottery to your address if you cannot come back!

PRICE GUIDE:

No Studio Fee to add on

£6.95 – £30.95 including paint and glaze!