This Christmas you'll find our historic settings filled with glittering decorations and festive stories. Mottisfont invites you to its Twelve Days of Christmas spectacular and Hinton Ampner recreates favourite festive traditions. From tree decoration workshops and gingerbread snowmen, carols to Christmas trails, our places are full of festive cheer to share this winter.
26 November - 3 January: the Twelve Days of Christmas come alive at Mottisfont. Discover decorated rooms and gardens inspired by the classic song, from the glittery dresses of ‘nine ladies dancing’ to beautiful bird decorations. A new activity trail takes families through all the song’s famous verses.
3 to 19 December: stockings by the fireplace bulging with gifts, Christmas trees laden with lights and baubles. This Christmas, Hinton Ampner is transformed into scenes telling the stories behind our favourite festive traditions. In the gardens there are 25 secrets to uncover in Hinton’s fun Advent calendar trail.
Blow away the Christmas cobwebs on a frosty winter's walk. Hinton Ampner's guided Boxing Day and New Year's Day walks take you through ancient woods and parkland. Or download one of our trails and enjoy breathtaking views across the New Forest and nearby Mottisfont estate.
14 January - 23 April 2017: a major exhibition exploring the talents of Rex Whistler, on display at the home of his final great artwork. Over seventy items are on display, from large oil paintings to working designs, sketches and some personal items.
Help your local National Trust places in Hampshire like Mottisfont, The Vyne or Winchester City Mill by joining your local supporter group. Some are more volunteering focused, and others enjoy social outings together like trips and tours, or lectures.