Little People, BIG DREAMS exhibition and trail

Saturday 23 July – Sunday 4 September: this summer, a new exhibition and activity trail at Mottisfont celebrates some of the world’s most outstanding people.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Artworks from the Little People, BIG DREAMS picture book biography series will help create an immersive experience, which invites you into the worlds of little artists, activists, sports stars and scientists from all over the world.

Each room in Mottisfont’s gallery is dedicated to a different personality, with interactive elements alongside artworks. Meet Malala Yousafzai and Martin Luther King Jr., step into the studio of Frida Kahlo, and discover the natural world with David Attenborough.

An outdoor activity trail inspires creativity and courage, with even more little people to meet as you explore the gardens.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling biography series by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, with more than 7.5 million copies sold worldwide. Perfectly plotted for children aged 3-7+, the series introduces trailblazers and dreamers who each made a big impact in the world around them.

The exhibition and trail run from Saturday 23 July – Sunday 4 September. Gardens open from 10am-5pm and art gallery from 11am-4.30pm daily. Normal property admission price applies (free for National Trust and Art Fund members), £2 per trail.

Prices

Additional prices
  • per trail sheet £2.00
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Mottisfont

Prices

Standard price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
Group Adult N/A £15.20
Off peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.00 £14.40
Child £8.00 £7.20
Family £40.00 £36.00
Group Adult N/A £13.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

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The basics

Suitability
Activities aimed at aged 3 - 12 years
Meeting point
Trail sheets available from visitor reception, with activities based around the grounds. Art gallery located on the second floor of the house.
What to bring and wear
The trail takes place outside in our gardens, so dress appropriately for the weather. Pathways can be uneven in places so sturdy footwear is recommended.
Accessibility
Free parking adjacent to welcome centre, including accessible spaces. Toilet & changing facilities around the grounds. Pushchairs welcome in the gardens, but not in the house. Gently-sloping areas and wide pathways around much of the grounds. Mobility buggy service available. Digital versions of exhibitions on iPads available on lower levels for visitors unable to access the second-floor gallery.
Other
On-site cafe and other outlets offering refreshments.

Contact Info

Name
Mottisfont
Email
mottisfont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01794 340757

Upcoming events

May half term: Jubilee Jamboree

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-17:00
Saturday 28 May - Sunday 5 June: get ready to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with themed crafts and activities.

Rose season at Mottisfont

Mon 30 May 2022
10:00-20:00
Our walled gardens are home to the extraordinary National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in early summer. Booking essential if visiting before 3.30pm from 30 May - 2 July.

Little People, BIG DREAMS exhibition and trail

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:00-17:00
Saturday 23 July – Sunday 4 September: this summer, a new exhibition and activity trail at Mottisfont celebrates some of the world’s most outstanding people.