Heath Robinson inventions trail

Exciting challenges and activities inspired by the eccentric artworks of Heath Robinson.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Known as "The Gadget King", Heath Robinson was famous for his hilarious drawings of over-complicated inventions. This family trail introduces his quirky imagination, with gadget-themed activities. You'll even get the chance to make your own curious contraption - and we're running a competition for the best designs.

£1 per trail.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £1.00
    per trail
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Mottisfont

Prices

Standard price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult N/A £10.00

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your trail at Visitor Reception in the Welcome Centre.
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather - the trail will take place outside.
Accessibility
The family trail will go over some rough terrain in the grounds.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 February 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 February 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 February 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 February 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 February 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 February 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 February 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Heath Robinson inventions trail

Tue 23 Jan 2018
10:00-16:00
Exciting challenges and activities inspired by the eccentric artworks of Heath Robinson.

Heath Robinson: Dreams and Machines exhibition

Tue 23 Jan 2018
11:00-16:00
From quirky machinery to exquisite watercolours, this varied exhibition showcases all the wit and talent of a household name.

Little Adventurers

Thu 01 Mar 2018
10:30-11:30
Little Adventurers is our outdoor learning group for children aged two - five years old and their parents or carers. Have fun with exciting activities that promote physical activity and adventures in the great outdoors.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: mini rangers trail

Fri 30 Mar 2018
10:00-17:00
Become real rangers for the day and find out how Mottisfont's countryside team look after this beautiful estate.

Cadbury Easter Egg hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
10:00-17:00
Complete nature-themed activities with your family to earn a delicious chocolate prize.

The Woman's Hour Craft Prize exhibition

Wed 25 Apr 2018
10:00-17:00
Bold, beautiful and brilliantly diverse works by the 12 finalists of the £10,000 Woman's Hour Craft Prize - some of the most innovative and exciting craft makers in the UK.