Our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts across Hampshire take families on nature-themed adventures with chocolate rewards (6-22 April). Activity-packed trails introduce kids to spring wildlife, from hedgehogs to daffodils, at Mottisfont, The Vyne, Hinton Ampner and Uppark. There are several days of Cadbury fun at Winchester City Mill and in the New Forest too.
Drifts of daffodils and scented narcissi herald the start of spring at our gardens across Hampshire. You’ll find beautiful displays of cream and yellow blooms at Mottisfont, Hinton Ampner, The Vyne and Uppark. Look out for frothy pink and white fruit blossom too, and a little later, rich splashes of colour from thousands of tulips.
Listen to the skylarks as you climb to the top of Stockbridge Down. Or explore The Vyne's bluebell woods, and Mottisfont's wildlife-rich ancient farmland. Our downloadable trails will introduce you to some memorable sights and sounds across Hampshire this spring.
5 January - 22 April: Mottisfont celebrates the delightful world of cartoonist Norman Thelwell. This new exhibition features naughty ponies and social satire as well as rare merchandise ranges such as a ‘plump pony’ rocking horse. Alongside the humour are beautiful watercolours of idyllic local landscapes. Many exhibits have never been shown before. This exhibition is suitable for children too.
Following its roof project, The Vyne has re-opened to tell the story of a Victorian brother and sister who saved the mansion. You’ll discover newly presented rooms and audio-visual displays of its magnificent tapestries. In the library 2,500 are being restored to the shelves - take a look close up.
An eighteenth-century school boy’s doodle of a Cyclops is just one of the tiny observations being painstakingly catalogued by The Vyne. It’s part of an eight month project being carried out in front of visitors, to restore the house’s entire historic library collection to its shelves.
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.