Christmas in Hampshire

Our Hampshire places offer the perfect escape for a festive day out. Enjoy winter rambles through beautiful landscapes, and warming takeaway treats from our cafes. Government guidance permitting, we’ll have houses full of twinkling lights and Christmas trees at Mottisfont and The Vyne.

At Hinton Ampner, Mottisfont and The Vyne, we hope to have an exclusive Peter Rabbit™ activity trail, with nature-themed challenges and goodies to take home. In the meantime, scroll down for Peter Rabbit craft activities to enjoy at home.

Christmas 2020

We are still working on our plans for Christmas 2020 in light of the 4-week lockdown in England. We hope the events outlined here can go ahead, government guidance permitting, but they may be subject to change. Please check property web pages for the latest information.

Peter Rabbit Winter adventure image

Take part in an online winter adventure with Peter Rabbit™ 

Unfortunately, we've had to postpone Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail at our places in the South East until later this winter. But there's still lots of things you can do to help Peter's friends at home. To prepare for your adventure, get stuck into these Peter Rabbit activity packs - we'll be adding more throughout the season. At home you can still get creative, help out a wild animal and learn more about the natural world around you with the help of your favourite Beatrix Potter characters.

Green and gold baubles on the branches of a Christmas tree at Mottisfont

Mottisfont 

Christmas at Mottisfont: 3 Dec – 10 Jan (closed 24 & 25 Dec). Glowing lanterns line Mottisfont’s garden paths. In the house, twinkling lights add sparkle to Christmas trees laden with baubles. Look out for little woodland creatures nestled amongst the decorations. Outside, join favourite Beatrix Potter characters on a Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail (£2), or explore sparkling waterways and meadows on a festive walk. In the café you’ll find delicious seasonal treats.

A Christmas tree twinkles in the corner of a room.

The Vyne 

Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at The Vyne (7 Dec – 3 Jan, closed 24 & 25 Dec). Ground floor rooms are filled with glowing Christmas trees and traditional decorations. Outdoors, there are winter walks to explore through woods and fields, and refreshments to keep you warm. Families can have fun outdoors on a Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail, leading to a badge, certificate, and other treats (£2).

Visitors in the walled garden in winter at Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

Hinton Ampner 

This picturesque country estate has winter trails to suit all ages, and a chance to warm up with tasty takeaway treats from our café. Set out on our Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail. Pick up a trail pack with everything you need for this fun challenge around the grounds to help Peter Rabbit’s friends. Includes a selfie station where families can take photos with their favourite storybook rabbit. £2 per trail. Closed 25 & 26 Dec.

Visitors make paper chains near the Christmas tree at Attingham Park

Christmas crafts how to guides 

From paper chains and pine cones to scented orange slices, keep little fingers busy and learn how to make traditional decorations for a greener Christmas.