Christmas at Mottisfont

A Christmas tree decorated with fans and baubles in the Dining Room at Mottisfont, Hampshire

This Christmas discover decorations inspired by the natural beauty of winter inside and out: the house will be adorned with festive swags, twinkling lights, and Christmas trees sparkling with baubles.

Percy the Park Keepers winter adventure 

This winter, treat your littles one to a world of adventures at Mottisfont on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. You're invited to join Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends in giving nature a helping hand. Step into Percy's wellies for the day as his helper and take part in our fun winter activity trail. 

Percy's left a special note, just for you at the start of the trail asking you along with his animal friends, to find his equipement so he can complete all his winter tasks At the end of the trail, your hard work will be rewarded with a prize, and you will be able to take a seflie with Percy and his friends. 

The trail will take place from Saturday 4 December until Monday 3 January, so come along and explore Mottisfont on your own special winter adventure. Trails cost £2 each. 

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail
Percy the Park Keeper
Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

A celebration of the season

As well as the trail around the grounds, you’ll find festive decorations both inside and out. Lanterns and twinkling lights line our garden pathways, and you can spot signs of woodland creatures gathering for Christmas celebrations and preparing for winter.

A traditional nativity scene and advent ring will be on display in the Cellarium.

A selection of rooms are open inside the house. You’ll find trees dressed in traditional baubles and colours for a cosy, Christmassy feeling. Mantelpieces will be adorned with swags of foliage and festive floral arrangements. Look out for more little woodland creatures nestling down among the decorations.

Enjoy Christmas at Mottisfont with the whole family
Child and Christmas tree in the Whistler Room at Mottisfont, Hampshire
Enjoy Christmas at Mottisfont with the whole family

Planning your visit

Opening times and booking

  • The grounds (including the trail) and Coach House Café open at 10am. We close at 4pm - last entry into the property and house is at 3.30pm.
  • Normal property admission price only (free for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s). If you’re visiting with a carer or essential companion, they visit for free.

Getting around

  • It's free to park here - our car park next to the Welcome Centre has around 400 spaces.
  • The car park and pathways through the grounds can be uneven and muddy in places during winter weather - stout footwear and weather-ready clothing advised.
  • We're sorry, but we're unable to offer a mobility buggy service at present. Five wheelchairs are available to borrow from visitor reception on a first come, first serve basis.