Christmas at Mottisfont
This article was about our Christmas 2020 events. Please check back later in the year for information on what Christmas at Mottisfont will look like in 2021.
Please note, Mottisfont is in tier 4. We advise visitors to follow government guidelines on travel between tiers. We're sorry, but in line with government guidance for tier 4 areas, the house is currently closed.
The grounds (including the trail) and Coach House Café open at 10am. We close at 4pm - last entry into the property is at 3.30pm.
To avoid disappointment we recommend you book tickets to visit Mottisfont in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. Normal property admission applies (free for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s).
Peter Rabbit’s Winter Adventure
Treat your little ones to the magic of a Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail around our gardens - in partnership with Penguin Random House UK.
Trail packs are now sold out, but you can still enjoy the trail for free by picking up a trail map at visitor reception. Please bring your own pen or pencil so you can complete the questions as you go.
Peter Rabbit’s friends need some help finding items to see them through the colder winter months. Young nature adventurers can lend a hand to some of Beatrix Potter’s well-loved characters such as Squirrel Nutkin, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddleduck.
There are activities aimed at both 3-5 year olds and 5-9 year olds, while the whole family can enjoy our festive decorations - as well as a Peter Rabbit selfie station at the end of the trail where everyone can take a picture with their favourite storybook rabbit.
Lanterns and twinkling lights line our garden pathways, and you can spot signs of woodland creatures gathering for Christmas celebrations and preparing for winter. The winter garden is looking lovely, with striking colours and scent, and you can enjoy walks along the river and into the parkland.
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.
- To avoid disappointment, we recommend you book tickets for your visit to Mottisfont in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.
- 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.
- We're expecting to be busy, particularly during the Christmas holiday period - if you book a visit for 10am you might find the grounds a little quieter before we start to get more busy from 11am. Or, if you have the flexibility, a weekday visit is generally quieter than a weekend, even during school holidays. If you can only visit over the weekend, Saturdays are usually less busy than Sundays.
- Before visiting, please always check local and national government guidance on travelling.
- 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.