October half-term at Mottisfont

Five children stand on a brick bridge at Mottisfont, Hampshire in autumn

Inspired by Kaffe Fassett’s colourful exhibition in our gallery, create an autumn ‘patchwork’ with your own drawings and natural materials.

Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 October, 10am - 5pm. Suggested donation £1 per trail. Pick up an activity sheet at Visitor Reception to follow the trail around the grounds, spotting natural features, with activities along the way.

Add your drawings of feathers, tree bark and more to your 'patchwork' trail sheet, as well as colourful leaves and crunchy twigs.

Gather some colourful autumn leaves
A young boy gathering autumn leaves

At the end of the trail, you'll have the chance to make a frame for your finished artwork out of natural materials.  

Our trail suits both younger and older children, so it's fun for all the family - even grown-ups can join in! Remember to bring along your wellies and waterproofs in case of wet weather, as the trail takes place outside.

Family fun at Mottisfont

There’s plenty of space to run, jump and play around our grounds, and always something for families to do.

As well as challenging yourself with our half-term activity trail, you can explore our Wild Play areas when you visit, including Boggy Climbing and Pump, Pool and Paddle.

Family friendly checklist

  • Free entry for under 5s.
  • Baby-changing facilities in access friendly toilets.
  • Pushchairs admitted around the grounds and in all catering outlets, though not in the house due to space restrictions.
  • Hip-carrying infant seats available for loan in the house.
  • Children’s menu available from The Old Kitchen and Coach House Café.
  • Highchairs and baby food warming facilities available in The Old Kitchen and Coach House Café.
  • Pocket money gifts and children's books available in the shop. There are children's books in our second-hand bookshop, too.
A family explore the grounds of Mottisfont, Hampshire in autumn

Visiting Mottisfont with your family 

Mottisfont is the perfect place for a family visit all year round, with plenty of space to run, jump and play. Read our hints and tips and take a look at our Wild Play map to discover the best places for family fun around the grounds.