Summer holiday activities at Mottisfont
From 7 July - 3 September, we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the much-loved classic, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. This exhibition - originated by Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books - brings this delightful and enduring picture book to a new generation of family audiences. An outdoor family activity trail, inspired by Judith Kerr’s illustrations, will run alongside the exhibition.
Family trail: The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Saturday 7 July - Sunday 2 September, 10am - 5pm. £1 per trail.
A family trail, based around our grounds, will run alongside the exhibition. Pick up a map at visitor reception to start your trail. There are all sort of activities to try along the way, with a craft activity to take home.
Remember to bring along your wellies and waterproofs in case of wet weather.
Visiting with your family
As well as these additional activities, there's plenty of space to play at Mottisfont. There are wild play areas and some lawns suitable for ball games and frisbees.
Family friendly checklist
- Free entry for under 5s.
- Baby-changing facilities in access friendly toilets.
- Pushchairs admitted around the grounds and in all cafés, though not in the showrooms of 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.
- Ice cream parlour open on sunny days, with a wide range of scoop ice cream.
- Highchairs and baby food warming facilities available in The Old Kitchen and Coach House Café.
- Picnic spaces around the grounds.
- Pocket money gifts and children's books available in the shop. There are children's books in our second-hand bookshop, too.