Christmas for families at Mottisfont

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

This Christmas, you’ll find 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. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

The trail will take place between 4 December and 3 January, so come along and explore the beautiful gardens at Mottisfont. 

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

Keeping you safe inside the house

To keep you safe we have introduced a one-way route through the house and hand sanitising gel will be made available on entry and exit. 

Please speak to our house team if this is not accessible for you – we will arrange an alternative safe exit. we have set up a new exit route through the Morning Room, via an exterior stairway.

In line with government guidance visitors to our house are required to wear a face covering. Please bring one along with you.

Planning your visit

Opening times and booking

  • Christmas at Mottisfont with Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander runs from Saturday 4 December - 3 January (government guidelines permitting), excluding 24 and 25 December when the whole property is closed. The grounds (including the trail), shop and cafés open at 10am; the house opens at 11am. 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), plus £2 per trail pack. 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

Visting the house

  • Please be aware that we will be staggering entry into the house with a queuing system. This will help us make sure we’re keeping everyone safe and socially distanced.
  • We ask that prams/pushchairs into the house are left outside the house - please bring your own rain cover. 

Getting around

  • It's free to park here 
  • 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.