Mottistone Gardens and Estate

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Things to see and do 

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What's on 

Child looking at a bug in an insect catcher

May half term on the Isle of Wight 

Hunt for creepy crawlies and beautiful butterflies, discover behind closed doors, or take up the challenge to complete some of your '50 things to do before you’re 11¾'. With lots of activities to try this half term, mini adventurers will find plenty to do over the holidays on the Isle of Wight.

Upcoming events

Mottistone Manor House Open Days

Sun 26 May 2019
Open for only two days each year, this bank holiday weekend you can take the rare opportunity to see inside the family home that stands at the heart of the gardens.

50 things to do before you’re 11¾

Tue 28 May 2019
This half-term holiday we’ve got fun activities at Mottistone Gardens, so little ones can tick off some of their 50 things to do before you’re 11¾.

Guided Walk: Nightjars on Mottistone Estate

Sat 08 Jun 2019
If you've ever wanted to spot a nightjar, then you can join our evening guided walk across the Mottistone Estate and we'll help you find one.

Guided Walk: Butterflies

Fri 28 Jun 2019
A short, guided walk across Mottistone Downs looking at the butterflies you can see in early summer.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Mottistone Gardens

Tue 23 Jul 2019
We've lots of summer fun activities at Mottistone during the school holidays to help you tick off some of your 50 things list.

Outdoor Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody

Sat 27 Jul 2019
Bring a picnic full of tasty treats and a bottle of something fizzy, and as the sun sets, see the curtain rise on an award winning film.
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Eating and shopping

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The date stone over the entrance to Mottistone Manor showing the date of 1567

A short history of Mottistone Gardens and Manor

From medieval manorial site to natural disaster and consequent restoration, Mottistone gardens and manor have seen considerable change through the centuries. Discover more about the history of this ancient site.

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