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National Lottery Open Week at Mottisfont

Saturday 9 - Sunday 17 March: as a thank you to all those who support good causes through the National Lottery, we will be offering free entry to all players.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

As a charity, we want to say thank you to National Lottery players who have made so much of our conservation work possible. We will be offering free entry to all players from Saturday 9 - Sunday 17 March. To enjoy this special offer, you just need to show one National Lottery ticket, scratch card or Instant Win game per adult at visitor reception. Under 18s can accompany a lottery ticket holder for free.

So, whether you’re exploring Mottisfont for the first time or you’re a lifetime member, this is a great opportunity to enjoy a day out for yourself or to bring along your family and friends.

Take a look at for the full Terms and Conditions.

We expect to be busy during National Lottery Open Week. We open at 10am, and mornings tend to be busier than afternoons - most of our visitors arrive before 2pm, which can cause congestion in the car park. If you arrive after 2pm, there’s still time to enjoy all that Mottisfont has to offer before we close at 5pm (last entry 4.30pm).

If you have the flexibility, a weekday visit is generally quieter than a weekend. If you can only visit over the weekend, Saturdays are usually less busy than Sundays.


The basics

Meeting point

Show one National Lottery ticket, scratch card or Instant Win game per adult at visitor reception to take advantage of the offer.

What to bring and wear

Dress appropriately for the weather. Pathways can be uneven, so sturdy footwear is recommended.


Free parking adjacent to welcome centre, including accessible spaces. Toilet & changing facilities around the grounds. Pushchairs welcome in the gardens. Gently-sloping areas and wide pathways around much of the grounds. Ground can be uneven and muddy in wet weather. Volunteer-driven mobility buggy service available.


Drinks, snacks and light lunches are available from the café and additional outlets.

Upcoming events


Heath Robinson at War exhibition 

Saturday 20 January – Sunday 14 April: over 50 artworks of humorous drawings from both World Wars, demonstrating Heath Robinson's ability to counter the horrors of war with gentle satire and absurdity.

Event summary

3 Mar to 14 Apr 2024
11:00 to 16:30
+ 42 other dates or times

Guided walks along the River Test at Mottisfont 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5 March - 25 September, 11.30am and 2pm: a rare chance to walk along the banks the River Test, to find out more about the importance of chalk steams and the work we do to protect them.

Event summary

5 Mar to 25 Sep 2024
11:30 to 12:30
+ 119 other dates or times

Easter egg hunt at Mottisfont 

Saturday 23 March - Sunday 14 April: treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Mottisfont on our Easter trail, inspired by the classic village fete.

Event summary

23 Mar to 14 Apr 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 22 other dates or times