Mottisfont’s latest exhibition has been a summer holiday hit! full of wonder for young and old. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, the exhibition features 30 original drawings and watercolours.
Beatrix was a determined writer, artist and conservationist and her series of children books helped to buy farms and land in her beloved Lake District (now bequeathed to the National Trust for us to all continue to enjoy).
Mottisfont has successfully brought to life the Peter Rabbit story for children (under 10) and their grown ups alike. The trail, which can be completed before or after seeing the exquisite little watercolours, makes your group willing participants in running, hopping and spinning around after reading the story boards. Trail leaflets are available at the new visitors centre entrance, with a suggested donation of £1.
The House is always a delight to see and on a hot day is very cool, many distinguished painters are hung on the walls with enough to engage the whole family in.
Ice creams a plenty, along with tea and cake you can watch the trout in the river and escape modern life, a fantastic day out that brings a smile to your face and a wag from the dogs tail too!