We visited Mottisfont back in the summer when the gardens were full of butterflies and bees. This time, they were filled with winter sculptures, snowflakes and icicles, as part of The Nutcracker Christmas event, running until 4th January.
Inside the house were twinkling fairy lights, a huge Christmas tree, large wooden puppets and a selection of mechanical toys, which The Princess and The Pickle enjoyed looking at.
Back outside was an impressive display of giant sweeties and lollipops! We also discovered the cellar which we had missed last time.
We love Mottisfont's wooden play area, despite it being a whole lot muddier this time and almost losing a shoe or two in the mud (we must remember to take wellies next time!)
We enjoyed a stroll through the walled garden, which is very peaceful at this time of year being 'out of season' and a little further away from the main attractions.
We left Mottisfont feeling very festive and decided to put our tree and decorations up as soon as we arrived home! We look forward to visiting again soon.
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We were provided with a family ticket to Mottisfont. All opinions are my own.