Sat, 03 Dec|
Christmas at Mottisfont
The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe - step into a Narnia-inspired world this winter, with decorations around the house and grounds. A family activity trail completes the experience.
Time & Location
03 Dec 2022, 10:00 – 08 Jan 2023, 16:00
Mottisfont, Mottisfont, Romsey SO51, UK
About the event
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Christmas at Mottisfont runs from 26 November - 8 January (whole property closed 24 and 25 December), 10am-4pm.
As you enter the house, you’ll be greeted with warmth and sparkle from a 1940s Christmas, with trees, traditional toys and paper decorations. Follow in the footsteps of wartime evacuees, Edmund, Lucy, Susan and Peter, passing through that famous wardrobe and into the kingdom of the White Witch. But the festive spirit triumphs with a lavish display in the Whistler Room, where Aslan presides.
The art gallery will be dressed as an enchanted forest, hosting 16 watercolour illustrations from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Pauline Baynes - the original and most prolific artist for the Chronicles of Narnia series - in celebration of her centenary year.
Children can spot miniature wardrobes decorated with for iconic objects from the story as they travel through the rooms of the house.
Outside, a family adventure trail reveals more of the story. Life-size wardrobes frame iconic scenes, including Aslan’s triumph over the White Witch. There are Narnia-inspired activities to take part in and loads of great photo opportunities.
Image: Lucy and Susan's bedroom, Nattional Trust Image by Arnhel de Serra