Mottisfont might be my favourite of all the National Trust properties, especially at this time of year. If you haven’t been, then you really should because the walled garden, full of roses really is stunning. You can smell it before you even reach it and I have written about it here: Mottisfont’s Rose Garden but I wanted to let you know about an opportunity to win a day pass to a National Trust property of your choice (though bear in mind there are one or two exclusions).
This July something exciting is happening at Mottisfont: Beano Time Travellers are arriving.
It’s an exhibition that explores 80 years of mayhem and mischief and celebrates Britain’s longest running comic in all its glory. Outside there is a trail and inside the property there are lots of exhibits, including original artwork of Dennis and his friends that show how the characters have changed and developed over the years.
For the collectors, there’s vintage merchandise including a Beano bicycle and a pair of decorated Doc Martens. There’ll be photo opportunities too, dressing up and comics to read.
A unique highlight of the show is Mottisfont’s immortalisation in comic strip form. A giant frieze on the walls of our visitor reception building reveals what happens when Beano kids create a time machine during a school trip to the former medieval priory. Families can re-enact the story on Mottisfont’s outdoor trail, designed by the comic.
While on a school trip to Mottisfont, the notorious Beano characters create a time machine to experience some of the National Trust property’s 800 year-old history for themselves, but it breaks down, scattering pieces throughout the grounds. Help them hunt the gardens to piece it back together so they can return to the 21st century.
There’s an exciting opportunity for children to create their very own comic strip too, using a specially designed Beano template. Designs can be entered into a competition to win a unique Beano prize
It runs from July 20th to September 8th (10am each day for the trail, 11am for the exhibition until 5pm and you can win a family day pass by entering the giveaway below!
Click on this link to find out all about the Beano Time Travellers and then come back and tell me who your favourite character is: Beano Time Travellers at Mottisfont
There are FOUR family day passes to give away (the prize is for one)