Christmas at Belton

The magical, after-dark, illuminated trail at Belton House, Lincolnshire, in partnership with Raymond Gubbay Ltd

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun at Belton House. Relive Christmas traditions and create new ones at Belton.

Christmas magic returns as Belton is dressed in glitter and sparkle, and it’s our favourite time to spend with loved ones and relive traditions.

Now is when you wrap up in your brightest winter woollies and head off into the parkland for a bracing walk, then warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate in the Joinery. After that, why not bring the family to the new Creation Station in Percy the Park Keeper's hut where everyone can get creative with a paintbrush, or write a letter to Father Christmas and let him know what you love most about Christmas?  

This year we’re placing a Memory Tree in the stable yard. You’re invited to write and hang a memory that commemorates a happy time, or in honour of someone who can’t be with you.

Wrap up warm and enjoy a winter adventure at Belton House
Belton House under a blanket of snow on a clear winter's day
Wrap up warm and enjoy a winter adventure at Belton House

Step into Percy the Park Keeper’s wellies for the day and explore the parkland on his Wander trail.

4 December – 3 January, 10am-4pm

£2 per trail

Join in the fun this winter with Percy the Park Keeper as you get outdoors to give nature a helping hand. Search for clues with the help of Percy’s animal friends and complete the winter tasks, activities and games. Keep an eye out for winter wildlife, and spot Belton’s deer relaxing in the parkland.

Finish the trail to get a prize and a chance to capture your experience of the day.

Pick up a winter trail
Kids doing winter trail
Pick up a winter trail

The after-dark, illuminated trail through festive gardens

From 25 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

Look forward to some together time and make everlasting memories, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. 

For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze up at larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.

The sculptural Fire Garden flickers and crackles
The magical, after-dark, illuminated trail at Belton House, Lincolnshire, in partnership with Raymond Gubbay Ltd
The sculptural Fire Garden flickers and crackles

Our crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats* on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer or hot chocolate shared with someone special.

*separate charges apply

Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.

Winter Lights Trail brought to you at Belton House by Sony Music in partnership with the National Trust​.

The magical, after-dark, illuminated trail at Belton House, Lincolnshire, in partnership with Raymond Gubbay Ltd

National Trust members

Receive free car parking as a National Trust member. Simply select parking at the time of booking and your member parking will be validated on the evening of your visit by checking your membership card.