Christmas family fun at Belton

A young girl holding a crayon in her penguin Christmas jumper

Perhaps it's time spent exploring the outdoors, maybe it’s creating your own decoration to take home, or it could be enjoying some quiet time listening to traditional Christmas stories. There's lots of special activities for families to enjoy together through the festive period at Belton.

Father Christmas at Belton

Have you sent a letter to Father Christmas this year?

Write to Father Christmas

Have you told Father Christmas about your visit to Belton House? Pick up a postcard from the Ride Play Café to tell him all about it then pop it in one of Belton’s North Pole post boxes. FREE.

Seasonal trails

Admiring the Christmas decorations at Saltram, Devon

Junior detectives trail

Kitty Brownlow’s hidden special baubles around the house. Can you solve the clues to find them and work out the famous Christmas song? FREE with mansion admission.

 A mother helping her son walk along a fallen tree in the playground at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Who stole the stollen?

The Brownlow’s Christmas stollen's been stolen from Belton’s kitchen and Agatha the cook is in a tizzy! Gather the family and complete the mystery trail through the adventure playground to identify the culprit. FREE from Muddy Hands kiosk.

Family fun inside and out

Belton traditions

Help us grow Belton’s garland of greenery

Garland of greenery

Help us grow Belton’s garland of greenery in the stable yard with winter cuttings from the gardens. How far can will it reach this year? FREE.

Express your feelings about Christmas through art or creative writing.

Christmas creative

Pick up a card in the Stables café and illustrate your feelings about Christmas through art or creative writing. Why not leave it with us to display on the gift shop gallery wall? FREE.

A Christmas bauble at Belton

Wish tree

Choose a bauble from the bookshop to make a special wish for the New Year and place it on the magic wish tree in the stable yard. FREE.

What’s more, when you enjoy a winter adventure at Belton House your support helps us look after this special place for ever, for everyone.

Don’t forget Belton is open every day except Christmas Day, so share your adventures with us on Belton’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

All activities require grounds admission unless otherwise stated. National Trust members receive free house and grounds admission at Belton House, during normal opening hours.