Christmas family fun at Belton

Festive family fun at Belton

Perhaps it's time spent exploring the outdoors on a walk or with a seasonal trail. 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 plenty of special Christmas activities for families to enjoy together every day at Belton through the festive period.

The Discovery Centre

In the run-up to Christmas, the Discovery Centre has festive drop-in crafts and dressing up for young families. And there's no need for post-Christmas blues. From 26 December to 7 January, the Discovery Centre will remain open for continued winter fun, 11am - 3.30pm.

18 – 19 November        Decorate an elf door to take home

25 – 26 November        Make a Christmas forest elf

2 – 3 December            Decorate a ceramic nativity lantern

9 – 10 December          Sew a gingerbread hanging decoration

16 – 17 December        Decorate a ceramic Christmas bell

20 December                Build a Christmas workshop

21 – 24 December        Sew a Christmas stocking

26 – 31 December        Decorate a stained glass snowflake

1 – 7 January                Create a woodland animal mask

Please be aware there may be a small charge for some activities.

The Estate Yard

Drop by the estate yard for crafts in the Ride Play Café and other fun activities every day before Christmas. Create a Christmas cracker or write a postcard to Father Christmas.

Whether it's an outdoor trail or simply a wander in the parkland, Belton is perfect for some family time
Mother and child walking outdoors wrapped up for winter
Whether it's an outdoor trail or simply a wander in the parkland, Belton is perfect for some family time

Seasonal trails

We've seasonal outdoor trails for families to explore Belton’s grounds and parkland. Pick up a free trail from the Ride Play Café or Discovery Centre.

Festive family fun day

Wednesday 20 December

Enjoy a day full of family fun, with Christmas crafts, face painting, festive games, songwriting workshops and storytelling.  There’s also Belton’s annual Christmas Jumper Competition, so don’t forget to come in your festive finest.

Santa and a young girl having fun
Father Christmas and a young girl
Santa and a young girl having fun

It wouldn't be Christmas without...

...a visit from a certain someone. Father Christmas will be at Belton every weekend from 1-24 December.  You'll need to book in advance either online or by calling the central box office on 0344 249 1895.

Don’t forget the Outdoor Adventure Playground and the Ride Play Café are open every day except Christmas Day.

Visitors enjoying the Outdoor Adventure Playground
Visitors in the play area, walking along a fallen tree
Visitors enjoying the Outdoor Adventure Playground

Winter grounds admission charges apply, during normal opening hours.