Getting ready for Christmas

Belton House covered in snow on a clear winter's day

This Christmas, join us to celebrate best-loved traditions and create some new ones of your own.

Belton will be at its Christmas best from Saturday 18 November. To celebrate, join us for an evening of late night shopping in the gift shop, between 5-7pm. Sample a range of treats with a festive food tasting, soak up the atmosphere and do a spot of Christmas shopping without the hassle of the high street.

Help to grow the garland of greenery in the stableyard or make a Christmas wish when you hang a bauble on the wish tree when you come to see the festive shop window displays.

Away from it all

If it’s an escape you’re looking for, there are formal gardens, pleasure grounds and 1300 acres of parkland to explore. Open every day throughout winter, except Christmas day.

Great view from up here mum. Enjoy all the views on long walks in the estate
Mum and child walking in the park in winter


Adult craft week

Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December, 11am-4pm.

Prepare for the festive season with Belton’s first adult craft week. Get creative in our range of drop-in workshops before the holidays begin. Activities start from £3.50.

Wreath making
Wreath making


Wreath making workshop

Friday 1 December, 7-9pm

Join Grantham’s Flower Club for an evening of festivities and fizz as you learn how to build a wreath using seasonal colours and foliage from Belton’s gardens. All materials included. Adult £40.

Get in good voice with the Belton Scratch Choir
Singers gathered in Christmas song


Carols in the Marble Hall

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 December, 6-8pm.

Enjoy an evening of classic and modern carols in the grandeur of Belton’s Marble Hall. Indulge in a warming glass of mulled wine and a mince pie below stairs during the interval. Adult £12 Child £8.

Family time

From seasonal outdoor trails to craft making* and dressing up, there’s something for young families to enjoy every day. Don’t forget the Outdoor Adventure Playground and the Ride Play Café are open every day except Christmas Day. *Small charges may apply.

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


Family festive 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.

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.

Santa and a young girl having fun
Father Christmas and a young girl
Winter grounds admission charges apply, during normal opening hours.