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
Great view from up here mum. Enjoy all the views on long walks in the estate

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.

Stir up Sunday tradition
Festive traditions of Victorian Britain
Stir up Sunday tradition

Deck the Hall: Yuletide Customs and Traditions

Friday 1 December, 2pm-3.15pm.

Christmas, as a time of celebrations, has a very long history. The great mid-winter festival is still greeted with feasting and drinking throughout the 12 days of Christmas.

Join historical buildings consultant, Dr David Bostwick as he ponders trimming up, Christmas games, and lots of puddings, cakes & pies. Using contemporary illustrations; this lecture explores the sources and significance of Christmas ancient customs and traditions. Tickets £20.

Wreath making
Wreath making
Wreath making


Friday Fizz

Get ready for Christmas with our festive workshops. We’ll provide the fizz, the expertise and all the materials you’ll need.

Wreath making workshop - Friday 1 December, 7-9pm

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

Cake decorating workshop - Friday 8 December, 7-9pm

Join us for an evening of creativity and fizz as you learn the skills and techniques to decorate a Christmas cake with the art of sugarcraft. All materials included. Adult £40.

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

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.

Winter Carols

Saturday 16 December, 4-6pm.

Wrap up warm and join the Belton team in festive song this christmas. FREE but tickets must be reserved in advance.

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
Visitors enjoying the Outdoor Adventure Playground

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
Santa and a young girl having fun

Winter grounds admission charges apply, during normal opening hours.