Father Christmas at Belton

Father Christmas is busy getting ready for his busiest day of the year, but luckily for us, he's put aside some time to pay a few special visits to Belton this December.

Father Christmas and a young boy

Visit Father Christmas in his winter grotto or enjoy breakfast or supper with him in the Ride Play Café during December. Please note that it’s essential to pre-book tickets to meet Father Christmas at Belton. All tickets are available to book online or by calling 0344 249 1895.

Belton’s winter grotto

The elves have been busy creating a comfortable winter grotto for families to visit Father Christmas at Belton. No visit, of course, is complete without first saying hello to Mother Christmas first, where she’ll help children decorate their own Christmas cookie.

All good boys and girls will also receive an early present from Father Christmas. Book your visit now.

Santa gives a gift to a little girl
Father Christmas and a young child

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Father Christmas loves his food, especially a hearty breakfast. So as Christmas Eve gets closer, and it’s time for him to start loading his sleigh, join Father Christmas for breakfast, at Belton’s Ride Play Café!

Enjoy a yummy breakfast and receive an early present from Father Christmas. Reserve your breakfast now.

Supper with Father Christmas

Come and share a festive evening meal with Father Christmas this December. It may almost be time to get ready for Christmas Eve, but he’s put aside some time to pop to Belton for a special bite to eat.

As well as supper, Father Christmas will have a gift for all good boys and girls too. Reserve your supper now.

Christmas presents under the tree


Have any questions? Please see the answers to our frequently asked questions here.

Upcoming events

Below Stairs Tours

Tue 20 Feb 2018
Go below stairs in the mansion to discover what it was like for servants living and working at Belton House.

Community Talk: a day in the life of a National Trust archaeologist

Wed 21 Feb 2018
Discover what the role of an archaeologist entails. Join Rachael Hall, National Trust Archaeologist, as she uncovers stories of archaeology in the Midlands. Bring along any finds that you may have unearthed from your garden.

Button Bucks Club

Thu 01 Mar 2018
Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Behind the spine library tour

Thu 01 Mar 2018
Discover the history of Belton's books and go behind the scenes on a special tour with Belton's book conservation team.

Behind the door tour

Sat 10 Mar 2018
Go behind the scenes on this special tour to explore the lesser seen parts of the Mansion.

Pony Rides on the Oval

Sun 11 Mar 2018
Meet the ponies at the front of the mansion and enjoy a ride on the oval.