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.

Little girl meeting Father Christmas

Tickets for Christmas 2018 are now fully booked.

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.

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

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. 

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.

A visit from Father Christmas
A visit from Father Christmas
A visit from Father Christmas

Have any questions?

Please see the answers to our frequently asked questions here.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Belton House

Sat 23 Mar 2019
You can pre-book any time up to the DAY BEFORE your visit. There is no charge to reserve a mansion key. Entry to Belton is free for members. Non members pay for admission on arrival at Belton. All visitors to the house will require their own key.

Belton International Horse Trials

Fri 29 Mar 2019
World class equestrianism, shopping, classic cars, dogs, entertainment, music, interactive zone. Great family day out! More than just horses...

Curios and curiosity

Wed 03 Apr 2019
Make the most of this rare opportunity to see some of Belton's oddities, eccentricities and rarities as we open the doors on the mansion collection.

Button Bucks Club

Thu 04 Apr 2019
Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month.


Sat 06 Apr 2019
Take the sting out of nettles this spring and celebrate all things wild at Belton House. Discover the beauty of Belton’s plant life and explore the myths that lie beneath.

Garden detectives

Wed 10 Apr 2019
Become a detective and search for clues that tell us more about the history of Belton’s gardens on a special family tour.