Father Christmas in his winter grotto

Visit Father Christmas in his winter grotto and receive a gift.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

No visit to Father Christmas is complete without first saying hello to Mother Christmas, where she'll help you decorate your own Christmas cookie. Please note that all tickets must be pre-booked and a booking fee of 5% will apply.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Group £10.00
    2 Children family group
  • Group £20.00
    4 Children family group
  • Group £15.00
    3 Children family group
  • Group £5.00
    1 Child family group
View admission charges
Belton House

Prices

Grounds only: Winter
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40
Below Stairs ticketed tours
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £1.50
Child N/A £1.00
Family N/A £4.00
Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £10.60 £9.60
Family £43.60 £39.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.70
Grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.70 £11.50
Child £8.60 £7.80
Family £34.00 £30.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.35
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Main season prices: 4 March - 5 November

Winter prices: 6 November - 31 December

Below stairs tours are available on weekends only throughout winter. Visitors with a grounds only ticket can purchase a separate ticket for a below stairs tour from The Marble Hall.

The main showrooms close for conservation cleaning from 6 November 2017 to 3 March 2018

Group bookings require a minimum of 15 people. The discount rate applies regardless how many National Trust members are in the group.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Tickets are sold for each time slot per group party up to a maximum of 4 children.
Suitability
Suitable for all ages
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The grotto is situated near the Discovery Centre which is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Reception building.
What to bring and wear
Father Christmas will only present his own gifts so please don't bring any of your own for presentation.
Other
You will see Father Christmas within your allotted time and receive a gift however we recommend arriving 5 minutes before your allotted time to meet Mother Christmas while you wait. It is unlikely that you'll get to see Father Christmas earlier than you're allotted timeslot.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 December 2017 14:30 - 14:45 Sold out
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Contact Info

Name
Property Enquiries (not bookings)
Email
belton@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01476 566116

Upcoming events

Father Christmas in his winter grotto

Sat 16 Dec 2017
14:30-14:45
Visit Father Christmas in his winter grotto and receive a gift.

Winter Carols

Sat 16 Dec 2017
16:00-18:00
Wrap up warm and join the Belton team in festive song this Christmas. FREE but tickets must be reserved in advance.

Below Stairs Tours

Sun 17 Dec 2017
11:00-14:00
Go below stairs in the mansion to discover what it was like for servants living and working at Belton House.

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Wed 20 Dec 2017
08:00-10:00
Enjoy a festive breakfast in the Ride Play Cafe. Includes breakfast and a present for every child.

Festive Family Fun Day

Wed 20 Dec 2017
09:30-16:00
Enjoy a day full of festive fun for all the family. From Christmas crafts to festive games and not forgetting the Belton Christmas jumper competition.

Supper with Father Christmas

Fri 22 Dec 2017
17:00-19:00
Enjoy a festive supper in the Ride Play Cafe. Includes supper and a present for every child.