Supper with Father Christmas

Enjoy a festive supper in the Ride Play Café. Includes supper and a present for every child.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Come and share a festive supper with Father Christmas in the Ride Play Café. There's fun and games to be had along with receiving a gift from Father Christmas when he arrives.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £7.00
    Single Adult
  • Child £11.00
    Single Child (aged 3-6)
  • Child £7.00
    Single Child (aged 2 and under)
  • Child £13.00
    Single Child (aged 7 and over)
View admission charges
Belton House


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
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 £3.80
Child N/A £2.00
Family N/A £9.60

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 every day except Christmas Day. 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
All adults attending require a ticket.
Suitable for all ages, must be accompanied by an adult.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The Ride Play Café is situated in the main stable-yard, close parking in nearby courtyard on arrival.
What to bring and wear
Father Christmas will only present his own gifts so please don't bring any of your own for presentation.
The event begins at the start time with food served within the first hour. Father Christmas will arrive soon after eating.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2017 17:00 - 19:00 Available
22 December 2017 17:00 - 19:00 Available

Contact Info

Property Enquiries (not bookings)
Call 01476 566116

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