Christmas in the Mansion 'Upstairs Downstairs'

Immerse yourself in the story of a great house as it prepares to welcome 'the great and the good' for a celebratory winter feast at Belton House.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Lady Adelaide Brownlow has invited her friends to a celebratory dinner in honour of Belton's Creative Women, Sophia, Marian, Nina and Florence.

Lady Adelaide's most important guests will arrive with their personal servants who need to be instructed as to their duties while staying at Belton.

As a visitor to Belton this Christmas, we'll ask you to step into the shoes of a lady's maid or valet and experience the house as you've never seen it before. Advance booking is not available.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Belton House

Prices

Grounds only: Winter
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.30 £8.40
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £25.45 £23.10
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.70
Christmas in the Mansion
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £5.00
Child N/A £2.50
Family N/A £15.00

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Entry to Belton House is free for National Trust members. If you have a Family or Joint Membership, please bring both your membership cards to gain admission.

Christmas in the Mansion 'Upstairs Downstairs' tours can't be booked in advance but are available every day between 24 November 2018 and 6 January 2019. Timed tickets should be picked up from visitor reception on arrival. Paying visitors with a 'Grounds Only Winter' ticket can buy a separate ticket for Christmas in the Mansion from visitor reception. Tours are popular on busy days can book up early.

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 Advance booking is not available.
Admission is by timed entry only. Tickets from Visitor Reception. Advance booking is not available.
Suitability
May not be suitable for young children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Timed entry tours. Tickets from Visitor Reception on a first come first served basis. Tours begin promptly at the given time from the scullery door.
What to bring and wear
Dress warmly with comfortable shoes as the house is not heated in the winter.
Accessibility
The tour includes 3 flights of stairs. It lasts 50 minutes. A courtesy shuttle bus operates between Visitor Reception and the mansion. Parking in the main visitor car park.
Other
This is an audio tour and visitors will wear a headset for the duration of the tour. Tickets are limited. Tours are led by volunteers and we cannot guarantee availability on all published dates. Tours begin at 11am daily and run throughout the day until 3pm. Each tours lasts 50 minutes. Please allow a minimum of 15 minutes between ticket pick up and the start of your tour.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
15 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
18 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
19 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
20 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
21 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
24 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
26 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
27 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
28 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
31 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 January 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 January 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 January 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
The team at Belton
Email
belton@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01476 566116

Upcoming events

Christmas in the Mansion 'Upstairs Downstairs'

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:00-15:00
Immerse yourself in the story of a great house as it prepares to welcome 'the great and the good' for a celebratory winter feast at Belton House.

Father Christmas in his winter grotto

Fri 14 Dec 2018
13:30-13:45
Visit Father Christmas in his winter grotto and receive a gift.

Supper with Father Christmas

Tue 18 Dec 2018
17:00-19:00
Enjoy a festive supper in the Ride Play Cafe. Includes supper and a present for every child.

Button Bucks Club

Thu 20 Dec 2018
10:00-10:45
Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Fri 21 Dec 2018
08:00-10:00
Enjoy a festive breakfast in the Ride Play Cafe. Includes breakfast and a present for every child.

Hard hat tour

Thu 17 Jan 2019
14:00-14:30
Explore Belton's Stables on this very special behind the scenes tour while the building is rehabilitated.