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 £5.00
    1 Child family group
  • Group £10.00
    2 Children family group
  • Group £20.00
    4 CHildren family group
  • Group £15.00
    3 Children family group
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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 03442491895
Tickets are sold for each time slot per group up to a max of 4 children per group.
Suitability
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
14 December 2018 13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:15 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available
15 December 2018 09:45 - 10:00 Available
10:00 - 10:15 Available
10:15 - 10:30 Available
10:30 - 10:45 Available
10:45 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:15 Available
11:15 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:15 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
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15:30 - 15:45 Available
16 December 2018 09:45 - 10:00 Available
10:00 - 10:15 Available
10:15 - 10:30 Available
10:30 - 10:45 Available
10:45 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:15 Available
11:15 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
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14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
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15:30 - 15:45 Available
21 December 2018 13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:15 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available
22 December 2018 09:45 - 10:00 Available
10:00 - 10:15 Available
10:15 - 10:30 Available
10:30 - 10:45 Available
10:45 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:15 Available
11:15 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:15 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available
23 December 2018 09:45 - 10:00 Available
10:00 - 10:15 Available
10:15 - 10:30 Available
10:30 - 10:45 Available
10:45 - 11:00 Available
11:00 - 11:15 Available
11:15 - 11:30 Available
11:30 - 11:45 Available
11:45 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 12:30 Available
12:30 - 12:45 Available
13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:15 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available
24 December 2018 13:30 - 13:45 Available
13:45 - 14:00 Available
14:00 - 14:15 Available
14:15 - 14:30 Available
14:30 - 14:45 Available
14:45 - 15:00 Available
15:15 - 15:30 Available
15:30 - 15:45 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property Enquiries (not bookings)
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.