Celebrate the festive season at Belton House in Grantham

Christmas is here at Belton House EMN-150212-160354001

Christmas is here at Belton House EMN-150212-160354001

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Christmas at Belton House this year is set to bigger and better than ever before.

For the first time Belton is allowing visitors to take a tour downstairs, to have a sneak peek in some of the mansion rooms that are currently being prepared for the Brownlow’s Christmas homecoming.

There will also be the opportunity to meet Father Christmas, sing along to some carols and enjoy lots of Christmas trails and decorations as Belton celebrates the best of Christmas traditions.

Festive trails around the gardens will highlight some lovely spots to take in the beautiful winter scenery, along with the opportunity to take a photo or two through the outdoor picture frames provided.

There’s something for the children to enjoy every day, and both play areas are now open for exploring all year round. Write Father Christmas a postcard, add a bauble to the wish tree, and add some greenery to the stableyard garland to help it grow.

Christmas is such a picturesque time of year, so please share your festive Belton snaps on Facebook (BeltonHouseNT) and Twitter (@BeltonNewsNT).

Tours below stairs in the mansion include a look into several grand upstairs rooms that are being prepared for Christmas. Most of the house is being carefully cleaned with important conservation work ongoing to get it ready for reopening in 2016, but there’s still so much to see with tours running daily.

Last but definitely not least, Belton’s new contemporary art project invites visitors to stroll into the parkland to see the site of the Machine Gun Corps training camp, which was located at the house 100 years ago, and the chance to investigate the history of the soldiers that served here.

Belton’s Christmas happenings will be taking place from now until January 3, 2016. National Trust members enjoy free entry as usual and normal admission charges will apply to non-members.

For more details visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house/