The magical after-dark trail, back for a fourth year, will again transform the gardens into a winter wonderland at National Trust’s Belton House in Lincolnshire, on selected nights from Thursday, November 24, 2022 to Sunday, January 1, 2023, 4.30pm to 10pm, last entry at 8pm.
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A timed entry system is in place and with popular weekend and early evening time slots set to sell out fast, organisers are urging festive fun-seekers to buy their tickets now.
Independent street food vendors will be at the event. Visitors can complete a walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer or hot chocolate shared with friends and family, along with other treats such as toasted marshmallows.
Illuminated roses and a sparkling cathedral are just some of the new attractions to thrill over the festive season.
Majestic tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour will be choreographed to a soundtrack of much-loved seasonal music.
This is an unmissable outdoor experience for family and friends, where everlasting memories are made.
Designed for visitors of all ages and accessible to everyone, expect plenty of selfie moments around the two-kilometre trail.
Independent street food vendors will bring a delicious twist to the event with tasty treats on offer.
Everyone loves toasting a marshmallow over an open fire and the artisan marshmallow stall gives visitors the chance to warm their hands and enjoy this sweet outdoor tradition.
Visitors can complete their walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer or hot chocolate shared with friends and family.
Extra charges apply for food and drinks on the trail.
Christmas at Belton is one of 14 outdoor illuminated trails staged across the UK by Raymond Gubbay Limited, a division of Sony Music. Christmas at Belton is presented in partnership with the National Trust and the trail is created by Culture Creative.
Matthew Findlay, Head of UK Trails for Sony Music/Raymond Gubbay Ltd, said: “We were thrilled with the fantastic response from visitors who enjoyed the trail last Christmas and our planning and preparation for 2022 is already well underway. Look out for some new surprises this year.”
Cared for by the National Trust, Belton House is one of the top 100 most visited attractions in the UK.
Built for Sir John Brownlow in the 1680s, it has all the design features of a classic English country home. It sits in a 1300-acre deer park and attracts visitors from across the country each year.
The estate also includes a café, indoor play area, gift and second-hand bookshops, and Lincolnshire’s largest outdoor adventure playground.
* Tickets in advanced are priced from adult £21.50, child £15, family £71 (two adults and two children). Free entry for carers and children aged two and under. Parking is £8 per car. Free for National Trust members when booked in advance.