Due to the current Covid-19 situation, many events locally have been cancelled in line with Government guidelines. What is listed here are options for distractions and diversions during this uncertain time. While we still can, let’s get out and enjoy the benefits getting out and about bring whilst being respectful and supportive of each other. We are all in this together, and together we will come out of this dark time.  For absolute guarantees of the latest information please check with the individual business’ websites. Thank you.

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Doddington Hall
Doddington Hall, Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, UK
The Elizabethan Hall will once again be transformed for the festive period and decorated throughout for the theme ‘Secret Gardens’. Inspired by our walled and wild gardens, we’ll be bringing the outdoors in to create spectacular scenes for a magical family day out.
Decorations throughout the Hall are largely handmade using material that’s grown or produced on the Doddington Estate.
2 – 23 December
Open daily, 10am-4pm
Booking Essential – Entry by pre-booked timed ticket only.
Please see our website to find out about the measures in place to keep everyone safe.
MAKE A DAY OF IT
Indulge in a wonderfully festive Afternoon Tea in the Doddington Tea Room (booking essential) and enjoy a spot of retail therapy or gift shopping in our shops. Don’t forget a visit to the Bauble Barn, bursting with something for every taste, from traditional to naturals, we have something to complement every home.
A visit to Doddington Hall to choose a freshly-cut homegrown tree is part of many families’ seasonal calendar. The pretty Stable Yard will again be full of trees with plenty of shapes and sizes to choose from (open from 21 November)
Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PA, United Kingdom
Twinkling lights, festive decoration and the smell of Christmas trees in the air! You can expect all that and much more when you meet Father Christmas at Belvoir Castle this year.
In a new location for 2020, to ensure more space and a socially distanced experience, we introduce you to The Old Kitchen. A fantastic space which will be transformed into our winter wonderland, imagine a room lined with spectacular trees, snow sprinkled paths, and the most beautiful decorations.
An immersive experience at Belvoir Castle this Christmas, allows you to walk in the footsteps of past Dukes and Duchesses and meet the main man of Christmas. Create special memories wander round such a unique place and letting the little ones experience a true Christmas fairytale!
£7 Per Child + Castle & Garden Admission Tickets
Admission prices for Adults are £15 and Children (Age 4 -15) are £7
Harby Village Hall
Harby Village Hall, School Ln, Harby, Melton Mowbray LE14 4BZ, UK

Pizza Pals is a mobile wood-fired pizza oven brought to you by Alex & Paul.

Come & sample the delicious freshly made pizzas, all cooked to order in the wood-fired oven.

 

   

You can find them on Thursdays at the Marquis of Granby & Fridays at Harby Village Hall, from 5pm-9pm both days.

 

Reviews:
Try the Aunty Pasty pizza with a few olives on top. A carnival in the mouth. Gorgeous. And served with smiles and jokes from our dynamic duo. Thanks, buddies.
You won’t get pizza this delicious, or such great service from anyone else in the area…This pizza is well worth your dough! 🙂
Mamma mia..such a delicious pizza. loved it! Amazing trailer too.
Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PA, United Kingdom
CHANGE OF DATES || FREE TO ATTEND || NO TICKETS NEEDED
Soak up the festive atmosphere at the Engine Yard and enjoy a different type of market this year. With our wooden chalets bringing a true taste of Scandinavian Christmas Markets right to Belvoir.
The event will take place over three consecutive weekends. Explore an abundance of artisan delights, discover unique gifts and feast on festive favourites.
Indulge in our traditional Christmas market and purchase all your Christmas essentials from our independent Engine Yard shops and beautiful stall holders.
The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle
NG32 1PA
Kooroon Gallery, Bottesford
25 High St, Bottesford, Nottingham NG13 0AA, UK

 

10 artists and makers are taking part in the Kooroon Gallery Christmas event this year, offering fabulous decorations, cards and unique gift ideas for every budget.

 

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PA, United Kingdom
CHANGE OF DATES || FREE TO ATTEND || NO TICKETS NEEDED
Soak up the festive atmosphere at the Engine Yard and enjoy a different type of market this year. With our wooden chalets bringing a true taste of Scandinavian Christmas Markets right to Belvoir.
The event will take place over three consecutive weekends. Explore an abundance of artisan delights, discover unique gifts and feast on festive favourites.
Indulge in our traditional Christmas market and purchase all your Christmas essentials from our independent Engine Yard shops and beautiful stall holders.
The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle
NG32 1PA
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Why not help us spread some Christmas cheer this December and join us on our VIRTUAL Santa Fun Run?!
Choose your own distance – 3, 5 or 10k (or further if you want to!), your own route and when you want to complete it, and run, walk, skip, jump, or jog your way to help raise funds for Dove!
Santa suits and a festive medal are included in your registration fee as usual, along with a hot drink (voucher) for every adult Santa and a free gift for each child.
Registration is open now.
We’re encouraging people to take part over the weekend of the 5th & 6th December but you can participate any day during December, it’s completely up to you!
(Register before 30th November to guarantee delivery of suits for 1st December)
To help us spread some Christmas cheer throughout the community this December, simply:
1. Go to www.dovecottage.org to register the Santas that will be participating from your household.
2. Encourage friends/family/colleagues to sponsor you on your challenge.
3. Once your suit arrives, pop it on and complete your challenge in your local area, garden, treadmill, house… this year it’s up to you! (Just please ensure that you are following the local government restrictions)
We’d love to see photos of you all in action so please share a selfie on our social media pages…and don’t forget your furry friends!!
4. Pay in your sponsorship money/donations online via the Dove Cottage website
*Please follow the UK Government’s social distancing guidelines at all times and only exercise when and where it is safe to do so*
Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PA, United Kingdom
CHANGE OF DATES || FREE TO ATTEND || NO TICKETS NEEDED
Soak up the festive atmosphere at the Engine Yard and enjoy a different type of market this year. With our wooden chalets bringing a true taste of Scandinavian Christmas Markets right to Belvoir.
The event will take place over three consecutive weekends. Explore an abundance of artisan delights, discover unique gifts and feast on festive favourites.
Indulge in our traditional Christmas market and purchase all your Christmas essentials from our independent Engine Yard shops and beautiful stall holders.
The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle
NG32 1PA
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Geese & Fountain
3 Main St, Croxton Kerrial, Grantham NG32 1QF, UK

 

A change of scene for the Geese and Fountain Monthly Mondays Pub Quiz as we welcome back your host and quizmaster Carl Woods – we’re heading outside for a socially distanced quiz in the Beer Garden.
It’s not that the questions are difficult, but the answers are a real struggle. This month there’s a special theme, as the quiz is all part of our Birthday Weekend, to celebrate five years of the Geese and Fountain.
Book tables early if you want to eat while you’re quizzing. We’ll set up the PA so all our outside tables can hear the questions.
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

 

Belton is open daily between 10am – 4pm, last admission on-site is 3pm. To avoid disappointment please make sure you book your visit in advance, especially at weekends. If we have space on the day during the week we will be accepting walk-ups but the only way to guarantee entry is by pre-booking. Book your slot here: http://bit.ly/3cDquRq.
We’re pleased to be able to keep the parkland and gardens at Belton open all week, the outdoor adventure playground is open Fri-Sun and school holidays. Visitors can to enjoy these open spaces in line with government guidance.

The Stables Café is open running a takeaway service. Perfect for grabbing a hot drink and food to take on an autumnal walk.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

 

Belton is open daily between 10am – 4pm, last admission on-site is 3pm. To avoid disappointment please make sure you book your visit in advance, especially at weekends. If we have space on the day during the week we will be accepting walk-ups but the only way to guarantee entry is by pre-booking. Book your slot here: http://bit.ly/3cDquRq.
We’re pleased to be able to keep the parkland and gardens at Belton open all week, the outdoor adventure playground is open Fri-Sun and school holidays. Visitors can to enjoy these open spaces in line with government guidance.

The Stables Café is open running a takeaway service. Perfect for grabbing a hot drink and food to take on an autumnal walk.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Marquis of Granby
1 Dragon St, Granby, Nottingham NG13 9PN, UK

Pizza Pals is a mobile wood-fired pizza oven brought to you by Alex & Paul.

Come & sample the delicious freshly made pizzas, all cooked to order in the wood-fired oven.

 

You can find them on Thursdays at the Marquis of Granby & Fridays at Harby Village Hall, from 5pm-9pm both days.

 

Reviews: 
Try the Aunty Pasty pizza with a few olives on top. A carnival in the mouth. Gorgeous. And served with smiles and jokes from our dynamic duo. Thanks, buddies.
You won’t get pizza this delicious, or such great service from anyone else in the area…This pizza is well worth your dough! 🙂
Mamma mia..such a delicious pizza. loved it! Amazing trailer too.
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

 

Belton is open daily between 10am – 4pm, last admission on-site is 3pm. To avoid disappointment please make sure you book your visit in advance, especially at weekends. If we have space on the day during the week we will be accepting walk-ups but the only way to guarantee entry is by pre-booking. Book your slot here: http://bit.ly/3cDquRq.
We’re pleased to be able to keep the parkland and gardens at Belton open all week, the outdoor adventure playground is open Fri-Sun and school holidays. Visitors can to enjoy these open spaces in line with government guidance.

The Stables Café is open running a takeaway service. Perfect for grabbing a hot drink and food to take on an autumnal walk.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Newark Showground
Unnamed Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2RB, UK
The Newark International Antiques & Collectors Market is world renowned. The ultimate of treasure hunting grounds, it is the largest event of its kind in Europe – a world-wide phenomenon. This is one iacf event that needs to be experienced to be believed!
Held at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground on an enormous 84 acre site, up to 2,500 stands attract thousands of dealers and buyers from around the globe every other month.
Only two hours from London by road, 90 minutes by rail and with East Midlands Airport less than an hour away, this is one of the most easily accessible of UK antique fairs.
With its vast number of stands, choice of product is never an issue – there is quite possibly every item you could imagine! From chandeliers and rugs, to sports memorabilia and paintings, not to mention the finest of antique furniture – the possibilities are endless!

Antique markets can be big and small, but only one can hold the ‘Europe’s largest’ crown – and that’s Newark. For more info visit www.iacf.co.uk/newark

 

Harby Village Hall
Harby Village Hall, School Ln, Harby, Melton Mowbray LE14 4BZ, UK

Pizza Pals is a mobile wood-fired pizza oven brought to you by Alex & Paul.

Come & sample the delicious freshly made pizzas, all cooked to order in the wood-fired oven.

 

   

You can find them on Thursdays at the Marquis of Granby & Fridays at Harby Village Hall, from 5pm-9pm both days.

 

Reviews:
Try the Aunty Pasty pizza with a few olives on top. A carnival in the mouth. Gorgeous. And served with smiles and jokes from our dynamic duo. Thanks, buddies.
You won’t get pizza this delicious, or such great service from anyone else in the area…This pizza is well worth your dough! 🙂
Mamma mia..such a delicious pizza. loved it! Amazing trailer too.
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PA, United Kingdom
CHANGE OF DATES || FREE TO ATTEND || NO TICKETS NEEDED
Soak up the festive atmosphere at the Engine Yard and enjoy a different type of market this year. With our wooden chalets bringing a true taste of Scandinavian Christmas Markets right to Belvoir.
The event will take place over three consecutive weekends. Explore an abundance of artisan delights, discover unique gifts and feast on festive favourites.
Indulge in our traditional Christmas market and purchase all your Christmas essentials from our independent Engine Yard shops and beautiful stall holders.
The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle
NG32 1PA
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PA, United Kingdom
CHANGE OF DATES || FREE TO ATTEND || NO TICKETS NEEDED
Soak up the festive atmosphere at the Engine Yard and enjoy a different type of market this year. With our wooden chalets bringing a true taste of Scandinavian Christmas Markets right to Belvoir.
The event will take place over three consecutive weekends. Explore an abundance of artisan delights, discover unique gifts and feast on festive favourites.
Indulge in our traditional Christmas market and purchase all your Christmas essentials from our independent Engine Yard shops and beautiful stall holders.
The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle
NG32 1PA
Why not help us spread some Christmas cheer this December and join us on our VIRTUAL Santa Fun Run?!
Choose your own distance – 3, 5 or 10k (or further if you want to!), your own route and when you want to complete it, and run, walk, skip, jump, or jog your way to help raise funds for Dove!
Santa suits and a festive medal are included in your registration fee as usual, along with a hot drink (voucher) for every adult Santa and a free gift for each child.
Registration is open now.
We’re encouraging people to take part over the weekend of the 5th & 6th December but you can participate any day during December, it’s completely up to you!
(Register before 30th November to guarantee delivery of suits for 1st December)
To help us spread some Christmas cheer throughout the community this December, simply:
1. Go to www.dovecottage.org to register the Santas that will be participating from your household.
2. Encourage friends/family/colleagues to sponsor you on your challenge.
3. Once your suit arrives, pop it on and complete your challenge in your local area, garden, treadmill, house… this year it’s up to you! (Just please ensure that you are following the local government restrictions)
We’d love to see photos of you all in action so please share a selfie on our social media pages…and don’t forget your furry friends!!
4. Pay in your sponsorship money/donations online via the Dove Cottage website
*Please follow the UK Government’s social distancing guidelines at all times and only exercise when and where it is safe to do so*
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PA, United Kingdom
CHANGE OF DATES || FREE TO ATTEND || NO TICKETS NEEDED
Soak up the festive atmosphere at the Engine Yard and enjoy a different type of market this year. With our wooden chalets bringing a true taste of Scandinavian Christmas Markets right to Belvoir.
The event will take place over three consecutive weekends. Explore an abundance of artisan delights, discover unique gifts and feast on festive favourites.
Indulge in our traditional Christmas market and purchase all your Christmas essentials from our independent Engine Yard shops and beautiful stall holders.
The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle
NG32 1PA
Geese & Fountain
3 Main St, Croxton Kerrial, Grantham NG32 1QF, UK

 

Our monthly Folk and Acoustic Club on the second Sunday of every month. All are welcome, whether you want to sing, play or just listen.

Food available and discounts on B&B rooms too.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

 

Belton is open daily between 10am – 4pm, last admission on-site is 3pm. To avoid disappointment please make sure you book your visit in advance, especially at weekends. If we have space on the day during the week we will be accepting walk-ups but the only way to guarantee entry is by pre-booking. Book your slot here: http://bit.ly/3cDquRq.
We’re pleased to be able to keep the parkland and gardens at Belton open all week, the outdoor adventure playground is open Fri-Sun and school holidays. Visitors can to enjoy these open spaces in line with government guidance.

The Stables Café is open running a takeaway service. Perfect for grabbing a hot drink and food to take on an autumnal walk.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

 

Belton is open daily between 10am – 4pm, last admission on-site is 3pm. To avoid disappointment please make sure you book your visit in advance, especially at weekends. If we have space on the day during the week we will be accepting walk-ups but the only way to guarantee entry is by pre-booking. Book your slot here: http://bit.ly/3cDquRq.
We’re pleased to be able to keep the parkland and gardens at Belton open all week, the outdoor adventure playground is open Fri-Sun and school holidays. Visitors can to enjoy these open spaces in line with government guidance.

The Stables Café is open running a takeaway service. Perfect for grabbing a hot drink and food to take on an autumnal walk.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Marquis of Granby
1 Dragon St, Granby, Nottingham NG13 9PN, UK

Pizza Pals is a mobile wood-fired pizza oven brought to you by Alex & Paul.

Come & sample the delicious freshly made pizzas, all cooked to order in the wood-fired oven.

 

You can find them on Thursdays at the Marquis of Granby & Fridays at Harby Village Hall, from 5pm-9pm both days.

 

Reviews: 
Try the Aunty Pasty pizza with a few olives on top. A carnival in the mouth. Gorgeous. And served with smiles and jokes from our dynamic duo. Thanks, buddies.
You won’t get pizza this delicious, or such great service from anyone else in the area…This pizza is well worth your dough! 🙂
Mamma mia..such a delicious pizza. loved it! Amazing trailer too.
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

 

Belton is open daily between 10am – 4pm, last admission on-site is 3pm. To avoid disappointment please make sure you book your visit in advance, especially at weekends. If we have space on the day during the week we will be accepting walk-ups but the only way to guarantee entry is by pre-booking. Book your slot here: http://bit.ly/3cDquRq.
We’re pleased to be able to keep the parkland and gardens at Belton open all week, the outdoor adventure playground is open Fri-Sun and school holidays. Visitors can to enjoy these open spaces in line with government guidance.

The Stables Café is open running a takeaway service. Perfect for grabbing a hot drink and food to take on an autumnal walk.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Harby Village Hall
Harby Village Hall, School Ln, Harby, Melton Mowbray LE14 4BZ, UK

Pizza Pals is a mobile wood-fired pizza oven brought to you by Alex & Paul.

Come & sample the delicious freshly made pizzas, all cooked to order in the wood-fired oven.

 

   

You can find them on Thursdays at the Marquis of Granby & Fridays at Harby Village Hall, from 5pm-9pm both days.

 

Reviews:
Try the Aunty Pasty pizza with a few olives on top. A carnival in the mouth. Gorgeous. And served with smiles and jokes from our dynamic duo. Thanks, buddies.
You won’t get pizza this delicious, or such great service from anyone else in the area…This pizza is well worth your dough! 🙂
Mamma mia..such a delicious pizza. loved it! Amazing trailer too.
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PA, United Kingdom
CHANGE OF DATES || FREE TO ATTEND || NO TICKETS NEEDED
Soak up the festive atmosphere at the Engine Yard and enjoy a different type of market this year. With our wooden chalets bringing a true taste of Scandinavian Christmas Markets right to Belvoir.
The event will take place over three consecutive weekends. Explore an abundance of artisan delights, discover unique gifts and feast on festive favourites.
Indulge in our traditional Christmas market and purchase all your Christmas essentials from our independent Engine Yard shops and beautiful stall holders.
The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle
NG32 1PA
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Bingham
1 Nottingham Rd, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8BH, UK
Every third Saturday of the month, Bingham hosts the Farmers & Makers Market, from 8am-2pm.
Traders bring a fine variety of quality produce and artisan home-wares to every market.

 

Why not help us spread some Christmas cheer this December and join us on our VIRTUAL Santa Fun Run?!
Choose your own distance – 3, 5 or 10k (or further if you want to!), your own route and when you want to complete it, and run, walk, skip, jump, or jog your way to help raise funds for Dove!
Santa suits and a festive medal are included in your registration fee as usual, along with a hot drink (voucher) for every adult Santa and a free gift for each child.
Registration is open now.
We’re encouraging people to take part over the weekend of the 5th & 6th December but you can participate any day during December, it’s completely up to you!
(Register before 30th November to guarantee delivery of suits for 1st December)
To help us spread some Christmas cheer throughout the community this December, simply:
1. Go to www.dovecottage.org to register the Santas that will be participating from your household.
2. Encourage friends/family/colleagues to sponsor you on your challenge.
3. Once your suit arrives, pop it on and complete your challenge in your local area, garden, treadmill, house… this year it’s up to you! (Just please ensure that you are following the local government restrictions)
We’d love to see photos of you all in action so please share a selfie on our social media pages…and don’t forget your furry friends!!
4. Pay in your sponsorship money/donations online via the Dove Cottage website
*Please follow the UK Government’s social distancing guidelines at all times and only exercise when and where it is safe to do so*
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham NG32 1PE, UK

Christmas Twilight Evenings

£7.00 – £20.00

Christmas Twilight Evenings

21st November – 23rd December 2020

Thursday – Sunday
4:30pm – 7:30pm
As well as, 21st, 22nd & 23rd December

Tickets for the following dates include an impressive Lazer Light Show outside the Castle, this is festive addition is included in the ticket price.

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th December 
Friday 11th & 12th December 

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a trip to Belvoir. Explore Castle festooned with twinkling lights & charming traditional decorations. Visit Santa in his delightful grotto, indulge in yummy festive treats and find the perfect stocking fillers at our chalet style Christmas Markets at the Engine Yard.

Next year, 2021 will see a spectacular new Christmas event launch at Belvoir Castle, but in anticipation for this, we are thrilled to announce our new event design partners will be creating just two wonderful festive spaces for us this year to give a glimpse of next year’s spectacular! Charlotte Lloyd Webber and her team of theatrical professionals, are the creative masterminds behind the magnificent themed installations behind Castle Howard. Charlotte’s team helped them win the UK Heritage award winners of the best event for their display ‘12 Days of Christmas 2018’.

Belvoir Castle will be alive in the Christmas spirit, with Belvoir’s design team focusing on a more traditional and oldy worldy decor in all other rooms of the castle. And not forgetting the new Santa’s Grotto in The Old Kitchen, a true wonderland of beautiful decorations and real trees to create a magical space for the little ones to meet Santa!

To book tickets click here.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

 

Belton is open daily between 10am – 4pm, last admission on-site is 3pm. To avoid disappointment please make sure you book your visit in advance, especially at weekends. If we have space on the day during the week we will be accepting walk-ups but the only way to guarantee entry is by pre-booking. Book your slot here: http://bit.ly/3cDquRq.
We’re pleased to be able to keep the parkland and gardens at Belton open all week, the outdoor adventure playground is open Fri-Sun and school holidays. Visitors can to enjoy these open spaces in line with government guidance.

The Stables Café is open running a takeaway service. Perfect for grabbing a hot drink and food to take on an autumnal walk.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham NG32 1PE, UK

Christmas Twilight Evenings

£7.00 – £20.00

Christmas Twilight Evenings

21st November – 23rd December 2020

Thursday – Sunday
4:30pm – 7:30pm
As well as, 21st, 22nd & 23rd December

Tickets for the following dates include an impressive Lazer Light Show outside the Castle, this is festive addition is included in the ticket price.

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th December 
Friday 11th & 12th December 

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a trip to Belvoir. Explore Castle festooned with twinkling lights & charming traditional decorations. Visit Santa in his delightful grotto, indulge in yummy festive treats and find the perfect stocking fillers at our chalet style Christmas Markets at the Engine Yard.

Next year, 2021 will see a spectacular new Christmas event launch at Belvoir Castle, but in anticipation for this, we are thrilled to announce our new event design partners will be creating just two wonderful festive spaces for us this year to give a glimpse of next year’s spectacular! Charlotte Lloyd Webber and her team of theatrical professionals, are the creative masterminds behind the magnificent themed installations behind Castle Howard. Charlotte’s team helped them win the UK Heritage award winners of the best event for their display ‘12 Days of Christmas 2018’.

Belvoir Castle will be alive in the Christmas spirit, with Belvoir’s design team focusing on a more traditional and oldy worldy decor in all other rooms of the castle. And not forgetting the new Santa’s Grotto in The Old Kitchen, a true wonderland of beautiful decorations and real trees to create a magical space for the little ones to meet Santa!

To book tickets click here.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

 

Belton is open daily between 10am – 4pm, last admission on-site is 3pm. To avoid disappointment please make sure you book your visit in advance, especially at weekends. If we have space on the day during the week we will be accepting walk-ups but the only way to guarantee entry is by pre-booking. Book your slot here: http://bit.ly/3cDquRq.
We’re pleased to be able to keep the parkland and gardens at Belton open all week, the outdoor adventure playground is open Fri-Sun and school holidays. Visitors can to enjoy these open spaces in line with government guidance.

The Stables Café is open running a takeaway service. Perfect for grabbing a hot drink and food to take on an autumnal walk.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham NG32 1PE, UK

Christmas Twilight Evenings

£7.00 – £20.00

Christmas Twilight Evenings

21st November – 23rd December 2020

Thursday – Sunday
4:30pm – 7:30pm
As well as, 21st, 22nd & 23rd December

Tickets for the following dates include an impressive Lazer Light Show outside the Castle, this is festive addition is included in the ticket price.

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th December 
Friday 11th & 12th December 

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a trip to Belvoir. Explore Castle festooned with twinkling lights & charming traditional decorations. Visit Santa in his delightful grotto, indulge in yummy festive treats and find the perfect stocking fillers at our chalet style Christmas Markets at the Engine Yard.

Next year, 2021 will see a spectacular new Christmas event launch at Belvoir Castle, but in anticipation for this, we are thrilled to announce our new event design partners will be creating just two wonderful festive spaces for us this year to give a glimpse of next year’s spectacular! Charlotte Lloyd Webber and her team of theatrical professionals, are the creative masterminds behind the magnificent themed installations behind Castle Howard. Charlotte’s team helped them win the UK Heritage award winners of the best event for their display ‘12 Days of Christmas 2018’.

Belvoir Castle will be alive in the Christmas spirit, with Belvoir’s design team focusing on a more traditional and oldy worldy decor in all other rooms of the castle. And not forgetting the new Santa’s Grotto in The Old Kitchen, a true wonderland of beautiful decorations and real trees to create a magical space for the little ones to meet Santa!

To book tickets click here.

Marquis of Granby
1 Dragon St, Granby, Nottingham NG13 9PN, UK

Pizza Pals is a mobile wood-fired pizza oven brought to you by Alex & Paul.

Come & sample the delicious freshly made pizzas, all cooked to order in the wood-fired oven.

 

You can find them on Thursdays at the Marquis of Granby & Fridays at Harby Village Hall, from 5pm-9pm both days.

 

Reviews: 
Try the Aunty Pasty pizza with a few olives on top. A carnival in the mouth. Gorgeous. And served with smiles and jokes from our dynamic duo. Thanks, buddies.
You won’t get pizza this delicious, or such great service from anyone else in the area…This pizza is well worth your dough! 🙂
Mamma mia..such a delicious pizza. loved it! Amazing trailer too.
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Harby Village Hall
Harby Village Hall, School Ln, Harby, Melton Mowbray LE14 4BZ, UK

Pizza Pals is a mobile wood-fired pizza oven brought to you by Alex & Paul.

Come & sample the delicious freshly made pizzas, all cooked to order in the wood-fired oven.

 

   

You can find them on Thursdays at the Marquis of Granby & Fridays at Harby Village Hall, from 5pm-9pm both days.

 

Reviews:
Try the Aunty Pasty pizza with a few olives on top. A carnival in the mouth. Gorgeous. And served with smiles and jokes from our dynamic duo. Thanks, buddies.
You won’t get pizza this delicious, or such great service from anyone else in the area…This pizza is well worth your dough! 🙂
Mamma mia..such a delicious pizza. loved it! Amazing trailer too.
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Why not help us spread some Christmas cheer this December and join us on our VIRTUAL Santa Fun Run?!
Choose your own distance – 3, 5 or 10k (or further if you want to!), your own route and when you want to complete it, and run, walk, skip, jump, or jog your way to help raise funds for Dove!
Santa suits and a festive medal are included in your registration fee as usual, along with a hot drink (voucher) for every adult Santa and a free gift for each child.
Registration is open now.
We’re encouraging people to take part over the weekend of the 5th & 6th December but you can participate any day during December, it’s completely up to you!
(Register before 30th November to guarantee delivery of suits for 1st December)
To help us spread some Christmas cheer throughout the community this December, simply:
1. Go to www.dovecottage.org to register the Santas that will be participating from your household.
2. Encourage friends/family/colleagues to sponsor you on your challenge.
3. Once your suit arrives, pop it on and complete your challenge in your local area, garden, treadmill, house… this year it’s up to you! (Just please ensure that you are following the local government restrictions)
We’d love to see photos of you all in action so please share a selfie on our social media pages…and don’t forget your furry friends!!
4. Pay in your sponsorship money/donations online via the Dove Cottage website
*Please follow the UK Government’s social distancing guidelines at all times and only exercise when and where it is safe to do so*
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

Marquis of Granby
1 Dragon St, Granby, Nottingham NG13 9PN, UK

Pizza Pals is a mobile wood-fired pizza oven brought to you by Alex & Paul.

Come & sample the delicious freshly made pizzas, all cooked to order in the wood-fired oven.

 

You can find them on Thursdays at the Marquis of Granby & Fridays at Harby Village Hall, from 5pm-9pm both days.

 

Reviews: 
Try the Aunty Pasty pizza with a few olives on top. A carnival in the mouth. Gorgeous. And served with smiles and jokes from our dynamic duo. Thanks, buddies.
You won’t get pizza this delicious, or such great service from anyone else in the area…This pizza is well worth your dough! 🙂
Mamma mia..such a delicious pizza. loved it! Amazing trailer too.
Belton House
Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK

Following last year’s success, surround yourself with sparkle this Christmas as the after dark trail lights up for 2020. You’ll find new moments to share with friends and family – brand new bright lights for winter nights.

Enter a world festooned with seasonal cheer enhanced by a soundtrack of festive classics and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. Discover giant luminescent candles rising high into the night sky on your way towards a meadow of light shimmering as it gently sways. There are giant baubles, glowing flowers and snowflakes where you least expect them and clusters of trees wrapped in ever-changing ribbons of colour.

The tunnel of light returns with twinkling splendour and this year why not pause for a moment of quiet reflection at the water-side scented fire garden, aglow with hundreds of flickering flames. Have yourself a merry little Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with mulled wine or hot chocolate*. Don’t forget to watch out for Father Christmas along the way. *separate charges apply.

 

Prices in advance
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £19
Family £60
Child (3–16) £13.50
Carers/Under 3s free

Prices on the day
(incl. National Trust Members)

Adult £21
Family £68
Child (3–16) £15.50
Carers/Under 3s free

All tickets are subject to a single transaction charge. £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by standard delivery. See nationaltrust.org. uk/beltonhouse for further information and full terms and conditions. On the day prices apply from 00:01 on the day of your visit. Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children (aged 3–16). Two Infant tickets per one adult ticket only.

The Vale of Belvoir is a vibrant and lively area with a wealth of events ranging from brilliantly organised sporting events to food fayres and long-established music festivals. We spend a lot of time searching for events in Melton Mowbray and the surrounding villages and receive many contributions from the community and event organisers. If you have an event in Melton Mowbray or the surrounding area that you know about or are involved in running, please let us know and we’ll include it. There’s no charge for this and we are happy to support local events.

Please contact us if you would like to include anything on the events page.

As well as the events happening in Newark, Melton & Grantham, the busier towns of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are also within an easy drive. Check our Facebook & Twitter pages for the very latest news.

Make sure you also check out the list of the area’s main attractions listed here. From beautiful National Trust properties to the thrill of skydiving centres, there really is something for everyone. There’s also a wealth of great quality local accommodation if you’re planning a longer stay.