Thursday 8 December 2022

The best Christmas days out in Lincolnshire with the National Trust.

Christmas is rapidly approaching, the nights grow longer and the weather is turning colder. It's time to start celebrating and there's no better way to do so than visiting the National Trust.

Visit historic homes that have been decorated in the manner of Christmases past, take part in traditional Christmas crafts, enjoy festive family hikes or sing along to outdoor carol concerts. Enjoy shimmering lights, eye catching displays and festive sounds as you explore illuminated trails, stroll through beautiful gardens and experience the wonder of Christmas after dark. Additionally, if you're fortunate, Father Christmas might even make one of his yearly appearances.

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens.

At Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens from Saturday the 3rd to Friday the 23rd of December (10am - 2pm), the house will be turned into a world of merriment in ‘A Winter’s Night’. Each room will feature creatively designed themes and take visitors on a magical journey. Walk through a sparkling starry night in the basement, discover a Swan Lake ballet atmosphere in the music room and relax in a room decked out with cosy ‘Hygge’ decoration.

Visitors can also enjoy seasonal treats in the tea-room while the event is happening (10am – 3pm). It will be a beautiful way to make special Christmas memories.

This event is free but normal site admission charges apply. Pre-booking is recommended. Pre-booking is available 2 weeks before your intended arrival date. You can find out more information and pre-book by visiting the website.

Belton House.

Belton House at Christmas

Step into a winter wonderland at Belton and explore an estate brought to life with twinkling lights and sparkling Christmas trees from the 26th of November. The mansion will be dressed in festive finery, with selected rooms transformed to help you make magical memories this winter. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the decorations that have been hidden in the mansion on the Christmas Spotter Trail running from the 26th of November until the 2nd of January between 11am and 3pm.

Get creative with some festive crafts, whether you’re looking to write a letter to Santa, enjoy some colouring in, or take home a handmade Christmas decoration. The crafts can be found in the indoor play areaand in the Activity Room during Christmas week. Why not take part in Belton’s traditions and add to the garland of greenery in the stable yard or pick up a Christmas creative card from the Stables CafĂ© and illustrate your feelings about this season.

Discover the magic of Christmas on the after-dark illuminated trail at Belton. Wander beneath glistening trees drenched in colour and explore even more spectacular illuminations and sparkling tunnels of light. Tickets are now on sale for this unmissable outdoor experience, dates from 24th of November until the 1st of January 2023.

Are you planning any special trips out in the run up to Christmas?


  1. I would love see National Trusts architecture anytime of the year, but it does look amazing with all the lights.

  2. Thisiswhereitisat11 December 2022 at 14:51

    Belton house looks beautiful at night X