On Thursday 25th November, the Local News were invited to visit Christmas at Belton, a magical light trail weaving throughout the grounds of Belton House in Grantham.
Local News editor Dani, reports back on how the trip went. She said, “I’ve been to a few light trails before and I thoroughly enjoy them and I heard that the Belton House Christmas lights were going to be pretty great… but I was blown away.
“Finding the location was easy and parking was even easier. We followed the signs and walked into the entrance of the grounds where there was an indoor cafe and a gift shop which were followed by some children’s rides including a carousel and some hot food stalls. We picked up a couple hot chocolates to keep ourselves toasty warm ready for our walk.
“We scanned our two tickets and began on our festive trail which was clearly marked out so we always knew which way we were meant to go.
“There were so many beautiful lights installations, the path weaved inside and around some amazing light sculptures, some that glittered, some that flashed, some that flowed and flowered and some that danced to the music.
“There were many sections all with their own theme. I saw children looking to their family with awe and delight in their eyes, especially when they bumped into Santa on their way around! I saw an elderly couple walk hand in hand with nothing but joy in their steps.
“Every time I felt the disappointment that the trail could possibly be ending, I was met by even more lighting displayed with such imagination akin to places like Disneyland. The trail lasted the perfect amount of time, plus there was no rush and everyone went at their own pace.
“When the trail had ended, visitors could sit in the courtyard with their hot food purchases and listen to Christmas music amongst a beautiful Christmas tree and other decorations. The atmosphere was super cosy and festive and everyone was just happy to be there.”
All photographs were taken by Dani Bacon during the light trail at Belton House.
Discover a Christmas illuminated trail for all the family set within the beautiful landscape of Belton House. Christmas at Belton will be running until 2 January 2022. Open from 4.30pm, last entry 8pm and closes at 10pm. The festive trail is open on selected dates. For full details and bookings please visit http://christmasatbelton.com.
About Belton House
Cared for by the National Trust, Belton House is within the top 100 most visited attractions in the country. Built for Sir John Brownlow in the 1680s, Belton House has all the design features of a classic English country home. It sits in a 1300 acre deer park. The estate also includes a café, indoor play area, gift and second-hand bookshops, and Lincolnshire’s largest outdoor adventure playground.