Christmas Starts Tomorrow!
At Belvoir Castle and the Engine Yard, we’ve got plenty of magical things to do this Christmas. Enjoy a family day out or indulge in some me-time amongst the hustle, bustle and irresistible energy of our festive activities. Take a look at some of our delightful Christmas events below.
A Cinderella Christmas at Belvoir Castle
Cinderella will go to the ball at Belvoir this Christmas as the beautiful Regency castle is transformed into an immersive experience bringing the rags to riches fable to life.
Award-winning theatre design company CLW Event design are transforming the Leicestershire castle to bring the fairytale of Cinderella to life in a series of breathtaking scenes staged in the ornate rooms. Follow Cinderella’s story around the Castle, starting in the main Guard Room, revealing two contrasting worlds. Lavish jewel colours and glamour pop for Cinderella’s stepmother and her daughters while Cinderella’s world is decorated in a gentle naturalistic fashion representing her simple life. No story could be complete without seeing Cinderella climbing into her gold pumpkin carriage, in a bespoke peacock gown inspired by the Castle’s insignia, leaving her glass slipper on the steps. The finale sees Cinderella marry Prince Charming in the Regent’s Gallery with the bride dressed in a beautiful wedding gown complemented by giant crystal-dressed Christmas trees.
The Gift that Keeps Giving
Friends of Belvoir Annual Pass holders can enjoy 50% off Christmas events, including visits to our Cinderella displays. The magic doesn’t just stop at Christmas for our Annual Pass holders. Enjoy unlimited access to the Castle, parkland and gardens on selected open days throughout the year, as well as unlimited entry to our incredible Adventure Playground – brand new for Autumn 2022!
Visit Father Christmas at the Castle
Adding to the excitement of visiting Father Christmas and sharing their Christmas wish list, your little one can meet the famous Belvoir Elves and Mrs Claus, who will tell a magical Christmas story. There’s even a special gift for each child to take home!
Please note: this package is only available for visitors with a Cinderella at Belvoir ticket. Entry is granted for a maximum of two adults per family.
Receive a discount on large bookings when you experience the magic of Christmas at Belvoir Castle as a group. Please contact [email protected] to place your discounted booking.
Festive Afternoon Tea
Revel in a sumptuous Festive Afternoon Tea experience in the grandeur of the Regency-styled tearoom. The icing on the cake for any visit to the castle!
Please note: this package is only available for visitors with a Cinderella at Belvoir ticket.
Bringing Festive Magic to the Engine Yard…
Santa’s Grotto Awaits!
A trip to Santa’s Grotto is sure to get you singing along with our enchanting musical reindeer! The Scandi-themed setting is complete with Christmas trees and Elves’ workshops that are sure to capture imaginations and hearts.
Ice Skating at the Engine Yard
Brand new for 2022 our synthetic Ice Rink at the Engine Yard will be a fun favourite with the family.
Book your slots now to enjoy a skating experience, each slot is for 30 minutes.
Please read our FAQs before booking
Adult: £7 | Child: £5 | Family: £22
Friday – Sunday, 11:00 – 19:00
Open from the 18th of November
Shop Thoughtful Christmas Gifts for Someone Special
Discover a variety of unique and beautiful artisan gifts in our five Christmas Chalet Pop-ups.
You can find a selection of wax candles, wreaths, winter garments, artisan desserts, unique spirits and much more!
Saturday – Sunday
from the 19th of November
Look out for our Pop-up Christmas Shop to find designer menswear and fabulous food and drink gifts! You can also find charming stocking fillers and luxury items in our independent boutiques – perfect for everyone on your list…
Pick Your Perfect Christmas Tree
Come and find your perfect Christmas tree at the Engine Yard!
There will be 5ft, 6ft and 7ft Norway Spruce trees available ready to become the decorative centrepiece of your Christmas. Need design inspiration? There’s an array of beautiful decorations fit to grace any tree in our independent shops and Christmas pop-ups.
Find the trees located behind the gypsy caravan – please purchase through the Duchess Gallery.
Available from the 18th of November
Unwrap our seasonal food and drink
Tis’ the season to treat yourself. Tuck into some festive favourites, including Baileys hot chocolate and mulled wine alongside a delicious range of hearty meals and traditional afternoon tea.
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Please note: advanced booking is essential.