Things to see & do

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Great War Society Living History Weekend

Meet the Tommy and find out about life as a soldier of the First World War

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 August, 9.30am - 5.30pm

Find out what it was like to be a Tommy training at Belton 100 years ago as members of the Great War Society recreate a First World War infantry camp. With demonstrations and presentations all weekend this centenary commemoration of the Machine Gun Corps is living history at its best.

There is no extra charge for entry to this event. Admission charges to Belton will apply as normal to non National Trust members.

2015 Events

Living history, food and drink fairs, family fun, open air theatre and much more.

There's lots happening at Belton this year with something for everyone to enjoy, whatever the weather.

Family events run frequently throughout the school holidays, and there are trails and tours to book on to regularly also.

You can find out what's happening at Belton in 2015 by visiting the events page or by picking up an events leaflet.

If you have any questions, please call 01476 566116.

New adventures

 © National Trust

Belton's new adventure playground is now open and ready to explore!

Enjoy the new play equipment including seesaw powered water jets, climbing frames and an extended train line. There's challenging play for pre-teens as well as toddler friendly equipment.

Want to know more? Follow our blog

Bring your dog

Belton has over 1300 acres of parkland where dogs on leads are welcome and also in the stableyard and courtyard areas.

There is a doggie bin by the visitor car park and water bowls in the stable yard .

We know not everyone loves dogs though, so the gardens and children's outdoor adventure playground are dog-free areas.

Summer colour

Fallow deer and fawn at Hatfield Forest © Richard Daniel

As sunny days become more frequent, Belton has a lots of great spots for a picnic, a ball game or a stroll around the gardens and parkland. Look out for dahlias, primrose and plenty of other summer flowers in the gardens, and the first fawns of the year from mid July.

It all makes for a lovely photo. So please share your snaps with us on Facebook and Twitter.