Things to see & do

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Beauty in science:Sunflower of Jasper 2010 by Bernardo Cesare © Bernardo Cesare

Beauty in science:Sunflower of Jasper 2010 by Bernardo Cesare

Royal Photographic Society

October 2014

In collaboration with the Gravity Field Festival 24-29 September, The Royal Photographic Society has loaned a series of remarkable images to Belton House which are on display in the parkland throughout the month of October.

Showcasing an extraordinary variety of scientific photography, this exhibition shows us worlds we can only imagine as well as the wonder in our day to day lives.

The exhibition is free for all visitors with grounds admission.


New adventures

Let off some steam in the outdoor adventure playground © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Have you heard we're planning a new playground for 2015? We know our family visitors love the playground, so we're working hard to make sure the new version will be even better.

Want to know more? Follow our blog

Adventure play

The Moondial Express in Belton's playground © Libby Harris

Our outdoor adventure playground is the perfect place to let off steam.

Have fun on slides, swings and zip wires or ride the Moondial Express through the woods and wave to everyone as you go by!

What's on?

having fun in te Gardens this Autumn

Are you looking for a bit of inspiration for things to do in the coming weeks?

From family clubs to specialist talks, we have plenty to get you out and about at Belton this season. See our events diary for details.

Meekyoung Shin

Ancient Greece carved in soap? © National Trust

Meekyoung’s sculptures replicate works of ancient Asian porcelain and Greek and Roman sculptures. What's remarkable about them is that they're made entirely from soap.

A selection of her work is on view in the Cretonne Bedroom of the mansion until November.

Dogs at Belton

Where can I walk my dog?


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

Group dog walk

Bueller the Dog walking at Stowe © Linda mellor

Last Saturday of every month

Meet fellow dog walkers and enjoy a walk through the parkland with your pooch.

This is no longer a led walk so you are welcome to choose your own route and explore the parkland at your leisure. Meet at Visitor Reception at 11.30am.

Love your dog

Walking your dog at Ickworth is a treat for everyone © Liz Thomas

Please be a caring dog owner - do not leave your dog in the car on a warm day.