Things to see & do

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Belton Remembers the Machine Gun Corps

Belton Remembers 1915-2015

Belton Remembers 1915-2015

2015 marks one hundred years since the Machine Gun Corps was founded. A massive HQ and depot was built in Belton's park, where tens of thousands trained for war.

This year, Belton is remembering its connection to the Machine Gun Corps and the men and women that served here.

  • Machine Gun Corps exhibition in the stables exploring the history of the corps, the soldiers that trained here and the impact their presence had on Belton.
  • Living history, talks and tours throughout the year.
  • More stories from the Machine Gun Corps at Belton in the mansion resource rooms.

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.

Some events require booking in advance. Where a capacity limit applies, book quickly to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions, please call 01476 566116.

New adventures

 © National Trust

Phase 1 of Belton's new adventure playground is now open.

Come and discover a 9-metre tall play tower with an interior maze or get your friends wet with seesaw powered water jets! There's challenging play for pre-teens as well as toddler friendly equipment.

Phase 2 completion planned for early summer. 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.

Spring has sprung

Close up of Crocus at Belton House © NT Belton

Signs of spring everywhere. Daffodils, scilla and many other spring bulbs are beginning to emerge, as are plenty of water birds around the boating lake.

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