Things to see & do

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Stephen Gay Lecture Lunches

Join Stephen on a variety of adventures exploring the beauty of some of Britain's most picturesque railways. Charming and amusing shows colourfully illustrated with Stephen's slides.

£22.50, includes light lunch. Booking essential, call 01476 566116.

Scenic Britain by Train, Tuesday 3 November, 10am - 12.30pm

A selection of Stephen's most loved journeys rolled into one show, packed full of breathtaking scenery, jokes and escapades.

 Discovering the Penistone Line, Tuesday 1 December, 10am - 12.30pm

From rolling upland farmland to stunning moorland beauty, Stephen takes you on a light-hearted tour of a hidden treasure, truly one of Britain's most attractive railway journeys.

2015 Events

Living history, food and drink fairs, family fun, Hallowe'en fun 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.

Discover more about the Machine Gun Corps at Belton with walks, tours, exhibitions and a contemporary art project throughout the year.

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

This summer has thrown up some glorious days, 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.