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

Gravity Fields Festival

Wednesday 24 - Sunday 28 September

This 5-day festival of science, arts and heritage explores the physical sciences and celebrates one of the world’s greatest thinkers, Sir Isaac Newton. Gravity Fields makes a welcome return to Grantham this year and Belton is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of scientific photography as part of the festival programme.

The Royal Photographic Society has loaned a series of remarkable images to Belton House and they'll be on display both outside in the parkland and in the Billiard Room of the house from 9.30 - 5.30.

The Billiard Room exhibition lasts for the duration of the festival but the outside images will remain in position throughout October. Admission to the Billiard Room is with Grounds Admission ticket.

Visit the Gravity Fields website for more information on the full programme of events and activities

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?

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

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

Inspired by Belton

 © National Trust

Belton House has been playing muse to Lincoln University fashion students and the results of their creativity are now on display for visitors to admire.

‘Inspired by Belton’ can be seen in the Stables until 7 September and is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

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.