Things to see & do

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Films under the stars

Open air cinema

Enjoy open air cinema at Stowe © NTPL

Summer Nights Film Festival

We've joined forces with QUAD in Derby to bring two great films to Belton House this September. With a classic World War II love story and a comedy sing-along to choose between, you'll have to come both nights.

Do come dressed for the occasion because we'll be offering a prize for the best outfit!
Gates open with Belton BBQ and bar at 6.30pm. Film starts approximately 8pm.


Enjoy open air cinema at Stowe © Derby QUAD

Humphrey Bogart plays Rick, a cynical but good-hearted American whose world is shaken when his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), surfaces in Casablanca. He must choose between his love for Ilsa and helping her and her husband escape the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city to continue his fight against the Nazis.

If you don’t see this film, you’ll regret it…maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but soon and for the rest of your life...

Friday 12 September. Doors open: 6.30pm. Estimated start time: 8.00pm.
Advance/group tickets £10.50


Mama Mia

Enjoy open air cinema at Stowe © Derby QUAD

The ultimate feel good comedy, complete with Colin Firth and ABBA hits!

Sing along to ABBA's best loved songs as you watch soon-to-be-married Sophie try to figure out which of three handsome strangers is her father.

Better start sewing sequins onto those outfits for a chance to win best dressed!

Saturday 13 September. Doors open: 6.30pm. Estimated start time: 8.00pm.
Advance/group tickets £10.50


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.