Things to see & do

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Belton Summer Garden Fete

Come and join in the fun on a weekend of traditional games, music, food, drink and lots more for all the family to enjoy.

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June 9.30am - 5pm

During the First World War, Lord and Lady Brownlow hosted garden fetes to boost morale and raise funds for injured soldiers. 100 years on, come and recapture the spirit of those fetes, with re-enactors, live music, traditional games, food, drink and miles of bunting!

There is no extra charge for entry to this event. Admission charges to Belton will apply as normal to non National Trust members.


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.

Summer colour

Fallow deer and fawn at Hatfield Forest © Richard Daniel

As sunny days become more frequent, 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.