For families

Playing outdoors indoors at the Ride Cafe and Play

Playing outdoors indoors at the Ride Cafe and Play

Family fun

Go on an incredible adventure through the grounds of Belton House and parkland. With seasonal trails, activities and challenges, discover Belton's stories inside and out.

From exploring the Ride Play Café and creative crafts in the Discovery Centre to spotting wildlife in the Park and Gardens, there is something for all families to enjoy.

Find out more on the events page.

Don't forget the Outdoor Adventure Playground will re-open in March 2015.

St. Nicholas and the Wishing Tree

Fun and laughs for the whole family © NTPL

Fun and laughs for the whole family

Sunday 30 November: 9.30am until 4pm

Where all your wishes come true, with music, games and puppet show delights to entertain the whole family.

Join the Fools Puppet Theatre Companie throughout the day in the Cricket Pavilion.

This event is free and donations are welcome.

Santa in the Stables

Santa in the Stables © NTPL

Santa in the Stables

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December before Christmas: 12noon until 3pm

Santa has kindly agreed to visit Belton again this year and give out some early Christmas presents.

Meet Santa in the beautifully decorated stables, tell him what you love most about Christmas and receive your gift.

£3.50 per child, timed tickets.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa © NTPL

Breakfast with Santa

Friday 19 and Monday 22 December: 8am until 10am. Booking is essential - please call 01476 566116

Enjoy a Christmas party in the Ride Play Cafe with Santa and your friends over breakfast. Receive your Christmas gift from Santa and his elves. please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Child's ticket includes breakfast, gift and playtime £12 each
  • Additional under 5's ticket includes gift and playtime £6 each
  • Adult's tickets includes a hot bap and refreshment £6 each


Fun for tots

Belton Button Bucks Club

Come on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts for children up to 4yrs.

We're now running two identical sessions at 10-10.45am or 11.15- midday so you can come at a time to suit. ( Pre-booking is strongly advised).

Sharing memories


Do have fond memories of visiting us or a great Belton experience you'd like to share?

Why not send us your photos from visits gone by and we'll add them to our memories board - or borrow a Polaroid camera from the garden shop and capture new memories?

Add to the collection by emailing images to Leonora Harbord.

Parties in the Ride

Celebrate your child's birthday with a party in the Ride Play Café.

Your party includes access to the play equipment and your choice of party food.

Contact Leonora Harbord for more information and availability.

Discovery Centre

Christmas crafts at the Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is open at weekends from 12pm until 3pm.

The whole family can take part in seasonal craft activities, borrow materials to explore the gardens and parkland and discover more about Belton's stories.

Find us in the Estate Yard behind the Plant and Garden shop!

Wildlife Explorers

Run in partnership with the RSPB, explore the wildlife in the parkland and gardens with seasonal walks and activities.

The club starts at 10am at the Discovery Centre.

Dates for your Diary

  • Poppy Remembrance at the Discovery Centre - Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 November
  • Christmas Craft Market - Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 November
  • Christmas Decorations at the Discovery Centre - Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November
  • Christmas Parlour Games - Saturdays and Sundays in December at 2pm