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 kite flying on the Oval, there is something for all families to enjoy.
Find out more on the events page.
Paint the Garden
Sunday 29 June, 27 July & 31 August
Drop by and be inspired by our beautiful gardens. Borrow your watercolour paints, pencils or pastels for free and find your favourite spot to draw or paint. Meet at the Orangery between 11am and 4pm.
50 things Guest Visit
Friday 25 July
As part of our Friday 50 things Challenge we are proud to be joined by author of '101 Things for Kids to do Outside'. Dawn Isaac will be leading particular activities picked from her book. Meet Dawn and the team at 12, 1 or 2pm by the Discovery Centre.
Holiday activities: Meander on Mondays
Mondays from 14 July to 25 August
Enjoy a gentle meander around the gardens and parkland with seasonal I-Spy trails or pick up a GPS from the Garden Shop to find the hidden geocaches at some of our favourite spots.
Holiday activities: Tweet on Tuesdays
Tuesdays from 15 July to 26 August
Find the pop-up hides hidden somewhere in the gardens and have a go at wildlife watching and special themed games. Why don't you tweet your findings to us @BeltonFamilies?
Holiday activities: Wild on Wednesdays
Wednesdays from 16 July to 27 August
Explore Belton's wildlife with us. Whether it's bugs, mammals or birds we're looking for there is lots to find. We provide you with all the kit you need. Starts at the Discovery Centre from 11am until 4pm.
Holiday activities: Design on Thursday
Thursdays from 17 July to 28 August
Be inspired by Belton this year with a variety of drop-in arts and crafts from 11am until 4pm. Start your exploration at the Discovery Centre. We are an Arts Award Supporter.
Holiday activities: 50 Things Friday
Fridays from 18 July to 29 August
Join us as we challenge teams with a 50 Things activity. Meet the Play Team at 12noon, 1pm or 2pm at the Discovery Centre where you can pick up a scrapbook and help tick something new off your list!
Belton Button Bucks Club
Come on 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 - 12pm so you can come at a time to suit! ( Pre-booking is strongly advised).
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.
The Discovery Centre is open at weekends and school holidays from 12.30pm until 4.30pm.
The whole family can take part in free, 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!
Top 10 things to do
- Climb the tree houses in the Adventure Playground
- Ride the miniature train
- Hire out a GPS unit and go geocaching
- Play pooh sticks at the bridge
- Go wildlife watching at the Boathouse lake
- Fly kites on the oval
- Enjoy a picnic in the gardens
- Crawl in the tunnels on the Ride play area
- Collect materials for a scavenger hunt
- Create your own natural piece of art
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.