For families

Having fun in the gardens this Autumn © Roots Marketing

Having fun in the gardens this Autumn

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 kite flying on the Oval, there is something for all families to enjoy.

Find out more on the events page.

Half term fun: Meander on Mondays

A gentle stroll along Statue Walk © Gary Morgan

A gentle stroll along Statue Walk

Mondays 20 & 27 October

Enjoy a gentle meander around the gardens and parkland with seasonal I-Spy trails and a Scavenger Trail available from the Ride Play Café (£1.50 per trail).

Half term fun: Tweet on Tuesdays

What will you see from our pop up hide? © Leonora Harbord

What will you see from our pop up hide?

Tuesdays 21 & 28 October

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?

Half term fun: Wild on Wednesdays

Bug hunting in the garden and parkland © NTPL/David Levenson

Bug hunting in the garden and parkland

Wednesdays 22 & 29 October

Borrow a bug hunting kit for a hunt in the gardens and enjoy seasonal crafts. Start at the Discovery Centre between11am and 4pm.

Half term fun: Design on Thursday

Seasonal arts and crafts in the Discovery Centre © NTPL/David Levenson

Seasonal arts and crafts in the Discovery Centre

Thursdays 23 & 30 October

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.

Half term fun: 50 Things Friday

Mud creature challenge at Belton House © NTPL/David Levenson

Mud creature challenge at Belton House

Fridays 24 & 31 October

Join us as we challenge teams to a Hallowe'en mud creature special. Meet the play team at the Discovery Centre between 12noon and 3pm where you can pick up a scrapbook and help tick something new off your list!

Hallowe'en Happenings

Halloween family fun © NTPL/Geoff Smith

Halloween family fun

Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November

With lots of spooky activities, wear your scariest costume and follow the Hallowe'en trail, compete in the fancy dress competition, listen to some spooky stories or get your face painted. Activities vary each day. £2.00 per trail plus other small charges apply.

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

Seasonal art and craft in the Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is open at weekends and everyday in Half Term 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!

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

  • Harry the Potter and the Pot of Doom Puppet Show - Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 November
  • Medieval Mysteries - Saturday 8 November
  • Poppy Remembrance at the Discovery Centre - Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 November
  • Christmas Craft Market - Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 November
  • Lantern Workshop - Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 November
  • Christmas Decorations at the Discovery Centre - Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November
  • St. Nicholas and the Wishing Tree Puppet Show - Sunday 30 November
  • Santa in the Stables - every Friday to Sunday in December until Christmas
  • Breakfast with Santa - Friday 19 & Monday 22 December