Belton's top spring 50 things activities

Boy flying a kite

There’s lots of the National Trust 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities to tick off the list on your next visit to Belton. 33 in fact!

Pick up a copy of the #50things booklet from Belton’s Discovery Centre or Visitor Reception Building to keep track of how many activities you complete.

Here are Belton’s top five #50things activities to try out this spring:

1. Fly a kite:

When there's a bit of wind in the air, it's the perfect time to tick off No.7 from the 50 things challenges. So, if you haven't flown a kite before, what are you waiting for? Join us for Belton’s kite flying weekend to create and fly your very own kite, or bring your own and join in the fun (#7).

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a kite!
Kite flying in the sky
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a kite!

2. Create some wild art:

When it comes to creating wild art, the only limit is your imagination. What will you use, and how? There's so much to choose from in the natural world, but please make sure you're not making your art from another creature's home! (#18). Join us for wild art weekend and be inspired by Belton's woodland.

Come and create your own picture from natural materials
A flower picture made from petals
Come and create your own picture from natural materials

3. Make a grass trumpet:

Just one blade of grass can create the most amazing sound when you put it between your thumbs and blow - have you tried it yet? (#25).

Make a grass trumpet
Man and two children playing a grass trumpet
Make a grass trumpet

4. Hunt for bugs:

Find all sorts of creepy crawlies lurking at Belton and you'll soon be ticking another 50 things challenge off your list (#31).

Hunt for bugs
Hunt for bugs
Hunt for bugs

5. Learn to ride a horse:

Learning to ride a horse can be lots of fun, but it takes a long time to become a brilliant rider. This challenge is more about having a go, and who knows, you might even find a new hobby. Look out on our events feed to have a go at horse riding (#48).

Learn to ride a horse is one of the 50 things activities
A Pony Club event with Ruby leading Popcorn, the horse.
Learn to ride a horse is one of the 50 things activities

What’s more, every #50things activity you tick off your list at Belton, helps us care for this special place for generations to enjoy.

Don’t forget to share your #50things adventures with us on Belton’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.