Art in the park

Water colour by Creative Women, Sophia Cust, Lady Tower Belton House

The works of Belton's Creative Women have inspired us to express our artistic side, and you're invited to join in the fun and create your own work of art.

The workstation of Florence Woolward in Belton's Orangery
This year we introduce you to four creative women of Belton with trails that celebrate their life and work.
The workstation of Florence Woolward in Belton's Orangery

Art in the park is a two day free* event with activities and entertainment for all ages. Recreate the beauty of Belton in paint, pencil or crayon. All materials supplied. With so much to take inspiration from, come along and try it yourself!

Marble bust, Self-portrait by Emmeline 'Nina' Cust / Belton NT 436834
Marble bust, Self-portrait by Emmeline 'Nina' Cust
Marble bust, Self-portrait by Emmeline 'Nina' Cust / Belton NT 436834

Try your hand at illustration or watercolour. Then head to the crafts table to have a go at sculpture**. You can also discover the stories of Belton’s four Creative Women on self-led trails and see their work presented throughout the house*** and gardens.

Fire screen, needlework by Marian Alford
Needlework banner worked with crab-apples at Belton House by Lady Marian Alford
Fire screen, needlework by Marian Alford

There's also an exhibition in the mansion*** by Grantham Embroiderer's Guild whose work has been inspired by Marian.

Perfect picnics

Head to the Pavilion Café for seasonal goodies including sandwiches, soups, hot dishes, cakes and children's meals. Belton’s volunteers will have a scrumptious selection of homemade cakes** available on the Oval Lawn, and you’re welcome to bring your own picnic too; you’ll find plenty of pretty spots at Belton for a lazy afternoon in the sun.

Enjoying a family picnic
Enjoying a picnic
Enjoying a family picnic

Sat. 23 and Sun. 24 June, 9.30am-5.30pm

Join in the fun and get artistic at Belton's summer garden party.

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* Normal admission applies.
** Small charges may apply.
*** Please note that admission to the mansion is now by timed entry only.