Easter at Belton: frequently asked questions

Easter hunt fun

A compilation of the most frequently-asked-questions relating to Belton at Easter. If you can’t find an answer to your question here, please email belton@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Will the house be open?

Belton House will be open from 12.30-5pm over Easter weekend. Entry into the house has been by timed ticket only from March 2018. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book your timed entry ticket in advance on our What's On page before you visit or by phone on 0344 249 1895.

There won’t be any specific family activities within the house itself over Easter weekend, but Below Stairs tours will run between 11am-3pm. Tickets for the Below Stairs tours can be collected from the ticket booth by visitor reception. The tour is free of charge to National Trust members. For non-members, there's an upgrade fee on top of grounds admission, if a whole property ticket was not obtained on entrance.

Can we stay in the Ride indoor play area?

Due to the popularity of the space timed tickets will be in operation to stay in the Ride Play Café. This helps us monitor the numbers of visitors here. Your ticket will allow your family group in for an hour and can be booked on the day. To avoid disappointment, we advise booking your hour upon arrival to Belton by picking up a ticket from the door of the Ride.

Where can I get a hot drink/snack/ice cream?

Hot drinks, snacks and ice creams can be bought from the Ride Play Café, restaurant marquee, Bertie's van (located in the stable yard) or Muddy Hands in the outdoor adventure playground. Ice creams can also be bought from the second-hand bookshop (in the stable yard).

Can I take my dog on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt?

Dogs are allowed to join your family Easter Egg Hunt this year as both trail routes are located in the parkland. The park is home to the deer herd too so; please keep dogs on leads.

Can I take my pushchair on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt?

The shorter trail route will be accessible for pushchairs and still challenge all ages for the participating ‘big kids’.

What is the trail prize this year?

Cadburys have supplied chocolate eggs this year. A chocolate Easter egg, per trail bought, can be collected upon completion of the trail.

Where can we have our picnic?

Picnic benches are situated on the grassed area between the stable yard and the outdoor adventure playground and within the playground itself. Undercover picnic areas are very limited.