Family fun at Belton this summer
Set free your wild side with our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities. Explore the outdoors, learn new skills and try something different this summer. Join in our weekly led activities or pick up a #50things scrapbook and ranger pack from Belton’s Discovery Centre to start your own adventure.
Here are some great ways to explore Belton with your family this summer:
Wednesday 1 August, 9.30am-4.30pm.
Where better to celebrate the national day of Play than at Lincolnshire's biggest outdoor adventure playground? There'll be with lots of fun and games too!
What’s in the pond?
Every Wednesday, from 1-29 August, 11am-4pm.
Track what’s living in Belton’s Mirror Pond. Borrow a pond dipping kit to take a closer look, and tick no.35 off of your #50things checklist.
Family house tour
Every Thursday, from 2-30 August, 11am-12noon.
Discover the untold stories of Belton House with this interactive tour. It’s been specially designed for families with children aged 5 years and over in mind. Spaces are limited, so pre-booking online is essential.
Talking pictures: War and Pieces edition
Every Friday, from 27 July-31 August, 11am, 11.30am and 12noon.
Discover the stories behind the War and Pieces exhibition at Belton this summer in this interactive, 20 minute workshop. Suitable for visitors aged 6 years and older. Spaces are limited, so pre-booking online is essential.
Friday #50things challenge
Every Friday, from 27 July-31 August,11am-4pm.
Join the play team in Belton's outdoor adventure playground as they challenge families to complete a different #50things activity every Friday during the school holidays.
Paint the garden
The first Sunday of each month, 11am-4pm.
Take inspiration from the formal gardens at Belton to create your own work of art. Recreate the beauty of Belton's gardens in paint, pencil or crayon. All materials supplied.
Share the magic of nature with the kids and pick up a #50things scrapbook on your next visit to Belton. Help them tick off some awesome activities when you visit and carry on the adventure when you get home too.
Summer fun in the Discovery Centre
Weekdays, 11am-4.30pm and weekends 12.30pm-4.30pm.
Open every day of the school holidays, with changing crafts and activities every Monday. Explore more about conservation and the history of Belton House. Children’s University Passports can also be stamped here.
Go on an Art Adventure
Pick up a scrapbook and go on an Art Adventure around Belton House to gain your Discover Arts Award and receive a certificate. Arts Award Discover is an introductory award open to children and young people aged up to 25. It’s a fun way to find out about Belton House and some of the people who lived here.
£4 per scrapbook.
Explore Belton with a Ranger Pack this summer. Borrow a pack from the Discovery Centre and simply return it at the end of your visit. Each pack comes with all the equipment that you need and shows the best places to take part in ranger activities. There are four ranger activities to choose from:
- Create: be an artist
- Explore: be a tree detective
- Discover: be a twitcher
- Discover: be a bug hunter
Attention all passengers, collect a choo-choo loyalty card from Belton’s miniature train station to receive your tenth journey free.