Summer family fun at Belton

Children in the maze at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Enjoy long, lazy days with picnics and games in the great outdoors. Stretch your legs and get out into nature with your family in the Great Summer Escape.

The Great Summer Escape

This summer we’re hosting a variety of sports activities so that the whole family can get active whilst enjoying inspiring views, bucket loads of fresh air and wildlife at every turn. So entertain the family with self-led activities at Belton over the summer holidays. 

Summer of Sport

Every Tuesday* from 13 July - 31 August.

Free summer activity sessions led by Inspire+. 30-minute sessions are available for 2-5-year-olds and 45-minute sessions for 5-11-year-olds on Tuesday afternoons.

13 July - Sports skills 
20 July - Playground games
27 July - Cricket
10 August - Rounders
17 August - Athletics
24 August - Basketball
31 August - Tag Rugby

Registration opens onsite at 11.30 am on the day.

" Inspire+ are a local Sports Charity with a vision of ensuring young people are healthy, happy and active. We achieve this by delivering physical activity sessions and educating children about nutrition and healthy choices."
- Kane Goswell, Inspire+ Sports Coach

Get Sporty

15 July - 5 September 

Sports equipment available for use

Not having your own sports equipment shouldn’t stop you from having fun this summer. You can play with all the equipment you’ll need, so you can get active and have fun with the family.

Anyone for croquet?
Visitors playing croquet in the garden at Belton House, Lincolnshire
Anyone for croquet?

Badminton and croquet equipment are available to hire and play with on the garden’s East Lawn, while cricket equipment is available to play with on the Oval Lawn.

Nature’s Olympics

24 July - 5 September 

Free trail

Belton’s nature has been training for the Tokyo Olympic games this summer. Find out interesting ‘sporty’ facts about some of Belton’s animals, plants and insects at 10 activity stops around the gardens and get physical along the way!

There's something to keep everyone entertained at Belton House during the summer holidays.
Visitors playing in the garden, with the Belmount Tower in the distance at Belton House, Lincolnshire.
There's something to keep everyone entertained at Belton House during the summer holidays.

Get set, go!


The sun has finally come out to tell us summer is here, and we've created three self-led challenge cards to help you and your family make the most of it. It's going to be a barefoot kind of summer.

A girl photographs flowers in the garden at Belton House, Lincolnshire
 Child taking a photograph in the garden at Belton House, Lincolnshire.
A girl photographs flowers in the garden at Belton House, Lincolnshire


Wednesday 4 August

Where better to celebrate the national day of play than at the home of Lincolnshire's biggest outdoor adventure playground? There'll be lots of fun and games too!

This year we'll be hosting a traditional school sports day on the Oval Lawn for you to take part in. The day will include family favourites like the sack race, egg and spoon race, and tug of war. 

What’s more, when you enjoy a summer adventure at Belton House your support helps us look after this special place for future generations.

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