Family fun at Belton this summer

Child playing at the lake with a fishing net

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.

Family fun
Boys playing with toy insect gliders
Family fun

Here are some great ways to explore Belton with your family this summer:

What’s in the pond?
Every Wednesday, 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, 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 is required. To reserve your space, please email

Book your places on the family house tour today
A mother and child admiring the Dining Room at Belton
Book your places on the family house tour today

Talking pictures
Every Friday, 10.30am, 11am and 11.30am.
Join us for a 20 minute interactive workshop to uncover the tales behind some of Belton's favourite pictures. Suitable for visitors aged 6 years and older. 

Friday #50things challenge
Every Friday, 11am-4pm.
Join the play team in the Outdoor Adventure Playground as they challenge families to complete a different #50things activity every Friday during the school holidays.

How long will your daisy chain be?
50 things girl making daisy chain
How long will your daisy chain be?

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. 

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.

Craft activities in the Discovery Centre
Child reaching for colouring pens
Craft activities in the Discovery Centre

#50things activity scrapbook
Pick up a copy of the #50things scrapbook and explore the outdoors this summer.

All aboard
Attention all passengers, collect a choo-choo loyalty card from Belton’s miniature train station to receive your tenth journey free.

All aboard
Girls waving on a minature train
All aboard

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