Half term fun at Belton this May

Child playing a game of croquet in the garden

As the days get warmer and evenings become longer, May half term is the perfect time to head outdoors and get closer to nature. There’s lots to do inside and out: get creative in the Discovery Centre, trek the parkland to explore Belton’s wildlife, or let off steam in Lincolnshire’s biggest outdoor adventure playground.

Here are some great ways to explore Belton with the family this half term.

Family Creative Women trail

Sat. 25 May - Sun. 2 June, 9.30am - 4.30pm. £2 per trail.

Be inspired by Belton's Creative Women and let this season's trails bring out the artist in you. This year we've been inspired by Belton's Creative Women and our May trails are all about art, botany and sculpture. Follow the trails through the gardens to see Belton in a new way and express your artistic side! Normal admission applies.

Half term fun in the Discovery Centre 

Sat. 25 May - Sun. 2 June, 11am - 4.30pm weekdays and 12.30pm - 4.30pm at weekends.*

This half term come along to discover the more about Nina Cust, one of Belton’s Creative Women, with activities and crafts for all the family to enjoy. Small charges may apply.

Pick up an Art Adventure scrapbook (£4.00) to explore Belton’s collections and work towards your Discover Arts Award or borrow a Ranger Pack to explore the gardens.

Don’t forget that you can get your Children’s University Learning Passport stamped here to validate your learning.

Colouring in the Discovery Centre
Child colouring in the Discovery Centre at Belton House
Colouring in the Discovery Centre

Wild art weekend.

Sat 25 - Sun. 26 May. 10.00am - 4.00pm.*

Join us for a weekend of outdoor wild art. Be inspired by Belton's woodland and create your own work of art out of natural materials.

Garden detectives

Wed. 29 May. 11am - 12 noon. £3 per child.

Become a detective and search for clues that tell us more about the history of Belton’s gardens on a special family tour. Spaces are limited, so pre-booking is essential. To book spaces, please book online or call 0344 249 1895.

Family house tour

Thurs. 30 May, 11am - 12noon. £3 per child.

This tour has been specially designed for families with children aged five years and over in mind. Free tour with whole property admission. There are limited tickets available, so pre-booking is essential. To book spaces, please book online or call 0344 249 1895.

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

Friday #50things challenge

Fri. 31 May, 11am - 4pm.*

#13 Make a mud creation.  Join us to get creative, messy and muddy and make some wild art to help free Belton’s tree spirits.  Give your tree spirit a name, write a story about them and have a photo with your dryad. Meet at the south side of the outdoor adventure playground.

Paint the garden 

Sun. 2 June, 11am - 4pm.*

Recreate the beauty of Belton’s gardens in paint, pencil or crayon. All materials supplied.

Drawing in the garden
Child drawing in the garden at The Vyne, Hampshire
Drawing in the garden

* This is a free event, but donations towards materials gratefully received.  Normal admission applies.

What’s more, every half term adventure helps us care for special places, like Belton, for generations to come.