Percy the Park Keeper at Belton House

Percy the Park Keeper with his animal friends looking over a wall

Join Percy and his friends as they enjoy adventures around Belton’s gardens in a series of interactive trails throughout 2020, based on Nick Butterworth’s classic children’s books.

Percy the Park Keeper loves to spend time with his animal friends, even though his work in the park keeps him very busy. The animals often need Percy’s help, and he is always there to lend a hand.

Percy the Park Keeper with his animal friends walking home

One Springy Day

Join Percy and his friends on their first adventure at Belton, as they play hide-and-seek this spring. Can you track down the fox who’s found a great hiding place but soon finds himself springing into an embarrassingly sticky situation?

Activities throughout the year

Percy’s adventures will change with the seasons, so come back and visit us over the year as we explore other stories in the collection.

Nick Butterworth, Percy the Park Keeper creator

Nick Butterworth

Meet bestselling children’s author and illustrator, Nick Butterworth, as he talks about his much-loved character Percy the Park Keeper. There’ll even be a chance to have your books signed by Nick himself. Saturday 13 June 2020.

Join Percy on more adventures

Percy looks in the cupboard

Percy's Hut

Enjoy playing in Percy’s hut (next to the Discovery Centre) on your next visit to Belton and discover the story corner and Percy themed activities.

Percy the Park Keeper One Springy Day Book

The Percy Collection

Discover more of Percy’s adventures with a selection of Nick Butterworth’s classic children’s books, along with Percy themed merchandise, now available from Belton’s gift shop.

Percy's packed lunch box

Percy Pack Ups

Percy pack ups are now available in Belton's Café's. Pick five items from a selection of Percy’s favourite snacks and enjoy a picnic at Belton.