The Discovery Centre

Child colouring in the Discovery Centre at Belton House

There's always fun to be had in the Discovery Centre, with craft activities, dressing up, and trails.

Come and join in with seasonal craft activities, borrow materials to explore the gardens and parkland and discover more about Belton's stories.

The Discovery Centre is open every weekend from 12.30 - 4.30pm.

Find us in the Estate Yard behind the Second-hand Bookshop.

Traditional games in the Discovery Centre
A boy playing a game of draughts
Traditional games in the Discovery Centre

Arts Award Discover

Join in the fun and get a certificate when you explore Belton’s collections. Take part in a range of craft activities and record them in your very own scrapbook. £4 per scrapbook.

Arts Award is organised by Trinity College London.

Painting in the sunshine
Summer of Arts at Aberdulais
Painting in the sunshine

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Belton House

Wed 27 Mar 2019
You can pre-book any time up to the DAY BEFORE your visit. There is no charge to reserve a mansion key. Entry to Belton is free for members. Non members pay for admission on arrival at Belton. All visitors to the house will require their own key.

Belton International Horse Trials

Fri 29 Mar 2019
World class equestrianism, shopping, classic cars, dogs, entertainment, music, interactive zone. Great family day out! More than just horses...

Curios and curiosity

Wed 03 Apr 2019
Make the most of this rare opportunity to see some of Belton's oddities, eccentricities and rarities as we open the doors on the mansion collection.

Button Bucks Club

Thu 04 Apr 2019
Bring your toddler along to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts in the Discovery Centre on the first and third Thursday of each month.


Sat 06 Apr 2019
Take the sting out of nettles this spring and celebrate all things wild at Belton House. Discover the beauty of Belton’s plant life and explore the myths that lie beneath.

Garden detectives

Wed 10 Apr 2019
Become a detective and search for clues that tell us more about the history of Belton’s gardens on a special family tour.