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.

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

In the run-up to Christmas, the Discovery Centre has festive drop-in crafts and dressing up for young families.

And there's no need for post-Christmas blues. From 26 December to 5 January, the Discovery Centre will remain open for continued winter fun, 10am - 3pm.

23 – 24 November                      Stitch a snowflake

30 November – 1 December      Decorate a ceramic advent lantern

7 – 8 December                          Create icicle baubles

14 – 15 December                      Make 3D Christmas decorations

20 – 24 December                      Create a Christmas forest elf​

26 – 29 December                      Decorate a woodland animal mask

30 December – 5 January          Create woodland animal scratch art

Please be aware there may be a small charge for some activities.

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

Below stairs tours

Tue 25 Feb 2020
Go below stairs in the mansion to discover what it was like for servants living and working at Belton House.

Belton Estate 10k guided walk

Thu 27 Feb 2020
Explore Belton’s landscape, history and wildlife on a 10K walk across the wider estate, with the volunteer ranger team.

Timed entry to Belton House (29 Feb - 16 Mar)

Sat 29 Feb 2020
Entry to the house is by timed entry for all visitors, including National Trust members. You can pre-book any time up to the DAY BEFORE your visit. There is no charge to reserve a mansion key.

Guided parkland walk

Sun 01 Mar 2020
Meet Belton’s ranger team and find out about their work across the parkland during this 2-mile walk.

Walks for wellbeing

Tue 03 Mar 2020
Walking in nature can help improve wellbeing and mindfulness. Take a breather from the stresses of daily life and enjoy Belton as a space to gather your thoughts. Keep your body and mind healthy by exploring the parkland to get closer to nature.

Percy the Park Keeper: One Springy Day

Thu 05 Mar 2020
Join Percy the Park Keeper and his woodland friends on a spring activity trail. Complete the trail around the garden and collect a sticker. Based on Nick Butterworth’s book ‘One Springy Day’.