Belton's outdoor adventure playground

Set within an ancient wilderness, Lincolnshire's largest outdoor adventure playground promises hours of fun and discovery for children of all ages, all year round. Please note the limited winter opening times for the train and Muddy Hands Café in January, see below.

With over 30 pieces of play equipment in this award winning outdoor play area, there really is something for every family. Children of all ages will enjoy the challenge of tree houses, towers, rope swings, climbing nets and zip wires. Swing, dangle, wobble, climb and jump your way through, across and over our creative timber play structures.


The centrepiece of the play area, this amazing structure has four decked platforms, scramble nets, climbing walls and best of all a 9 metre tall tower. Inside the tower you’ll find an internal maze, mirrors, crawling tunnel and stainless steel tube slide, you’ll never find the top!

Belton's Outdoor Adventure Playground
Girls running across a rope bridge
Belton's Outdoor Adventure Playground

Sensory play

Get wet and soggy on our seesaw pump which drives water through three different fountains. Experiment with channels, wedges, wheels and chutes and see how far the water runs. Make a mess as you get stuck in to some gravel moving using hoists, chutes, wheels and excavators. How many different noises can you make with our sound cushions, chimes and xylophones?

Water play in the outdoor adventure playground
Water play in the outdoor adventure playground at Belton House, Lincolnshire by Simon Robson Photography
Water play in the outdoor adventure playground

Take a ride on the train

Take a train ride through the adventure playground, up to the woods and back again. In January the train runs Friday - Sunday, weather permitting. Rides cost £1.50 per seat, and the train driver writes the last journey of the day on the station board. There’s a static wooden train too which is a favourite with toddlers.

All aboard
Girls waving on a minature train
All aboard

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

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Set free their wild side with our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities. Explore the outdoors, learn new skills and try something different. Here at Belton you'll be able to tick up to 33 activities off your #50things list, so you'll be able to enjoy a new adventure each time you visit.

Children enjoying some den building
Children enjoying some outdoor play in a den
Children enjoying some den building

Muddy Hands Café

The café and toilets are located in the centre of the playground close to the train station. In January the café is open Friday - Sunday only. Take a seat out on the deck. Warm up in winter with a light snack and warm drink, or cool down in summer with an ice cream.

Have fun, play safe!

Play opportunities at Belton encourage challenging playful experiences in a safe environment to facilitate child development at all stages. The equipment’s designed to be challenging, as a result, some equipment may not be suitable for all children.

Only you know the abilities and limitations of the children in your care so please keep a careful watch on them and make sure they’re playing safely. You’re also encouraged to play in the spaces provided so that everyone can enjoy the play experience.