Belton's outdoor adventure playground

Enjoy natural play areas with the National Trust

The adventure playground at Belton House is now open daily. To help keep everyone safe, there is restricted access to some equipment, enhanced hygiene and safety measures in place.

Set within an ancient wilderness, Belton’s outdoor adventure playground promises hours of fun and discovery for children of all ages, all year round.

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here, which will explain any changes. We have put in place the following safety measures:

  • Where necessary, we will use a one-out-one-in system to limit the flow of people coming into the playground to ensure it doesn’t get too busy.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for visitors to use at the playground entrance and the train shed. Please sanitise your hands before entering the playground and often during your playtime.
  • The Belton team will be in the playground to help with orientation and to clean the play equipment throughout the day. Regular closure of play equipment for cleaning applies.
  • Signs will reinforce these safety measures.

If you’re showing any symptoms of coronavirus, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don’t visit.

Let their imagination run wild in Belton's outdoor adventure playground with tree houses, towers, rope swings, climbing nets, zip wires, and more.
Children exploring the play area at Belton House, Lincolnshire
Let their imagination run wild in Belton's outdoor adventure playground with tree houses, towers, rope swings, climbing nets, zip wires, and more.

Facilities

In line with government guidance, Muddy Hand’s kiosk remains closed. Please don’t eat or drink anything in the playground, as there is currently a government ban on food and drink in play areas.

Toilets are available. These will be run with a one-out-one-in system and will regularly close throughout the day for cleaning.

For your safety, some pieces of play equipment currently remain closed.

Social Distancing

To maintain social distancing of two meters apart, we ask visitors not to crowd equipment. If possible, we ask that only one adult supervise their child/children and give others plenty of space.

If the playground gets overcrowded, we may have to ask you to wait at the entrance for a few minutes. Please social distance whilst waiting in the queue.

Swing, dangle, wobble, climb and jump your way through, across and over Belton's outdoor adventure playground
The climbing bars in the outdoor adventure playground at Belton House, Lincolnshire
Swing, dangle, wobble, climb and jump your way through, across and over Belton's outdoor adventure playground

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. From tree climbing to den building, there are heaps of activities on the ’50 things’ list to keep you busy at Belton all year round. So you’ll be able to enjoy a new adventure each time you visit.

Find your way with a map is no. 45 of our '50 things'
Children finding their way with a map
Find your way with a map is no. 45 of our '50 things'

Take a ride on the train

Attention all passengers, journeys on Belton’s miniature train will resume from Monday 12 April running daily.

  • Face coverings are compulsory where 2m social distancing is not possible. Therefore, all adults and children aged over 11 will be required to wear a face-covering for the duration of the train journey.
  • Thorough cleaning procedures will take place between each journey. Please note this does add to the wait time between trips.
  • The miniature train QR code will be displayed by the train shed. Please scan the QR code with your NHS COVID-19 App to check-in.

Take a train ride through the adventure playground, up to the woods and back again. The train runs every day, weather permitting. Rides cost £1.50 per seat, and the train driver writes the last journey of the day on the station board.

All aboard
Girls enjoying a ride on the train in the Outoor Adventure Playground at Belton House, Lincolnshire
All aboard

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.

There’s nothing quite like playing outdoors
Family enjoying the Natural Play at Belton House, Lincolnshire
There’s nothing quite like playing outdoors

Access to Belton’s playground requires grounds admission to help maintain the woodland space for future generations to enjoy. National Trust members receive free grounds admission at Belton House.

Visitors in the garden in spring at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Please book before visiting 

Belton's gardens and parkland are now open. You’ll need to book tickets before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Booking closes at 3pm the day before your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.