Belton's outdoor adventure playground

A woman pushes a young girl on a zip line

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 Muddy Hands Café from October to February, 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.

Treehouse

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. 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. 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.

Visitors enjoying the Outdoor Adventure Playground
Visitors in the play area, walking along a fallen tree
Visitors enjoying the Outdoor Adventure Playground

Muddy Hands Café

The café and toilets are located in the centre of the playground close to the train station. Between October and February the café is open weekends and school holidays 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.

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.