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School and group visits to Belton

A group of visits are seen on a path walking through Bodnant Garden in Wales
Enjoy a group visit to Belton | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Belton welcomes schools and groups to book in for a day trip to explore the estate. Visits to Belton are all self-led and we have an easy-to-follow booking process to ensure you have all the information you need before your visit.

Visiting Belton

Belton provides a place for visitors of all ages to explore, relax and play, while discovering the beauty of the grounds and the house. Sitting within a 1,300-acre parkland, the estate also includes the Stables Café, an indoor play area, Belton’s gift shop and second-hand bookshop, and the National Trust’s largest outdoor adventure playground.

The Italian Gardens have had ramps installed so the lower portion is now accessible to visitors. The Dutch Gardens and the pleasure grounds continue to be accessible from the East Lawn and stable yard, and we have recently added picnic benches near the mirror pond.

The parkland is an ideal place for outdoor walks and provides great opportunities to spot the wildlife at Belton, including the wild deer. The interiors of Belton House are equally as impressive, with a dazzling collection of silver, porcelain, and a world-renowned library.

Booking your visit

To pre-book your visit, please email belton@nationaltrust.org.uk. We ask that you pre-book so that our team are prepared for your arrival, and we can ensure your experience is the best it can be.

Child taking a photograph in the garden at Belton House, Lincolnshire
There's lots to discover at Belton | © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

School bookings

Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places. Please email belton@nationaltrust.org.uk to book your visit.

Self-led visits

All visits to Belton are self-led, however we are able to assist with any requests for further information about facilities available and details on the history of Belton.

We encourage teachers to visit in advance to carry out any risk assessments they may need for their school visit. Please arrange this visit in advance.

Seasonal offers

We regularly run seasonal trails and activities, with the aim to encourage everyone to use their creativity and imagination, and be inspired by nature. If you would like to take part in any of these activities, let us know when booking your visit so we can be ready for your group.

Group bookings

Group discount

Groups of 15 or more visitors can benefit from a discount, which is detailed in our booking information. This discount applies to all members of the group, even if some of the visitors are National Trust members. Members must bring their membership cards with them on their visit.

The deer herd at Belton in the frosty parkland
Belton is home to a herd of over 300 wild deer | © National Trust

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.

Community Partners Pass

We know that Belton plays an important role for the people in our community, and so we hope that a community pass will enable more people to benefit from all that this special place has to offer.

The Community Partners Pass offers free annual admission to Belton for groups who are working with and serving the community. Please note, the pass is allocated for group rather than individual use.

There is an annual fee for the pass, which is based on the size of the community group.

Contact us at belton@nationaltrust.org.uk to find out more.

The deer herd at Belton in the frosty parkland

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