Visiting Belton: what you need to know

The fishing lodge at Belton House, Lincolnshire, in the spring sunshine

We’re excited to welcome you back. Every visit to Belton helps us to continue looking after this special place for everyone, for ever.

Booking for Belton 

We'll be releasing tickets here every Thursday on a rolling basis for four weeks ahead, or you can call 0344 249 1895 to book. 

We're trialling a new booking system this year at Belton. By using a booking system we're able to manage the number of visitors at any one time, ensuring that those visiting have a great experience. 

There is a generous allocation of tickets, with the capacity set to 4,500 a day. We recommend booking in advance for busy periods, such as bank holidays. During other days, visitors will be able to book on the day or walk in, and you can still enjoy those spontaneous visits. For more information, please check our FAQ's below. 

We recommend making an account when booking, as you will be able to change the date or time of your booking up to 24 hours before your timeslot. Please note, you can only amend your booking if you have a DigiTickets account, which can only be created at the time of booking. If you did not make an account, please call our booking team on 0344 249 1895. 

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What’s open

House: Friday - Monday, 12.30pm - 5pm, last entry 4pm.

Car park: 9.30am – 5.30pm, daily (car park gates lock at 5.50pm).

Parkland: 9.30am – 5.30pm, daily. Dogs on short leads welcome.

Gardens: 9.30am – 5.30pm, daily. Dogs on short leads welcome.

Outdoor playground: 9.30am – 5.30pm, daily. Only registered assistance dogs are allowed.

Toilets: 9.30am – 5.30pm, daily. Located in the stables café, parkland and playground. Accessible toilets and baby changing available.

There are thousands of daffodils throughout the gardens in spring
Daffodils and the house reflected in the mirror pond
There are thousands of daffodils throughout the gardens in spring

Eating and shopping

Stables café: 10am – 5pm daily. Serving a range of food and hot and cold drinks. Dogs welcome, aside from the seating directly behind the servery. 

The Joinery ice cream parlour: Currently closed.

The Ride: 9.30am - 5.30pm, daily. 

Muddy Hands kiosk: 10.30am – 3pm, open during school holidays.

Gift shop: 10am – 5pm, daily.

Second-hand bookshop: 10.30am – 4.30pm, daily. 

Enjoy a delicious coffee
Coffee cup
Enjoy a delicious coffee


Parking: Blue badge parking available by visitor reception.

Toilets: an accessible toilet is located in the parkland.

Mobility scooter and wheelchair hire: Please pre-book your PMV or wheelchair in advance by calling us on 01476 566116 and dial extension 130 when the message starts.

Shuttle buggy: Our shuttle service is currently running, visitors can ask a member of staff for this service.

We're sorry but we're unable to offer wheelchair access to the house at this time.

Due to Belton's historic setting, areas with uneven cobbles and gravel paths are included in some of the one-way systems in place.

Things to see and do

Other things to note:

  • Please help protect nature and wildlife by taking your litter home and encouraging others to do the same.
  • Dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens, parkland and courtyard areas. Only registered assistance dogs are allowed in the outdoor adventure playground, The Ride and the mansion.
  • Just a single spark from a barbecue can damage landscapes and harm wildlife. Help us keep Belton safe by not bringing a barbecue or lighting a campfire when you visit, thank you.