Belton House, National Trust
Average time spent – Up to 4+ hours.
Things to do at Belton House review
Belton House is run by the National Trust and is located near Grantham in Lincolnshire. It boasts one of the biggest adventure playgrounds not only of the National Trust but in the whole of the UK. Belton House is great fun no matter what the weather.
If the weather isn’t being kind to you there is an indoor wooden adventure play. This is located in the Ride Play cafe. If you are visiting on a busy day make sure you visit here first to get your one hour slot booked in. The equipment is mostly suitable for children aged 4 and over, toddlers will struggle. There’s slides, a playhouse, tunnel, rope bridges and more.
The outdoor adventure playground is vast. There’s something for all ages with slides, climbing frames, adventure areas, see-saws, water play, bridges, zip wires, instruments, den building, playhouses and so much more. Also in the adventure playground, you will find a miniature railway. This opens most days at 11 am for rides which are an additional cost.
The grounds at Belton House are vast and you are welcome to explore them. You may even spot some deer. Near the house, there is a fountain, orangery, church (not always open) lake and a mini-maze.
You can pay to just visit the grounds of Belton house (which includes the play areas) but you can also pay extra to look around Belton House (all free to members of the National Trust). Look out for special family-friendly tours although you are welcome to explore the house at your own pace. The house is packed full of treasures.
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Important Information Belton House
Eating – There are plenty of eating options at Belton house. There is the Stables cafe, Pup & Saucer dog cafe, Ride Play cafe and the Muddy Hands kiosk over in the adventure playground. You are welcome to bring a picnic although the designated picnic areas are outdoors.
Facilities in brief – Huge adventure playground, craft discovery centre, vast grounds with things to see and explore including an orangery and maze, indoor wooden adventure play, historical house to explore, deer park. Toilets and cafe. Not all facilities are available all year round.
Entry price – Free to members of the National Trust – An adult ticket is Higher priced*
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online (Belton House does not currently have online discounted prices). *Higher priced – between £13 to £17 per adult. Children are Mid-range – Between £8 to £12. It is cheaper to just visit the grounds.
Opening: Belton House and the grounds are open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome on a lead on the walks, but not in the sections where you pay to enter.
Address: High Road Belton, Grantham NG32 2LW, Lincolnshire, England. Phone: 01476 566116
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Category – Historic House – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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