Around Peterborough

Belton House | National Trust

August 17, 2017

This summer, we have decided to join the National Trust. I’ve wanted to join for quite a while and so we finally took the plunge. We’ve only been members for about two or three weeks and we have already visited our first national trust property.
Belton House was recommended to me by two of my friends and I must say, it did not disappoint! I wasn’t planning on reviewing it but I thought I’d just write a short post and include a video of our day.

Belton House View from the orangery

Belton House – View from the orangery

The important stuff.

What – Belton House | National Trust
Where –Belton, Grantham NG32 2LS
When – Open 7 days, 9.30am – 5.30pm (Check times for tours)
Who – Suitable for all
How Much –Adult £15, Child £9.60, Family £39.60 (check website for additional prices for tours and gift aid options etc)
Pushchair/Wheelchair friendly – Yes
Baby Change Facilities – Yes

In and around Belton House

The first thing you’ll notice is the big house, which is beautiful.. but we didn’t go in. The grounds are extensive and play host to some resident reindeer. There is a fantastic adventure playground, absolutely beautiful gardens, an orangery with a koi pond and lots more.

We started with a picnic near the gate before a toilet break and then headed off to the maze. We managed to do the maze with our pushchair so don’t feel that one of you has to wait outside.
Next we had a walk around the huge grounds and found the little boat house. We wandered toward the orangery next where, for a donation, you could borrow some art supplies and sit on the lawn to draw/sketch/paint a picture.
Another toilet break and then we headed off to the adventure playground.

Summary

It doesn’t sound like we did a lot but you’ll get a better idea in the video. We were there the whole day and still didn’t get round it all. We will definitely go back to finish off what we missed. It’s worth a visit for the park alone!
Oh, there’s also a little train that goes round the park and that costs£1.50 per seat, so you can take little ones on your lap.
We missed the cafe, the inside of the house and below stairs tour. We missed the bookshop, the bookshop in the stables and the discovery centre. But even with missing all of that, We still had an absolutely delightful day out and would certainly recommend Belton House to anybody.

 

 

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