Posted on June 22, 2017

A Visit to Belton House

Adventures/ day out

A few weeks ago we discovered yet another National Trust property and probably our most favourite to date. Belton House is an absolutely gorgeous property sitting in formal Italian and Dutch gardens and an historic 1300 acre deer park. We visited on a gorgeous Spring day and spent the whole day exploring the beautiful grounds. It was too nice to venture indoors but we will be going back very soon to explore more.

My absolute favourite part of Belton House estate is the gorgeous little Boat House which was built in 1820 by Anthony Salvin. It a beautiful little swiss chalet at the edge of the tranquil lake. There were lots of adorable geese families around when we visited that were just so cute!

The estate also includes a restaurant, café and indoor play area, gift and garden shops and the recently restored outdoor adventure playground which is absolutely fantastic. We spent the last couple of hours of the day here but the kids probably could have spent the whole day there, loads of things to play on for all age groups. There is also a train ride which you can pay a little extra for.

The grounds at Belton House are just gorgeous, while we were there the bluebells were out and it looked beautiful. There is so much space for the kids to run around, they enjoyed an hour playing frisbee while I sat and soaked up the perfect surroundings.

We are heading back there this weekend as it is fawning season during June and I’d love to get the chance to see a fawn being born. All in all Belton House is an awesome family day out, it has made me renew my National Trust membership to ensure we get the best value from our visits.

If you are interested in other National Trust properties make sure you check out my Hardwick review, Lydford Gorge and my Calke Abbey review.

* We received free entry, a lunch voucher and a goody bag in exchange for this blog post – all words and thoughts are my own and completely honest. 




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  • Reply Looking Back on 2017 | This Mummy Loves... January 18, 2018 at 11:48 am

    […] May we visited a gorgeous National Trust property Belton House and had a wonderful day out. If you are in the East Midlands then I’d definitely recommend […]

  • Reply DASH | MODE LILY ☀️ October 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    What a gorgeous place! And that little house on the lake, so picturesque. The countryside os gorgeous, especially when it gets sunny, everythign seems brighter!

  • Reply Lu Lovely October 6, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Wow!!! What a stunning National Trust property. It looks like something out of Downton Abbey (did you ever watch that? I was so addicted!). The boathouse is beautiful. I love the photos of yourself and your family. Looks like you had a perfect day out and the weather was also perfect. Have you managed to get back there since?

  • Reply Amina October 4, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    What a beautiful place! This mansion looks like it is straight out of Downton Abbey or a Jane Austen novel! The train ride sounds especially fun 😉

  • Reply Claire July 21, 2017 at 5:52 am

    That place looks peaceful and sounds like you and your family had a lot of fun!! Beautiful weather!

  • Reply tanya July 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    We love national trust properties, we have a membership that we really should make more use of

  • Reply Steph July 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    What a beautiful place. I live discovering new places and I’d hadn’t heard of it before. I also love your photos x

  • Reply Nicole - thelittlestdarlings July 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Oh wow what a beautiful location. I would love to visit Belton House. It looks fab and like you had a great day too!

  • Reply Rachel @ The Daisy Pages July 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

    What beautiful photos. It looks like such a great place to visit. We’re also great fans of the National Trust and love reading about new properties that we haven’t visited, yet.

  • Reply Helen July 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    We love Belton House too – such a stunning house and gardens! Your photos are beautiful 🙂

  • Reply Baby Loves Travel July 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    This sounds like a fun place for kids to run around #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky

  • Reply Helena July 5, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    National Trust places are wonderful. It’s great that there’s something for every kid to play on as well as manicured gardens for the parents. #ThePlacesWeWillGoLinky

  • Reply Jen Walshaw June 28, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    What a beautiful place to visit. The English countryside is so beautiful when the sun is shining. In fact, I am not sure there is a better place

  • Reply Erica Price June 23, 2017 at 8:52 am

    We love visiting NT places too. Belton House is a new one on me, but it looks absolutely gorgeous.

  • Reply Anne June 22, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Belton House looks beautiful, it’s a shame it’s just a little too far for us. I can’t wait to start visiting some more NT places.

  • Reply Jane June 22, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I love the national trust! This looks fabulous and you are looking really well xxx

  • Reply Emma Raphael June 22, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    We have gone a bit National Trust mad since we have been back (Christmas present membership) and it’s been such a lovely reintroduction to the UK for the kids. I haven’t heard of this one though, it looks so beautiful. Your pictures are great! 🙂

  • Reply angela hamilton June 22, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    It looks absolutely gorgeous!! I love visiting places like this and exploring what it has to offer.

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