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.
* 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.