Whilst we were staying at The Sherwood Hideaway we decided on the Saturday we would take a trip out somewhere. As we have a National Trust membership we decided to visit one of the nearest NT properties and decided on Belton House.
Belton House is in Grantham, Lincolnshire so about a 45 minute drive from where we were staying. The house was built for Sir John Brownlow in the 1680s and has all the design features of a classic English country home. Sitting in formal Italian and Dutch gardens and an historic 1300 acre deer park, Belton is often cited as the quintessential country house estate.
We knew it was due to rain that day but decided to go out regardless. When we arrived the rain wasn’t too bad so we decided to head to the adventure playground first before it got worse. The playground is huge, there is so much to do and we could have spend most of the day in there!
Next we had a bit of an explore around the grounds…
The rain started to get quite heavy at this point so we headed over to the Ride Play Cafe for lunch. The cafe is great as it has a kids adventure play area inside which the kids loved.
After lunch we headed over to have a look around the house. It’s a good job we went prepared with umbrellas!
Sadly all we got to see of the gardens was what we could see out of the windows of the house 🙁
Despite the rain we had a great time at Belton House. We’ll definitely be going back in Spring/Summer to explore the gardens.
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