Home Sweet Home!

We enjoyed a guided tour beneath the stairs, where we dressed as servants and acted out some of the tasks that would have been carried out by the paid staff of the Brownlow family long ago. We explored the yellow bedroom and saw how they brushed their teeth with a wooden toothbrush and the infamous potty cupboard! Throughout the tour, we compared the splendour of Belton House with our own homes and the Discovery Centre allowed us to play with some of the toys that Elizabeth Brownlow would have played with and a chance to try the fashions of the day.

       

In the afternoon, we discovered the beautiful formal gardens, the Orangerie and the church, where we continued to make comparisons with our own Bourne Abbey church. The day was topped off with a fabulous session in the awesome adventure playground! We had so much fun we could have stayed!