Leicestershire's Medieval Manor House
01530 831259
Leicestershire's Medieval Manor House
Telephone: 01530 831259


Based in a Medieval Manor House dating back to 1280, the house has a fascinating history and was owned by one of the Gunpowder Plotters!

Donington le Heath Manor House is a surviving example of a family home built around seven hundred years ago and modernised in 1618. Surrounding the Manor House, are period gardens and woodland planted as part of the development of the National Forest. The gardens, re-created in a 17th century style, include flower and herb gardens, an ornamental maze and an orchard. The Old Barn Team Room is open at weekends during term time and Wednesday to Sunday during school holidays, serving home baked cakes, light lunches and a range of hot and cold drinks. Look out for our programme of great family events, which cover a wide range of subjects over the year.

What's On

Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

Sunday 1st November 11:00 am. - 4:00 pm.

Sunday 1st November: 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

Discover the real story of the Gunpowder Plot. Learn about gunpowder, talk to re-enactors representing those troubled times and find out how the owner of the Manor House was involved in the Gunpowder Plot!

Adults £3, Child / concession £2

Friends of Donington Tudor Craft Group

Friends of Donington Tudor Craft Group

Saturday 7th November 11:00 am. - 4:00 pm.

7th November - 11.00 am to 4.00pm

Demonstrations of a wide range of cottage crafts which would have been undertaken in a house like this.
Plus an opportunity to learn about the 1620’s house refurbishment.

This is a FREE event