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

Life in the Medieval Manor

Life in the Medieval Manor

Sunday 21st September 11:00 am. - 4:00 pm.

The Manor House goes back to the time of its building, the 13th century, with lords and ladies, serfs and soldiers showing aspects of everyday medieval life in the house and grounds. Weapons training demonstrations, crafts, food displays and more.

Sunday 21st September 11-4pm

Adults are £3 and children are £2 – which includes a FREE audio tour of the house

Motor Madness at the Manor House

Motor Madness at the Manor House

Sunday 28th September 1:00 pm. - 3:00 pm.

Donington le Heath Manor House will be hosting its last Classic Car and Motorcycle meet of 2014 on Sunday 28th September between 1.00 and 3.00 pm

This FREE event is a get together of local car and motorbike enthusiasts and an ideal opportunity to admire a range of vehicles and enjoy the Manor House and Barn Café

For more information visit www.doningtonleheath.com or call 01530 831259

The Archaeology of the Tudor period

The Archaeology of the Tudor period

Wednesday 29th October 2:00 pm. - 4:00 pm.

The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Leicestershire and Rutland - From Tudors to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution

A series of 6 lectures on the present state of knowledge of the archaeology of post-medieval Leicestershire by Peter Liddle MBE – former County Archaeologist for Leicestershire - on Wednesdays from 2 – 4pm at Donington le Heath Manor House, near Hugglescote, LE67 2FW

October 29th - Wednesdays from 2 – 4pm

Price: £30 for the series or £6 per lecture.

To book your place e-mail peter.liddle51@gmail.com or phone (0116) 2214508 or 07842 120817