The 1620s House And Garden | Day Out With The Kids

The 1620s House And Garden

Coalville, Leicestershire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

The 1620s House and Garden, previously known as Donington Le Heath Manor House, is an excellent example of a family home that was built around 700 years ago, and updated in 1618. A great way for your family to see how life has changed during that time!

Newly refurbished and re-opened in 2016, the original manor house was once owned and fashionably ‘modernised' around 1618 by the family of Everard Digby, one of the infamous Gunpowder Plotters. See restored rooms and displays on medieval life, experience living history re-enactments, or enjoy special seasonal events including pleasant summer evening performances in the recreated 17th century style gardens.

Period gardens and woodland surround the Manor House, and include flower and herb gardens, an orchard, and an ornamental maze. If you fancy some refreshment after all that exploring, try the Old Barn Tearoom, which is open at weekends during term time, and Wednesday to Sunday during school holidays.



  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Manor Road, Donington le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 2FW, England


Click here to visit The 1620s House And Garden's website
01455 290429

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - September: Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10:30 - 16:30
Open for specific events during the winter months


Adults: £5.95
Concessions: £5.00
Kids (3-15): £3.50
Under 3s: Free
Family (1 adult & up to 3 kids): £13.00
Family (2 adults & up to 3 kids): £18.00

Tickets give free unlimited re-admission to the House, gardens and tea room on non-Special Event Days during normal open hours for 12 months from day of purchase.

Admission tickets on SPECIAL EVENT DAYS (during normal open hours) will be subject to a £2 extra charge per person.

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Male, Female and Disabled Toilets.

Eating information

From mouth watering carrot cake to sinless but delicious fat free, sugar free fruit cake, there is something to suit every taste. If you are feeling hungry after your tour of the Manor House, light lunches, crispy salads and a range of traditional and exciting speciality rustic breads are there to tempt you. Afternoon tea, with our home made scones, fruit full jam and luxurious clotted cream always rounds off the day in style.