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    • Seasonal
    Autumn Country Fun Day Autumn Country Fun Day

    Sunday 22nd September, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


    Join us to celebrate aspects of traditional country life at our lovely rural site.

    • Children and Families
    • Living History
    Gunpowder, Treason and Plot Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

    Sunday 3rd November, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm


    Join us in a fun day discovering the story behind the Gunpowder Plot in a house owned by the family of one of the plotters.

    • Children and Families
    Fairy Tale Hunt Fairy Tale Hunt

    Thursday 1st August - Monday 26th August, 12:00 am


    Once upon an August summer time, in a land not so far away, some fairy tale characters  got lost around our Manor… Lord Digby is prepared to give  a handsome reward for those  gallant enough to find them all. 

    • Children and Families
    • Craft / Workshop
    Curly Magpie Summer Market Curly Magpie Summer Market

    Sunday 25th August, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


    Come down and enjoy all there is to offer at Curly Magpie’s Summer Market in the setting of our beautiful House and Gardens.

    • Paranormal
    Paranormal Investigation Paranormal Investigation

    Saturday 7th September - Sunday 8th September, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am


    The house, barn and gardens offer a range of exciting and different paranormal experiences. Group members will have the opportunity to use a comprehensive range of paranormal investigative equipment such as dousing rods, EMF meters, ‘Ghost Boxes’ (record voice phenomena) as well as participate in séances, glass divination and table tipping sessions. All of our paranormal events to date at Donington Le Heath have been hugely successful with activity getting stronger every time we visit!

    • Children and Families
    • Garden / Plant
    • Guided Tours
    Hello Heritage Open Day at the 1620s Site Hello Heritage Open Day at the 1620s Site

    Sunday 8th September, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


    A chance to explore this wonderful site for free, find out what is on your doorstep so you can bring family and friends back when visiting.

    • Concerts
    • Talks
    ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ Afternoon ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ Afternoon

    Sunday 8th September, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


    An afternoon of music and short talks on the subject of loneliness and depression in aid of improved mental health in our area.

    • Concerts
    • Living History
    Live Lute Music Live Lute Music

    Sunday 8th September, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


    Nick Gravestock will be playing a combination of a replica 1583 lute and a renaissance guitar dressed in authentic reproduction costume of the late Elizabethan period, in the Great Chamber at the 1620s House & Garden.

    • Children and Families
    • Craft / Workshop
    Friends Jacobean Craft Group Friends Jacobean Craft Group

    Saturday 14th September, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


    See the costumed members of the Friends Jacobean Craft Group undertaking their needlework projects inside the House. 

    • Talks
    Early Policing Talk by Lee Timmons Early Policing Talk by Lee Timmons

    Sunday 29th September, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


    Policing has not always been as we know it. The Metropolitan Police Act of 1829 became a blueprint for change, creating the police force that we have today. So what existed before that date?

    • Children and Families
    • Craft / Workshop
    Friends Jacobean Craft Group Friends Jacobean Craft Group

    Saturday 12th October, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


    See the costumed members of the Friends Jacobean Craft Group undertaking their needlework projects inside the House. 

    • Paranormal
    Paranormal Investigation Paranormal Investigation

    Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 3rd November, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am


    The house, barn and gardens offer a range of exciting and different paranormal experiences. Group members will have the opportunity to use a comprehensive range of paranormal investigative equipment such as dousing rods, EMF meters, ‘Ghost Boxes’ (record voice phenomena) as well as participate in séances, glass divination and table tipping sessions. All of our paranormal events to date at Donington Le Heath have been hugely successful with activity getting stronger every time we visit!

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