Leicestershire and Northamptonshire
Explore small personal houses, cosy gardens and woodland habitats in the neighbouring counties in the heart of England. There is lots to do indoors and outdoors in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age.
A tranquil Tudor manor house set in rare terraced gardens, with the 'antient' Dryden family at its heart
The home of a family who lived and loved the Arts and Crafts
Reserve in the care of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Small pre-Reformation stone building
Wander through the gardens and take in the crisp colours, sights and sounds of the season.
The garden provides plenty of space for the family to have a great day out and enjoy the fresh air. You can also stretch your legs with one of the walks in the wider grounds.
Explore the garden to discover all its highlights, including the orchard and the labyrinth.
Enjoy a light lunch, cup of tea or cake with views of gardens or a historic church.
Grab a bite to eat in the tea-room, and find a souvenir to remember your visit in the Coach House shop. Head to the old brewhouse where you will now find a second-hand bookshop.
Visit the Grade I-listed Manor to find the recently opened café serving light meals, sandwiches, drinks and cakes.
Discover family-friendly activities and days out with the kids at Canons Ashby, including nature trails, wild play and school holiday events.
From making friends with a bug to adventures in the great outdoors, there's something for everyone at Lyveden.
Play a role in preserving and maintaining the history and nature for visitors at the places we look after.
Find out more about volunteering opportunities at Canons Ashby and how you can join the team to play your part in looking after this historic family home.
Find out more about volunteering at Lyveden. By joining the team, you'll help bring to life the stories of this intriguing Elizabethan lodge.
There are lots of ways to volunteer at Stoneywell, from hosting in the cottage and gardens to providing a warm visitor welcome – find out more about our current opportunities now.
Find out about the supporter groups you can join in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. There are three to choose from: members enjoy social outings together like trips and tours, or lectures.
There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Leicestershire & Northamptonshire, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.
Bring your little elves and enjoy the enchanted trail through out outdoor spaces, enjoying some decorations and finding out all about the magical trees all around us.
Experience a magical Christmas visit at Canons Ashby with festive decorations inspired by Arthurian wizards, knights, dragons and the wonderful myths that surround them. Running from 30 November - 24 December.
Join us for a special after-hours tour around the festive house as a fascinating Christmas treat. The Arthurian decorations, full of knights, wizards and dragons, are sure to be even more atmospheric in the evening.
Throughout the day sample a Christmas Basket of Delights: choose an item from Marion’s basket and hear the warm, wintry story attached.