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Things to do at Donnington Grove

Published by: Alice Beresford

We’re all raring to get into the great outdoors and explore areas near and far. At Donnington Grove, we have a range of Springtime activities to suit all ages, abilities and group sizes.

Below is a list of five Springtime activities to enjoy here in our 500 acres of stunning grounds. 

Trees leaves and sky in the woods

Spring walks in West Berkshire

Published by: Alice Beresford

As the days get longer and, hopefully, a tad warmer, there’s a growing number of reasons to pause the series you’re binging, pull on your coat and wellies, pack a picnic and start exploring the many scenic walks, hikes and strolls around West Berkshire. 

Field of white daffodils

See in the Spring at Donnington Grove

Published by: Belinda Dixon

Despite the storms, the rain and the still-short days, February and March also give us a real treat. Because these are the months when the signs of Spring start to emerge. From snowdrops and daffodils to birds rediscovering their voice, it’s an exciting time of year...

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Gift a Donnington Grove Experience This Christmas

Christmas is a time for memories and sharing with others, so why not make it last even longer by gifting someone an experience to look forward to. From afternoon tea vouchers, to clay pigeon shooting and golf lessons, you can gift your loved ones a truly unique experience this Christmas...

Christmas Tree

Celebrate Christmas and the New Year at Donnington Grove

Published by: Donnington Grove

It’s that time of year! This festive season, Donnington Grove is transforming our stunning country hotel into the ultimate Winter Wonderland. From Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve events, there is something here for everyone...

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Simple Tips for Autumn Grayling Fishing

Published by: Donnington Grove

Donnington Grove is in the extremely lucky position to offer river fly fishing all year round. In the summer months, we’re a popular destination for guests looking to catch river trout, but if you’re staying with us in the cooler autumn and winter, you can have plenty of fun on the river fishing for grayling...

Japanese Temple

The Golden Temple

Published by: Donnington Grove

Kinkaku-ji is one of Kyoto’s leading temples. Its formal name is Rokuon-ji. It was built at the end of the 14th century originally as a villa for Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the shogun at the time. After Yoshimitsu’s death, as indicated in his will, the building was converted into a temple of the Zen sect of Buddhism, which is famous for the practice of zazen, or religious meditation (a major method of Buddhist training, and method of meditation for establishing one’s foundation in Zen Buddhism).