Groups & Clubs

Donington Collections is an incredible and unique EXPERIENCE and welcomes groups and clubs from all organisations who are passionate about learning the history of Donington, Motorsport and WWII vehicles.

Be it educational or social, Donington Collections will truly amaze you and give you an insightful learning experience with its special collections, which are regularly updated every 3-4 months. So no matter when you visit you can be sure to witness new exhibits and artefacts from the history of motorsport and WWII.

Group Organisers

We are happy to advise Group Organisers and can help tailor your group’s requirements and itinerary plus build packages with you which could include but not limited to: circuit and site tour; museum guides; meal packages; use of café/bar facilities or private hire of catering and utilising the SennaFangio Suite.

We also have a great relationship with nearby accommodation and are more than happy to advise you. Details can also be found on our accommodation page

Coach Operators

Being centrally located in the heart of the midlands, we are ideally situated off M1 J23a/J24 , A50 J1 And A42 (East Midlands Moto Services) making access for coach tours ideal.

Situated in Castle Donington, we are located close to local towns of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester (20-30mins drive by coach) and closely border quaint villages such as Wilson, Melbourne and Breedon on the Hill.

There are also a range of nearby local attractions which would also compliment your visit to the Donington Collections and Donington Park.

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  • East Midlands Aeropark (0.9 miles away) – Featuring 18 aircrafts on display including the Vulcan Bomber.
  • Castle Donington Village & Museum (1.6 miles away) – Castle Donington is a medium sized village with a small shopping street through its centre offering shops, boutiques, churches, pubs, restaurants and an interesting history.
  • Breedon Priory Golf Course (2.3 miles away) – For those who play Golf, Breedon Priory is the closet 18-hole golf course to Donington Park, located in Wilson.
  • The Priory Church at Breedon on the Hill (3 miles away) – With history dating back to the 7th Century, as well as offering fantastic elevated and panoramic views across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, this historical site is also worth including.
  • Donington Hall (3.1 miles away) – Once owned by the Shields family, who also owned the land Donington Park resides on before being sold to the Wheatcroft family, the Hall has a wealth of history as well sharing a military past like Donington Park, where it was once used as a prisoner of war camp during WWII.
  • Melbourne Hall & Gardens (3.1 miles away) - Home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr, Lord Ralph, the Hall is opened to public only in August, but it’s attractive gardens are available to the public between spring and early autumn.

We can also arrange catering and private guided tours to fully accommodate your coach tour as well as tailor specific ideas with you. Coach Parking available for free at the Donington Collections.

View Example Itinerary

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DAY 1

  • Morning - After breakfast visit one of the nearby attractions or enjoy time at the Donington Collections with guided tour followed by morning tea/coffee.
  • Lunch - Experience a Donington track tour during lunch, taking in the history and tour of the circuit. We take you on a complete lap of the circuit before taking you around the pits and paddocks and if your lucky, maybe chance to catch some on track action. Alternatively we can offer your party ticket entrance to race/practice day (dependent on day, event and testing dates, may not be available during some race/event weekends, please enquire for details and prices)
  • Evening – Return to accommodation, spend free time at leisure or enjoy a 3 course meal and disco in our Senna Fangio Suite located at the end of the museum (POA).

DAY 2

  • Repeat day 1 or visit one of the local villages or towns in the East Midlands.
  • Experience a second day at the track or visit one of the nearby suggested attractions/locations to compliment your break.

SERVICE & Ex-Service PERSONNEL

We would like to welcome current serving and ex-service men and women to the Donington Collections and can offer you 2 for 1 entrance upon presenting your serving military beret or proof of military ID/service.

Private Tours

We can offer privately guided tours during normal hours or after hours for specialist groups, clubs or clients.

Car & Bike Club Meets

Donington Collections is a Car and Bike Club meet friendly attraction and we welcome all clubs to our venue from prestige sports and tuned to classic and enthusiasts.

Our parking facilities for the Donington Collections offers free parking and can park up to approximately 100+ vehicles comfortably making it an ideal location for large club meets. We also have catering on site in our café/bar with plenty of indoor seating or outdoor seating in our garden area. We can pre-arrange special breakfast meet menus, summer BBQ's or club discounts for those who pre-book. Deposit may be required.

We are happy to offer group discounts for entrance to the Donington Collections with breakfast options included. Please contact us for details and available club meet deals.

Society & Community

Donington Collections is also a great place to stop by for people in the community and local tourists. Whether you are a cycle group challenging the climbs of Castle Donington and surrounding areas of Donington Park, a walking group or just passing by, we would like to welcome you to our site. We welcome you to pay a visit and have a wander around the museum or simply enjoy a freshly made cappuccino and cake or one of the many other delightful snacks and meals available on the menu.

We are also happy to accommodate various social groups, after school clubs, schools, colleges, bands and lovers of tea, coffee and cake.

Don’t just take our word for it, pop down and experience the warm welcome at the Donington Collections & Grand Prix Café for yourself, open 7 days a week 10am-5pm.