Kibworth Harcourt and Kibworth Beauchamp
The villages of Kibworth Harcourt and Kibworth Beauchamp lie to the south east of Leicester in some of the County's prettiest countryside. Kibworth is a vibrant village with a fantastic community which pulls together to run events including the Great Kibworth Run. There are a surprising number of high quality sports clubs in the village and some fine restaurants.
There are also a wealth of amenities including schools, playgroups, doctors surgeries, dentist, optician and shops.
Kibworth is the subject of a groundbreaking BBC series "Story Of England".
The villages of Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt were originally two separate villages although they are now considered to be one. However, the Parish Church of St. Wilfrid has always retained two entrances, one for each village, just in case! The name Beauchamp is derived from the de Beauchamp family who held the Manor by right as Chief Pantelers, banner carriers, dressers and butlers, to the King of the day at his Coronation. Whilst the de Harcourt family built a motte and bailey castle in the 12th century and although the castle is no longer there, their name remains. The Industrial revolution brought industry to the rural area and framework knitting developed from a cottage industry into several small workshops.
Kibworth is just off the A6 with good access to Leicester and the motorways. It is equidistant from both Leicester and Market Harborough with their rail links to the capital and beyond.
NURSERIES AND PLAYGROUPS
The are both day nurseries and playgroups in Kibworth.
Hunny Bees Day Nursery: Paget Street, Kibworth Beauchamp
The Kibworth Village Hall Playgroup: Station Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester
Squeaky B's Day Nursery: 17 Harborough Road, Kibworth Beauchamp
Kibworth Church of England Primary School, Hillcrest Avenue, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester, LE8 ONH
The Kibworth School in Smeeton Road, Kibworth, LE8 OLG (age 11-16)
Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen, Leicester, LE8 0LQ, this school has both infant/junior and senior departments and is an independent school and transport is available from both villages.
Stoneygate School, Great Glen, Leicester, LE8 9FL, an independent school with a nursery takes children up to the age of 13.
Ofsted reports for each of the above schools can be obtained from www.ofsted.gov.uk
The village has a well stocked library and two churches, St Wilfrid's Church of England Church and Kibworth Methodist Church.
The residents are rightly proud of their thriving shopping area with everything from a delicatessen to DIY shop and a recently rebuilt Co-operative store.
There is a community newspaper called the Kibworth Chronicle
Kibworth Cricket Club The cricket club has been very successful in recent years and honours include National Knockout Champions. There is a fabulous clubhouse where non members can enjoy the facilities as social members.
Kibworth Tennis Club with five floodlit courts and a club house. It provides professional coaching sessions for all ages and abilities and has been awarded the LTA Clubmark Award.
Kibworth Golf Club 18 Hole course Par 71 and 6345 yards.
Kibworth Shooting Ground with amenities for clays, rifle and airgun shooting.
Kibworth and Smeeton Junior Football Club an FA Chartered Standard club that provides coaching and competitive games for teams from Under 6 to Under 17
Kibworth Bowling Club a modern sports facility with an excellent clubhouse offering catering and bar facilities.
Great Kibworth Run annual half marathon with various fun runs for charity has become a firm fixture on the Kibworth social calendar.
This area of south Leicestershire features some of the most highly rated gastropubs in the country. Kibworth, itself, has two award winning Italian restaurants, The Lighthouse on Station Road Kibworth Beauchamp and Boboli in Kibworth Harcourt. There are also several pubs and takeaways.
Doctors surgeries are located at
The Health Centre, Smeeton Road, Kibworth, LE8 0LG.
The Old School Surgery, 2, Station Road, Kibworth, LE8 0LN
There is a dental practice at
Kibworth Dental Practice, 7, Weir Road, Kibworth, LE8 0LQ