Blog » Month: June 2019

Family Photo Shoots

   ***This is an advertorial blog for Stadium Stars*** Stadium Stars Nursery, based at the Keepmoat Stadium, are inviting Doncaster parents to take advantage of a special one-off family photo shoot at the nursery. They have teamed up with New Focus Photography ,who will be offering a mini photo shoot for just £20 on two…

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Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge with Doncaster Libraries

Hooray! The Summer Reading Challenge is back and it officially launches on 13th July 2019. The Summer Reading Challenge combines FREE access to books, with fun, creative activities in the library during the summer holidays. Throughout the challenge, library staff and young volunteers support the children, helping them to discover new authors and illustrators and…

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Family Friendly Music Festivals in and around Doncaster this Summer

Although festivals might have once been something we did before kids – a boozy weekend of letting loose, dancing, actually choosing not to sleep – festivals up and down the country are becoming family savvy and happily welcome both adults and children. Although loud music, camping and portaloos can be a recipe for disaster, lots…

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Could your child be the next Junior Civic Mayor in Doncaster?

Doncaster Council’s Partnerships and Engagement team and The Civic Mayor and Members Services are working together on an exciting project! They are looking for the next Junior Civic Mayor to help make a difference to children in Doncaster. The Junior Civic Mayor will be the voice of children across the borough, helping to make a…

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The Knot by Helen Cousins

On June 20th 2017, local mum Helen lost her teenage daughter Maisie to suicide. Helen has written a book called ‘The Knot’, which tells the stories of fictional characters in Class 6, who each have worries or are anxious, but they are reassured by adult figures in their lives that their feelings of unease are…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards

Voting now open – Vote now! Save the date for the very first Doncaster Mumbler Awards, which will be held on Friday November 8th at the fabulous Earl of Doncaster hotel! The Mumbler Awards are a celebration of the very best parenting related businesses and individuals from our district. Some of the many family friendly…

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The Great Get Together Big Picnic

Head to Sir Nigel Gresley Square this weekend for The Great Get Together Big Picnic! Events are being held across the country between 21st and 23rd June in celebration of the belief that as a community, we have a lot more in common than that which divides us. Taking place outside Cast on Saturday 22nd…

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National Breastfeeding Celebration Week

One of the main reasons that mums stop breastfeeding is that they are not prepared for the reality of the early days. Some mums find it easy, some mums find it incredibly hard. I was one of the latter. Something I thought should be easy, wasn’t and getting through the next feed was painful, emotional…

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Where to pick strawberries in Doncaster

It’s strawberry time again! We LOVE strawberry picking and there are a few places around Doncaster where you can pick your own….let’s hope for a bit more sunshine! Eastfield Farm Soft Fruit, Tickhill, DN11 9JD A family run farm with farm shops open during the soft fruit season (June/July). Summer 2019, opening Sunday 9th June…

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10 ways to celebrate Father’s Day in and around Doncaster 2019

It’s Father’s day on Sunday 16th June and if you’re looking for inspiration, here are a few ideas! South Yorkshire Air Museum are hosting the 70th anniversary of the English Electric Canberra over the weekend. Chat with some of the ex air and ground crew, that flew and maintained this iconic aircraft. Quizzes and activity…

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NEW Play area set for Lakeside Village!

Hot off the press! Lakeside Village is investing £50,000 into a new and improved children’s outdoor play area! The new ‘Cheeky Monkey’s’ play area is part of the next phase of improvements at the Lakeside Village. The jungle-themed area will remain where the current play area is (outside Clarks, Costa) and will be under the…

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LEAF Open Farm Sunday

Who loves a farm? We all do! Last weekend we went to Uncle Henry’s and I noticed that they have their Open Farm event this weekend. Open Farm Sunday is run by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and on Sunday 9th June hundreds of farms across the UK will throw open their gates for Open…

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Dinocaster Family Fun Day

**This is an advertorial blog for Doncaster Racecourse** Head to Doncaster Racecourse this Father’s Day, but look out for the T Rex! Our Family Fun Racedays prove very popular with the whole family and this year they just got even bigger! Look out for T Rex’s, Triceratops, Raptors and Spinosaurus’s roaming the racecourse as we…

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Family Fun at the Races

*Advertising Feature for Go Racing in Yorkshire Let me start with this one crucial piece of information – KIDS GO FREE!  So now I’ve got your attention I can tell you more about the family fun you can have at the races. There are nine racecourses in Yorkshire and each one hosts at least one…

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The Doncaster Half Marathon

Curly’s Athletes are bringing something amazing to Doncaster this year! Having the best 5K in the country and the best 10K in Yorshire, the first Doncaster Half Marathon is set to be amazing too! Hosted from the Keepmoat Stadium, by Club Doncaster, there will be an amazing finish on the pitch. The route will take…

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Father’s Day Competition: Win Dad a paintball experience!

Father’s day is approaching and we have an amazing giveaway for you, courtesy of Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields. WIN Dad a book of VIP tickets, allowing him and 11 of his friends (or the family) to enjoy a whole day of paintballing in Bawtry Forest. Europe’s largest paintball and outdoor activity centre is on…

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Hold on tight as Virtual Reality swings come to Doncaster

A couple of weeks ago I met some of the people involved with Right Up Our Street, who are based at The Point on South Parade. Right Up Our Street is a network of people across Doncaster who are creating and being a part of brilliant art and culture. They bought us the moon in…

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We’re going 30 Days Wild!

We signed up for something wild everyday in June! During half term we were in the garden quite a bit and discovered all kinds of insects, bugs and beasts. Organised by The Wildlife Trusts, there are free resources that can be downloaded within minutes, or if you want to extend it throughout the summer and…

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Swimming Skills that turn in to Life Skills

Learning to swim is an essential life skill; potentially life-saving, great fun and a wonderful way to keep fit but it is so much more than that too! Learning to swim can translate into life skills that carry you and your child far beyond the swimming pool and help enhance all areas of your lives….

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