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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

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 companies, activities or venues in Doncaster…

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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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