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Boston Park Farm & Maize Maze tickets on sale now!

Boston Park Farm is a firm favourite for Doncaster families and from 5th July it will be reopen.

Due to government restrictions, not all of the farm will be open, however activities that will be open include:

  • Animal Trail
  • Animal Feeding
  • Animal Handling (with some restrictions)
  • Nature Trail
  • Maize Maze
  • Cafe for takeaway food and drinks (limited menu)
  • Toilets
  • Outdoor seating areas

Look at the newest member of the farm (pictured) – Isla the baby goat kid, born this month!

A note about Annual Passes 

All Annual Passes that were still valid on 21st March 2020 will be extended for 15 weeks from the date of expiry. This will be done automatically.

There will be a special Annual Pass Open Day on 4th July 10am-4pm for annual pass holders only. Annual pass holders can bring along 2 members of their own family free of charge too!

Visit the Boston Park Farm website to book tickets HERE. 

Boston Park Farm, Doncaster, DN7 6DS


Pre-book your Diggerland tickets here : Diggerland website 

2020 Opening Times: Re-Open from Saturday 11th July

  •  11th July  – 6th September 2020 (Summer holidays)
  • 25th October – 1st November 2020, 10am-4pm (October half term)

Visitor numbers will be restricted to 500 per day.

Phone: 0871 2277007

Diggerland Yorkshire, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW


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Food & Meal Delivery

We have a whole section on Food and Meal delivery during lockdown here.

Kirklees Light Railway will re-open their train attraction on Saturday 11th July.

Tickets bookable in advance here

Read full blog here 

The Lakeside Village will be reopening at 10am on 15th June 2020.

Letter from Centre Manager Di Rogers, 11th June 

Although the shopping centre benefits from being an outdoor centre, the health and wellbeing of our staff, shoppers and visitors remains our absolute priority so we have introduced a number of important changes in order to offer an enjoyable and safe shopping experience for all.

There are clear markings on the ground to help if you need to queue outside a store, we have hand sanitiser stations around the centre and are observing strict social distancing.

We will all have to work together to ensure we follow the social distancing rules at the centre and in the stores, so your patience and understanding whilst we get used to our new way of shopping is greatly appreciated.

 To keep the stores as safe as possible for you we have adjusted our opening hours to 10am-5pm every day, and 10.30am-4.30pm on Sundays, to allow for thorough cleaning of every shop floor.

We have also had to temporarily close our play areas and remove the children’s rides from the mall. We hope to get them back open as soon as possible.

Certain stores will remain closed for a little while longer, but we will provide regular updates on our website and social media channels as soon as we have new information to share.

This has been an incredibly challenging time for the whole country, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for sticking with us. On behalf of everyone here at Lakeside Village, their families and the wider community we also want to express our utmost admiration for all the NHS and key workers who have played such a large part in managing the current crisis and ultimately enabling us to re-open safely.

We are really looking forward to seeing you soon.

Visit the Lakeside Village website 

The Lakeside Village are sponsoring ‘Mumblers’ Favourite Retailer’ in the Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020. See more 

See a list of places reopen here 

Covid19 Update:

Re-opening on 14th July!

Lots of measures in place to help keep everyone safe during their visit, from social distancing to sanitiser points and increased cleaning.

Open everyday throughout the school holidays. The museum is child friendly, including a themed dress up and play room!

The Museum is on an old RAF base and the majority of planes are in the hangar, which is a peice of history in itself!

Located a few minutes from M18 junction 3, near Lakeside (you can walk from the Lake).

Last admission 4pm (Winter 3pm).

  • Adult £6.50
  • Children (5-16) £3 (Babies and pre-schoolers under 5 go free)
  • Senior Citizen £5.50
  • Family £15

For details of group rates (nursery groups, childminders) please call us on 01302 761616

Special DONCASTER MUMBLER OFFER 2 for 1! Simply quote DONCASTER MUMBLER on arrival to enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1!

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7FB. (Please note, use DN4 7NW or Dakota Way for Sat Nav)

18th July – 7th September 2020, 10am – 6pm 

COVID-19 Update: Stockeld Park will re-open on the 18th July 2020.  Capacity will be restricted in order to maintain the Government’s safety standards.   Steps to ensure a COVID secure site – handwashing and sanitising stations have been installed throughout, and social distancing measures are in place.  For more details on the opening click here.

Gold Card members will be given priority access to book tickets and if you had tickets booked for the Easter Adventure, you will be contacted with details on how to redeem these.

Stockeld Park is nature’s playground, where nothing is quite as it seems! With magical surprises at every turn, this is a place to spark even the wildest of imaginations! Our Park is home to an Enchanted Forest, adventure playgrounds galore, go karts and outdoor inflatables!

In order to stay in line with Government guidance, some facilities such as indoor play, the maze, boats and skate won’t be available, as we are unable to safely open these activities while adhering to social distancing measures. This is reflected in the reduced ticket price for the Summer Adventure

The indoor cafe will be closed but there will be outside catering (contactless payment only) and toilets.

Pre-booking of tickets required.

01937 586333

Open for October Half Term 2020

We can’t wait to welcome all our visitors back to Hull’s amazing aquarium and enjoy a fin-tastic day  With over 5000 animals, including spectacular sharks and rays, the UK’s only Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical fish, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, there’s something for everyone.

The Deep crew have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure government guidelines are adhered to, offering a safe and clean environment for visitors to enjoy. Noticeable changes will include new opening times of 9am- 6pm (last entry 5pm), directional signage, hand sanitising stations and timed ticket slots which will require pre-booking on-line.

Please note, to avoid crowds gathering, the dive show, touchpool sessions and scheduled feed presentations will be suspended for now.

Find out more about our safety measures, what a visit with us will look like and how to book your timeslot and tickets at 

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 9am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Bake Battle & Roll Board Game Cafe

Bake Battle & Roll will reopen from 4th July.

They will be operating a games quarentine area and every game will be off the shelves for 72 hours after being played, this is because they are unable to clean most games without damaging them.

Only 1 person at the game shelves at a time to ensure social distancing.

Bake, Battle and Roll, 24-26 Wood Street, Doncaster Dn13LW

Brodsworth Hall reopens

Brodsworth Hall are reopening their gardens again on Saturday 13th June 2020. 

Whether you are an English Heritage Member or not, you’ll need to book tickets in advance here

You’ll only be able to visit if you’ve pre-booked and you’ll need to arrive during your time slot.

To help keep everyone safe, some things may be a little different when you visit. While our outdoor spaces will be open, the house remains closed and you can find out what to expect here.


Cannon Hall Farm is re-opening!

Published 29th June 2020

Cannon Hall Farm have announced that they will re-open on Saturday 4th July! Tickets will be available to their ‘supporters’ from 5pm this evening, and from 7pm on Tuesday 30th June for everyone else.


Cannon Hall Farm will be reducing capacities and will only be allowing pre-booked tickets only.

They have said “At this stage we will not be able to open all of the farm attraction, so the day out you experience may be very different to the one you are used to. However please be patient with our team who are working – and have worked – incredibly hard to keep going through this difficult time”

The main things you need to know are:

  • Tickets will be released (via their website) in weekly blocks due to the quickly changing rules and regulations
  • The attraction will be open 10am – 5:30pm and you will be given an arrival time that it is vital that you stick to
  • It will be £3 for all day parking and payment to be made at the car parking machine
  • Toilets will be open
  • Animal barns and outdoor play areas (excluding tunnel maze) will be open
  • Tractor ride, talks, animal races and indoor play area will remain closed
  • There will be food available as take away or a special menu via table service
  • For further information and health & safety arrangements to make Cannon Hall Farm Covid-secure please visit their website … click here

10am – 5:30pm

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT



01226 792746

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Children’s Air Ambulance (The Hangar)

Particially re-opening on Monday 1st June.

Chips and Things, Moorends

Updated 27th May 2020

When we re-open next Tuesday, the shop will be open, but no-one can enter. A table will be blocking door. We have a on line click and collect service where you can pick a time to collect your food, or you can call the shop to place your order and we will give a time to collect. Please stick to the time given. On a evening the same system will be in place but we also deliver., We are encouraging online orders and telephone orders to prevent any queuing. However if you have to come to the shop, we will take your order, but there may be a wait, and please adhere to social distancing.

Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy

The gradual re-opening will start at the Doncaster Cycle Track from 4th July 2020!

All classes will start to re-open with the exception of balance.

There is limited availability left – email for more details.

Clumber Park reopen

Clumber Park is set to reopen the parkland, pleasure grounds and toilets on Wednesday 3rd June 2020. 

To help you have a safe visit, timed entry to the park will be in place. You will need to book your car parking space in advance of your arrival to Clumber.

Members will be able to book a space for free, while non-members will need to pay in advance for their space. People who arrive by car and haven’t booked will be turned away.

Availability will be released each Friday from 29th May, so check back here regularly.

Please book your timed entry in advance here.

Reopening and coronavirus FAQ’s

Clumber Park, S80 3AZ



Costa Drive-thru, Lakeside Village

This week (May 15th 2020), Costa Drive Thru at Lakeside Village reopened for drive through business only.

Open from 8am – 4pm daily, you can now drop by for your favourite hot drink while you’re out on an essential journey.

Please note, Lakeside Village itself remains closed.

Cusworth Hall

Updated 15th May

Following the Government’s recent announcement, Cusworth Park is now open to all visitors.

As always, please follow social distancing guidelines during your visit.

Our team is working hard to ensure the park remains a safe place to visit for daily exercise. Please treat them, and other visitors, with consideration and respect.

DCLT – Preparing to reopen

We’ve been following the Government advice closely and the gradual relaxing of the rules around the lockdown has given us the hope that we’ll be able to open some of our centres early in July.  

Crookhill Park Golf Course reopened in May and has been welcoming golf customers back to the green for a number of weeks now. This has worked well thanks to an online booking facility enabling a cash-free environment. We’ve learned a lot from this opening that will help us with our other venues.VISIT CROOKHILL PARK GOLF COURSE

We don’t have all the answers right now and we are firming up the details – but for now, here is an insight into our thinking.

Our team have been busy planning which venues will be safe to open and how. We are making sure that we have safe, hygienic facilities that enable our customers and staff to be together in a socially distanced way with plenty of space to use for their exercise. The different sizes and spaces in our venues mean that this will work better in some rather than others and for that reason, we will be having a rolling opening process with four gyms, our cycle track and our outdoor activity centre opening first. 


  • Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre
  • The Cycle Track at Doncaster Dome
  • Fitness Village gyms at
    • Doncaster Dome
    • Dearne Valley Leisure Centre
    • Adwick Leisure Complex
    • Fitness Village, Balby

The timetable for opening these venues will follow updated advice from the Chief Medical Officer and the Government.

Visit DCLT Website 

Doncaster Equine College

Updated 23rd May 2020

We feel we can operate an almost absolute social distance at the Doncaster Equine College (National Horseracing College) thanks to being a large spacious outdoor venue.  Therefore on the 1st June 2020 and in light of Government advice, we will open our equine facilities for external bookings.

Dunelm re open

Dunelm released a press statement saying that it is reopening all of its stores in England and Northern Ireland.

The announcement stated: “As with everything we’ve done so far we have approached this carefully. We started by re-opening just a few stores in the Midlands first, then expanded to a group of 39 stores covering more of the UK.

“We are very happy to now be reopening all stores in England and Northern Ireland.”

Customers should be aware that all the Pausa coffee shops in Dunelm will remain closed for the time being.

Enigma? Live Escape Rooms

Reopening on 14th July 2020 for household groups.

  • All rooms are open, but will be on an appointment only basis.
  • Hand Sanitiser provided on entry
  • Face Masks provided on entry
  • Household bubble players only (2-6 players)
  • Increased room cleaning

Enigma Live Escape Rooms, 37 Hall Gate, Doncaster, DN1 3NR

0333 3661002

Get Doncaster Playing – Kixx Training Sessions

Football is back, at our exclusive ‘socially distanced’ Kixx training sessions at Goals Doncaster.

Book your place for just £24

Call 01302 618080 or email


Hall Farm Park

Reopen from Friday 17th July 2020

  • Indoor and Outdoor Animals
  • Indoor play barn  with sandpit, bouncy castle, soft play, tractors and ride on’s. Also a giant slide with doughnuts that is always popular with my mini mumblers!
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Under 5’s Area
  • Go-Karts

Caistor Road, South Kelsey, LN76PR
01652 678822

Longshaw Estate – National Trust

A wonderful place to discover spectacular views of the Peak District, ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. Nearby Padley Gorge is great for paddling.

Several car parks including the main Woodcroft car park (which has toilet facilities), plus the smaller Wooden Pole  and Haywood car parks. There is a large house, currently closed during the Covid pandemic.

We visited recently (about an hours drive from Doncaster) and it was a great place for a walk, with stunning views, lots of interesting trees and dens. We were amongst the grazing sheep too. There is a large pond with ducks. Toilets were open in the main car park. Parking is free for National Trust members.

Just nearby is Padley Gorge, which is brilliant for paddling.

Visit Website 



Mini Wheelers 1:1 Lessons available

Daily limited slots for 1:1 lessons including:

  • Balance Bike lessons (for children under 4 to gain confidence and improve their skills)
  • Learn to ride lessons (best for children 4+ or younger if they are proficient on a balance bike and wanting to move to pedals)
  • Cycling skills lessons (must be able to ride independently without stabilisers)

07919 142160


Normanby Hall Country Park

Phased reopening – open for members only

  • Hall is open 11-4pm.
  • Rural Life Museum is open 11-4pm
  • Stableyard cafe open every day with takeout service and reduced menu 11-3pm
  • The Normanby Arms outside bar is open weekends from 11th July 12noon to 4pm

One way systems introduced, hand sanitising stations and track and trace.

The Playground and splashpad are closed for the time being.

Normanby Hall , Scunthorpe, DN15 9HU

Pink Pig Farm

Re opening 4th July 10am-4pm – Food Truck and Outdoor Play (including jumping pillows) only.

Online booking only, opening Thursday – Sunday every week throughout July.

Book here 

Rufford Abbey Country Park – Summer 2020

Two car parking options – the main abbey entrance and the mill.

Open daily 10am-4pm

Parking £4 per car, card payment only or pre-book online.

  • Adventure Play Area is now OPEN.
  • One- Way system around the lake

We visited in June and due to Covid19 measures, do expect to queue for things (toilets/cafe). The park is doing a great job of ensuring social distancing.

Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm

Now Open everyday for Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Fries, Sandwiches, Bar, Crazy Golf, Children’s Go Karts, Play Area.


Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN7 6PH
01302 842 954

Superdrug, Frenchgate Centre

The Superdrug pharmacy remains open (Mon-Sat) 8.30am – 5.30pm for essential shopping.

The Wool Market Doncaster

Updated 27th May 2020

As of Thursday 4th June The Wool Market will have several food & drink units available for TAKEAWAY ONLY!


– Opening Hours
Thursday, Friday & Saturday – 5pm-9pm

– How to place an order
You must order directly via the individual traders – Please see their Facebook Pages for specifics.

– Safety
To keep both you and our traders safe, no member of the public is permitted to enter the WM building.
Once your order is ready, our traders will bring it out to you, exchanging in a socially distant manner.

– Who Is Open?
The Rustic Pizza Co
The Rustic Burger Co
Liquor Lab Events And Consultancy

This list will expand over time and we will update you on the page as and when more of our traders open up.

PLEASE NOTE: As we’re all aware, the situation over the last few months has been ever changing and plans across the country to re-open markets, stores and everything else are extremely sensitive. We will continue to stay up to date with the latest guidelines and are currently preparing the WM with safety measures that will allow us to open up in stages in a safe manner.

Thoresby Park

Covid19 Update: Reopen from 4th July.

  • Parking £1 for up to an hour or £3 for a full day. Season passes also available if you are a regular visitor. Only accepting card payments.

Thoresby Park, about 40 mins from Doncaster, is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old.

Opening times are from 10.30am until 5.00pm, admission is free, we visited recently (Dec 2019) and they were building a new car park.

Beautiful surroundings, arts and crafts gallery, outside play area and seasonal trails. There is lots of space to run around and picnic.

There is a licensed cafe and some shops in the courtyard.

Thoresby Park, Thoresby Courtyard, Nr Ollerton, , United Kingdom


Uncle Henry’s Farmyard Crazy Golf

9-Hole Farmyard Crazy Golf Course open from Thursday 2nd July.

Situated in a walled garden, sessions are available every half an hour Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-3.30pm.

£4 per player, tickets must be pre-booked online.

The online staggered booking system ensures social distancing.

They have a maize maze opening in time for the summer holidays too, plus a cafe and farm shop.

Book tickets 

We visited (4th July) and it was brilliant. We were the only household in the crazy golf area, everything was sanitised. The kids even got a play on the play area which was open (allowing max 8 children, with requirements that children from different households don’t play on the same equipment at the same time. My children were able to rotate around the equipment taking turns with other children who were using the play area at the same time. Hand sanitiser was at the gate to be used before entry). Mr Mumbler bought some amazing sausages from the farm shop!

Uncle Henry’s, Grayingham Grange Farm, Grayingham, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 4JD

Walkers Nurseries

We are excited to announce that Walker’s Nurseries will be reopening as of today, 13th May 2020.

Following the Government guidelines to allow us to reopen safely, things will be a little different.

– Only a limited number of customers allowed inside, so please be patient as there may be a queue to enter.
– Maximum of 2 people allowed from the same household to shop together
– One way system to limit dwelling & keep movement throughout.
– Increased cleaning & disinfectant measures.
– No dogs allowed, except assistance dogs.
– Food To Go, Potting Shed, Garden Restaurant & Show Gardens will remain closed until further notice.

White Post Farm reopening

The farm is reopening from Monday 29th June to annual pass holders and from July 4th to general ticket sales.

Tickets will be released daily to help control the number of visitors to the farm.

Reserve your admission tickets online via the website and bring your digital booking with you on the day.

White Post Farm, Mansfield Road, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8HL


Yorkshire Wildlife Park will open soon: tickets on sale this weekend

Following the news that the government has reviewed its decision on current restrictions on the reopening of zoos and safari parks Yorkshire Wildlife Park is gearing up to reopen from 15th June 2020.

The park had taken a severe financial hit as even with 70% of staff furloughed there are still high care and feed bills for their animals. The lockdown has cost the park around £5 million in lost revenue and is impacting its ability to carry out award-winning conservation projects. In addition to this the monthly cost of looking after and feeding the animals and maintaining the park in lockdown is circa £300,000 per month.

YWP called on its supporters to support the park and other zoos around the country by urging their Members of Parliament to take up the plight of zoos and aquariums with government in this debate: #YourZoosNeedYou. Almost 3000 people downloaded the letter template to send to their MP’s and the park has been deeply touched by the support and the positive messages that it has received.

“We are very grateful for the level of support that we have received from our supporters who have campaigned to help us reopen. We now aim to open next Monday 15th June with restrictions in place in line with government guidance. The safety and health of our staff team, our visitors and our animals are paramount. We have carried out detailed planning to look at how we can control numbers through only selling advance tickets with time slots and how we needed to adapt the site and our protocols for visitor management and cleaning in line with government guidance. Many zoos have already opened up in Europe, Ireland and on Jersey and we have been learning from their experience,” said John Minion, Chief Executive of the park at Branton, near Doncaster.

“The park is home to more than 450 animals, including many endangered species, and we are a centre for educational and conservation work, which has had to be put on hold. We are delighted that we can once again welcome our visitors to our park.”

The park is an important educational resource for the region and through the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation raises funds for conservation and animal welfare projects around the globe. Several ground breaking conservation projects overseas are now on hold for this year due to lack of funding.

YWP attracted more than 760,000 visitors last year and has won a string of accolades for its initiatives and animal care. It is a major driver of economy into the region with a contribution of over 12.85m GVA (Gross Value Added) annually. The park is also one of the largest local employers with nearly 250 staff on the payroll. The park is an important educational resource for the region and through the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation raises funds for conservation and animal welfare projects around the globe.

“Like other zoos and parks, we have highly dedicated staff team who have worked tirelessly to give the best care to our animals throughout the lockdown,” added Mr Minion.

“Seeing the park open again will be morale-boosting for the local community and our visitors from around the region. It will be a boost for local businesses too as we have over 980 suppliers that have been impacted by our closure. We are grateful for the support so far, and we hope that this will be sustained by people visiting the park to help us through the coming months as it will take a long time to recover financially from this enforced shutdown.”

 A restricted number of tickets will go on sale at the weekend on the park website . Facilities will be limited in line with government guidelines with play areas and indoor areas closed and take away food and drink on offer. Full information will be available on the website.