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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:
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
Visitor numbers will be restricted to 500 per day.
Phone: 0871 2277007
Diggerland Yorkshire, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW
We have a whole section on Food and Meal delivery during lockdown here.
Classes and courses across six days of the week Mon-Sat.
COVID:19 Classes running virtually. Check website for updates
We are reopening the Learning Hub from Monday 15th June 2020 for those students who can’t / don’t want to use our online options! And we’re Mega Excited!!!
See ALL Classes here https://journey.class4kids.co.uk/term/30
Journey Learning Group, Oak Tree Lodge, Woodfield Park, Tickhill Road, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 8QN
Call 07800 753204
Kirklees Light Railway will re-open their train attraction on Saturday 11th July.
Tickets bookable in advance here
Read full blog here
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
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 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.
Particially re-opening on Monday 1st June.
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.
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 email@example.com for more details.
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.
Clumber Park, S80 3AZ
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.
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.
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.
The timetable for opening these venues will follow updated advice from the Chief Medical Officer and the Government.
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 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.
Reopening on 14th July 2020 for household groups.
Enigma Live Escape Rooms, 37 Hall Gate, Doncaster, DN1 3NR
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Open everyday for Ice Cream 11 – 5pm
The Superdrug pharmacy remains open (Mon-Sat) 8.30am – 5.30pm for essential shopping.
Updated 27th May 2020
As of Thursday 4th June The Wool Market will have several food & drink units available for TAKEAWAY ONLY!
HOW IT WILL WORK…
– 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.
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.
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.
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
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 www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com . 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.