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Potteric Carr Summer Activities

Various activities over the summer holidays Pond Dipping  – Wednesday 4th August & Thursday 5th August 2021, 10.30am-1.30pm (half hour sessions) Minibeasting – Wednesday 11th August & Friday 13th August 2021, 12.30pm – 3.15pm Wood-working (16-25 year olds) – Tuesday 17th August & Wednesday 18th August 2021, 1-3pm Night time Wildlife Watch – Friday 27th…

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Thorne Summer Festival

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th July 2021 Thorne Memorial Park  

Doncaster Dome Summer DAYcation!

Summer Holiday Fun at the Dome! The popular DAYcation will begin on Monday 19th july. Sessions available all day every day all summer! Stay the Day at The Dome by swimming, ice skating and even cycling all in one day – stay for food at our Icebreakers Bar & Kitchen for a true fun packed…

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Doncaster Parents Voice Summer Programme

Activities includring Meet the reptiles Arts and Crafts Picnic in the park Street Art Beginners dance Activity Day Wheelchair Basketball Sensory stories All activities at Bentley MyPlace – free to DPV members Call 01320 637566

Askern Town Gala 2021

Saturday 17th July 2021, 10am-3pm

Hexthorpe Park 2021 Gala

Saturday 17th July, 10am-4pm Stalls, food, free entry Hexthorpe Park

Savoy Doncaster Kids Club

From July 24th, every Saturday  & Sunday morning  Kids Clubs showings are every Saturday and Sunday morning (and every day during school holidays) Tickets are £2.15 per person (all adults must be accompanied by a child) Savoy Doncaster, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1  

Lakeside Village Summer Nights Cinema

  Summer Nights Cinema Screenings are back at Lakeside Village!  Here’s everything you need to know if you are planning to go along: Screenings take place from 6pm-8pm every Thursday, starting on Thursday 5th August to Thursday 26th August 2021 5th August – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 12th August – The Lion King…

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Fantastic Mr Fox

Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th August 2021, 5pm & 7pm  Join the Little theatre as they welcome Fantastic Mr Fox! Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. Tickets…

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Princess and pirates fancy dress funday – Sandall Park

Thursday 29th July 2021, 11am – 4pm Sandall Park

We Wonder Festival at Wentworth Woodhouse

31st July – 1st August 2021  WE WONDER festival is back – Land, Art & Dance. Whether you fanc a silent disco in the woods, want to watch a new and inspiring dance piece of take part in a family workship, Yorkshire Dance will be offering a range of exciting activities. With yoga sessions, a…

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Hexwood School of Sorcery – A Spellbinding new musical at Cast

Fiday 23rd July – Sunday 25th July 2021  From the producers of David Walliam’s Mr Stink – Join Maisy on her adventures through sorcery school as she meets lots of eccentric and hilarious characters and learns to embrace her magical mishaps and finally love herself, warts and all. Age suitability: 4+ Running time: 50 minutes…

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Stockeld Park Summer Adventure

 Pre-book online only: CLICK HERE 24th July – 6th September 2021, 10am-6pm It’s time to come out of hiding this summer! The dinosaurs are back at Stockeld park for a Jurassic event like no other! Reawaken your sense of adventure with our 5 adventure playgrounds, but oh wait, what’s that sound? As you Swing and as…

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Wentworth Family Farm

Open daily from 10am £2.95 adults, £2.75 children & concessions, Under 2’s free 01226 360864

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park

All areas re-open from 17th May 2021 – Family theme park Newark, NG22 8HX 01623 882773

Summer Holiday Forest School Sessions

Based at Doncaster College. 07513 123855

Bawtry Paintball Fields

Paintballing, Laser Tag, Axe/Knife Throwing, Rifle Shooting and high wire ropes and zip wire 01302 868841  

Twisted Skatepark Doncaster

NEW indoor Skatepark 01302 439875 Doncaster, DN5 8AF

The Wool Market Doncaster

The whole family can enjoy a meal at The Wool Market – even if you all fancy different things! From Pizza to Ice Cream there is something for everyone: Indoor seating reopen from 17th May 2021 Don Valley Tap Hungry Dragon Liquor Lab Lollie Jades Cupcakes Mr Mac Movida Rustic Burger Co Rustic Pizza Co…

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Tenpin Doncaster

Enjoy bowling in Doncaster at Tenpin Re-open from 17th May 2021 Bowling Table Tennis, Air Hockey & Pool Food and drink Arcade Machines Birthday Parties The Leisure Park Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7NW

Boston Park Farm

Boston Park Farm is a fun day out for all the family! A traditional working farm with the farm park which allows children to get up close with a wide range of farm animals. You can pet and feed most of the animals and also join in with animal handling sessions. We have outdoor climbing…

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Hexwood School of Sorcery

23-25th July 2021 £48 family ticket Join Maisey on her adventures through sorcery school as she meets lots of eccentric and hilarious characters and learns to embrace her magical mishaps and finally love herself, warts and all. Cast, Waterdale  

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is re-opening on 18th May 2021!* There are lots of measures in place to help keep everyone safe during their visit, from social distancing to sanitiser points and increased cleaning. ***Our Mumbler discount is still valid too, which is great news.*** Open everyday throughout the school holidays. The museum is…

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Tiny Tots Big Weekend

July 3rd 2021 A fun filled festival dedicated to the littlest people in your life! Especially for babies to pre-schoolers it’s a perfect family day out. Activities include soft play, storytellers, meet and greets, inflatables, mud kitchens and more. Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-d-Lings, LN2 2NA

Charity Family Fun Day Sandall Park

Friday July 23rd 11am-5pm  Family Fun Day Fundraiser for Sarcoma UK, Fun Fair, BBQ, Bouncy Castles, Sand Airt, Dog Show, Choir, Zorb Balls, Trampolines, Wrestling, Unicorns and Ponies, DJ and games, plus Fire Engine. Enquiries Natalie, 07720 325364  

Party in the Park, Normanby Hall

Friday July 23rd 2021, 4pm Line up for Friday 23 July : Bethany Gibson / The Common Faults / Hollow Doors / Dog Day Afternoon / The Dirty Pitchers / Bon Giovi Ticket Prices Adults (membership pass holders) £15.00 Child (membership pass holders 8-15yrs) £10.00 Adult (non members) £20.00 Child (non members 8-15yrs) £15.00 Weekend…

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Tickhill Alpacas

Alpaca walking and glamping. Alpaca Countryside walk – £20 per Alpaca Alpaca Glamping – £95 per night/sleeps 6 Sunny Acres, Hindley Lane Off Apy Hill Lane, Tickhill, Doncaster, DN11 9BF Karen: 07881 309 166

Savoy Doncaster

NEW Cinema, Opened 17th May 2021 Waterdale, DN1      

The Hideout – Hatfield Moors

  Quickest route to the Hideout, is the Blue Walking route around Hatfield Moors, then you will see their sign. Or to find the Hideout at Hatfield Moors with  the What3words app use – BAKING.SNOWY.PROPER Hatfield Moors, DN7 6DS  

Sunnybank Gardens & the Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm

Re-Open from 29th March Crazy Golf 11-5pm Takeaway ice creams Burgers & Hot Dogs Sunnybank Gardens, Doncaster, DN7 6PH

The Pottery Click and Collect

07914 246122 The Pottery, Gainsborough Road, Everton, Doncaster, DN10 5BW  

Walks & The Great Outdoors

King’s Park, Retford

Located in Retford, King’s Park is an award winning park with lots of facilities including: Children’s Water Play Area Skate Park Wildlife Garden New Mayflower Play Facility Chancery Lane, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DF  

Parks & Playgrounds in Doncaster

Piglet’s Adventure Farm

Re-opening 12th April 2021  Meet goats, pigs, play mini golf and ride in go-karts at this farm attraction. We’ve visited a couple of times (about an hour and a half away from Doncaster) Pre-booking required Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Ln, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST 01904 499 183

Northwood Trail – England’s Fairy Sanctuary

Re-opening 17th April  Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones. Pre-booking required. Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP

Castle Howard Skelf Island Adventure Playground

Re-opening to the public Saturday 20th March  A day out with the kids at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Now they can join into the treetops of Yorkshire’s newest adventure playground, Skelf Island. Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to…

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Diggerland Yorkshire

Opening Monday 12th April 2021  Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery. Diggerland with its 20 different rides and drives and an array of additional activities is the ideal theme park for small to…

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Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse has some amazing gardens to explore, brilliant for families. We visited in the summer and had a brilliant time, lots of quirky things to find. See our mumbler review HERE 

Sandall Beat Wood

A great place to enjoy the outdoors in woodland, enjoying a picnic, walking and playing. There is a play area, sensory area and car parking. Covill’s Trail is a 2km circular path through the wood, suitable for pushchairs. If you need it, the postcode for Sandall Beat Road is DN2 6JP.  

The Steel Cauldron – Wizard Themed Tea Room

Great for Harry Potter fans! Wizards afternoon tea See our review here 3 Spooner Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 5BL  

Equine Dreams of Bawtry (Formally known as Horseworld)

Situated between Bawtry & Tickhill, Equine Dreams is a purpose built centre offering experiences for age 2 years upwards. Riding school Experience Pony rides Unicorn rides Alpaca experience/ trekking Petting rare breeds Ziggy the zebra experience Pony birthday parties Unicorn birthday parties Alpaca birthday parties Home Visits available for special occasions Cafe North View Farm,…

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Brodsworth Hall: Summer Explorer Quest

Starts Saturday 18th July 2020. Tickets must be pre-booked. Take your family on a free fun adventure with a historical twist. Follow the trail through the grounds and track down the clues – crack them all to claim your adventurer’s certificate. Kick off your quest at Brodsworth Hall every day of the school holidays. Standard…

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Great Yorkshire Maze

The Great Yorkshire Maze is a brand-new attraction for all the family nestled in beautiful countryside at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds. We have a field full of fun with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending paths to explore in the Yorkshire Rose Maze, and for younger adventurers there’s the two-acre Scarecrow Mini-Maze….

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Castle Howard

Open for all visitors – need to pre-book. About an hour and a half drive from Doncaster. The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland as well as formal walled gardens making Castle Howard the perfect family day out. The Castle Howard gardens are open daily, the adventure playground and Skelf Island reopen from 4th…

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Piglets Adventure Farm

Re-opening 1st August (tickets on sale from Friday 10th July) We’ve visited a couple of times and there is a lot to do here: farmyard trail animal barn fairy tale maze crazy golf bouncing pillows Pizza and Ice Cream! Towthorpe Grange, York, YO32 9ST

NT Wentworth Castle Gardens

We visited last year and we found lots of things to do. We enjoyed the playground and did a trail around the park, finding a tower! Wentworth Castle Garden’s, Park Drive, Barnsley, S75 3EN

NT Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

We have visited here a couple of times. It is well worth a trip. We loved climbing the Abbey Ruins and following the river. There is a great adventure playground too. Reopening on 8th June, book in advance for National Trust site Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Re-open from 4th July – Pixie Village Trail. Outdoor Attraction. Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the water which turns objects to stone….

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Gullivers Valley Resort

NEW theme park, opened nearby in Sheffield! There are a number of themed areas including the Lost World, Smugglers Wharf and Toyland. Face coverings currently mandatory on all rides and play attractions. See more information here 

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,…

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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…

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Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Join the Silly Squad this year! Read the full blog for more information 

Parks, Attractions, Gardens & Open Spaces

See a list of places reopen here 

Pirates Cove Adventure Cove

12 holes of Swashbucklin’ Fun! Pirate themed adventure golf course, great fun for all the family. Putt your way past the crocodile infested waters and rock pools to retrieve the treasure. Price Adults £6, Scallywags (4-14) £4.50, Stowaways (3 and under) Free Ships Crew – 1 Adult & 3 children or 2 Adults & 2…

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Cupcakes 2 Love

From 18th May, tables of up to 6 people to eat in (or 2 families) Themed kids afternoon teas College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH 01302 215051

Bake Battle & Roll

Bake Battle and Roll is Doncasters first board game cafe located close to the town centre on Wood street. We are open 5 days a week Wednesday to Sunday. Absolutely loads of board games to suit any age. From Orchard Toys to Dungeons & Dragons. Great for anyone home educating as open during the week,…

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Indoor swimming pools with slides, splash zones and other fun stuff

Swimming is often a go-to activity during school holidays as there is lots of fun to be had and energy burnt, whatever the weather! Take a look here at lots of options within an hours drive (ish) of Doncaster. Indoor swimming pools with slides, splash zones and other fun stuff near Doncaster

Pugneys Country Park (incl Pugneys Light Railway)

Situated one mile from J39 of the M1, it is a 300 acre park – facilities for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing (equipment available to hire). Cycle hire available too. There is also a pirate playground. Pugneys Light Railway is the scale miniature railway operating within Pugney’s Country Park during the summer and most school holidays….

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Lakeside Trail

Did you know that there is a FREE trail to do at Doncaster Lakeside with the kids? Find out more 

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