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Storytime: The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar

Listen to Doncaster South Family Hubs reading the story ‘The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar is published in the UK by Puffin Books Copyright © 1969 Penguin Random House LLC. ERIC CARLE’S name and signature logotype and the World of Eric Carle logo are trademarks and THE VERY HUNGRY…

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Will you find a #BugHuntDN heart to take home?

I couldn’t resist spreading a little joy with these little handmade crochet hearts! There will be some #Mumblerhood or #BugHuntDN hearts around some of the trail locations. If you find a #BugHuntDN heart you’re very lucky as there aren’t many! If you find one, take it home… be sure to tag us using #BugHuntDN as…

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15 Bug Related Crafts and Activities to do at home with the kids

Here are 10 great ideas of easy crafts and activities that you can do at home with the kids this Springtime. 1. Make a Honey Bee!    You will need: Yellow Card or paper Black Card or paper White Card or paper Felt Pens Googly Eyes (Optional) Watch the ‘How to’ video here   2….

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Doncaster Mumbler Community Bug Hunt: FREE Book giveaway

Thanks for taking part in the Big Community Bug Hunt! Would you like a FREE book to read at home? All you need to do to claim your free book is complete the form on the link below and Doncaster Stories will send one out in the post for you. Click HERE to submit your…

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Doncaster Mumbler Bug Hunt Resource Pack – Childminders, Schools, Day Nurseries…

Download a Community pack,including a poster to advertise your trail in your local area and a trail sheet here  Click here to download printable clues for your setting. Remember that if you do set the trail at your setting or you decide to host one in your local area, do let us know and we…

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Doncaster Mumbler Community Bug Hunt – Locations

We have set the trail up at the following locations across Doncaster for everyone to enjoy as part of your daily exercise. Sandall Beat Wood – DN2 6JP Near Doncaster Racecourse (on Leger Way), there is a designated parking area at the bottom of Sandall Beat Road. Hexthorpe Park – DN4 0HY The park is next…

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Doncaster Mumbler Community Bug Hunt – Answers (Animations)

If you can’t link to the answers via the QR Codes on our clues for any reason, you can see them all here. Click on each picture below to see an animation of each bug holding their clue. Download more resources and activities to do at home here 

Doncaster Mumbler ‘s Big Community Bug Hunt – Printable Clues

If you would like to do the Bug Hunt at home, you can download and print all of the clues out here.  Stick them around your house or garden. Download and Print out a trail sheet here  Print all clues  Go back to the main Bug Hunt home page 

Download a Bug Hunt Trail Sheet

Bug Hunt Quiz Sheet If you would like to do the Bug Hunt at home, download the clues here. Go back to the main Bug Hunt Homepage for more activities and resources >

Doncaster Mumbler’s Big Community Bug Hunt – Where’s Kevin?

Well done! You found Kevin! He has turned in to a beautiful, colourful butterfly!  Can you pretend to be a butterfly flying around the park or your garden? If you enjoyed doing the trail, take a photograph of you pretending to be any one of the bugs that you have seen on the Bug Hunt…

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Virtual Meet and Greet with Santa and Olaf

Cast: ‘Dear Santa’ Live

14th – 19th December 2020, Cast Theatre, Waterdale From the author of the well-loved children’s book DEAR ZOO, Rod Campbell, comes ‘Dear Santa’ and it’s LIVE! This show is an ideal introduction to theatre for those aged 2+ and who believe in Santa. To spread the Christmas cheer; every child will receive a gift from…

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Alice in Wonderland – The Little Theatre Family Pantomime

Alice in Wonderland – Out of lockdown and straight into Wonderland! 30th December 2020 – 16th January 2021 (Revised dates) This December Alice is coming out of lockdown and straight into Wonderland. Join us as we go on an adventure like no other, down the rabbit hole, where nothing is as it should be and…

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WIN some free books for your school

We are delighted to have teamed up with the National Literacy Trust again to bring some FREE books to children in Doncaster. WIN one of 3 bundles of books for you school*. There are some great books including Roald Dahl, Pepper Pig, Tom Fletcher, Jacqueline Wilson and more! Head over to our facebook page to…

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Doncaster Children’s Party Providers

Children often have very specific requests for their parties! I know mine have. Over the years we have had Alice in Wonderland, PJ Masks, The Greatest Showman, climbing parties, all sorts. It can be such a fun, but also amazingly stressful time! We’re pulling together a list of the very best party providers in Doncaster,…

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Doncaster Mumbler Explorers Quest – Printable Clues to set up yourself

If you would like to set up the Doncaster Mumbler Summer Explorers Quest at home, for an event, at a nursery, school or other setting, you can download and print all of the clues HERE  Here’s some useful information if you would like to set up the trail yourself Download Community pack 

Download a Free Explorers Quest Trail sheet

Download and print a trail sheet HERE  Go back to main ‘Explorers Quest’ Page >   More activities to print at home Download all Treasure Quest activities here       

Journey Education Group

*** ISOLATION GROUP TIMETABLE *** In order to support our educators at home and adjust students to their new temporary environment – we have condensed our timetable greatly, and here it is as a snapshot. Make sure you remember when your lesson is this week, and if you aren’t already in a Journey class –…

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Santa’s Workshop at Lakeside Village

Santa won’t be visiting the Lakeside this year, however they are open for Christmas Shopping. See more information here  Lakeside Village, White Rose Way, Doncaster, DN4 5PJ    

Passport to the North Pole – Ackworth Garden Centre

Information for 2020 not yet released   Ackworth Garden Centre, Barnsley Road, Ackworth, WF7 7NB 01977 612 660

Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure

14th November 2019 – 6th January 2020. 10am – 8.30pm (excluding 25th & 26th December)  If you’re wanting to find some festive fun for all the family, celebrate at the true home of Christmas, Stockeld Park! The magical Winter Illuminations will be lighting up the Enchanted Forest and the Snowflake Maze will be open for…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2019 – Dietary Requirements

Boston Park Farm – Lunch with Santa

Information about 2020 not yet available Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, DN7 6DS    

Doncaster Pride

Doncaster Pride is a charity working for and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) community in Doncaster. Doncaster Pride’s annual event takes place this Saturday 17th August in Sir Nigel Gresley Square, Waterdale. This will be the 6th year in this location and it will be a street festival of colour…

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WildLive Safari Nights at Yorkshire Wildlife Park offers you the chance to enjoy amazing outdoor concerts with live performances from fantastic artists, as well as enjoying extended opening hours to see some of the world’s rarest and most amazing animals after hours at YWP. The shows kick off on Saturday 3rd August with the ultimate…

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Local Splash Parks and Paddling Pools

When the sun comes out, Splash Parks are a great place to take the little ones to cool down. Here are a few of the best around Doncaster. Clifton Park, Rotherham has a great splash park, which is free on weekends and in the school holidays. You can take a picnic, lots of open space…

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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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Top tips for choosing your child’s next bike!

With the Tour De Yorkshire and UCI World Championship bike races heading to Doncaster this year, plus the new cycle track at Doncaster Dome under construction, Doncaster is a hive of activity! We are currently progressing to riding a bike without stabilisers…it’s not going especially well. I met up with Andy Sheldrake from Mini Wheelers…

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Meet Dennis the Detective Bee & Bug Friends: Fact Files

Some fun facts about Bees! A male honey bee is called a ‘Drone’ and he doesn;t have stingers, or gather nectar or pollen. All worker bees are female A bee produces a teaspoon of honey (about 5 grams) in her lifetime The type of flower the bees take their nectar from determines the honey’s favour…

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The Big Community Bug hunt: More resources and activity sheets

Here are lots more printable resources to enjoy doing at home. Download a Bee colouring sheet  Download a Caterpillar Colouring sheet   Download Build a Bug Game  Download Dennis’s Detective Game     Go back to the main Bug Hunt Homepage >

Doncaster Mumbler’s Big Community Bug Hunt – Clue 9

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121 parenting – Childrens Sleep consultant

Qualified sleep practitioner and nursery nurse with over 20 years experience of working with families. One to One support with home visits or by telephone. Contact Carol, 07588 625390

Cinderella Christmas Pantomime

A great show for the whole family, brought to you by Ha Ha Stage Productions. Refreshments available at a small cost, plus festive raffle. Tickets are £2 each, 100 tickets available. The Phoenix Centre Scouting Way DN4 6FN Tel. 07940 353416  

GP Princess Appearances – Princess Christmas Sing-Along Party!

Join GP Princesses for a winter wonderland – Princess Style! Saturday December 1st, 1pm-3pm, St Mary’s Church Hall & Stable, Boat Lane, Doncaster Live Princess Christmas Show – Sing-Along style Christmas Stalls Refreshments Live games/dancing & prizes Meet your favourite characters, enjoy live entertainment and celebrate Christmas in style. £10 per person Call 07463 742712 

The Deep – Festive Fishmas

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm). Come in from the cold this December and enjoy a jolly day out for the whole family. With over 5,000 animals to explore it’s a cracker of a time to head on down! Take part in the festive…

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Christmas at Cusworth – a musical celebration by the DLT Players

The Doncaster Little Theatre players will sing songs from shows performed at the Little Theatre during the year, followed by Christmas classics to send you home full of festive cheer. December 1st, 6.30pm Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, Cusworth Lane, Cusworth, Doncaster, DN5

Baths Hall Scunthorpe: Jack & The Beanstalk

Annie Fanny is set to return to the Baths Hall this Christmas in the classic pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk! Shows start at 10am on Wednesday, 12th December and run up until New Year’s Eve. Tickets are £16 adult, £13 Concession, £51 for family of four. Baths Hall, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 7RG…

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Theatre Royal Wakefield: Cinderella

When Cinderella’s wicked step mum and devious sisters set out to stop her from going to the Prince’s ball, something just has to be done. Enter the most enchanting and magical fairy godmother in all the land 22nd Nov 2018 to 6th Jan 2019 Theatre Royal Wakefield Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE Box Office 01924…

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Disney On Ice: Dream Big

Courage leads the way, cutting the icy stage for Disney’s most adventurous dreamers at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. For the first time in Europe, join fearless Moana and the greatest demigod that ever lived, Maui, on an action-packed voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti, live on ice! Get tangled up in Rapunzel’s…

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Carriageworks Theatre: Beauty and the Beast

After the hugely successful Jack and the Beanstalk, Paul Holman Associates returns to Carriageworks Theatre for Winter 2018 with their magical pantomime Beauty and the Beast. Be our guest on a journey of enchantment in one of the most loved fairy tales of all time. Featuring spellbinding special effects, glittering sets, stunning costumes, magic and…

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The Lamproom Theatres: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Doomed to lose their family circus, can the penniless Dame Dolly Chuckleworth, her son Charlie and beautiful daughter Goldilocks save their Big Top from the clutches of the evil ringmaster Vladimir Blackheart and his circus empire? It might just take three amazing bears to save the day! With magic, music, mayhem and plenty of porridge,…

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Rotherham Theatres: Dick Whittington

Meet our hero Dick Whittington and his feline friend Tommy the Cat who travel to London to seek their fortune. Can they defeat King Rat and save the city from the plague of rodents that are rampaging through it? Can our hero Dick win the heart of Alice Fitzwarren? Will our Dame Sarah the Cook…

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Jack and the Beanstalk – The Little Theatre Family Pantomime!

Jack and the Beanstalk our truly traditional family Pantomime is a spectacular phenomenon and worthy of a trip to the theatre. Come along and meet Jack on his adventures and join his mother Dame Dotty Dimple in finding out what happens up the magic Beanstalk. Check out with our tap dancing Buttermilk the cow and…

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Doncaster Little Theatre: Ebenezer

Ebenezer is a new version of the classic story ‘A Christmas Carol’ with catchy tunes and vibrant words this is a must see pre-Christmas production by a talented group of young performers. 30th November  (7pm) & 1st December (3pm & 7pm) 2018 Tickets £10/£8 concession Doncaster Little Theatre 1 King Street, Off East Laith Gate,…

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Sheffield Theatres Pantomime: Peter Pan

Hook your tickets now! Don’t miss this year’s fun-filled, family pantomime, Peter Pan starring Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras), Wendi Peters (Coronation Street), Sheffield legend Damian Williams and children’s favourites, Gemma Hunt (CBeebies’ Swashbuckle) and David Ribi (Milkshake). Once again, the show will be written by Paul Hendy and produced by the same creative team behind last year’s Mother Goose, which won Pantomime of the Year at the Great British Pantomime Awards….

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CAST: Snow Play

What would you do if one year Winter decided to stay and moved into your house? You would have icicles in the kitchen and snow all over your bed! Well that’s what happens in our snowy spectacular show where you are guaranteed a white Christmas, no matter what the weather or the time of year!…

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CAST Pantomime: Robin Hood

Doncaster’s spectacular family Pantomime for 2018 – On Sale Now! Join the most skilled archer in the land with the adventurous heroine Maid Marion as they rescue the babes and outwit the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. Featuring glittering sets, stunning costumes and a full cast of all-singing-all-dancing Merry Men – don’t miss Doncaster’s showstopper of a…

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Sheffield Theatres: Butterflies

An uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears. Three friends embark on an exciting adventure to chase their butterflies away. They cross new seas to uncharted lands on a journey filled with discovery. The only trouble is they’re all a bit worried about it! Suitable for ages 3-8. Saturday 24th November (11.00am &…

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Stadium Garage

“Mark and the boys at Stadium garage are brilliant xxx” NG-B August 2018 9 Heavens Walk Doncaster, DN4 5HZ. 01302 363262    

Teddies Parent & Toddler Group

Wednesday 9am, St Joseph & St Teresas Church Hall, Welfare Road, Woodlands, Doncaster A parent and toddler group, run by parents.