Days Out Doncaster

Free activities

Featured Listing
Featured Listing

Lakeside Trail

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

Find out more 


Featured Listing

Sandall Park and Cafe

One of the largest parks in Doncaster, Sandall Park is home to beautiful scenery and a variety of facilities.

There is lots of open space and lots to keep children entertained, including toddler and junior play areas, with zipwire and climbing frame, plus a brilliant new woodland adventure play area.  They also have a sensory trail, which is an inclusive outdoor experience suitable for families whose children have special educational needs and disabilities. For more information, take a look at the Sandall Park website.

A range of sports facilities are available including outdoor gym equipment, basketball post and 3 football pitches.

We have enjoyed a picnic many times at Sandall Park, but there is also a cafe.

If you’re looking to get fit, there are Fit and Fun Walks, plus the Doncaster Parkrun here. See our adult fitness pages for more information.

Sandall Park, Thorne Road (opposite KFC). DN2 5DW

 


Ashby Ville Nature Reserve

Mortal Ash Hill, Scunthorpe, DN16 3WR
Lake and walks, fishing.


Barlow Common Nature Reserve

Home Farm, Barlow Road, Thorpe Bassett, Selby YO88FX
01757 705101
Parking available, lovely spot to walk and see birds and butterflies.


Brimham Rocks

Dramatic moorland rock formations. Explore Brimham Rocks, and have a great day out at nature’s playground.

This amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations makes a great day out for families, climbers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views over Nidderdale.

We visited in August 2019. It’s a wonderful place, the kids loved climbing (my heart was in my mouth a few times as they climbed bigger rocks) but we all loved exploring.

There’s no admission charge at Brimham Rocks. Parking is free for National Trust members.
Non National Trust members, our car parking charges are as follows: £4 up to three hours, £5 thereafter

Brimham Rocks Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4DW, Telephone: 01423 780688

 


Clifton Park

This is a fabulous park, free to get in aside from parking. There are then optional extras (such as the splash pool in summer or the fairground rides).

Have to say, we have been loads of times and not had to spend a penny – there is loads to keep the children entertained without spending a penny. Play areas for big and little children, sand pit and lots of space to run around and picnic.

Clifton Park, Doncaster Road, Rotherham, S65 2BH

 


Creswell Craggs Museum & Heritage Centre

Walk in the footsteps of the Ice Age hunter and enter a world of fire and flint.
Discover a legacy etched in stone with cave art 10,000 years older than the pyramids.
Explore life on the edge of the Ice Age world.

There is no charge to visit the Creswell Crags site or to walk around the lake and gorge. It is also free to visit the shop and coffee shop.

There is a £3 charge for all day parking (the ticket machines require exact change – change is available from reception).

Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre

Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH

 


Drakeholes

Drakeholes House, Eel Pool Road, Doncaster, DN10 5DF
Nice place for a stroll along the canal, there’s a pub, the tunnel which has nesting swallows at the right time of year and a place to picnic.


National Media Museum, Bradford

With nine floors of galleries to explore, three cinemas including Yorkshire’s biggest IMAX screen, and a packed programme of events, you’re sure to find something to inspire you.N

ational Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ

Open Daily 10-6pm (Museum and Shop)

Free entry to museum.

Website


North Yorkshire Moors National Park

The North York Moors National Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites.

Find out what there is to see and do and discover how the National Park Authority works with the people who live here to care for this beautiful place.

Website


Peasholm Park Scarborough

Peasholm Park Scarborough, North Yorkshire is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE.

Website


Sprotbrough Flash Nature Reserve

Doncaster DN57NB
Lovely spot for a walk in the countryside. Completely free


Thorne Memorial Park (and miniature railway)

Small lake area, fenced off play area and plenty of grass, bandstand and memorial.Nice to go and feed the birds.


Thorpe Marsh Nature Reserve

Field Station Road, Doncaster, DN6 0EA
01904 659570
Pastures lined with hedgerows, ponds, lakes and small woodlands. Particularly beautiful in summer when you can see a variety of butterflies, dragonflies and birds.
Dogs allowed on a lead.


Wentworth Garden centre

Wentworth Garden Centre Hague Lane, Wentworth Rotherham, South Yorkshire
S62 7TF Phone: 01226 744842

Website