Days Out Doncaster

Museums, Attractions & Gardens

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Boston Park Farm and Tearooms

Boston Park Cottage Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster DN76DS

Boston Park Farm is still a traditional working farm. The animal trail allows children to get up close with a wide range of farm animals. You can pet and feed most of the animals and on special days there are animal handling sessions. The whole experience is geared up to suit children up to around 10 years old.

There is outdoor play equipment, a mini maze and bale pyramid, plus an indoor soft play area, suitable for children up to 8 years old. There is also a separate barn with a big sand pit.

Little Farmers Playgroup – see weekly classes and playgroups for more information

Maize Maze during summer – July to October 2019

Admission – Farm and Tearooms

  • £1.00 for adults
  • £5.00 for children (3-12 yrs)
  • £3.00 for toddlers (1 & 2 yrs)

Annual Passes will also be available for Adults (£10) and Toddlers (£25), the Children’s annual pass remains at £40

01302 844818

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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Explore natural history, archaeology, local history, fine art and more at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. A varied programme of exhibitions runs throughout the year in the Art Gallery, while Doncaster Museum charts the history of the town from the Ice Age to the present day.

Opening Hours:

Wednesday to Friday 10am-4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.30am-4.15pm
Monday and Tuesday – Closed

General admission FREE, with free parking to visitors when you register your car at the museum reception.

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE

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Play Avenue

Play Avenue is a safe and spacious indoor role play setting in Messingham, Scunthorpe designed to fuel imaginations. At our bespoke play centre, your little one can explore life as a builder, an actor, doctor or shop assistant – or maybe their imagination will take them in another direction – either way you’ll see their interests and true potential begin to reveal themselves – all while having fun! Our wonderful themed role-play areas are filled with props and furnishings to create a stimulating, fun and educational environment. All that play can be tiring, so there’s a café with drinks and snacks to help recharge little batteries.

We run 4 session of 90 minutes each day, giving each child plenty of time to enjoy playing. In between sessions we’ll tidy and prepare each area making sure the experience is great no matter what time of day your session is. You can walk in for a pay and play session but recommend advance booking online to ensure availability. We limit guest numbers to prevent over crowding.

Also do Kids Parties! Contact us for details.

Play Avenue, Kirton Road, Messingham, Scunthorpe, DN17 3RD. 01724 761686.

For more information and booking visit their website here, check out their facebook page here or email hello@playavenue.co.uk.


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Stockeld Park – Wetherby

**See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets**

Embrace the fresh Yorkshire air and time together in this magical setting. Stockeld Park opens its beautiful parkland throughout the school holidays with fun for all the family including February, Easter, Spring, Summer, Halloween and Christmas events.

Take a walk in the Enchanted Forest and let the children (and adults!) burn off some energy in the Adventure Playgrounds. Whizz around the forest on Electric Scooters! Get lost in the big Yew Tree Maze or try out your skills on the ice/roller skating rink – now under cover so you can get your skates on whatever the weather! (Ice/Roller – season dependant). There is Interactive Play, a huge Yew-Tree Maze and a Woodland Laser Tag arena too!

Fabulous events such as the Circus, Concerts, and Interactive Themed Workshops take place throughout the year, suitable for kids of all ages. Finish off your visit to the delicious café and gift shop.

“We had an amazing day at Stockeld on Sunday! Inflatables inside, crafts, ice skating and all the parks! Was great! A full day out. (Referring to Feb half term 18 events).” Mumbler SR, Feb 18

“Stockeld Park is brilliant and you don’t need to book. It’s got loads for little ones to do too, that’s where we will be off ” Mumbler LMB, Feb 18

Mumbler Offer: For an extra 10% off online prices quote: MUMDONCASTER

(Offer Excludes 7,8,14,15,21,22,23,24 December 2019)

Book tickets here stockeldpark.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

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Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333


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The Deep

Tower Street, Hull, HU9 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU)  01482 381000.

Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm), closed 24th/25th December.

Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!

Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. . Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.

Highlights include the daily dive show, touchpool sessions, twice-daily penguin feeds, the underwater tunnel and bubble lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Details of feeding times and all other info is on their website here.

The Deep has its own café serving a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks and excellent children’s boxes, plus a snack bar that is open in during peak times inside the attraction. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas for those who wish to bring their own food.

The Deep is fully accessible for people with disabilities or accessibility requirements and can provide and range of things to help visitors enjoy a more pleasant visit.

Save 10% by booking your tickets on their website before you visit. The Deep also accepts Tesco Days Out vouchers, which form part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme.

Don’t forget to sign up to the Day Plus Pass scheme which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months (this is included in the normal price of a ticket, T&C’s on their website).

During the school holidays there are also arts, crafts at Craft Corner, see their website for details of the next events.

 


Bracken Hall Countryside Centre and museum

Bracken Hall Countryside Centre and museum is situated on the edge of Shipley Glen, a popular beauty spot. The Centre has displays relating to the natural history, geology, archaeology and local history of the area. The colourful interactive wildlife exhibits delve into the lives of badgers, frogs and bats. There are interactive displays about other animals and foodwebs.

The small charming garden attracts different kinds of wildlife throughout the year from tadpoles to butterflies and honeybees. The garden is designed to show how people can attract wildlife to their own gardens, and also features bee-hives and a pond.

Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Glen Road, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD17 5EA   telephone/fax: 01274 584140

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Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Catch a glimpse of Victorian life at this ‘conserved as found’ country house.  Brodsworth Hall was built and the pleasure gardens laid out, in the 1860s, as an up-to-date new home for the Thellusson family and their servants. It survived with remarkably few changes until taken on by English Heritage in 1990. The gardens have been restored, and the faded and worn interiors gently conserved, telling the story of the changing fortunes of the people who lived and worked here.  Wander the many rooms of the house, roam the gorgeous gardens, stop for tea in the tearoom, and discover the recently restored game larder.

Please observe, the play area is partially closed at the moment as we upgrade our play equipment. In the meantime we have garden games for you to enjoy. Please bear with us while we carry out the improvements.

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Castle Hills Park, Mexborough

Castle Hills Park is home to some iconic outdoor scenery, including the remains of an ancient motte and bailey castle.

Perfect if the kids are doing about Castles at school!

Castle Hills Park, S64 0HJ


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

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Conisborough Castle

This romantic castle with stunning views over Conisbrough, inspired Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe and still fires the imagination today. With floors and roof restored in the lofty circular keep you can fully appreciate the magnificence of the original 12th century building. Delve into the medieval world of Lord and Lady de Warenne, and enjoy the grassy areas around the castle walls for games and picnics.

Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 3BU

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English Heritage: Bolsover Castle

With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle, was designed to entertain and impress. Its reputation for revelry lives on as we now entertain you and your family. Wander the lavish rooms of the Little Castle, explore the romantic ruined terrace range, and delight in the views from the wall walk. Start your visit in the exhibition in the Riding House then run wild in extensive grounds (and fun play area).

Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

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English Heritage: Hardwick Old Hall

Discover the stately ruins of the birthplace of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most remarkable women of Elizabethan England. Ascend through four floors to enjoy spectacular views over the Derbyshire countryside and Hardwick New Hall. Take your time and admire the spectacular decorative plasterwork on your way up.  Then learn more in our fascinating exhibition and visit Bess’s New Hall next door.

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

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English Heritage: Peveril Castle

Explore the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle. From its hilltop position you can enjoy spectacular views of the pretty, medieval village of Castleton, as well as a magnificent panorama of Mam-Tor – the shivering mountain and site of a Bronze age hillfort.

Mentioned in the Domesday survey, this castle is one of England’s earlier Norman fortresses and the keep was built by Henry II in 1176.

Adult £6.50, Family £16.90

Market Place, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WQ

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Harewood House and gardens

Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LG.

The large adventure playground is a big hit with children as are the penguins and the bird garden. There is a café and gift shop and usually some sort of seasonal activity in the eco-pods.

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Lotherton Hall

There is so much to do for families of all ages at Lotherton. With an annual membership to Lotherton, you can enjoy unlimited year-round entry to the whole estate including the playgrounds, woodland play, family trails, Wildlife World, dressing up and crafts in the hall and they often have themed events during the school holidays.

Price:

  • Family ‘A’ Membership (1 adult, 3 children) is £36
  • Family ‘B’ Membership (2 adults, 2 children) is £54

Membership Includes:

  • Visit as often as you like all year round!
  • Free entry to headline event programme and discounted entry at paid-for events
  • One free family guest day ticket
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events
  • Receive regular e-newsletters with details of new developments, events, talks, exhibitions and special offers
  • Become a member up to 30 days after your first visit and Lotherton will refund your day ticket against the price of your membership*

**Offer valid up to 30 days from date of purchased ticket

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB


Newby Hall

Ripon, HG4 5AE

Open March- September. You can take a picnic and we’d recommend swimmers (for the water fountain bit!), there is adventure play and a great little train ride.

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Normanby Hall Country Park

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Great, affordable day out for all the family. It is worth getting the family pass if you are likely to go a few times in the year (there is an option that covers 2 adults and up to 5 children if in the same car).

Bear in mind that during the winter months, the pass covers you for parking and entry to the house. There is no charge on the gate.

Duck pond, trees to climb, open areas to cycle scoot or walk. Great place for a picnic. They have a a brilliant splash pad and this year have two new play areas which are great for all ages, with things for under 5’s and older children alike such as zip wire.

They no also have Go Ape on site, which opened earlier this year.

 


Nostell Priory and Parkland

Country house, gardens and parkland.

Children’s outdoor play area, walks and tours and out door activities.

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NT Clumber Park

Clulmber park is a special and important place, one of just a handful of Grade 1 registered parks in the country. One of the top 5 most visited National Trust places in the country, there is something for everyone.  Great for walking, cycling, exploring there is a great play area too.

Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3AZ


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.

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RHS Harlow Carr

Just a short distance from Harrogate town centre, this beautiful garden makes a great family day out. Enjoy some fresh air, catch up with friends and entertain the children all year round.

s well as beautiful planting displays, the garden also homes many fun natural play areas for adventurous children, including the Craggle Top Tree House, Log Maze, Logness Monster and the giant Woodland instruments.

After spending some time in the garden, why not relax and enjoy coffee or lunch at the famous Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms? Children are well catered for and Betty’s delicious organic breads, cakes and gifts are available to take away.
There are many entertaining and educational events for all the family throughout the year, including half-term activities, outdoor theatre, wildlife discovery days, and guided walks. For more information and to find out what’s on visit the Harlow Carr website.

Additional info:

• Seasonal events and activities for children • Picnic areas within the garden and baby changing facilities • Plenty of free parking • Paths suitable for pushchairs

www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr


Ripley Castle and Gardens

Ripley is a lovely place for a stroll around the gardens and deer park.

Within the pleasure grounds  there is a small children’s play trail. Let your children release their energy and hunt for clues on our informative Treasure Hunt whilst you wander around.

There is a small outdoor play area in the grounds and they do run tours of the castle specifically aimed at children over 5yrs.

Normal adult admission is £6 and lids under 5 are free. Season tickets are just £20 per adult and RHS card holders are admitted for free (exclusions apply)

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Roche Abbey

Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th Century, Roche Abbey has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations.

Founded in the 12th century as a monastry of the Cistercian order, Roche Abbey was once home to 50 monks and 100 lay brothers. Unlike other Cistercian monastries in Yorkshire, such as Rievaulx or Byland Abbey, Roche was modest in size which was more typical of the order.

Despite the monastry being supressed in 1538, and most of the buildings dismantled, the soaring early Gothic transepts of this Cistercian monastery still survive to their original height and are ranked in importance with the finest early Gothic architecture in Britain. The ruins are now also the centrepiece of a beautifully designed landscape.

Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 8NW

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Royal Armouries Museum Leeds

Opening times

Daily 10am – 5pm The museum is closed 24-26 December.

Admission

Free: some events may be chargeable.

Address

Royal Armouries Museum Armouries Drive Leeds LS10 1LT

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Temple Newsam Leeds

Temple Newsam House
•       March to Sunday 1 November 2015; Tues to Sun 10:30 to 17:00
•       November 2015 to February 2016; Pre-booked visits and tours
Don’t miss us…The House will be restricted to pre-booked visits from November to February with the exception of our headline Christmas event. Call us to book one of our tours or special interest days now on 0113 336 7460.
www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse
Temple Newsam House, Off Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 OAE.
Tel House: 0113 336 7461. Tel Estate: 0113 336 7560
Email: temple.newsam.house@leeds.gov.uk
Temple Newsam Park and Home Farm opening times remain the same please see the website for further information.


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