Feeding the ducks is a simple, easy and generally free thing to do with the kids. Here’s a round up of where to feed the ducks in and around Doncaster.
Askern Boating Lake
Use post code DN6 0JB, parking is available near the cafe
Campsall Country Park
Use post code DN6 9NU, parking is available
A small pond with lots of friendly ducks!
Use post code DN5 7TU
Take a walk around the lake, then enjoy a play in the play area.
The Delves, Thorne
Recommended by a Mumbler in the Doncaster Mumbler Parents Chat Group. Use post code DN8 4UJ
Finningley Village Duck Pond
(Home to ducks and peacocks) Recommended by a Mumbler
Lots of ducks, swans and geese around the lake. You can combine this with a walk around the lake, maybe do the Discover Lakeside Trail. Then something to eat at Herten Triangle or shopping at Lakeside Village!
Newmillerdam Country Park
Use post code WF2 6QQ
Use post code DN15 9HU
(Pay for duck food in the gift shop)
Rufford Abbey Country Park
Use Post code NG22 9DF
Walk around the boating lake, then enjoy a play in one of 3 play areas.
Use Post Code DN2 5DW
Thorne Memorial Park
Use post code DN8 5DZ
We used to go here regularly to feed the ducks when my mini mumblers were small.
Thrybergh Country Park
We have fed the ducks here many times. There are lots!
Use Post Code S65 4NU
“Westwoodside Pond” KMK Facebook March 2020
“Thorne Memorial Park” JG Facebook March 2020
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I found this which might be helpful too…. I never knew that you can feed ducks:
I got this from Canal & River Trust here
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