School Holidays Doncaster

February Half Term

February Half Term Dates for Doncaster: Monday 17 February – 21st February 2020

If you have an event or activity that you would like to include, please contact me. 

Tuesday 18th February 2020, 2pm – Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenominal physics, and bonkers biology in thi sfun for all the family science extravaganza! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills. Leave your lab coats at the door, it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

Tickets £12 age 6+

Wednesday 19th February 2020, 10.30am – Green Eggs and Ham

Meet Dr Sauss’ hilariously persistent Sam-I-Am who is on a mission to persuade a grumpy grouch to try a delicious plate of green eggs and ham! This 50 minute performance features two opera singers, a nine-piece orchestra, and an interactive workshop introducing families to the music, instruments and themes of the piece.

Tickets £7 – age up to 7

Thursday 20th February 2020, 2.30pm-5.30pm – Singalonga The Greatest Showman

From the producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE comes the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing! Cheer on Hugh Jackman and lust after Zac Efron as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want.

Our live host will teach you a unique set of dance moves and show you how to use our interactive prop bags that will truly make you come alive. YOU the audience will rewrite the stars! It couldn’t be easier or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

Please note this is a screening of the movie, NOT a live stage show.

Tickets £17 (Child £13.50)

Book tickets on the Cast Website or call the box office 01302 303 959

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Days Out

We have lots of family friendly attractions, parks, days out, trails and walks listed in our ‘Days Out’ area.

Click here to visit the ‘Days Out’ area


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Enjoy 20% off standard pay on the day admission prices for Diggerland

***Mumbler Offer below***

Diggerland is the UK’s most unique attraction where children and adults have the chance to ride, drive and operate REAL full size construction machinery. Ever wanted to get behind the wheel of a JCB 3CX? Well now you can!

You really can dig it at Diggerland! Enjoy operating the controls of a 6 ton digger and scoop dirt, dig holes and fill them in again with a Giant Dirt Digger! Enjoy the views on the Skyshuttle from a whopping 50 ft in the air. Hang tight on Spindizzy, a monster Komatsu tracked excavator that has a digger bucket seating unit on the end of the digger arm that lifts, spins and drops!

With indoor and outdoor play areas, a bouncy castle and so much more, there really is something for all ages!

Special Doncaster Mumbler offer – click on the voucher to download and print

You will find the Diggerland Yorkshire theme park in Castleford, WF10 5NW.

Website: Diggerland 

Phone: 0871 2277007

Diggerland Yorkshire, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW


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Half Term Cycle Fun Day

Monday 17th February, 9.30am-3.30pm

Join us on our Cycle Fun Day this Half Term and enjoy a healthy, active and fun filled day with us on our Cycle Track.

We will have some weird and wonderful wheels for you to have a go on, including unicycles, tandems and evening a penny farthing!

Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy will be on the balance bike track from 10am – 12noon offering a free balance bike session and information about their services.

We will also have South Yorkshire Safer Roads partnership with us, offering fantastic advice and tips on how to stay safe on your bikes.

There will also be competitions for the children, challenges on the track and plenty of hot drinks and snacks in the café.

The day is suitable for all ages and abilities – bring the whole family – Cycling is for everyone!

Buy Tickets 

Doncaster Dome, Booth Avenue, DN4

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Katt’s Kids Clubs

Tuesday 18th February to Friday 21st February 2020. 

Activity groups for children and young people with disabilities/SEN. Please book before attending.

To book: Please contact Kathryn via the Katt’s Kids Clubs facebook page /07958 206175

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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 

Little Farmer Days are on Sunday 16th February and Monday 17th February 2020.

There will be Animal handling sessions, Lamb feeding, free crafts, a nature trail and trailer rides throughout the day.

Admission is £4 for Adults, £6 for Children (3-12 yrs) and £4 for toddlers (1&2 yrs). Babies under 1 are free and don’t require a ticket.

Tickets also include all day entry to the farm, cafe and play areas.

The farm is open from 10am-4pm and all activities will be on throughout the day

Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, DN7 6DS

Visit the Boston Park Website for tickets

Visit the Boston Park Farm facebook page 

Monday 17th February to Friday 20th February 2020 

Learn the basics of ice skating this half term! A 5 session course commencing Monday 17th February through to 21st February.

Starting at 8.30am each day for 1 hour. (must attend each of the 5 sessions consecutively)

The price is £50 payable at time of booking.

Call 01302 370 777 to book your place.

Doncaster Dome

Open everyday throughout the school holidays. The museum is child friendly, including a themed dress up and play room!

The Museum is on an old RAF base and the majority of planes are in the hangar, which is a peice of history in itself!

Located a few minutes from M18 junction 3, near Lakeside (you can walk from the Lake).

Last admission 4pm.

  • Adult £6.50
  • Children (5-16) £3 (Babies and pre-schoolers under 5 go free)
  • Senior Citizen £5.50
  • Family £15

For details of group rates (nursery groups, childminders) please call us on 01302 761616

Special DONCASTER MUMBLER OFFER 2 for 1! Simply quote DONCASTER MUMBLER on arrival to enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1!

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7FB. (Please note, use DN4 7NW or Dakota Way for Sat Nav)

15th-23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm

This February half-term, there’s fun for all the family at Stockeld Park! The park is open from 15th – 23rd of February with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Get active in the Yorkshire fresh air and whizz around the real ice-rink, it’s covered so you can skate in any weather!

Venture into the Forest and take on the four, large Adventure Playgrounds that are guaranteed fun for all! Get lost in the maze whilst discovering some playful surprises or join in on the indoor fun and jump on the indoor pillow and play on the inflatable slide!

Add that extra bit of fun to your day by booking onto the Science & Slime workshops! Stockeld Park are welcoming Dragons Den winners, Sublime Science, who will be hosting 35-minute Science & Slime shows that will be full of scientific surprises, smoke, flying things and of course, plenty of slime! Limited tickets are available for the Science & Slime shows and are only £2 per child when pre-booked online! The Stockeld Rangers have also organised activities including arts & crafts, den building, forest walks and build a teddy! Half term is covered at Stockeld Park!

Quote: MUMDONCASTER for an extra 10% discount when you pre-book online HERE!

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.

Runs 15th – 23rd February 2020. 

  • Super Academy
  • Meet the Superheroes
  • Super Catwalk
  • Hunt for Groot
  • Super Build-A-Cuddle
  • Facepainting
  • Plus all the usual fun on the farm!

WHAM! KAPOW! BLAST! POW! BOOM! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Superhero Half-Term! Back by popular demand, February half-term at Pink Pig Farm is going to be totally SUPER! Join us between 15th -23rd February, we will have a number of awesome activities that will test their super powers! The new hay barn venue will be transformed into a Super Academy. Here budding superheroes can gain a certificate of achievement after completing superhero tasks and take part in a catwalk competition to win a prize. If you want to meet some superheroes, they’ll be in there too. You can build your very own Superhero Build-A-Cuddle to take home and have your face painted with your favourite superhero designs (additional charges will apply). Fly down to the farm this February! Book online now!

Delicious, freshly made food will also be available in the Oink Cafe and The Greedy Pig Café including a superhero-themed afternoon tea (bookable online).

In addition to the above, we will of course be offering all of our usual indoor and outdoor play to enjoy. This includes; Piggy Tail Lane, play barn and farm park. Not to mention small animal handling, tractor trailer rides, giant sandpit, bouncing pillows and the wonderful animal trail.

Full event details and links to tickets are available on their website here and facebook here.

Pink Pig Farm, Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN16 3RE. 01724 844466.

Join us this February half term and explore our exciting new exhibit featuring Red lionfish, Dog faced pufferfish, Leopard moray eels and more! Learn about how climate change is affecting our oceans and what this means for the animals who live there. Take part in our ocean acidification challenge, and find out how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is affecting our sea creatures – you might be surprised what you find!

Enjoy the family activity trail, interactive presentations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, as well as face painting in Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm.

The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Family Workshop, 18th February 10am-1pm 

As well as the free family exhibition (see our Mumbler review here) there is a Family Workshop during half term.

Join acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Tim Hopgood for a storytelling session, and to draw along with him!

He’ll be showing you how to recreate some of his favourite characters, including the little Owl featured in our Wow! Said the Owl exhibition.

This session will take place in our Gallery, where you can also explore the fantastic exhibition which brings Tim’s wonderful ‘Wow! Said the Owl’ book to life.

£2 per child, 1 free adult place (parents need to stay with children).

Booking required as places are limited. 

Agility Park York

NEW family fitness park in Nether Poppleton YO26 6QY (Within an hours drive of Doncaster)

Read York Mumbler’s Review here

AquaActive Half Term

Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9am

Epworth Pool, Burnham Road, DN9 1BZ

Ashworth Barracks Museum

Home to an ever growing collection of military items used throughout multiple conflicts, since the investiture of the first Victorial Cross in 1856.

Cafe – you don;t need to be a museum visitor to use the cafe. Hot and cold food run by volunteers.

Ashworth Barracks, Cedar Road, Balby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 9EY

01302 850198

Austerfield Study Centre – Half Term Family Fun

Friday February 14th, Nature stick weaving, 10.30am

Monday February 17th, Zog, 9.30am

Tuesday February 18th, Potions and Spells, 9.30am

Wednesday February 19th, Mad Hatters Tea Party, 9.30am

Friday February 21st, Nature walk & natural art, 10.30am

Friday February 28th, Pottery plate painting, 10.30am

Austerfield Study Centre and Community Hub, The Old Primary School, Doncaster, DN10 6RG

01302 710 415

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.

24-26 Wood Street

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


Brodsworth Hall February Half Term Activities

Psst, did you see that? Fairies are hiding all around the gardens of Brodsworth Hall and we need your help to find them. Pick up your trail sheet from the visitor centre and head out on an adventure. You might even stumble upon a fairy village as you go!

If you need a helping hand, join our fairy hunter as she searches high and low, and hear stories along the way.

Brodsworth Hall, Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7XJ

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. There is always something new to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard & adventure playground.

Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Call 01246 565300


Community Forest School – FREE sessions age 5-10

Monday 17th Feb 10-12am and Friday 21st Feb 10-12am 

Den Building, Fire Lighting, Campfire Cooking, Tool Work, Mud Play, Shelter Building, Nature Crafts and Hammocks – join Wildlings at Sandal Beat for their community forest school during half term.

Booking essential. See Events Calendar for more information

Craft & Creations Half Term Sessions

Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st February 2020, 11am-4pm

£13.50 per child, per day, lunch included. Early drop offs from 9am, £2.50 per child, per additional hour

Breakfast, crafts, games, lunch, music and more.

Skipwith Community Hall, Rossington, Doncaster

Contact 07526 331336


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


Cusworth Hall Presents – Conisbrough Court Crimes

Monday 17th February 2020 1.30pm-3.30pm

FREE Family Event, explore the quirky crimes recorded in the medieval Conisbrough Court Rolls. Learn to make your own quill, handle real museum objects, try on costumes and get creative with colouring.

Drop in between 1.30pm and 3.30pm

In addition to this activity, the historic parkland surrounding Cusworth Hall is open to the public every day of the year.  It’s the perfect location for picnics, walks with the dog, or family days out.

Children’s play areas and a playing field are also located within the Park and a variety of walking trails are available from the Hall reception.  Admission to the Park is free

Cusworth Lane, Doncaster DN67TU
01302 782342

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Doncaster Libraries FREE Children’s craft activity

17th & 18th February 2020, 1pm-3pm – Drop in any time 

Monday 17th February – create your own story character

Tuesday 18th February – make an owl, based on Tim Hopgood’s Wow! Said the Owl

To see more about Wow! Said the Owl, head over to The Point – see our Mumbler review


Doncaster Skate Parks

I have rounded up all of the Doncaster Skateparks for skate boarding and scooters…

Click here to see the list 

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


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


Eureka, The National Childrens Museum.

Approx 55 mins from Doncaster.

This museum is a fantastic day out and is really highly recommended for children up to about 11. There are specific areas for the under 5’s and even a couple of special non-walker areas.

The concept of the museum is that you learn through play and everything there is hand-on. We have been several times, including when littlest Mumbler was a baby and always loved it.

There is a mini M& S shop for the children to work and shop in, a bank and post office. There is a car garage where you can do a MOT, the sound garden, the desert area and so much more.

There is a cafe and gift shop on site although there are indoor and outdoor picnic benches if you want to take your own. Best of all, the cost of the admission gives you for free entry for 12 months. Parking costs around £3

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE, 01422 330 069



Family Quiz Night at The Local Bar Branton

Wednesday February 19th

All children welcome, but recommend the quiz is suitable for 8+ years.

6.30pm start

The Local Bar Branton, Unit 2 Ava Court, Branton, Doncaster Road, Branton, Doncaster, DN3 3FP


FREE Music Day at The Point

Wednesday 19th February 2020, 10am-4pm

Explore all things music at this FREE Music Day! Suitable for age 9+

Join darts (Doncaster Community Arts) and Higher Rhythm for this fun music jam, where you’ll get to dabble at DJing, record your vocals, learn to play the Ukulele and much more!

Donny Together Music Day is also a great way to discover the amazing opportunities available in Doncaster to develop young people’s music skills.

The day runs from 10am – 4pm. Please bring a packed lunch with you.

The Point, home of darts (Doncaster Community Arts), South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR

Half Term at the Rabbit Hole Brigg

Activities for children aged 0-104!

Fun learning, thinking, conversation and creativity.

Tuesday 18th February – 10am-12 noon & 2pm-4pm 

Triwizard Tournament – Wizards, witches and muggles of all ages are welcome! Celebrate Harry Potter Day with reading group experts. £5.00 per child per session

Saturday 22nd February 

Isadora Moon Day

The Rabbit Hole, 21 Market Place, Brigg, DN20 8LD

01652 408534

Half term Dragon Fun – Conisbrough Castle

February 15th to February 22nd 2020, 10.30am 

Dragon Trail with prizes, daily storytelling sessions, create a giant dragon collage, crafting activities, games and competitions.

Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, DN12 3BU


Half Term Family Photographs – Tiny Stars

17th February – 21st February, limited availability 

This half term I am offering a limited number of quick and easy photo sessions at my studio in Bessacarr, Doncaster. Sessions will last approximately 30 minutes. They are always relaxed and lots of fun for the little ones.

Full cost of the session is £75

30 minutes studio time, a gallery of professionally edited images and choice of prints.

07919 488180 

Half Term Willow Weaving at Potteric Carr

February 18th, 10.30am 

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Mallard Way, DN4 8DB

Ice Cube, Leeds

Ice Cube is Yorkshire’s Coolest wintertime attraction. Open Friday Jan 31st – Sunday 23rd February 2020

A magical skating experience and a great idea for half term, it features a fully covered outdoor real ice rink, a cosy Skate Escape visitor cafe and a range of themed rides and attractions suitable for all ages.

Tickets £9 adults, £7 Child (under 13)

Millennium Square, Leeds

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

Jorvik Viking Festival

15th – 23rd February 2020

Within an hours travel from Doncaster and SO easy on the train.

Lots of family friendly events at Jorvik this half term:

Viking Crafting, Sword Workshops, Little Diggers, Viking Encampment.

19 Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT

Kids Week at Brigg Garden Centre

17th – 21st February 2020 

Take part all day for £5.

  • Monday 17th, Circus training and performers, Punch & Judy, Children’s Entertainers, Dinky Cars
  • Tuesday 18th, Animal encounters, travelling zoo
  • Wednesday 19th, Farm Yard, meet the animals, tractor rides
  • Thursday 20th, Mega Bounce – huge selection of inflatables, bouncy castles, bucking bronco, obstacle course
  • Friday 21st, Characters – performances and Meet & Greet, teddy picnic and story

Fancy dress prizes to win.

Soft Play available all week and outside play area.

Brigg Garden Centre, Bigby High Road, Brigg, DN20 9HE

Lambing Festival at Cannon Hall Farm

February 15th – 23rd 2020

Join us for lambing season – our shepherds will be caring for 300 pregnant ewes who will all be having lambs over the two week holidays. Join us and help us welcome our new lambs with our packed agenda: Daily talks from our shepherds, lamb bottle-feeding demonstrations, tractor trailer rides plus sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, Shire horse talks and meerkat feeding sessions, access to our amazing soft play centre.

Little Learners Dinosaur Messy Play

Monday 17th February (Scawsby Scout Hut)  and Wednesday 19th February (Boston Park Farm) 2020

There’ll be dinosaur themed messy play trays as well as our usual mark making stations and a dinosaur craft for you to take home!

This session is for children from 5 months to 5 years old, however, older siblings are more than welcome to join us for half the price!

Contact Catherine07840 388937

Little Messys February Half Term Camps

Monday 17th February – 21st February, 9am-3pm

Come and join your facourite Messy’s Coaches and keep the fun going through the February half term.

Now offering half day camp for ages 4/5

Contact Little Messys 01302 483380

Goals Doncaster, Worcester Avenue, Doncaster, DN2 4NB

Lotherton Hall – Wildlife World

Meet playful Humboldt penguins as they splash about in their pool. See our flamingos in their new habitat and say hello to newly arrived tapirs and capybaras.

Enjoy a great value family day out, with a country house, fashion galleries, bird garden, café, woodland walks, adventure playground, and much more!

Lotherton Wildlife World will tell the story of our natural heritage, while drawing on the travels of previous owners of the estate, the Gascoignes. Come and get to know our animals, how they live and what we can do to protect their future.

Our new Wildlife World will contribute to conservation initiatives and aim to raise awareness of endangered animals and plant species through an exciting learning and events programme.

Lotherton Hall, Aberford, Leeds, LS25 3EB

Magical Maps at Clifton Park

Monday February 17th 2020 – 21st February 2020, 10am-2pm 

If you are coming to Clifton Park this February Half Term, don’t forget to collect your Magical Map from the Granary Cafe and follow the clues on a hunt around the park and museum, Organise the letters you find to solve the mystery of our Magical Word.

The Granary Cafe is open at 10am and stops serving hot food at 2pm (take away available) but you can still get a cuppa and a slice of cake after this time. This is a self lead activity, clues are hidden out in the Park and within the Museum so please dress for the weather!

Clifton Park and Museum, Clifton Lane, S65 2AA

National Coal Mining Museum for England

The Museum is a family-friendly site, and aims to provide an enjoyable and informative experience for all family members.

There are several parent-and-child parking spaces at the Museum located near to the Museum entrance.

The Museum has baby changing facilities located near the Museum Café, and breastfeeding is welcome in all areas of the Museum. Children of all ages are welcome across all areas of the site

  • visit the ponies in the Stables
  • try out the interactive displays at Hope Pit
  • explore the Nature Trail
  • be creative with the art cart
  • get your hands on in the Mining Lives Gallery
  • let off steam in the fantastic new adventure playground
  • plus there’s an indoor play area ‘Little Diggers’ for Under 5’s

You can be sure of a warm Yorkshire welcome!

Our friendly team of volunteers are on hand to guide you around the Museum so don’t be shy – stop and ask for help!

Access for Families

  • All Museum buildings are accessible for pushchairs.
  • The Museum’s Nature Trail does not include any steps, but some parts can be a steep, and in wet conditions may be difficult for pushchairs or prams.
  • Many of the Museum’s buildings are on a single level, but access is facilitated in some places through either a ramp or a lift.
  • Children aged five years or over are welcome on the tour.  Our experienced guides are used to leading tours which include mixed age-groups, and will always do their best to engage, entertain and inform all participants on the tour.
  • The new Hope Pit Explore activity is suitable for children of all ages including under 5’s.
National Coal Mining Museum
for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH

Tel: 01924 848 806

National Railway Museum – February Half Term

15th February – 23rd 2020, 9am-5pm

Within an hour of Doncaster and very easy to reach by train as it is just near the station.

Step in to the world of coding in a future-focused half term, with robots, dancing, toys and stories.

Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

Newmillerdam Country Park

Newmillerdam Country Park has a central lake, surrounded by a surfaced path.

Help Gnome Tony find his gnome friends and the bear that has scared them all away! Enjoy a scenic walk, find the sculptures and complete activities and challenges as you go. Pick up a leaflet from the dispensers in the car park. Suitable for all ages and accessible for pushchairs and most wheelchairs (there are some slopes on the route).

Barnsley Road, WF2 6QQ (USe Post code WF2 6QP)

Normanby Hall February Half Term

Information about 2020 February half term coming soon.

Normanby Hall 

Normanby Road, Normanby, Scunthorpe, DN15 9HU

NT: Nostell Priory and Parkland

Country house, gardens and parkland.

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


NT Wentworth Castle Gardens

There are centuries of history to explore in these gardens and perfect picnic spots, plus a castle that’s not quite what it seems!

Large play area suitable for all ages too and seasonal trails around the gardens. We visited in October 2019 and did a lovely trail with the kids.

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Park Drive, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3EN



On The Right Track: Family Fun at Doncaster Mansion House

Thursday 20th February 2020 

Find out more about Doncaster’s rail industry and get hands on with some fun STEM activities.

Free Talks and Family fun provided by Heritage Doncaster, Drax Power and Network Rail.

11am-12pm – Talk, Denison to Dining Car

12.30pm – 3.00pm – FREE family STEM activities

Doncaster Mansion House, Doncaster, DN1

Sanctuary Rituals: Pamper and Milkshake

Take your 8-15 year old for a super relaxed mini spa session! Sessions in Chesterfield.

Suitable for children aged 8-15 who attend with parent, you will both have a mini foot spa and facial.

£25 for the pair.

07855 819028


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.


  • Adults £6, Scallywags (4-14) £4.50, Stowaways (3 and under) Free
  • Ships Crew – 1 Adult & 3 children or 2 Adults & 2 children £18
  • Gang of Five – 2 Adults & 3 Children or 1 Adult & 4 Children

Open all year round and floodlit.

Kingswood, Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6EP

01405 741343




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.

Blown Away adventure trail : Zoom the zip line, snap yourself in the face boards, solve the puzzle boards, count the Geese, make some noise and more…a circular route around the lake accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Asdale Road, off Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7EQ

Reptile Rendezvous Animal Handling Session

19th February 2020, 11am & 12.30pm

Animals include meerkats, skunk, lesser tenrec and a whole host of reptiles and invertebrates.

£6 per handler

Reptile Rendezvous, 7 Scot Lane, DN1 1EW

RHS Harlow Carr

About an hours drive from Doncaster, this beautiful garden makes a great family day out. Enjoy some fresh air, catch up with friends and entertain the children all year round.

As 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?

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

 Crag Ln, Harrogate HG3 1QB

Rother Valley Country Park

Rother Valley Country Park has so much to do for families – cycle around the lake, hire canoes, water ski, jet ski or sale. There is a large play area and a cafe.

Mansfield Road, Wales Bar, Sheffield, S26 5PQ

Rufford Abbey Enchanted Fairy Trail

15th February – 1st March 2020, 10.30 to 4pm

Put on your fairy wings and follow the trail around Rufford Abbey’s Enchanted miniature houses, find the king and queen of the fairies, walk through our wonky archways to find our resident dragon and tell your secrets to Rainbow Sunbeam wishing fairy.

Price £2 per trail sheet (includes a prize)

Rufford Abbey Country Park, NG22 9DF

Science Fair 2020

Wednesday 19th February 2020, 10am-5pm 

North and North East Lincolnshire Children’s University is once again holding the very popular annual Science Fair. We are holding the event at North Lindsey College the same as previous years. Come along to find out all about Organ Dissections, Making Grunge, Non-Newtonian Fluid, Erupting Volcanoes, Bubble Pictures, DNA Extraction and many, many more STEM-based experiments!

We are continually looking to improve our events through customer feedback. therefore, in addition to our extensive activities to suit all children we have added an area suitable for children in Key Stage 2 and above, ensuring all children are entertained and more importantly, educated.

2 sessions 10am-1pm & 2pm – 5pm

Suitable for 5-14 year olds.

Tickets required. Call  01724 294125

North Lindsey College, Kingsway, Scunthorpe, DN17 1AJ

Sherwood Pines

With activity trails, play areas, bike hire, wild running and mountain biking trails, Sherwood Pines will set the scene for a great day out for all.

We have visited this place a lot and love it every time. They often have different trails available such as the Zog Trail and more recently Farmageddon, which was really interactive. The kids loved it.

Great place to cycle – lots of bike trails to suit all abilities. There are some  purpose built World War I trenches too that you can climb down in to – it’s a little walk to find them.

Lots of space to picnic, great cafe, there is also a Go Ape.

Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9JL


Slime Workshops

Monday 17th February, 10am – 11.30am, Rossington, DN11 0EU

  • Make “valen-slime” card
  • Group bubble….take stretchy slime home


Contact Sally, 07896 782169


Soft Play areas in Doncaster

Take a look at our Soft Play area here for lots of ideas of where to go if you need somewhere indoors this half term.

Spring Messy Play & Craft

Friday February 21st 2020, 10am-11am 

Spring Themed Messy Play and Craft session
Decorate your own mini bird box to take home.

Suitable for 6 months to 4 years (approx)

Walkeringham Village Hall

Contact Baby Bears 07506 259738

Stellaluna Family Event

Saturday February 22nd 2020, 1pm-3pm 

Join us for our latest family event based around the book Stellaluna. Build you own bird or bat box to take home or place in the wood. Come and listen to the heartwarming tale of Stellaluna a bat who grows up with a family of birds. Other activites include bird and bat themed crafts and activities.

Suitable for all ages. Confirm attendance with a message to their facebook page. 

Thorne Community Wood, Lock Hill, Thorne, Doncaster, DN85EP

Summit Indoor Adventure – Selby

Ride – Bowl – Play – Climb- Tek -Skate -Eat at Summit Indoor Adventure.

Scott Road, Selby, YO8 4BL

Sundown Adventureland

Treswell Road, Rampton, near Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 0HX (approx. 40 mins from Doncaster)

A theme park designed exclusively for the under 10’s. Doncaster Mumbler visited in July 2018 and they had a couple of new rides including a great Monkey Mayhem driving school, which my 4 year old loved!

Prices vary depending on the time of year


Superheroes – Royal Armouries

Saturday 15th February – Sunday 23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm 

Design and build your superhero armour (evil masterminds also welcomed)

Meet your favourite superheroes, see combat demonstrations and take part in have-a-go activities this February half term.

Royal Armouries, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT


Tenpin Bowling Alleys in Doncaster & Surrounding areas

Fun for families, whether you are beginners or a striking pro! There are a couple of places to go bowling in Doncaster and several in surrounding areas:

Tenpin Doncaster – Doncaster Leisure Park, Bawtry Road, Doncaster DN4 7NW , 0871 222 3675

Kingpin Bowling Alley, Adwick Leisure Complex, Welfare Road, Woodlands, Doncaster DN6 7QF 01302 721 447

Rotherham Superbowl – Wortley Road, Rotherham, S61 1QN 01709 559 026

Barnsley Bowl – Carlton Road, Barnsley, S71 2AZ 01226 732932

Metrodome Bowling – Queens Ground, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN 01226 730060

Hollywood Bowl Sheffield – Broughton Lane, Sheffield, S9 2EP 0844 826 1467

Scunthorpe Bowl – Warren Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 6XH 01724 860020

The T-rex experience

The UK’s largest animatronic T-Rex will be on display at Junction 32 from Friday 14th February – Sunday 1st March.

The 18 metre long and 8 metre tall life-like dinosaur features a moving head, tail, eyes and arms as well as a terrifying roar – it is going to be a ROAR-some experience and one not to miss this February half term!

Junction 32, Tomahawk Trail, Glasshoughton, WF10 4FR, Castleford

Thoresby Park

Thoresby Park, about 40 mins from Doncaster, is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old.

Opening times are from 10.30am until 5.00pm, admission is free, we visited recently (Dec 2019) and they were building a new car park.

Beautiful surroundings, arts and crafts gallery, outside play area and seasonal trails. There is lots of space to run around and picnic.

There is a licensed cafe and some shops in the courtyard.

Thoresby Park, Thoresby Courtyard, Nr Ollerton, , United Kingdom