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
We have lots of family friendly attractions, parks, days out, trails and walks listed in our ‘Days Out’ area.
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!
Doncaster Dome, Booth Avenue, DN4
Did you know that there is a FREE trail to do at Doncaster Lakeside with the kids?
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
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.
The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is re-opening on 18th May 2021!*
There are lots of measures in place to help keep everyone safe during their visit, from social distancing to sanitiser points and increased cleaning.
***Our Mumbler discount is still valid too, which is great news.***
Open everyday throughout the school holidays. The museum is very child friendly, including a 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 and if your little one has ever read Grandpa’s Great Escape, they’ll love it here.
Located a few minutes from M18 junction 3, near Lakeside (you can walk from the Lake).
Last admission 4pm (Winter 3pm).
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! (Children under 5 are free, so if you’re family of 4 it’s equivalent to half price)
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7FB. (Please note, use DN4 7NW or Dakota Way for Sat Nav)
*in line with government restrictions
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.
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.
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).
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).
NEW family fitness park in Nether Poppleton YO26 6QY (Within an hours drive of Doncaster)
Enjoy a walk around the lakes followed by takeaway at Annabel’s
Parking available in Loversall, DN119DD
(Please note no parking at Dominion)
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9am
Epworth Pool, Burnham Road, DN9 1BZ
Re-open from 17th May 2021
Indoor Soft play. Capacity restrictions will be in place.
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
May Half Term – Tuesday 1st- Friday 4th June 2021
£25 per child, 8.30am-4.30pm
Austerfield Study Centre and Community Hub, The Old Primary School, DN10 6RG
Call 01302 710415
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.
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
Re-opening to the public Saturday 20th March
A day out with the kids at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Now they can join into the treetops of Yorkshire’s newest adventure playground, Skelf Island.
Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.
Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.
Covid-19 update: Pre-booking required.
Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333
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
The grounds of Conisbrough Castle are open. All indoor areas remain closed.
Advance booking required.
Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, Dn12 3BU
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
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
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
Opening Monday 12th April 2021
Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery.
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
I have rounded up all of the Doncaster Skateparks for skate boarding and scooters…
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
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
Situated between Bawtry & Tickhill, we offer experiences for age 2 years upwards.
Call 01302 751698
Bawtry Road, DN11 9HA
Wednesday February 19th
All children welcome, but recommend the quiz is suitable for 8+ years.
The Local Bar Branton, Unit 2 Ava Court, Branton, Doncaster Road, Branton, Doncaster, DN3 3FP
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
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
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
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.
February 18th, 10.30am
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Mallard Way, DN4 8DB
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
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.
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
17th – 21st February 2020
Take part all day for £5.
Fancy dress prizes to win.
Soft Play available all week and outside play area.
Brigg Garden Centre, Bigby High Road, Brigg, DN20 9HE
Located in Retford, King’s Park is an award winning park with lots of facilities including:
Chancery Lane, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DF
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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)
Information about 2020 February half term coming soon.
Normanby Road, Normanby, Scunthorpe, DN15 9HU
Re-opening 17th April
Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones.
Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP
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
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.
Re-opening 12th April 2021
Meet goats, pigs, play mini golf and ride in go-karts at this farm attraction. We’ve visited a couple of times (about an hour and a half away from Doncaster)
Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Ln, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST
01904 499 183
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.
Open all year round and floodlit.
Kingswood, Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6EP
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
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
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
A great place to enjoy the outdoors in woodland, enjoying a picnic, walking and playing.
There is a play area, sensory area and car parking.
Covill’s Trail is a 2km circular path through the wood, suitable for pushchairs.
If you need it, the postcode for Sandall Beat Road is DN2 6JP.
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
Monday 17th February, 10am – 11.30am, Rossington, DN11 0EU
Contact Sally, 07896 782169
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.
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
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
Ride – Bowl – Play – Climb- Tek -Skate -Eat at Summit Indoor Adventure.
Scott Road, Selby, YO8 4BL
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
Re-Open from 29th March
Sunnybank Gardens, Doncaster, DN7 6PH
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