See School Holiday calendar for Doncaster HERE
We host a range of water-based activities on our very own lake, including kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. We also have an inflatable Aquapark, which has recently expanded and is now open for bookings. You can also enjoy a swim in our natural lake pool, the newest addition to our growing number of water activities.
For those who prefer to stay dry, you can challenge yourself to reach new heights on our 14-metre-high climbing wall; we have plenty of aerial challenges and obstacle courses for you to complete off the ground. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can find your thrills at an axe-throwing or archery session. You can learn how to throw axes at a target and how to use a bow safely. Axe-throwing is available to book now and archery will be available very soon.
All our sessions, both water and land, are taught by experienced instructors in a safe and welcoming environment. For anyone wishing to extend their visit and wake to another exciting day of activities, we have a campsite too.
Looking for a family day out, an awesome birthday, stag or hen party, or a fantastic team build event – BPF has something for everyone. Our lovely little café serves hot and cold food and drinks, ice cream and slush all day, so you can stay fuelled and relax in one of our picnic areas between activities.
Attracting groups of all ages from 6yrs+, BPF offers a huge variety of outdoor activities in the beautiful 720 acre woodland setting of Bawtry Forest. Activities include; Target and Zombie Archery, outdoor Laser Combat, Rifle Shooting, Tomahawk Axe and Knife Throwing, Junior ‘low-impact’ Paintballing, a 53ft Climbing Wall, Paintball Mini-Tank Battles, a huge Tree-Trek and Zipline Park with 50ft leap-of-faith, and of course regular Paintballing. BPF is also home of the infamous Predator!
Our award-winning paintball and laser combat game zones are like something out of a Hollywood movie. Props include real Lynx, Wessex and Huey helicopters, 42 ex-MOD armoured vehicles, tanks, castles, and a tree-top fortress.
All activities can be booked online at bawtrypaintballfields.co.uk, or call our friendly team on 01302 868841
Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us in the grounds of Brodsworth Hall to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation with merry monarchs, hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Brodsworth Road, Doncaster, DN5 7XJ
2nd- 4th June 2023
The Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival will be back this year for three days so prepare your taste buds for a treat!
Here is what will be taking place:
Inspire curiosity, spark passion, love learning!
Join us as we bring Remake Learning to Doncaster, and the UK, for the very first time! Taking place right across Doncaster, we are hosting our very first Doncaster Remake Learning Days Festival, taking place over 10 days, from Thursday 25th May to Saturday 3rd June.
The festival will offer free and low cost, family-friendly activities and events designed to inspire curiosity, spark new passions and even discover new hobbies or future career options!
The festival is being run by local organisations and groups, alongside City of Doncaster Council and will be themed around science and technology, arts, crafting and making, history, culture, youth voice, professional development, outdoor learning, sport and much more.
Find a full list of events taking place in your local area by visiting remakelearningdays.org/doncaster-uk. Activities can be filtered by age range, location, theme and even organisation.
We are kick-starting the festival with our ‘A Night at The Museum’ launch event, taking place at Danum Gallery, Library and Museum on Thursday 25th May, 4pm-6.30pm. Watch as Dinosaurs and exhibitions come to life, meet real reptiles, take part in the ‘Juggle with Forces’ science show and learn something new about Doncaster!
5 June – Caterpillars, Bugs & Butterflies, 10am at Stainforth Family Hub
Examine taxidermy butterflies moths, bees and beetles. Enjoy the Very Hungry Caterpillar story, make a mini bug hotel.
There are Further activities in June and July too…
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.
The FREE Crazy Golf is returning to Lakeside this half term and a brand new Village Green!
There is also a special event to commemorate D-Day.
The nostalgic event will see the centre full of true 1940s spirit on Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 10am until 4.30pm
Music from the La Di Dahs, vintage DJ Paddy O’Kaye (aka Patrick Killgallon) and Karen King, will provide the soundtrack to the weekend.
For further information about Lakeside Village, the stores and events visit www.lakeside-village.co.uk
The next Artisan & Craft Fayre is also on Saturday 3rd June.
27th May- 4th June 2023
Don’t forget about ‘Scout’s about’ – Our tree-rific park mascot will be popping up to meet you all too!
SUPERHERO ACADEMY SLEEPOVER – Saturday 3rd June 2023
Early bird £110 package includes:
Upgrade to a Superhero themed Teepee room – Book here.
Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May. 10am – 3pm
Rev your engines and buckle up for an unforgettable day out with The Supercar Experience! Back for another year, it’s a turbo-charged event that’s fun for the whole family. And the best part? We’ll be raising smiles and funds for a local charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice supported by Supercar Driver.
Get ready to feast your eyes on the most incredible cars you’ve ever seen – we’re talking Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Porsches that will make your jaw drop and your heart race. Don’t forget to explore the exciting emergency services vehicles also in attendance and meet our real-life heroes in their fire engines and army trucks.
Get up close and personal with Disney Pixar’s Cars, Lightning McQueen, and the Batmobile, who will be zooming around the event, adding a touch of magic.
Kids of all ages (including grown-up ones) can also join in the action with lots of epic games. Who’s up for a Scalextric race?
Make sure you don’t forget to say hello to George the Mascot, the lovable and mischievous cocker spaniel who has been bringing joy to children and families at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice since 2011.
George isn’t just any ordinary pup, he’s named after Georgia Finlayson, a brave little girl who sadly passed away at Bluebell Wood’s Hospice, where he’s been living his best life ever since. George is not only a loyal companion to hospice visitors, but he’s also a paw-some fundraiser, he’s even become a baking sensation with his very own gingerbread version, ‘Gingerbread George,’ available at Staniforths bakeries.
Tickets £3 advance / £4 on the day
The Supercar Experience is at Meadowhall, Sheffield
A unique, fun, rustic DIY workshop based at the Yorkshire Hive.
Create beautiful pieces of wall art yourself, getting creative with colours, stains and finishes. No skills required, suitable from any age (children with parental supervision).
We use hand made, raw wood created on site and will guide you through the easy process of staining and painting your design. Take your new masterpiece home with you to hang proudly or give as an extra special gift.
Open everyday, you’re welcome to drop in anytime, but at weekends it may be busier with parties so do send us a message to check.
For full details on all of our events and workshops please visit our website.
The Twisted Knot, The Yorkshire Hive, Hurst Lane, DN9 3HQ
Looking for super-fun leisure activities and great food to enjoy with family and friends?
Don’t forget we have our Sunday Funday and Kids’s Quiz too!
2nd, 3rd & 4th June 2023
Get ready for some PAWsome family fun!
Join us from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of June for an adventure with Chase, Rubble, Skye, and Marshall from PAW Patrol at the UK’s no.1 walkthrough wildlife adventure!
The heroic pups will be joining us at the Wildlife Amphitheatre for story time and meet & greets at intervals throughout each day! Grab a picture with your favourite characters and enjoy a day of adventure in the sun with arts, crafts, and fairground-fun – all included in your park admission tickets!
Plus, explore the lands of Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the incredible 450+ animals that call it home!
Hear the Lions roar, see the Monkeys swing from branch to branch and watch the Polar Bears splash around at Project Polar!
WILD adventures await at Yorkshire Wildlife Park this June!
YWP, Hurst Lane, Auckley, DN9 3QY
FREE Entry | Must pre-book your free class
Saturday 27th May, 11am – 3pm (part of the Doncaster Remake Learning Festival).
Based in the dance studio, Cast, DN1 3BU
Tuesday 30th May- Mini Beast Hunt
Wednesday 31st May- Pond Dipping
Thursday 1st June- Fairy Houses
Friday 2nd June- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
All sessions are £8 per child and online booking is essential. Sessions run from 9:30- 11:30am.
High Street, Austerfield, Doncaster, DN10 6RG
This May half term why not head to the front field for sports and loose play – you could take a picnic blanket and make a day of it?
We’re also relaunching our family orienteering route. Maps will be available from our Discovery Centre so that you can guide your way around the route and test your orienteering skills.
Worksop, S80 3AZ
We are currently updating this area of the website. Please check back soon for 2023 information.
We are kickstarting Doncaster’s Remake Festival with our free family-friendly ‘A Night at the Museum’ event on Thursday 25th May from 4pm- 6:30pm.
Meet dinosaurs and reptiles, try out taster festival events, get hands-on with craft activities and learn something new about the City of Doncaster!
No booking required.
See the poster below for the FREE activities in the children’s library on Wednesday and Friday.
27th May- 4th June 2023
Open from 1pm daily.
Free entry and parking but pay for your rides.
Leger Way, DN2 6BB
29th May 2023 from 10:15- 11:15am
Little Learners Doncaster are having an outdoor messy play session to encourage mark making. There’ll be lots of messy play trays, fine motor activities, painting, drawing and so much more! This session is perfect for children from 5 months to 5 years old, but older children are more than welcome to join us.
9th Doncaster Scout Hut (behind The Sun Inn), York Road, DN5 8RW.
Wednesday 31st May 2023 from 10- 10:45am
Ariel, Rapunzel, Aurora & Flynn will be visiting Manor Farm and throwing the biggest, pinkest princess party in the kingdom!
There’ll be singing, dancing, royal etiquette and photo opportunities.
Child (1 year+) £10.50/ Adult £3
The Courtyard at Manor Farm (indoors), Styrrup Road, Olcotes, S81 8JB
27th May- 4th June 2023
This half term, gather all your favourite shipmates and join us for an ARRRR-mazing expedition to Treasure Island!
Harrogate Road, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD (about an hour drive from Doncaster)
Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May 2023
Normal admission prices apply but there will be so much going on at the park over the course of the two days including a fun fair, stalls, lots of family entertainment, character appearances, owl flying displays, dance shows and bubble workshops!
Normanby Hall, Scunthorpe
27th May- 4th June 2023
In addition to all of the usual fun there’ll be a week of incredible circus skills & performing acts on the farm. Get ready for the mischief and mayhem to begin!
Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York
The Big Top will pitch up at Sandall Park from 24th- 30th May 2023 and then Bentley Park from 1st- 4th June with various preformance times. Tickets available to buy online the Pinder’s Circus website.
Wednesday 31st May 2023 from 10- 11:30am
Wildlife Journalling- fun for the whole family. Explore nature, record your experiences and observations ina creative way and build your own book of records.
Thursday 1st June 2023 from 1- 3pm
Here Be Dragons! Go in search of the real dragons of Potteric Carr!
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Mallard Way, Doncaster, DN4 8DB
Tuesday 30th May 2023
FREE DJ Workshop from 10am- 12pm for 8- 13 year olds and from 1pm- 3pm for 14- 18 year olds.
Thursday 1st June 2023
FREE Music Tech Workshop from 10am- 12pm for 8- 13 year olds and from 1pm- 3pm for 14- 18 year olds.
Tickets can be pre-booked online.
29 Waterdale Kingsgate, Doncaster, DN1 3JU
Some places are opening up soon, so keep an eye on our blog round-up of where to PYO Strawberries here
27th May- 4th June 2023
From sowing peas to edible garden tours with the Garden Detectives, take part in the veg olympics, or explore a family trail with plenty of grow-your-own ideas to inspire you along the way.
All activities are included with garden admission. Free to RHS members and children under 5.
Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QB (about an hours drive from Doncaster)
27th May- 4th June 2023
Calling all superheroes and princesses! Join us here at Wheelgate Park to take part in our Superhero and Princess half term fun, it’s an action packed magical takeover. Don’t forget to come dressed up as a princess or superhero!
1st June 2023
Bluey is coming to Wheelgate on Thursday 1st June!
Newark, NG22 8HX
2nd & 3rd June 2023
Little Princess sing-a-long Breakfast or Brunch
Breakfast at 9am/ Brunch at 11:30am
We are thrilled to be bringing the magic of the fairy tales to our breakfast and brunch events this summer.
2nd June- The Mermaid Princess
3rd June- The Snow Queen
Rufford Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DF
Monday 29th May 2023 from 11am- 5pm
Bank holiday fun for the whole family!
Tuby’s mini funfair, Stacey’s entertainment providing music and games, large inflatables zone, zorb balls for the older kids.
Thorne Road, DN2 5DY
Thursday 1st June 2023 from 11am- 5pm
Far, Far Away
A magical fun filled day at Sandall Park with your hosts The ME project. Lots of entertainment and lots of fun. Come dressed as your favourite fairy tale character if you wish. On the day there will be a mini fairground, inflatables and many more things to be announced soon.
Thorne Road, DN2 5DY
The museum is very child friendly and has a play room. We visited on an open cockpit day and the mini mumblers loved being able to climb in and out of the aircrafts.
Quote DONCASTER MUMBLER on arrival to enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1!
Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7NW.
Sunday 28th May 2023 at 12pm or 1:30pm
A great family experience for all to enjoy whilst we sail along the Don Gorge. Drinks and refreshments will be available.
Cruises will be sailing from the Boat Inn, Sprotbrough for a 1 hour 15 mins cruise up the Don Gorge, passing both the impressive Consibrough Viaduct and also Conisbrough Castle.
Pre-booking is advised.
Family pass (2 adults, 2 children): £35
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during term time but open every day in the school holidays.
Sunnybank Gardens, Doncaster, DN7 6PH
30th May- 2nd June 2023
Bowling Deal (available until 5pm)- enjoy 2 games of bowling and a meal, all for a great price- £8.70 for juniors & £11.20 for adults.
Kareoke Deal (available until closing time)- just £10 for 30 minutes. Choose from thousands of songs to sing within your own private karaoke room!
The Leisure Park Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7NW
27th May- 4th June 2023 from 10am- 5pm
Join our crew this May half term for some action- packed fun, in partnership with our very own H20 Heroes, the RNLI! Climb onboard as we explore safety at the coastline and in the water.
Tower Street, Hull, HU9 1TU
29th May- 4th June 2023
We’re open every day this half term! Play the Museum to discover:
Open every day from the 29th May to 4th June children and adults alike will be able to take part in creating videogame music, play two rhythm based games and discover rare videogame music related objects from our collection.
Book your tickets online.
Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield, S3 8LS
What’s brewing at The Cauldron this May half term? See our website for more information!
The Steel Cauldron, 3 Spooner Road, Sheffield, S10 5BL
27th May- 2nd June 2023
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft has grown from a handful of vehicles and now has over 50 – the largest collection of preserved trolleybuses in the world.
It will be open to visitors for the bank holiday weekend and weekdays during half term week.
Belton Road, Sandtoft, North Lincs, DN8 5SX
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ
Doncaster’s only indoor skatepark will be open every day in the school holidays! Amazing ramps for you to skate, scoot or ride. A great atmosphere, we’re open for all ages and abilities. Skateboard and scooter hire is available. Skateboarding lessons are also available and Twisted Skatepark usually advertises which lessons are available in the school holidays.
FREE 6 week skateboard coaching programme for beginners. 6 time slots to choose from between 10am and 4pm every Friday throughout the school holidays. Message the ‘Get On Board’ facebook page to find out more.
Unit 3, Marshgate, Doncaster, DN5 8AF
Our Mini Morning sessions give both adults and kids the chance to experience big screen entertainment for a very small price. Both adults and children pay from £2.49/£2.99 per ticket.
Mini Mornings run every morning from 10am in the school holidays.
Doncaster Leisure Park, Herten Way, Doncaster, DN4 7NW
27th May- 4th June 2023
Join us this May half term for some British wildlife themed fun across our Family Farm and Historic Gardens
Hague Lane, Wentworth, Rotherham, S62 7TF
Community Forest School
Saturday 3rd June 2023 from 10am- 12pm or 12:45- 2:45pm
A forest school inspired session where children (aged 7+) learn new skills and make new friends. Come and play the forest school way!
This session is FREE and will take place in the sensory garden behind the environmental centre at Sandall Beat Wood, Doncaster
Book your space online.