See School Holiday calendar for Doncaster HERE
Schools close for May half term Friday 28th May, reopening on 7th June 2021
Boston Park Farm is a fun day out for all the family!
A traditional working farm with the farm park which allows children to get up close with a wide range of farm animals. You can pet and feed most of the animals and also join in with animal handling sessions.
We have outdoor climbing frames, swings, slides, go-karts, mud kitchens and a bale pyramid to climb. Also inside there is an indoor soft play area which is suitable for children up to 8 years old, an indoor bouncy castle, play kitchen and a large indoor sandpit.
From 17th July you can also do our Maize Maze, which is included in your general admission ticket.
Our cafe, serving hot and cold meals is open everyday as well as our brand new outdoor Snack Baa, serving ice creams and other snacks.
Don’t miss our Summer Pantomime on 20th & 21st August!
The Danum Gallery, Library and Museum houses an art gallery, two museums, a library, a rail heritage centre inside a unique purpose built cultural centre.
Now open for pre-booked visits from Saturday 29th May 2021.
Book online here
Situated between Bawtry & Tickhill, Equine Dreams is a purpose built centre offering experiences for age 2 years upwards.
North View Farm, Bawtry Road, Tickhill, South Yorkshire, DN11 9HA
Call 01302 751 698
Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021
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
Superheroes of the world unite as Stockeld Park prepares to open for Spring Half Term! They don’t want to miss out on all the fun so look out for the likes of Spiderman, Thor, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hulk and Iron Man as you enjoy all that our Enchanted Forest has to offer! You will even have the change to meet Iron Man himself in person!
You day pass will include full access to the Enchanted Forest and all it has to offer including our five large adventure playgrounds, go karts, outdoor inflatables and our famous giant maze!
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333
The popular DAYcation will begin on Monday 19th july.
Sessions available all day every day all summer!
Stay the Day at The Dome by swimming, ice skating and even cycling all in one day – stay for food at our Icebreakers Bar & Kitchen for a true fun packed DAYcation.
20% off when you book both activities in one day!
Book online here
June 3rd & June 4th 2021
Dirty Dancing – 9.45pm Thursday June 3rd 2021
The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long Friday June 4th 2021
Enjoy a walk around the lakes followed by takeaway at Annabel’s
Parking available in Loversall, DN119DD
(Please note no parking at Dominion)
Re-open from 17th May 2021
Indoor Soft play. Capacity restrictions will be in place.
£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.
Great for anyone home educating as open during the week, also welcome new parents (part of the We Support Our Mums Scheme)
Sandall Park, Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021
Paintballing, Laser Tag, Axe/Knife Throwing, Rifle Shooting and high wire ropes and zip wire
Re-open 12th April
Bouncy Castles, Fair Ground Rides, Zip Wire, Climbing Fort, Snack Bar
Gainsthorpe Road, Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4JL
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
Tickhill Alpacas – Alpacayoga with Lucy ( a fully qualified and insured children’s yoga teacher)
Ages 5-10 3pm
Ages 11-16 4pm
45 minute sessions with equipment provided, £10 per person.
Booking 07738 003650
Something different to do in half term!
Children’s braids up to 13 years old £20, Adults braids from 14 years old £27
Last up to a week, lots of styles to choose from.
Porter & Brown Emporiam, Tower House, 56 Bridgegate, Retford
The grounds of Conisbrough Castle are open. All indoor areas remain closed.
Advance booking required.
Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, Dn12 3BU
From 18th May, tables of up to 6 people to eat in (or 2 families)
Themed kids afternoon teas
College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH
We LOVE a survey here at Mumbler! This time, Cypher want to get your thoughts on coding lessons for kids, so that they can make their courses and school holiday camps even more fun, engaging and effective.
The Survey will only take a few minutes to complete and – to say thanks – you will be given the chance to enter a prize draw to win a £100 Amazon voucher!
Cypher teaches children, aged 5-14, to learn to code through creative themes. Teaching children to code sparks curiosity, expands their imagination, builds their problem solving abilities, and equips them with confidence and key tech skills to be future ready!
With the May half term school holidays coming up, take a look at their live online school holiday camps to keep children entertained and motivated at home. Working with a live teacher online, completing creative coding projects using Scratch, Processing, Cospaces, Tynker and Touch Typing, each session is 90 minutes and you can book one session in the week or everyday of the holidays. For children completing the five day course, they will get a certificate of completion.
The prize draw will close at 5pm on Wednesday 30th June 2021
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.
Evolution restaurant is a NEW dining experience. Now open for bookings – Lost Jurassic Islands meet the fantasy world of Caves and Dragons!
The brand new ‘Uproar Play Barn’ is open at The Hive (at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, although entry to Uproar is not included in entry to the Wildlife Park.
1-2nd June, Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (YWT)
Discover forest skills as a family from wildlife spotting to crafting and den building. Create memories around the campfire as you all get stuck in and cook up something tasty together! Make your very own woodland medallion to treasure your day.
Mallard Way, Doncaster, DN4 8DB
Book on to our Let’s Get Active Walk during the May Half term.
Re-open from May 17th 2021
20% off Family Passes until the end of June. Use discount code ‘BACK2IT’ when booking.
Frenchgate Shopping Centre, St Sepulcre Gate, Doncaster, DN1 1SW
Tuesday1st June & Thursday 3rd June
£20 per 2 hour session
Quest Park, Unit 3B, Marrtree Business Park, Silk Rd, Doncaste,r DN2 4BQ
Located on the outskirt of Doncaster Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre offers superb camping facilities for all. Accommodating both tents and caravans on electric or non-electric pitches. With easy links to the national motorway network, a campsite is an ideal place for a two-night stop-over.
The Activity Centre is now open for Open Water Swimming
Old Thorne Road, DN7 6EQ
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.
Thoresby Park, FRiday 4th June 2021
A bitter feud threatens the harmony of the Magical Kingdom! Your help is needed to return peace to the land.
£12 for a family ticket (up to 4 people)
Thoresby Park, Nr Ollerton, Nottingham
Located in Retford, King’s Park is an award winning park with lots of facilities including:
Chancery Lane, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DF
29th May – 6th June 2021
Head down the rabbit hole for a magical adventure. Explore a wonderland of themed displays, make a wish in the wishing well and step inside the cave where Mother Shipton was born. There is also an adventure playground or have your own tea party with coffee, cakes and sandwiches to takeaway. Plenty of benches .
Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD
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
Wednesday 2nd June – Sunday 13th June 2021
Immerse yourself in the family favourite ‘The Wizard of Oz’ as you explore outdoor theatre, dance, music and comedy combined with some modern ‘twisters’ along the way.
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Newark
Saturday June 12th 2021
Experience immersive storytelling, panto singing, dancing and fun games
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
Thursday 3rd June 2021, 11am
A former quarrying site is now an award-winning park and local nature reserve, with a wide range of things to see and do.
There is a toddler play area, with slide, swings, a rope net pyramid and sand pit, plus a junior play area with climbing frame, tightrope walk, a hammock and zipwire. There is also a playing field and sports facilities including a multi-use games area and outdoor gym equipment.
Enjoy one of the walking routes and nature walks, along with an orienteering course if you want to do some exploring.
As a nature reserve, you will be able to see a variety or wildlife, so it’s a great place for a nature trail.
Quarry Park is just over 5 miles outside Doncaster town centre on the A18 to Dunsville. Parking facilities are available near to the Post Office on the High Street, Dunsville.
All areas re-open from 17th May 2021 – Family theme park
Newark, NG22 8HX
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.
One of the largest parks in Doncaster, Sandall Park is home to beautiful scenery and a variety of facilities.
There is lots of open space and lots to keep children entertained, including toddler and junior play areas, with zipwire and climbing frame, plus a brilliant new woodland adventure play area. They also have a sensory trail, which is an inclusive outdoor experience suitable for families whose children have special educational needs and disabilities.
A range of sports facilities are available including outdoor gym equipment, basketball post and 3 football pitches.
We have enjoyed a picnic many times at Sandall Park, but there is also a cafe.
If you’re looking to get fit, there are Fit and Fun Walks, plus the Doncaster Parkrun here. See our adult fitness pages for more information.
Sandall Park, Thorne Road (opposite KFC). DN2 5DW
The brand new Savoy Cinema complex has opened in Waterdale!
Peter Rabbit 2 and other films are on over half term.
Family Sessions available, based in Belton, DN9
Contact Jane 07969 185914
Re-Open from 29th March
Sunnybank Gardens, Doncaster, DN7 6PH
Enjoy bowling in Doncaster at Tenpin
Re-open from 17th May 2021
The Leisure Park Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7NW
Quickest route to the Hideout, is the Blue Walking route around Hatfield Moors, then you will see their sign.
Or to find the Hideout at Hatfield Moors with the What3words app use – BAKING.SNOWY.PROPER
Hatfield Moors, DN7 6DS
The Pottery, Gainsborough Road, Everton, Doncaster, DN10 5BW
Great for Harry Potter fans!
See our review here
3 Spooner Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 5BL
The whole family can enjoy a meal at The Wool Market – even if you all fancy different things!
From Pizza to Ice Cream there is something for everyone:
Indoor seating reopen from 17th May 2021
Wool Market Doncaster. Market Place, DN1 1BN
Half term holiday activities
Monday 31st May – Sunday 6th June
Lessons/Hacking and Private Tiny Tot sessions.
Contact Kelly 07908507391
Alpaca walking and glamping.
Alpaca Countryside walk – £20 per Alpaca
Alpaca Glamping – £95 per night/sleeps 6
Sunny Acres, Hindley Lane Off Apy Hill Lane, Tickhill, Doncaster, DN11 9BF
Karen: 07881 309 166
At Rufford Abbey from Saturday 3rd July
Tickets £7.95 per person, under 2’s free.
Ollerton, NG22 9DF
From 1st May at Hazlewood Castle – Tadcaster, LS24 9NJ
Adventure woodland trail with 7 themed zones.
Dinosaurs, unicorns and superheroes all on the same day!
Meet the mini beasts and meerkats, butterflies, birds and amazing wildlife from around the world…plus there is an amazing adventure park and wet play park.
Indoor areas are now open from 17th May 2021
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ
01909 569 416 / email@example.com
NEW indoor Skatepark
Doncaster, DN5 8AF
3rd June, 2.30pm 2021
A brand new original comedy by Terry Deary (author of Horrible Histories). Just three actors perform over 100 roles in as many minutes of fact-based, fast-paced fun!
Open daily from 10am
£2.95 adults, £2.75 children & concessions, Under 2’s free
Wentworth Woodhouse has some amazing gardens to explore, brilliant for families.
We visited in the summer and had a brilliant time, lots of quirky things to find. See our mumbler review HERE
Williams Den is an exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a customer designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside.
Children can run wild and explore to their hearts content!
Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS
You are guaranteed some family fun at the home of some of the most amazing animals on the planet, from the only polar bears in England to majestic lions, tigers, black rhino and the new Usurri brown bears.
Open from 10am-6pm, last entry to the park is at 5pm.
Having visited the Wildlife Park many many times, we always love it! It’s a full day of fun, our favourites being the giraffes and the lions! My children also love the play areas (of which there are plenty – indoors and outside).
See our most recent Mumbler review here
Yorkshire Wildlife Park