There is something for everyone at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre in Doncaster,  the number one place for those seeking fun in the great outdoors! 

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. 

Book here 


  • Monday 7th August – ‘Toy Story’ inspired class
  • Monday 21st August – ‘Moana’ inspired class

St. Peter’s Community Hall, Bentley

Two different times at each venue – a specific session just for babies and a family session with an extended age range up to around 8 for siblings, cousins and friends to enjoy the arty fun all together.
Tons of art and creative play activities, with masterpieces to take home and most likely a bit of mess 😉
£9.50 per session or book both for £17.

9.30am-10.30am – Family ARTventurers (6 Months-8 Years)

11.15am-12.15pm – Baby ARTventurers (6 Months-8 Years)

Book here 

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Bawtry Paintball Fields

Bawtry Paintball Fields is Europe’s biggest outdoor activity centre, voted Europe’s Best, and the UK’s highest rated on Trip Advisor with over 1500 5-Star reviews!

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, or call our friendly team on 01302 868841

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Boston Park Farm

Come and spend the day with us at Boston Park Farm this Summer, there’s so much fun to be had!
– daily animal handling sessions
– outdoor play areas
– indoor play area
– feed the animals
– maize maze
– tractor races
– indoor sandpit
– cafe and ice cream bar
Our Maize Maze is now officially re-open until late October. Come along and explore the miles of pathways to find hidden flags throughout the maze. Who can find all five flags?
Book your general admission tickets here

On Saturday 19th August our Summer Panto will return with an outdoor performance of Robin Hood- The Merriest Panto in the Land! Come and join us as we embark on a daring journey with Robin Hood in this hilarious pantomime spectacle! Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of a traditional pantomime.

4:30pm arrival for a 5pm start or alternatively, purchase early arrival tickets which include farm admission and maize maize entry.

Book your panto tickets here and join in the fun!

On 30th August Bluey is coming to spend the day with us at Boston Park Farm! Come and see her at various intervals through out the day.

Visit the website here

Doncaster, DN7 6DS

01302 844818

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Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth Hall is a wonderful day out for the whole family!

It feels like time has stood still when you enter the the beautiful Victorian country house and discover that almost everything has been left exactly as it was when it was still a family home.

There’s glorious gardens to explore, a tea room serving delicious Yorkshire food and an adventure playground that’s sure to keep the children happy.

Here’s the full list of exciting events taking place at Brodsworth this Summer:

Summer Explorer Quest- From 22nd July 2023

This Summer set off on a fun family adventure at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. Follow the quest through the gardens of Brodsworth to become the ultimate adventurer!

Brass Band Sundays- Sunday 2nd July- Sunday 24th September 2023

Join us this summer to hear Yorkshire’s finest brass bands perform in the spectacular grounds of Brodsworth Hall. Bring along your deck chairs and relax with an afternoon of superb music.

Victorian Falconry- Tuesday 15th – Thursday 17th August 2023

Watch our talented falconers in their Victorian falconry displays outside Brodsworth Hall and meet the birds in the hawk house. Watch a variety of traditional falconry birds in flight and learn how they were used for sport and food in Victorian times.

Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster, DN5 7XJ

Visit the website here

Book your tickets here to save 10%

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August at Doncaster Racecourse

  • Food and Drink Stalls
  • Craft and Gift Stalls
  • Arts and Craft
  • Music
  • Funfair
  • Face Painting
  • Kids soft play

10.30am – 4.30pm

Buy tickets 


Saturday 29th July 2023 at 12pm or 3pm

A unique, immersive Dinosaur experience for all ages!

Jurassic Earth features roaming, state of the art animatronic, life-like Dinosaurs in an interactive and exciting story-telling show, creating a unique, immersive experience for all audiences.

01302 370777

Book here 

Doncaster Dome, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, DN4 7PD


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Jorvik – Summer Holidays

Summer 2023

Meet a Viking at the award-winning JORVIK Viking Centre!

Take the little ones to discover York’s Viking legacy this summer. Hop aboard a time capsule to 10th century York, and take in the sights, sounds and even the smells – including rotting fish and cabbages – of the Viking Age city. There’s even one Viking to spot on the toilet!

Dig deeper into the Viking story of York by getting close-up with a rare collection of 1,000-year-old-artefacts whilst talking to friendly Viking hosts. Did Vikings have summer holidays? Or go on trips to the beach? Chat to the Vikings of Coppergate to find out more!

Silverdale Hoard

If you were a Viking going into battle and needed to hide your silver, what would you do? Bury it!

Uncover one of the largest ever found in the UK – the Silverdale Hoard at JORVIK Viking Centre. How many pieces of silver can you count when you visit?

Pre-booking advised. For ticket prices and opening times please visit the website

01904 615505
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Experience the Magic of Cinema at Savoy Doncaster for Just £2.75!

Make the most of your summer break with Savoy Doncaster’s Kids Club screenings – available every morning at 10:15am during the school summer holidays. For just £2.75 per person, enjoy a fun-filled visit to the cinema and introduce your little ones to the wonders of the BIG screen. Be sure to check out their website every Friday for a new selection of films. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity

Book here 

Host Your Child’s Next Birthday Party at Savoy Doncaster! Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate your child’s next birthday? Savoy Doncaster offers children’s cinema birthday parties, where your child and their friends can enjoy a private screening of any age-appropriate movie currently available at the cinema! Prices start at just £160, and you can also opt for additional food package add-ons to make planning a stress-free experience.


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Lakeside Village

Lakeside’s FREE Crazy Golf Adventure is currently available and will be open until 10th September.

Putters and golf balls are available from Bensons Outlet (Monday– Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sunday 10am- 4pm)

  •  22nd July the Yorkshire’s Stongest Man 2023 competition will be taking place.
  •  29th July there will be a Gulliver’s Valley Fun Day
  •  5th August & 2nd September Lakeside will be hosting their Artisan Craft Fayre (10am- 5pm).
  •  12th August The Shed of Stories will magically pop up and countless stories will escape.
  • 19th August you can take part in a Kids Gardening Club.
  • 26th August enjoy live entertainment, street food stalls and tombolas at The Village Fete.

FREE Summer Cinema

Due to popular demand Lakeside’s free summer cinema will be back this year. Dates and times are as follows:

  • 3rd August- Encanto
  • 10th August- The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • 17th August- Moana
  • 24th August- Toy Story 3
  • 31st August- Secret Life of Pets

Showings will be at 11am and 3pm

Everyone is welcome and if you make use of the play areas too then you can easily make Lakeside Village a FREE family day out this summer holiday!

For further information about Lakeside Village Outlet Shopping visit

White Rose Way, Doncaster, DN4 5PH

01302 366444

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Music Bugs Summer Sessions

In the Summer holiday we will be running three weeks of classes. You can choose the Monday classes or the Friday classes but all three classes will need to be booked and paid for in advance. We have a special offer of all three classes for £15 with sibling discounts available.

Sessions will take place in Branton and are as follows:

Mondays- 7th/ 14th & 21st August

10- 10:45am toddlers

11- 11:45am babies

Fridays- 11th, 18th & 25th August

10- 10:45am toddlers

11- 11:45am babies

Contact to book


Did you know that most of our swimming classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers continue to run throughout the Summer holidays!

Join us in the pool anytime.

Lessons continue until the end of August at Rossington Hall, Hall Cross Academy, Inspired Day Care and Epworth Pool.

From September we will be swimming at a new pool on Fridays between 10am and 12pm. This will be at Misterton Primary School (DN10 4EH).

See our website HERE

If you’re going on holiday with a little one, you may find our water safety tips useful 💦

Visit with the family this summer to play any of the following games with different promotions happening every week!

🎳 Duck pin bowling
🎯 Augmented Reality Darts
🔀 Shuffleboards
🕹Retro Arcade Games
You can book online here 
Summer Promotions:
  • Kids get 20% off when you buy any of our games during off-peak times (from 25th July- 3rd September)
  • Buy any 1 hour game during our off peak times and receive 5 free tokens (from 25th July- 6th August)
  • Buy any 2 games of shuffleboard or duck pin bowling and receive another game free (from 7th August- 20th August)
  • Book all 3 games and get 50% off your next game during off peak times (from 22nd August- 3rd September)

Don’t forget we have our Sunday Funday Disco’s with prizes available for best dancer and best dressed! This summer there’ll be a mid-week disco too on Wednesday 16th August.

Our Kids’s Quiz will take place every Tuesday from 1- 3pm. These are FREE to play and suitable for 8 years+ with no booking required.

We will be open Tuesday- Sunday during the summer holidays but will be also open for the August Bank Holiday. Keep an eye on our social media for weekly opening hours.

Enjoy a summer-long programme of events and activities within Doncaster city centre.

Running from June until the end of September, the city centre will be filled with a variety of events including festivals, activities, clubs, gigs and more.

This is on top of the usual variety of events that take place within the city centre on a regular basis, from quiz nights to markets to summer shopping schemes.

Some event highlights include:

  • The biggest Armed Forces Day celebration in Doncaster’s history on 24th June
  • Doncaster’s biggest Fancy Dress party on 29th July
  • Doncaster’s Pride Festival on 12th August
  • DN ONE Live between 1st-3rd September

For a list of Quiz nights, live music/gigs  and further events in the City Centre, head to Visit Doncaster’s website 

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Summer in York- Visit York

Embark on a summer adventure in York, where a world of captivating attractions and thrilling activities awaits!

Discover the wonders of York Minster, with a packed schedule of family-friendly events and activities designed to engage young explorers in the medieval Minster. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of iconic locomotives at the National Railway Museum, and explore over 200 years of railway history that shaped our world. Delve into York’s darkest past at The York Dungeon, and experience 2,000 years of intriguing history through sights, sounds, and even smells. Sail along the River Ouse with City Cruises York, with a variety of trips from sightseeing cruises to self-drive boats suitable for the whole family. Go on a journey through York’s rich history at the York Castle Museum, where you’ll encounter recreated Jacobean dining rooms and the renowned Victorian Street, Kirkgate.

Make your journey into the city hassle-free by taking advantage of York Park & Ride. With free parking available at all sites, it’s a convenient and cost-effective option. What’s even better, an Adult Return ticket costs just £3.60, and up to three children can travel for free!

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York Pass

Come & join us for brunch at the newly renovated Slug & Lettuce Doncaster.

10am-12pm 28th July 

Come with bump, baby or toddler, with friends or alone – Everyone is welcome!

There will be yummy food, hot drinks and a room brimming with other amazing, like-minded women who just so happen to have children.

Your ticket will include:
– Individual brunch off of the S&L Brunch Menu
– 1 hot drink
– 1 soft drink
– A small play area to keep the mini brunchers entertained and playmat from Maimou
– A TMC goodie bag.
– The chance to meet some brilliant like-minded Mums
– Free use of professional photos post event

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We have 4 dates with 4 different themes!

Fancy dress optional and encouraged…there will be a prize for the best dressed!

  • Tuesday 1st August, 10.30am – GAMING
  • Wednesday 9th August, 10.30am – DISNEY
  • Tuesday 15th August, 10.30am – HARRY POTTER
  • Thursday 24th August, 10.30am – SUPERHEROES

£20 per child/project

Book here 

The Twisted Knot, The Yorkshire Hive (Yorkshire Wildlife Park),  Auckley, Doncaster

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Toddler Sense Summer Classes

Our Summer Specials will be available on the website from 26th June.

 Summer Special Booking

 Our Summer sessions are one off classes so you can book as many or as little as you like.

 Each class will be for mixed ages; siblings are welcome and they’re half price!

If siblings are older than 5 and younger than 1 year old they are free (please send me a message so I know they’re coming for my register).

Each class is £8 and the code for half price siblings is SIBSUM which you can enter in the discount code box at check-out.

 Our Summer Specials are running for 5 weeks starting from Saturday 29th July until Thursday 31st August. Each class will be one hour long.

 Days and times are:

 -Saturday at 9:15 & 10:45am

– Monday at 9:15 & 10:45am

-Wednesday at 9:15 & 10:45am

-Thursday at 9:15am

Let the Summer Adventures Begin!

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Tots Play Summer Specials

Try out a Tots Play session at one of their Summer Specials! If you haven’t been to a class before it’s the perfect chance to join for a day and see what all the fuss is about! We’re heading to the beach with music, dancing, sensory play, outdoor fun, water, sand and bubbles.

All the fun plus age appropriate crafts and refreshments are included in your ticket prices!

Book here 

Not only do we have icons of the railway and thousands of railway related objects, we also have Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery a special interactive experience for families and the Flying Scotsman VR Experience, where you can see the famous locomotive’s story come to life around you.

See amazing rail vehicles including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive and climb aboard the Japanese ‘bullet train’.

Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery, our brand-new interactive experience for families opens 27 July 2023.

Enter a world of endless possibilities and play your way through 18 mind-bending challenges, testing your engineering skills together. Step into the human wind tunnel, launch a rocket and build big, there’s so much to explore! Be amazed by our explosive live shows, and discover science in action with our explosive live experiments.

Ready to experience the extraordinary? Book tickets and find out more here 

Flying Scotsman fans will love the new virtual reality experience we have on offer. See the story for Flying Scotsman come to life around you, feel the heat of the engine and feel the rumble of the loco as it comes into a station. See the trailer and book tickets here.

Visit our website for more information


Experience the ultimate fusion of music and wildlife at Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Wild Live series! Get ready for a summer of unforgettable performances by some of the biggest names in the music industry. From chart-topping bands to sensational tributes, this concert series promises an incredible line-up that will leave you wanting more.

Kicking off the series with their infectious pop sound is The Vamps on August 12th, followed by “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” A Tribute to Tina Turner on August 19th. Olly Murs takes to the stage on August 26th as part of his “Marry Me” Tour, and the “Final Summer Vibes” concert featuring Blue, Fleur East, and Honeyz sends off the Summer with a bang on September 2nd.

As an added bonus, you can also enjoy entry to Yorkshire Wildlife Park for as little as £3 extra. Meet England’s only Polar Bears and get up close with some of the most rare and endangered animals in the world at the UK’s no.1 walkthrough wildlife adventure.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy incredible music and make cherished memories at Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Wild Live series, Book your tickets now at



Aston Springs Farm: Summer Activities

Summer Holidays
We’ve got some great activities everyday here at Aston Springs Farm this summer!
  • Goat experience, have a play and cuddle with our little goats Tuesdays- Thursdays 11am-12pm Daily £2/person (plus farm entry)
  • Pony rides Fridays- Mondays 11am-12pm (subject to weather conditions) £4/child (plus farm entry)
  • As always lots of animals to see around our farm and nature trail
  • Play areas with an indoor playroom and large sandpit with plenty of picnic tables
  • Admission £7/person £25/family 1 & under go free
No need to book- just turn up
Or if you’re after something extra special why not book an animal experience?
Mansfield Road, Aston, S26 5PQ

Auckley Show

19th August from 12pm

The annual Auckley Show returns for it’s 38th show!

A day of fun for all the family, with competitions, amusements, refreshments and entertainment. Free entry and free parking.

Common Lane, Doncaster, DN9 3PA

Austerfield Mosaic Trust – Kids Book Hunt

Sunday August 13th, 11am to 4pm

Follow a woodland trail and find a new bookBring a picnicHot and cold drinks availableBuggy friendly pathsDogs welcome on leadsFree parkingAll our books are new and have been generously donated by The Literacy Trust

Mosaic Nature Reserve High Street Austerfield DN10 6RG entrance next to the Study Centre

Austerfield Study Centre: Family Fun Sessions

  •  Minibeast Hunt- 25th July
  • Nature Connection- 1st August
  • Den Building- 21st August
  • Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus- 23rd August
  • Family Forest Fun- 24th August
  • Habitat Hunters- 29th August
  • Pond Dipping- 30th August
  • Minibeast Hunt- 31st August

All sessions are from 9:30- 11:30am and cost £8 per child

High Street, Austerfield, Doncaster, DN10 6RG

01302 710415

Baby Beatz

Baby Beatz Playgroup- Launching Monday 24th July 10- 11:30am

Suitable for babies & toddlers. This is not your ordinary playgroup, expect lots of Baby Beatz magic!

£4 per child with discounts for siblings.

Baby Beatz Summer Spectacular

Launching the week beginning 31st July for three weeks

Mondays– Dance 4 Fun 4:15- 5pm

Wednesdays– 10am Groovers & 11:50am- Boogie

Thursdays– 10am Dance Starz & 11:30am Ballet Starz

Fridays- 10am Boogie & 11:50am Groovers

based at Neon Studios in Adwick, DN6 7AZ

Booking available at

Bake Battle & Roll

Bake Battle & Roll is Doncaster’s first board game cafe located close to the town centre on Wood Street.

Open 5 days a week Wednesday to Sunday.

Loads of board games to suit any age, from Orchard Toys to Dungeons & Dragons.

Great for anyone home educating as open during the week.

24-26 Wood Street

Barnby Dun Farm Shop Summer Fair

12th- 13th August 10am- 4pm

Join us for a weekend of family fun!

Support local businesses, have fun and enjoy games, children’s rides, entertainment & music plus local food and drink.

Bring your dog and enter our dog show. There are prizes to be won in all categories!

High Street, Barnby Dun, DN3 1DU

Bouncy Land

11am- 4:30pm
We will be open every weekend and school holidays (weather permitting).
Please check our facebook page before travelling for any updates.
Just £8 per child to play all day (under 11s only). No booking required and all bouncy castles and rides are included in the price!
Next Door to The Shires Pub, Gainsthorpe Road, Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4JL
For more info call us on 07712110791

Brick by Brick Exhibition

Saturday 1 July – Saturday 2 September 2023

This summer, The Point and Danum Gallery, Library and Museum are collaborating to bring the Brick by Brick exhibition to Doncaster. Both city centre venues will be displaying different artworks by 18 artists, designers and photographers from around the world who use LEGO® bricks as their medium or inspiration. Taking this simple plastic construction block as their starting point, these artists have created stunning, thought provoking and often humorous artworks which will appeal to art enthusiasts and LEGO® fans alike.

Alongside the wide range of artworks on display, visitors to The Point and Danum Gallery, Library and Museum will also be able to try their hand at creating their own construction brick artworks with a LEGO® graffiti wall, build tables and a selection of games and competitions.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public, but we do sometimes close the gallery for school visits and special events, or you may visit at a time when creative activity is taking place so the space might be noisier than you expect!


Brigg Heritage Centre: Summer Art Club

Fridays in August: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

The Ancholme Room, 10.30am to 12.00pm

£4 per person



Sunday 3rd September

Bunkerfest will be taking place between 1st- 3rd September with Sunday being the Family Fun Day.

The family fun day will see performances from the GP Princesses (Elsa & Anna), Extreme Dance Academy and local talent on stage. There will also be an animal farm experience, face painting, bouncy castles, candy floss, food, drink & desserts, rides, games, sensory play and archery.

Tickets from £5 with under 18s going FREE


The Bunker, Spring Lane, Sprotbrough, DN5 7QW

Cannon Hall Museum and Park: Summer Events

Explore the beautiful gardens of Cannon Hall as you never have before with our free multisensory trail.

Make an echo in the deer shelter, enjoy a picnic and see if you can spot any fish in the pond.

Download your map here of collect one from the museum when you arrive.

Cannon Hall Sensory Map

Cannon Hall Museum & Park is a FREE day out for families.

Park and Gardens Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

Conisbrough Castle

29th & 30th July, 5th, 12th, 13th & 28th August- Children’s tour of Conisbrough Castle

30th July, 28th August, 2nd & 3rd September- Kids Craft

19th August- Community Open Day (free to enter)

More information on our facebook page. Book online and save 10%.

Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, DN12 3BU

Cook Stars Summer Holiday Cooking Workshops

17th August 10am- 12pm

Make your own picnic!

23rd August 10am- 12pm

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

23rd August 2-4pm

Chocolate Truffle Making

30th August 10am- 12pm

Chocolate Truffle Making

30th August 2- 4pm

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Classes are suitable for 2- 12 years. Under 5s need to be accompanied but older children can be dropped off.

All classes will be held at Kilham Hall, Branton. Booking is essential. Please call/ text Zoe on 07436 904503

Doncaster Family Hubs Summer Timetables

Doncaster Family Hubs offer FREE activities for families. See the timetables below for activities near you this summer!

North Locality Family Hubs Timetable

South Locality Family Hubs Timetable

East Locality Family Hubs Timetable

Central Locality Family Hubs Timetable




Doncaster Gallery, Library and Museum

Throughout the summer holidays there will be a programme of free events aimed at children aged 4-12 which will be taking place in either the Children’s Library or Paddington Room (See the full programme of activities here).
It’s also worth checking the facebook pages of your local libraries too as many of these also provide free children’s activities in the school holidays.

Doncaster Pride

12th August 2023

After the success of the first ever Doncaster Pride at award winning Elmfield Park, Pride will return next year for an equally bigger and better celebration of Doncaster’s LGBTQ+ community.

Elmfield Park, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AN

DPV Members: Summer Activities

Doncaster Parents Voice.
Please see our facebook page ‘Doncaster Parents Voice’ for SEND family friendly events and activities available over summer.
Please contact to check eligibility or make a booking


Evolution Restaurant & Uproar Play Barn at The Yorkshire Hive

Evolution restaurant is a dining experience where lost jurassic islands meet the fantasy world of caves and dragons!

26th July – 3rd September 2023 from 5:30- 8pm

Darwin’s Adventures

Enjoy an evening of live entertainment at Evolution Experience Restaurant as we dive into the world of Darwin and his magical adventures.

Step back in time for a pre-historic feast surrounded by dinosaurs and dragons, but beware, you don’t know who might be lurking!

‘Uproar Play Barn’ is a huge dinosaur themed soft play area at The Hive.

Entry to Uproar is not included in entry to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

The Hive, Hurst Lane, Auckley, Doncaster, DN9 3HQ

01302 535057


Forest Friends Summer Sessions

Our Summer holiday sessions are now available to book on our website.

There are 17 sessions available including Family Forest School, and playgroups/ trails with themes such as Superworm, Stick Man, Mud Madness, The Gruffalo and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Prices start from £5 per child.

Squirrel Woods, South Yorkshire, DN6 9FE

Funtopia in Conisbrough

Wednesday 9th August 2023 from 11:30- 5:30

A fun-filled festival designed for under 10’s- all the fun and games your family could want to make this exciting day out one to be remembered! Funtopia has high energy inflatables, role play areas, shows and competitions, character meet & greets, giant games, water fights, a food court and more!

Autism friendly session available.
Children over 90cm £10, Adults £2.50

Old Road Playing Field, Conisbrough, DN12 3Nx


Glamping at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Friday 14th July- Sunday 3rd September 2023

  • Fully furnished Bell Tent with Beds & Linen included
  • Stay just a short walk from the park entrance
  • Exclusive early morning animal meet & greet*
  • Wildlife Park tickets included for each day of your stay
  • Complimentary Breakfast roll and hot drink
  • Wake up to the morning roar of African Lions!

Other camping options are available.

YWP, Hurst Lane, DN9 3HQ

Gulliver’s Valley Resort

Sunday 16th July at 9:30am

Family Fun Run

Combined fun run and theme park entry is just £15 per person with £5 of your entry being donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Non runners can still purchase standard theme park tickets at the standard rate.

Saturday 2nd September

Fireworks Finale

Selected rides and attractions will be open until 8:30pm and the fireworks will begin at around 8:45pm.

Mansfield Road, Rotherham, S26 5QW

Kings Park, Retford: Panto in the Park

Kings Parks’ open-air stage will come alive once again this Summer as TaleGate Theatre Productions bring Panto in the Park back to Retford.

10th August at 2pm- Cinderella

15th August at 2pm- Robin Hood

23rd August at 2pm- Rapunzel


Kings Park, Retford, DN22 6EU

Lakeside Trail

Did you know that there is a FREE trail to do at Doncaster Lakeside with the kids?

Find out more 

Lions Fun & Sports Day

Saturday 12th August

For people with a disability.

Fun for all the family with over 20 games for all abilities.

For more information and to book please call 01302 842725

Parklands Sports & Social Club, Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster, DN2 4LT

Little Rosebuds Magical Massage and Yoga Classes – August

Starting Tuesday 1st August.
Tuesdays – 10:30-11:30am
Visit website 

Meadowhall new theme park and AquaSplash water park opening Summer 2023

The new Summer Beach Club will be opening at Meadowhall and will be at the centre for six weeks!

Launching in July Meadowhall’s Orange Car Park will be transformed into a 1,000sqm beach, theme park, AquaPark, street food stalls, and chill out zones to enjoy a relaxing drink.

The AquaSplash water park is the perfect place to take a dip, with three inflatable children’s pools and water slides and from 1- 4pm each day there’ll be themed party games and entertainment.

There will be rollercoasters, carousels and helter-skelters in the Theme Park, as well as classic fairground attractions including waltzers and dodgems.

An all day ticket priced at £2.50 per person gives you access to all areas (apart from AquaSplash)

AquaSplash from £6

Ride tokens cost £1 (you will need to use 2- 5 tokens per ride)




Mother Shipton’s Cave: Pirates and Mermaids

22nd July- 3rd September 2023

Explore a whimsical world of wonders and meet our very own magnificent mermaid and swashbuckling pirate!

Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough


Moving Museum: Doncaster City of Stories Exhibition

On our Summer 2023 tour you can get hands-on with history, make your own badge, and sign up for the  Summer Reading Challenge. It’s suitable for all ages and all activities are completely free.

Monday 31 July, 11am-3pm – Cusworth Park, DN5 7TU

Wednesday 2 August, 10am-11.30am- Bentley Family Hub summer fayre, DN5 0NP

Monday 7 August, 10am-2pm – Mexborough High Street , S64 9AS

Saturday 12 August- Doncaster Pride, Elmfield Park, DN1 2AN

Tuesday 15 August, 11am-3pm- Adwick Leisure Complex, DN6 7QF

Friday 18 August, 10am-1pm- Rossington Market, Nelson Road, DN11 0PJ

Sunday 20 August, 11.30am-5pm- Hexthorpe Flatts picnic in partnership with RUOS

Tuesday 22 August, 10am-2pm – Armthorpe Community Library, DN3 3AL

Friday 25 August- 11am to 2pm- Thorne Market Place, DN8 5DW

Tuesday 29 August, 10am-2pm- Doncaster Market, DN1 1BN


Normanby Hall: Party in the Park

Saturday 22nd July 2023

Party in the Park returns on Saturday 22nd July headlined by electrifying singer, dancer and TV presenter Fleur East!

Harry Styles Tribute UK will support, also Kaylie with her fantastic Taylor Swift tribute show.

Shakermaker cover band will also be performing.

Tickets on sale now.

Normanby Road, Scunthorpe

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Get your Big 50 ‘Bucket List’ booklet when you collect tickets at the Booking Office at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, tick off as many Bucket List items as you can over the Summer 2023 School Holidays and visit an NYMR Shop to collect your Top Fan or Super Fan badge. £45 adult annual pass, kids go FREE.

Pickering Station, Park St, Pickering YO18 7AJ

NT Wentworth Castle Gardens

24th July- 3rd September from 10am- 4pm

With a fairy-tale castle, secret gardens and winding wilderness paths, Wentworth castle Gardens is the perfect setting for your Summer of Play. Look out for pop-up sports activities on selected days throughout the summer, including archery, athletics and football. We have a new natural play space to explore too.

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Park Drive, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3EN (around 40 minutes drive from Doncaster)



Pastures Lodge: Cartoon Heroes Character Breakfast

Sunday 13th August 2023 from 9- 11am

Enjoy a traditional buffet style full English or continental breakfast with tea, coffee & juice while the kids meet their favourite characters (Spiderman, Barbie, Mirabel, Sonic, Mario, Pikachu and Bluey).

£12 per adult & £9.50 per child (10 and under)

In collaboration with Rascal Entertainment

Pastures Road, Mexborough, S64 0JJ

Picnic in the Park: World Breastfeeding Week

Join the Infant Feeding Team at Sandall Park for a picnic to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.

2nd August 11am-3pm

Sandall Park, Doncaster, DN2 5DZ


Piglets Adventure Farm: Summer Fun

22nd July- 6th August– Fairies  & Trolls

7th August- 20th August– Dino Adventures

21st August- 3rd September– Showtime

This Summer there is also the option of purchasing a Summer Pass for £25 per person. Pay once and visit as many times as you like between 22nd July and 3rd September.

Towthorpe Grange, York, YO32 9ST (around an hours drive from Doncaster)

Play World Explorers Summer Events

Saturday 5th August- Rainbow Unicorn Party
10am- 12pm
£10 per child, £1 per adult
Friday 18th August- Ice Cream Party
10am- 1pm
£6.50 per child, £1 per adult

Unit 19, Rother Court, Park Gate, Rotherham, S62 6DR (around 30 minutes drive from Doncaster)

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

  • Wednesday 9th August 10:30am- 12pm  Eco Printing and Paper Making
  • Friday 11th August 8:30pm- 10pm Family Bat Walk
  • Wednesday 23rd August 10:30am- 12pm Get Crafty
  • Wednesday 30th August 11am- 1pm Wild in the Wood
Mallard Way (nr junction 3 M18, south edge of Doncaster) , Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DB

Relax Kids Summer Sessions

Friday 4th August 2023

9:30- 10:30am- Baby Mindful/ Little Stars Summer Session (for little ones up to school age)

11am- 12:45pm- Super Summer Magical Adventures (for primary aged children)

Friday 1st September 2023

9:30- 10:30am- Baby Mindful/ Little Stars Summer Session (for little ones up to school age)

11am- 12:45pm 2023- Back to Calm: Magical Adventures School Session

Edenthorpe Community Centre Hall, DN3 2HZ


Rufford Abbey: Summer Events

22nd July- 3rd September 

Superhero Trail- £2.50 per child

Every Tuesday in August at 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm

Punch and Judy- FREE

Every Wednesday in August from 10:30am- 3:30pm

White Post Farm- £2.50 per child

Every Thursday in August at 11:30am, 1pm & 2:45pm

Superheroes vs Princesses Meet & Greet Show- FREE

If you want to visit Rufford Park this summer you can also consider booking an activity pass which costs £8 per person or £30 for a group of 4 people and includes boating on the lake, have a go archery and adventure golf. Better still, if you prebook an early bird activity pass you can get a 10% discount on the cost. To benefit from this discounted pass, all activities will need to be completed between 10am and 1pm.

Off Rufford Road, Ollerton, NG22 9DF

Sandall Park: Summer Events

22nd July 10am- 6pm- Multicultural Festival at Sandall Park

3rd August 11am- 5pm- Princess and Superhero Event

12th August 11am- 5pm- Sam’s Army Mission Water Safety Day

Sandall Park, Thorne Road, DN2 5DW

Scotty’s Heroes

This Summer we have a variety of activities for your heroes to join in and have fun with us. From holiday clubs to overnight campouts, obstacle courses and birthday parties.

22nd July- Extraction Zone

24th- 28th July- Daily Holiday Clubs

31st July- 3rd August- 72 hour Military Campout


South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum: Open Cockpit Weekend

19th & 20th August 2023

If you’ve ever thought about visiting South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum the open cockpit weekends are a great time to take children. The mini mumblers loved climbing aboard and being able to sit in the aircrafts!

Dakota Way, Doncaster

01302 761616


Spa at Ye Olde Bell

Wednesday August 2nd & 16th

Are you looking for a different way to spend time with your little ones?
5-15 year old spa goers (each with a responsible adult) can enjoy a three hours spa experience, with hotter thermal rooms turned off for tiny & family spas and turned down for the tween spa.
Tiny Spa (ages 5-10) – 9am – 12pm
Family Spa (ages 5-15) – 1pm – 4pm
Tween Spa (ages 11-15) – 5pm – 8pm
£125 for 1 adult and 1 child.
To book please call 01777705121


Summer at NT Longshaw Estate

Summer of Play!

Come out and play at the Moorland Discovery Centre. Join us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer holidays where you can have a go at a range of sports and activities including orienteering, lawn games, natural crafts and music.

See the National Trust website for more information.

National Trust Longshaw Estate, Longshaw, Nr Grindleford, Hope Valley, S80 3BE (around 40 minutes drive from Doncaster)

Summer at William’s Den

22nd July- 3rd September

William’s Den will be open throughout the summer holidays for six whole weeks of adventures and fun!

All of our usual activities, adventures and fun will be on offer – plus brand new features that have never been seen before at William’s Den!

Plus, William’s Den Campsite is open at the weekends throughout the summer. The ‘pitch up & play’ options offer excellent savings and are fantastic value for money giving you access to William’s Den Adventure Play during your stay.

Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS

Summer days and family fun at Clumber Park

22nd July- 4th September 

Our Summer of Play will offer 5 exciting zones, jam-packed with activities for children of all ages.

On Fridays there will be Theatre performances on the Parsonage Lawn and on Sundays there’ll be afternoons of live music.

No booking required for Summer of Play or live music. Booking is required for theatre performances.

Please see our full programme of events for the Summer holidays on our website at

Sunnybank Gardens & the Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during term time but open every day in the school holidays.

  • award winning ice cream
  • Burgers & hot dogs
  • Undercover play barn with large inflatables £3 (1 hour, sessions on the hour)
  • Go- karts £2
  • Crazy golf £3
  • Hook a duck £3.50
  • Trampolines £3 for 20 minutes
  • Mini wheel £2

Sunnybank Gardens, Doncaster, DN7 6PH

The Deep Sea & Space Event

22nd July- 3rd September 

Climb aboard your rocket ship and launch into Summer at The Deep, with our exciting Sea & Space event! Join us on a space expedition as we explore the fascinating links between marine life on planet Earth and outer space.

Tower Street, Hull, HU9 1TU


The Old George Inn

4th August at 5pm- 6th August at 11pm

We’re hosting a weekend of entertainment to support the annual Sykehouse Show!

More details to be shared soon but here is an overview of the event:

Friday- Live Music

Saturday- Entertainment for all the family

Sunday- Post show music & food

Broad Lane, Sykehouse, DN14 9AU

The Steel Cauldron

We’ve got a myriad of magical mayhem planned for this summer. Soar with fabulous flying Owls, learn real magic tricks, encounter reptiles (including a Dragon), and craft personalised wands. Check out our website for the full range of activities.

Open Tuesday- Sunday during the Summer hols.

3 Spooner Road, Sheffield, S10 5BL (about 40 minutes drive from Doncaster)

Read our review here: The Steel Cauldron – Wizarding themed Tea Room

The Web Adventure Park York – Summer

24th July – 3rd September 
We have absolutely loads going on this Summer to ensure you have a jam-packed day full of fun. With plenty to do both indoors and out, hours can be spent exploring the park – whatever the weather. What’s even better, everything is included in the one admission ticket!
Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH

Trolleybus Museum, Sandtoft

Summer Holiday Opening Dates 2023:

29th July- Sandtoft Gathering ’23 Preview

30th July- Sandtoft Gathering ’23: displays of vintage buses, cars, jazz band, beer tent – and more!

12th & 13th August- Weekend trolleydays

21st- 25th August- Weekday opening

26th, 27th & 28th August- Bank Holiday Trolleydays featuring our Roe-bodied trolleybuses

Belton Road, Sandtoft, DN8 5SX

Tropical Butterfly House

Calling all Pirates and Mermaids! Join us for some swashbuckling fun this Summer holiday.

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.

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ
01909 569 416

Twisted Skatepark Doncaster

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.

01302 439875

Unit 3, Marshgate, Doncaster, DN5 8AF

Vue Doncaster: Mini Mornings

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

Wentworth Garden Centre and Family Farm

The Big Dino Takeover

Join us from Friday 21st July- Sunday 13th August for what’s sure to be a dino-mite day out for all the family!

Time:10 am – 4 pm daily

Location: Family Farm & Historic Gardens

Wentworth Garden Centre, Hague Lane, Wentworth, Rotherham, S62 7TF

Wentworth Woodhouse

Saturday 22nd July to Sunday 3rd September from 10.00am-5.00pm

Join us this summer as we celebrate all things nature with the Season of the Butterfly! We will have papillon-themed crafts in the Gardens and guided butterfly surveying throughout the holidays to get the little ones involved with Wentworth’s wildlife (small charge applies).

Wentworth, Rotherham, S62 7TQ

Whistlestop Valley: Summer Events 2023

22nd July- 3rd September 

Cirque Du Shelley event- Buy a BIG Adventure ticket to Shelley, and dress up, play on our tin can alley, hoopla and much much more! 

Other events at Whistlestop Valley this Summer:

15th & 16th July 2023- Day Out With Thomas

22nd & 23rd July- Craft Fair

Friday 28th July- Creature Ark

19th & 20th August 2023- Bluey and Bingo

Wildlings & Wellbeing CIC: Community Forest School

After school forest school inspired sessions (for children aged 8-12) where children learn new skills and make new friends. Come and play the forest school way!

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June then 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th July 2023 from 4:30- 6pm

These 8 sessions are FREE and will take place at Grove Gardens, Grove Park, Wheatley.

13th, 20th & 27th June then 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th July then 1st August 2023 from 4:30- 6pm

These 8 sessions are FREE and will take place at Sandall Beat Wood, Doncaster.

Book your space online.

07738 004691