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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Explore natural history, archaeology, local history, fine art and more at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. A varied programme of exhibitions runs throughout the year in the Art Gallery, while Doncaster Museum charts the history of the town from the Ice Age to the present day.

Opening Hours:

Wednesday to Friday 10am-4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.30am-4.15pm
Monday and Tuesday – Closed

General admission FREE, with free parking to visitors when you register your car at the museum reception.

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE

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Introducing you to EXPECT Summer 2019!

Last year, the EXPECT Summer programme rolled out with a huge bang! Over the course of 6 weeks, almost 11,000 attendees enjoyed a range of activities organised by EXPECT Youth, with partners such as DARTS, Active Fusion, EPIC, DCLT, Club Doncaster Foundation and Flying Futures.

Thousands of young people facing disadvantage had the chance to take part in FREE activities such as Zorbing, First Aid Training, Hair & Beauty, Castle Club, Dance and Multi Sports…the list goes on! With help from Fareshare, the Schools Catering Team and Moorends Miners Welfare, the programme was able to prepare and provide free healthy meals for children and young people at sessions. The good news is, the programme will return this summer 2019!

As a result of last years programme, more children and young people have the opportunity to get involved in extra-curricular activities too, with 40 activities delivered by 20 specialist organisations tthrough the Essential Skills Programme, which is available for 5-18 year olds.

EXPECT Summer 2019

Here I am meeting up with Bobby and Clare from the Expect Youth Team

Kicking off on the 22nd July for 6 weeks, there will be a huge variety of activities across eleven areas of Doncaster! With over 20 FREE activities to choose from throughout the week, per area, children will never be stuck for something to do.

Keep up to date and see the activity calendars/book on to activities with EXPECT Summer on their website here

The areas in which activities will be held are:



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Pirates and Princess Funday and Sandall Park’s 80th Anniversary!

Sandall Parks 8oth Anniversary Family Picnic will be a grand affair, with old fashioned games thrown in. There will be games for all the family and a giant inflatable fun zone!

There will also be:

  • All that jazz dance display
  • Endeavour martial arts display
  • Doncaster arlfc tag rugby display
  • Pony rides
  • Reptile rendezvous
  • Kendall tuby mini fair rides
  • Enchanted rose princesses
  • Barista coffee
  • Wood fired pizza
  • Little learners will be there selling their stock of crazy soap, gelli and slime products and egg chalks!
  • Darius from limitless events and martyn from alkidz hosting for the day doing games and music
  • Fancy dress competition

A Fire Engnine will be there on the day, depending on if they get a call to an emergency!

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Stockeld Park Summer Adventure

20th July – 2nd September 2019, 10am – 6pm

**See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets**

Stockeld Park is nature’s playground, where nothing is quite as it seems! With magical surprises at every turn, this is a place to spark even the wildest of imaginations! Our Park is home to an Enchanted Forest, Giant Maze, adventure playgrounds galore, go karts, boats, inflatables and more!

We have a whole summer of adventure ahead! Check out our special family fun events schedule, round up your adventurous young explorers and make this summer one to remember!

Adventure Weekend – 20th -21st July

  • With the Stockeld Rangers

Family Sports Challenge – 27th & 28th July

  • Including 125ft inflatable obstacle course – 27th & 28th July

Stunt Mania – 3rd & 4th August

  • Bike & Quad Show

Sam & Mark’s Lawn Party – 11th August

  • Family fun afternoon with this CBBC duo! Live DJ set and BBQ too

Have you got talent? Auditions – 10th August

  • Stockeld Park talent show auditions! Could you be joining X Factor’s Sam Bailey and Wagnor live on stage!?

X Factor’s Sam Bailey and Wagner LIVE – 18th August

  • Set up your picnics for an afternoon of entertainment from these X Factor stars!

Stockeld ROX  – Bank Holiday Weekend – Sunday 25th August & Monday 26thAugust

  • Stockeld Park’s annual tribute music festival including the likes of Taylor Swift, Little Mix and Ed Sheeran!

Pre-book online for 10% discount off your day passes, and use the Mumbler code MUMDONCASTER for an additional 10% off!! Click here to book 


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Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333

On the Day Prices
• Individual Day Pass: £15.50
• Under 2s: Free
• Car Parking: Free
• Late Entry (after 3pm): £10 per person
• Laser Tag Taster 15 min session: £4 (7 yrs+)

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The Deep – Turtle-y Awesome Summer

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The Doncaster Big Latch On 2019

I’m delighted to be helping organise the 4th Doncaster Big Latch On this Year, along with our friends Baby Dinosaurs Kids Markets!

Last year, 175 people and 72 breastfeeding mums headed to Sandall Park to join Mumworthy in the big latch on count at 10.30am, participating with up to 60,000 breastfeeding/expressing mums all around the world and their friends and family.

This years event is on Friday 2nd August 2019 from 9.30am. Siblings, older children, friends and family are very welcome. Bring a picnic blanket for an informal get together. The past three years have seen beautiful sunshine on the day, so hopefully we will be lucky this time around!

The brilliant thing about the Big Latch On is that if you’re a new mum, there is everyone you could wish to speak to in terms of support there – the family hubs, health visitors, breastfeeding support team, pre/post natal care providers…all in one place. Plus you will meet other mums.

Sandall Park has lots of play areas for older children and we will be announcing other participating companies  soon! Puddle Ducks Doncaster will be joining us, along with the NCT Doncaster, Baby Bumps Yoga and more, plus there will be some free fun activities and a bouncy castle too. We’ll even have ice cream.

For now, put the date in your diary and join us on 2nd August.

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A Big Day out at The Dome

Swim and Skate all in one day with the region’s favourite leisure destination.

Cut the ice in the UK’s only split level Ice Rink and Make A Splash with our Big Splash session in the lagoons.

Family multi-activity tickets are only £25 when booked online!

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

Conisbrough Castle – Minecraft Castle Building Workshops

Saturday 10th August & Sunday 11th August 2019

Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, DN12 3BU

For the Minecraft fans in your family we’re once again mixing up the ancient and modern with a second season of our popular castle building workshops, curated by our expert cube construction friends at Blockbuilders.

Last year these were hugely over-subscribed, so this summer we are introducing a series of ticketed events.

You need to reserve and pay for your place in advance – details of How to Book will follow soon.

Normal admission prices to the site where the workshop is taking place also apply. We’re also providing our new Castle’s Kit, a collection of pre-built essential features no worthy fortress should be without, so whether you’re an expert or a first-timer, getting started has never been easier.

Doncaster Murder Mystery Treasure Trail

Are you looking for something to do with family and friends or seeking a fun day out with the kids in Doncaster?

Then why not explore Doncaster on this self-guided Murder Mystery themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit?

The circular Trail route starts in the middle of Doncaster and shows you many different sides to this town of many faces. You’ll be solving Clues via the theatre, museum, park, market, minster and old Roman fort so there’s plenty to discover!

Trails are done in your own time and at your own pace, one trail booklet is enough for 4-5 people.

The Doncaster Treasure Trail starts at 1 Priory Place, Doncaster, DN1 1BN

Purchase the treasure trail before you leave home – download it from the website (£6.99) here



Go Ape

Live Life Adventurously!

Our nearest Go Apes’ are:

Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby, Lincolnshire, DN15 9HU

Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, NG21 9GL (Also have a brand new Nets Kingdom which opened in Summer 2018 – this looks amazing and is suitable for younger children who might find the Tree Top Adventure or even Tree Top Junior a bit difficult or high. We visited in the summer and my then 4 year old enjoyed the Tree Top Junior half way round, but was terrified of the zip wire. The Nets would have been a good option for him).

Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, YO18 7LT



Lakeside Ping Pong Parlour

The parlour can be found next to Thorntons and will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 6pm, Thursday 10am until 8pm, Saturday 9.30am until 6pm and Sunday 10am until 4.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to drop in to play on one of the three table tennis tables in the parlour. Simply grab a bat and play – absolutely free of charge!


Little Learners in the park!

Little Learners will be holding their session in the park again this summer at Sandall Park.

There will be trays of messy play, paint, sand, play-dough, dancing, water play, outdoor games and more…

Suitable for ages 5 months to 5 years, but older children are welcome to join in the fun too!

Sunday 11th August, 10.30am to 11.30am