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100 Doncaster Things to do before you’re 11

Discover a world of exciting THiNGS to do in Doncaster.

There are lots of exciting adventures in Doncaster. Whether it’s learning about dinosaurs, pretending to be a pilot, becoming a countryside ranger or finding fairies, there’s so much fun to be had!

Meet the Doncaster THiNGS and Download an activity booklet 

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AQUACTIVE Summer Holiday Sessions

New games and inflatables to make summer as fun as possible at Aquactive!

Running over 4 weeks (date below)

Swimmers under 1m must be accompanied by an adult.

Running at Epworth Swimming Pool, Burnham Lane, Epworth

Contact Vicky 07562 720241



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Boston Park Farm Maize Maze, Unicorn Day and Yorkshire Day!

The Maize Maze opens at Boston Park farm on July 15th and is open from 10am until 5pm every day (last entry to the maze 4pm).

5km of paths, which give the feeling of exploring through the jungle!

Price £6 each for adults and children (3+), £3 for toddlers (1&2 years old) or £20 for a family ticket (family of four adults and children). Babies under 1 year are free.

As always, there are the animals to feed at Boston Park too, including alpacas, goats, donkeys, sheet, chickens and pigs. New chicks are also hatching out all the time and there are some adorable baby rabbits. Each day at 11.30am and 2.30pm they get the rabbits and guinea pigs out for a cuddle.

There is also an indoor soft play area suitable for under 8’s which is brilliant for showery days and there is a separate sandpit barn now too. There have been some exciting additions to the play areas including a bouncy castle which will be open all summer (weather permitting).

My children love climbing on the hay bales and there are a couple of outdoor play areas (climbing, swings etc) so it can be a full day out with lots of variety.

There is a cafe too with great food options.

Lots of exciting things happening this summer, so go along, get lost in the maze and then enjoy a cuppa whilst the kids wear themselves out playing!

Other Events:

Unicorn Day, 29th July (Ticket Only) – Children will be able to have a ride on a ‘real’ unicorn, there will be free crafts on all day, a hunt for hidden unicorns around the farm and to make the day extra special you can add a build a unicorn/bear experience to your visit. Unicorn rides are an additional £2 per child, Build a Unicorn is an additional £8 per unicorn/bear.

Yorkshire Day, 4th August – There will be falconry displays and throughout the day, meet and cuddle the friendly ferrets from Axholme Wildlife Management, free tractor and trailer rides, plus join in with the Yorkshire quiz, and get your face painted. There will also be a number of local craft stalls to browse whilst the kids are playing and you also get to enjoy the rest of our fantastic farm and get lost in the Maize Maze too!

Find out more on the website 

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DARTS Cultural Holiday Family Workshops at The Point

The Point will be hosting cultural family workshops on Tuesdays throughout the Summer Holidays.

Sessions are FREE and suitable for families with children aged 4-11.

Come and go when you like – whether that’s for 10 minutes or a whole session.

Around the World – 23 July with muscician Gary Hammond
Take a musical journey around the world and play weird and wonderful instruments, such as the aquaphone.

Make Your Mark – 30 July with visual artist Karen Hall
At this arts and crafts session, decorate our Wall of Culture with henna and other cultural patterns.

Draw Doncaster – 13 August with artist Angela Hardwick
Using fabric paints and other arts and crafts, help us to create a colourful map of Doncaster!

Word Play – 20 August with poet Lydia Allison
Create a giant word picture, play with different languages and have fun making stories at The Point!

The Point, 16 South Parade, DN1 2DR

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DARTS Happy Holiday Family Workshops at The Point

Blast off through time and space with our amazing artists for space-themed adventures inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing!

There are lots of workshops on offer, from fun filled interstellar music jams to creating out of this world clay aliens. So come along, take part and explore space together this summer!

Workshops are every Thursday in the school summer holidays for children aged 5-11+

10am – 12pm: Designed for children with disabilities and their families.
1pm – 3pm: Open to all families

Cost £2.50 per child, adults Free.

Space Comic Strips with artist Jim Medway – 25 July
Join comic artist Jim Medway to make a fun space comic together. Learn the basic skills through fun drawing games and activities, then work together on creating crazy space comics to take home with you.

Rocket Printing with artist Samantha Groom – 1 August
Print your own freestanding rocket to take home. You will learn how to use stamp printing to create your own freestanding rocket to zoom to your bedroom!

Sculpture planets with musician Nick Lewis – 8 August
Create simple sculptural planets using conductive materials and then make your own micro musical themes for each planet. A fantastic opportunity to play with music technology!

Clay Aliens with artist Angie Hardwick – 15 August
Play a game to help you design an amazing alien! How many heads or eyes will it have? Will it have tentacles or spikes? Will it be skinny or huge? Does have bumpy or patterned skin? What colour will it be? Then you can create your creature using air drying clay using modelling techniques, imprinting and applying skills. Take your alien home!

Interstellar Space Jam with musician Rob Pearson – 22 August
Blast off through time and space with the guidance of DJ and producer Rob Pearson and take part in a creative and fun filled interstellar music jam with other likeminded sound explorers. You will get the chance to create some unique out of this world futuristic music with your newly formed space crew at The Point. Help Rob Co-Pilot our space station of sounds and get hands on with midi controllers, drum pads and a variety other music tech gear. Rotate around the hi-tech terminals and have a go at some of the different interfaces. Maybe even add some vocals that get turned into a robot or space creature! We will produce a unique soundscape together launching futuristic instruments, Sci-Fi sounds and vocal phrases and weave these into a space themed musical masterpiece. No musical experience is necessary and you can take away the group music created together in the session.

Musical Alien Messages with musician Dyzelle Sutherland – 29 August
Our poor alien is stranded and far from home. The only way to communicate is through music and sound. Create a piece of music together using incredible, weird and wonderful instruments and music technology to help our poor alien to get back home! We’ll record your final musical messages so you can listen again at home.

Please book onto the workshops through our Eventbrite page

Scribble, Doodle and Draw

Exhibition continuing until 2nd August FREE to enjoy. With characters to meet, stories to follow and opportunities to learn how to draw like a comic artist, this exhibition is perfect for losing yourself in an imaginary world. There are plenty of opportunities to create your own artwork and be exhibited alongside the professionals! Find out more

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Enjoy 20% off standard pay on the day admission prices for Diggerland

***Mumbler Offer below***

Diggerland is the UK’s most unique attraction where children and adults have the chance to ride, drive and operate REAL full size construction machinery. Ever wanted to get behind the wheel of a JCB 3CX? Well now you can!

You really can dig it at Diggerland! Enjoy operating the controls of a 6 ton digger and scoop dirt, dig holes and fill them in again with a Giant Dirt Digger! Enjoy the views on the Skyshuttle from a whopping 50 ft in the air. Hang tight on Spindizzy, a monster Komatsu tracked excavator that has a digger bucket seating unit on the end of the digger arm that lifts, spins and drops!

With indoor and outdoor play areas, a bouncy castle and so much more, there really is something for all ages!


Special Doncaster Mumbler offer – click on the voucher to download and print

You will find the Diggerland Yorkshire theme park in Castleford, WF10 5NW.

Website: Diggerland 

Phone: 0871 2277007

Diggerland Yorkshire, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW


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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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Lakeside Village Summer Nights Cinema

Thursday 25th July to Thursday 29th August 2019. 6.00pm-8.00pm

Thursday 25 July – Zootroplis

Thursday 1 August – The Greatest Showman

Thursday 8 August – Wreck it Ralph: Ralph Wrecks The Internet

Thursday 15 August – Mary Poppins Returns

Thursday 22 August – Coco

Thursday 29 August – Mama Mia! Here We Go Again

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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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Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge with Doncaster Libraries

Hooray! The Summer Reading Challenge is back and it officially launches on 13th July 2019.

The Summer Reading Challenge combines FREE access to books, with fun, creative activities in the library during the summer holidays. Throughout the challenge, library staff and young volunteers support the children, helping them to discover new authors and illustrators and to explore a wide range of different types of books and ways of reading.

Meet the Rockets! This super cool family lives on a satellite station in space. They love spending time at their local library on the Moon.

But wait! All of a sudden books have started to disappear from the Moon Library, and soon there won’t be any left…

A mysterious ship has been spotted on the radar – could these naughty aliens be behind the trouble at the library?

The Rockets are going on a very important mission to save the missing books from these alien bandits, and they need your help!

Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge with your child and join the Rockets on a chase through space to find the aliens and save the Moon Library.

How the Summer Reading Challenge Works

  • Children sign up for free at their local library and receive a Space Chase collector folder
  • Children borrow and read at least six library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers to complete their folder and incentives along the way
  • Library staff and young volunteers are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities (see below)
  • Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal

Libraries across Doncaster are holding some specific events as follows: 

Aliens are Coming! Poetry Workshop! 

Come along and design your own alien and help to create a silly poem! A fun interactive session for children aged 5-12.

  • Doncaster Central Children’s Library – Thursday 1st August 10.30am-11.30am. Free tickets available, call 01302 737991
  • Armthorpe Community Library – Monday 5th August 10am-11am. Free tickets available, call 01302 833538
  • Askern Community Library – Tuesday 20th August 10.30am-11.30am. Free tickets available, call 01302 700324
  • Balby Community Library, Tuesday 30th July 10am-11am. Free tickets available call 01302 853656
  • Bawtry Community Library, Tuesday 13th August 1.30pm-2.30pm. Free tickets available call 01302 710858
  • Bentley Area Community Library, Monday 5th August 2.30pm-3.30pm. Free tickets available, call 01302 873456
  • Cantley Community Library, Thursday 22nd August 2.30pm-3.30pm. Free tickets available, call 01302 535614
  • Conisbrough Community Library, Wednesday 31st July 2pm-3pm. Free tickets available, call 01709 869509
  • Denaby Community Library, Friday 2nd August 10am-11am. Free tickets available, call 01302 737003
  • Edenthorpe Commuity Library, Friday 9th August 2.30pm-3.3-pm. Free tickets available, call 01302 884 580
  • Edlington Library, Martin Wells Centre, Monday 29th July 11am-12pm. Free tickets available, call 01302 736470
  • Hatfield Community Library, Thursday 15th August 2pm-3pm. Free tickets available, call 01302 842064
  • Moorends Community Library, Tuesday 27th August 2pm-3pm. Free tickets available, call 01405 812758
  • Rossington Community Library, Tuesday 30th July 2pm-3pm. Free tickets available, call 01302 734180
  • Scawthorpe Community Library, Wednesday 14th August 10am-11am. Free tickets available, call 01302 781786
  • Sprotbrough Community Library, Wednesday 7th August 10.30am-11.30am. Free tickets available, call 01302 782436
  • Thorne Library, Friday 2nd August 2.30pm-3.30pm. Free tickets available, call 01405 746969
  • Tickhill Community Library, Wednesday 21st August 10am-11am. Free tickets available, call 01302 742871
  • Wheatley Community Library, Thursday 8th August 10.30am-11.30am. Free tickets available, call 01302 734357

Man on the Moon Construction Workshop 

Come along and create a junk model rocket! All materials provided. Suitable for children aged 5-12.

  • Doncaster Central Children’s Library, Tuesday 6th August 1.30pm-2.30pm. Free tickets available, call 01302 737991

Mungo and the Spiders from Space! Drama/Comic Workshop 

Come along to a fun interactive drama session, then create your own comic page! Suitable for children aged 7-12.

  • Doncaster Central Children’s Library, Monday 12th August 10.30am-11.30am. Free tickets available, call 01302 737991

How to Catch a Star! Science Workshop! 

Come along and make a straw rocket and test it out to see how far it will travel. Will it reach the stars? Suitable for children aged 5-12.

  • Doncaster Central Children’s Library, Friday 23rd August 1.30pm-2.30pm. Free tickets available, call 01302 737991

Find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge here.  You can also set up a profile online to unlock special badges. There is also a great book sorter to give you some ideas on appropriate books.

Go on…grab your space suits and take a giant leap into the library this summer!

Visit the Doncaster Libraries website 


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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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Summer Holidays at Pink Pig Farm

The Pink Pig Farm is set to hold its biggest & best summer holidays event yet, from 20th July – 3rd September.

Visitors are in for a treat this year with three exciting themes to enjoy, which will be split over the summer break.

What’s in store? Lots of beach & water play, including; water pistol wars, bubble party, sandcastle & sand sculpture competitions, build paper boats & sail them, plus loads more!

Keep an eye on our facebook page  or Instagram (@thepinkpigfarm) for the latest summer updates and book your tickets through our website here.

Pink Pig Farm, Holme Hall, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RE
01724 854082


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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 loads of other people are coming along to support the event and provide activities to keep everyone entertained.

  • Puddle Ducks Doncaster will be joining us with Puddle the Duck!
  • NCT Doncaster
  • Baby Bumps Yoga
  • Frog Phonics
  • Zen Baby Doncaster
  • Water Babies
  • Little Gold Bee
  • and more, plus there will be some free fun activities and a bouncy castle too. We’ll even have ice cream.

Put the date in your diary and join us on 2nd August.

See the event on Facebook 

About the Global Big Latch On

Listen to interview with Trax FM below:

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The Happy Festival is Here at Frenchgate

Celebrate happiness at our Happy Festival!

Help the NCS (National Citizen Service) students give some happiness back to our community.

Donations from the activities will allow the students to deliver a weekly social event over the 6 week holiday for our elderly citizens at Age UK Doncaster’s Silver Link Centre. #Frenchgateshareyourhapp

Play to win ! Share some happiness  with our happiness App, tell a colleague how much you appreciate them or just send a lovely message to an old friend. Get playing and spread some joy for a chance to win a £500 gift card starts. Monday 15th July.

Frenchgate Shopping Centre, St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, DN1 1SW

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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

Alice in Wonderland at Marshall’s Yard

Saturday August 10th 2019

Join us on Saturday 10th August from 10am and meet the characters of Alice In Wonderland

Lots of games and activities, music and a best fancy dress competition

Marshall’s Yard, Beaumont Street, DN21 2NA


Baby Bunnies Garden Party 2019

Lovely garden party organised by Nichola from Baby Bunnies. 

11am -3pm, there are lots of stalls and entertainment. Make time for tea, bring a picnic and catch up with friends. plus much much more.

Pictured – me last year at the Baby Bunnies event with Peter Rabbit! The Deaf School is a brilliant venue for this, with lots of lovely grassy areas. There will be unicorns and taster sessions also.

Thursday August 1st 2019, 11am

Doncaster School for the Deaf, Leger Way, DN2 6AY

BabyBeatz Boogie Big Brunch

Wednesday 28th August 2019, Cusworth Hall, DN5

A summer get together to celebrate the end of BabyBeatz Boogie Summer Term.

Open to parents and babies from all classes and from BodyBeatz fitness too.

Bring a picnic and a blanket. There will be fun and games! No need to book.


Bake Battle & Roll

If it’s a bit rainy, enjoy some games at Bake Battle & Roll! They have a fantastic range of games suitable for children aged around three upwards! No age limit! Whether you want a quick game, or one that lasts a few hours, there is something for everyone.

Open from 11am Wednesday to Sunday.

Wood Street, Doncaster 

Bake Battle & Roll

Doncaster’s First board game cafe located on Wood Street in the Town Centre.

Open 5 days a week, 11am-9pm, Wednesday to Sunday, there are games for every age! A great place to spend a bit of time getting lost in a game or having a quick game to keep the kids amused whilst shopping!

24-26 Wood Street, Doncaster

Cannon Hall Farm

Unlimited summer pass for £19.95 per person this summer.

Summer events include:

  • Superhero Party July 20-21st
  • Food Festival August 23-26th
  • Princess Party Sept 21-22nd

Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

01226 790 427

Cast Summer School

Make friends, have fun and develop some great new skills at our fabulous Cast Summer School.

At the end of their time Summer School workshops children and young people will join together to showcase their new-found singing, acting and dancing skills to family and friends.

Tuesday 26th- Sat 31st August , 10am – 4pm

Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Club Doncaster Foundation Open Day

Fancy training with the Doncaster Rovers Football Club First team at teh Keepmoat Stadium?

Train like Rovers first-team players for the day on Friday July 26th from 10am-2pm.

During the open training session that the first team squad will go through from 10am on the main pitch at the Keepmoat Stadium, head of sports science Rob Lee and first-team sports science coach James Walsh will take testing sessions for Junior Members to take part in.

Both coaches will run sessions involving height jumps, sprint tests and a host of others that the first-team players have under taken this summer, to give Junior Members the full first-team experience.

Prizes will be on offer for any fan who can get close to the best numbers recorded by the players last week, upon their return for the 2019/20 season.

Following the training session, Junior Members will then be coached in small groups by members of the first-team squad and coaches from the Club Doncaster Foundation, following on from a team talk in the main dressing room from the coaching staff.

To be a part of this year’s ‘Train with the first team’ Junior Members must sign up prior to the event, and can do so by contacting 01302 764664


Colours Pottery Painting Studio – Children’s Summer Workshops

Tuesday 13th August 10am-11.30am (4-7 years), 12.30pm-2.00pm (8+ years)

  • Workshop includes story time session (4-7 years) followed by hand printing in to clay tiles, finished with vibrant clay paint decoration.

Tuesday 27th August 10am-11.30am (4-7 years), 12.30pm-2.00pm (8+ years)

  • Workshop includes story time session (4-7 years) followed by plate banding technique and shape sponge detail.

Call Stacey 01302 750761 or 07714 466999

Colours, 36 Castlegate, Tickhill, Doncaster, DN11 9QU

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:

Sessions: 10am, 11.15am, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.45pm

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.

Creation Station Summer Sessions

Join Creation Station over the summer at some special sessions:

  • Summer Slime Creations (4-11 years), Saturday July 13th, 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Tiny Treasures (0-6 months), Thursday July 18th, 9.45pm-11.30am
  • Play-Doh Tootie Unicorn (2-11 years), Saturday July 20th, 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Family fun Friday – Pop Art Printing (2-11 years), Friday July 26th, 10am-11.30am. This session is based on Andy Warhol inspired printing. Using simple shapes to create a pop art inspired piece of art.
  • Summer Party (2-11 years), Saturday July 27th, 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Family Fun Friday – Creative Clay Sculptures (2-11 years), Friday August 2nd, 10am-11.30am. This session is based on Henry Moore inspired creative clay sculptures. Using a variety of different modelling materials to make amazing 3D sculptures.
  • Family Fun Friday – Cutting Edge Collage (2-11 years), Friday August 9th, 10am-11.30am. This session is based on David Hockney inspired collage. Using different colours and textures to create a family portrait.
  • Family Fun Friday – Abstract Art (2-11 years), Friday August 16th, 10am-11.30am. This session is based on Henri Matisse inspired Art. Using abstract shapes and bold colours to create a piece of art.

Contact Creation Station to book, 07531 852115

Sessions held at Queens Road Design Centre, DN1 2NH


Cusworth Hall Pirates & Princesses

Tuesday 6th August, 10am-3pm 

Cusworth Hall, Cusworth Lane, DN5 7TU

It’s that time again! Dust off your eye-patches or tiaras, pack up a picnic, and come along and join us for our annual Pirates and Princesses extravaganza. Entertainment throughout the day will be provided by Mr Dan, plus we will have a treasure trail through the site, a bouncy castle, crafts, rides and activities to keep the whole family entertained. A great day out not to be missed!

Please note that this year there will be a £5 per car parking fee on the day of the event but blue badge holders and annual car park pass holders can park for free. Once again the FREE shuttle bus will run from Doncaster North Park and Ride. Admission to the event is free but small charges apply for activities and stalls. Please note that dogs must be kept on leads for the duration of this event.

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



Eastfield Farm Pick Your Own

Eastfield Farm have LOADS of Strawberries left and suggest they’ll have them available until the first week in August.

They also have Pick your own Sunflowers available

Eastfield Farm, Doncaster Road, Tickhill, DN11 9JD

Gloworm Festival 2019

The Gloworm Festival is a brilliant 2 day event that has been especially created for grown ups and their little (or not so little) people. We invite you to come and play in a warm, welcoming and creative environment, loose your inhibitions, let your hair down and have some fun.

See family friendly festivals and live music

August 16th 2019 – August 19th 2019

Thoresby Park, Thoresby Courtyard, Nr Ollerton, NG22 9EP

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



Hannah Danielle Dance – Parent and Toddler time

Parent & Toddler Dance classes

Thursday 10am-11am, Woodfield Squash & Leisure Club

Non-members £4 / Members £2

Contact Hannah to book 07512 286046

Will be running all through summer except Thursday 22nd August

Horseworld Fun Day Family Gala

Sunday August 18th 2019, 10am-5pm 

Why not bring all the family down to enjoy and share our fun packed day. Includes Adult and children pony rides, gundig scurry, farrier display, fair ground rides….A range of delicious hot and cold food stalls, gift and craft stalls, licensed bar and much much more.

This really is going to be a fun filled day for all!

Throughout the day we will be having our magical unicorns make an appearance, this gives your children chance to meet, greet and even RIDE on a real life unicorn! This is a big hit with the little princesses! If you want to make their dreams come true!

Also we have a fun charity dog show being held throughout the day starting from 11am.. Check out our wall for all the classes and times! We hope to see lots of pampered poochies.

Horseworld, Bawtry Road, Tickhill DN11 9HA

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!


Lego Robotics

Does your child love Lego? Do they have a passion for robotics and love to build? Then have a look at our new FREE session coming this summer!

Lego Robotics is a family learning session for both adults and children to take part in; to learn new skills and gain new knowledge together! Learn how to use latest Lego Education Kits & Digital Devices with trained staff!

Booking is required for this course so please book early to secure you and your child a place! For children aged 5 – 11. Please note that this is a 3 day course and when you book on you will be booking on for all 3 days.

Monday July 29th, Tuesday July 30th, Thursday August 1st 2019. 1pm-3pm

Armthorpe Family Hub, Mere Lane, Armthorpe, DN3 2DG

Call Armthorpe Family Hub on 01302 736760

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


Magna Mayhem Summer 2019

August 5th to August 16th (Monday to Friday) 

South Yorkshire’s best indoor inflatable adventure zone is back for the SUMMER HOLIDAYS from Monday 5th to Friday 9th and Monday 12th to Friday 16th August 2019.

Kids can bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie for a full 75 mins of high adrenaline fun. Our purpose built indoor world of adventure is a safe environment for children of all ages to let off steam and be active during the school holidays.

Standard sessions at 12 and 2pm are open to all ages 0-15, but are aimed mainly at under 11s. You know better than anyone else your own child’s enjoyment levels and limitations. There is no age limit for any of the inflatable equipment, it is at the discretion of the supervising adult to deem suitability for your child/children. With the exception of the Ocean Playzone which is limited to under three year olds only.

Mini Mayhem sessions are everyday at 10:30am and are for under 5s only.

Autism Friendly SEND Mayhem sessions are on Thursday 8th at 2pm and Thursday 15th August at 2pm.

Adults are free of charge to Magna Mayhem when accompanying a fee paying child.

Magna Science Adventure Centre, Magna Way, S60 1FD

Market Movies in The New Woolmarket Doncaster

Thursdays 4-6pm  – Family Classics showing in the Wool Market. For films and times, see the posters within the Wool Market.

Doncaster Woolmarket, Doncaster, DN1 1BN


Pirates and Princesses at Cusworth Hall

Tuesday August 6th 2019, 10am-3pm 

Cusworth Hall, Cusworth Lane, DN5 7TU

It’s that time again! Dust off your eye-patches or tiaras, pack up a picnic, and come along and join us for our annual Pirates and Princesses extravaganza. Entertainment throughout the day will be provided by Mr Dan, plus we will have a treasure trail through the site, a bouncy castle, crafts, rides and activities to keep the whole family entertained. A great day out not to be missed!

Please note that this year there will be a £5 per car parking fee on the day of the event but blue badge holders and annual car park pass holders can park for free. Once again the FREE shuttle bus will run from Doncaster North Park and Ride. Admission to the event is free but small charges apply for activities and stalls. Please note that dogs must be kept on leads for the duration of this event.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Open Days in Doncaster

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue will be holding several annual open days this summer:

  • 2nd August 10-4pm. Thorne Station. Union Road, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 5EL
  • 25th August (time tbc). Askern Station. Moss Road, Askern, Doncaster, DN6 0JX
  • 27th August, 10am-3pm. Doncaster Station. Leicester Avenue, Doncaster, DN2 6DR



Team Verrico Summer Camp Out!

26th July,11am – 28th July, 3pm

Come and join in the fun at the annual team verrico camp out!
So many great local entertainers, craft stalls, well being specialists and workshops to enjoy, fun for all the family!

Tickets £50 (Weekend Camping up to 6 people per pitch)

Willow Fields, Epworth Road, Haxey, SN9 2LL

Visit website 

The Craft Studio and Slime Workshop – Summer holiday club workshops

Rossington based workshops, all 10am -11am.

The Craft Studio & Slime Workshop, 7 Kingfisher Court, Rossington, DN11 0EU

Monday 29th july- UV SLIME WORKSHOP (x1 hour) £12.00
Come and make UV stretchy SLIME! With a group bubble at the end and a UV torch key ring to take home with you!
Wednesday31st july – CRAFT WORKSHOP (2 hour) £12.00
BFG come and make a dream catcher, make a dream sensory jar and a slime WIZZ POP to take home which all shines under UV!
Thursday 1st August – SNOW SLIME 1 hour (£10)
Come and make a frosty snow slime adding white snow to our stretchy slime. Decorate a jar to put it in.
Experience a large group bubble at the end.
Saturday 3rd August – NEW!!! Heat sensitive slime workshop. (12.00) 1 hour.
Come and make stretchy heat sensitive slime. Changes colour with the heat of your hands.

From 4 year olds upwards.
Can leave your child with me from above 5 years & above.

Fully insured and dbs checked

Tots Play Baby Music Festivals

Hooray it’s festival season! Do you have a tiny dancer? a mini mover? Or a growing groover? Come and join us at our summer special Mini Music Festival, especially for bables and toddlers aged 9 months to 3 years.
We’ll have our usual 45 minute Tots Play mix of yoga to music, instruments, sign language, bubbles and sensory play, all with a festival themed twist. We’ll have a baby rave tent, back stage dress up and main stage music fun with parachute and balloons galore!

Tickets are £6.50 for individuals or £10 for siblings attending together. Accompanying children over 5 are free.

Wednesday July 31st, 10am -10.45am (9 months -3+ years) & 11am-11.45m (8 weeks-crawling) – Victoria Hall, Hatfield

Thursday August 1st, 10am-10.45am (9 months-3+ years) &  11am-11.45am (8 weeks-crawling)  – Armthorpe Community Centre, Church Street, DN3 3AG

For more information contact Claire at Tots Play

Tropical Butterfly House

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.


Adult: £13.20
Child: £12.20
Under 2’s: Free
(children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Student / OAP: £12.20
(Student or NUS Card to be presented to claim student concession)
Explorer Family Pass: £43.20 (2 adults and 2 children)
Ranger Family Pass: £51.20 (2 adults and 3 children)
Self-Guided Groups (Adults): £11.55
Self-Guided Groups (Children): £10.25
To be eligible for the group discount, you must have a minimum of 15 people in your group (paid admissions)

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

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Wild Live Safari Nights 2019!

Four fantastic nights of live music at Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

3rd August – 90’s POP PARTY!

S Club 3 will get the crowd going with their unforgettable hits like ‘Don’t Stop Movin’ and ‘Reach’, and they’ll be joined by fellow pop legends Liberty X and Janice Robinson!

10th August – GABRIELLE

Dreams CAN come true, as evidenced by the fact that soul sensation Gabrielle is joining us for a night of her greatest hits on 10th August. She’ll be joined by the fantastic Claire Richards, who shot to fame with Steps and will be performing some of their hits as well as her fabulous solo songs!

17th August – BEST OF THE WEST END

One for the lovers of musicals – we’ll be joined by Collabro and West End stars Sophie Evans, Ben Forster and Marsha Wallace for a night of fantastic spectacle and well-known show tunes. The temptation to sign along at the top of our voices will be REAL.

24th August – RAK-SU and SAARA ALTO

A fantastic double-header of X Factor favourites will finish off our summer concert series, as we’re joined by winners Rak-Su and Saara Alto, fresh from her appearance on Dancing on Ice!

All tickets include entry to the Wildlife Park for a full day of animal fun, as well as the full-length concert from the fantastic acts!