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Monsal Trail: Peak District

The Monsal Trail is a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales. The trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale and Coombs Road, at Bakewell. It was recommended to us by…

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 in Doncaster

Did you know that Doncaster has been successful in its bid to host three fixtures of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, bringing top class international rugby league to South Yorkshire? Three mens matches will take place at The Keepmoat Stadium in October 2021 (One of the matches will be during the October half term holidays, so here’s…

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Queen Ethelburga’s Whole School Virtual Open Day

Join us on 10th October 2020 – for our Virtual Whole School Open Day! Whole School Open Day Saturday 10th October 2020 From 9.00 am – 12.00 pm We warmly invite you to our Whole School Open Morning, for Kindergarten places through to Year 13. This Open Day – held online – will start with…

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A Pretty Sweet little story…Pretty’s Sweet Boxes

Founded during lockdown May 2020, a little idea turned in to a little dream I never knew I had. My name is Pretty and I am a Mum of 3 in Doncaster, living the ‘sweet life’ thanks to my new ‘lockdown’ venture. I’m an Optometrist by profession, you might have read some of our articles…

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Bonfire Night and fireworks ideas at Home during Lockdown

Most of the bonfire night and fireworks events are not happening this year, but don’t worry! We have some great bonfire night ideas to celebrate at home with your family. Firework inspired food Why not have fun creating some edible firework inspired treats to enjoy on Bonfire night? Fun for all ages, these treats can…

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Doncaster Dome Cycle Track back open

The Cycle Track at Doncaster Dome is back open! You can enjoy the cycle track during an open session, stay for as long as you like during the times of the session. Please adhere to social distancing whilst on the track and don’t get too close to other riders. The Cycle cafe is not open…

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NEW: Winter Illuminations at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Get ready to experience an after dark illuminations spectacular! Be amazed as Yorkshire Wildlife Park transforms into a shimmering evening wonderland including larger than life lantern displays, each telling their very own magical story. Register to HERE be the first to find out more information about when tickets go on sale PLUS receive an amazing…

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10 Activities Children can do with Conkers this Autumn! 🌰

We were out for a walk in our local park and stumbled across some early conkers on the floor! As Autumn arrives they’re everywhere…we have great fun collecting them in various locations and our house becomes full of them! There are lots of ideas of crafts, games and even a bit of fun maths that…

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Follow the neighbourhood Pumpkin Trick or Treat Trail in Doncaster

Alternative to Trick or Treating As we went into lockdown back in March, the Rainbow Trail was a brilliant idea, it gave us all something to do and an opportunity for children to explore their neighbourhood safely, spotting rainbows. Now that we are back at school, a bit of normality has resumed but it’s still…

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Little Farmers and Big Little Farmers are back at Boston Park Farm

From Monday 21st September, Little Farmer Toddler Sessions are returning to Boston Park Farm Numbers will be limited for each session and only one adult per child can attend. Little Farmers: Monday 1pm-2pm and Thursdays 10.30am – 11.30am 2020 These sessions are 1 hour and your child will take part in farm themed crafts and…

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Trick or Treating during Covid-19

It’s the spookiest time of the year – and the best excuse to eat sweets that was ever invented! Trick or treating might look a little different this year, but you can still have lots of scary Halloween fun  in Doncaster (and steal a few of your kids’ sweets when they’ve gone to bed). Whether…

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Doncaster Lions: Santa’s Sleigh route 2020

Dates are yet to be released for Santa’s Sleigh route throughout the town this November and December. As soon as they are available, this area of the site will be updated.  

Where to see Winter Illuminations and Light Shows near Doncaster this Christmas

Always magical, there are a few winter illuminations and light shows planned within easy reach of Doncaster to help us celebrate Christmas 2020. DN Festival of Light  This event will not be taking place in 2020 Belton House, Christmas Lights  27th November 2020 – 3rd January 2021 (Various dates)  Belton will be transformed with sparkling…

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Visitor Guidance for Maternity Wards in Doncaster & Bassetlaw : Update 10th September

Updated 10th September 2020 Visiting guidance for maternity wards Antenatal ward – Women admitted for an antenatal stay or to commence the Induction of labour process, birth partners can have a pre-arranged two hour visiting slot daily.  Postnatal ward – Mothers and babies who need to be transferred for ongoing care or after Caesarian Section,…

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The Steel Cauldron – Wizard Themed Tea Room

We took our Harry Potter mad kids to the NEW Steel Cauldron in Sheffield, which opened it’s doors recently. The Steel Cauldron is a wizarding paradise and brilliant for kids who are in to anything a bit magical!  We booked an afternoon tea as an end of summer holidays treat. I did see that they…

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10 Pumpkin Related Activities

There are loads of things you can do with Pumpkins this Autumn. They are not expensive to buy and are available from lots of places around or near to Doncaster. See a list of Places to Pick a Pumpkin nearby HERE. I have picked out my 10 favourite Pumpkin Related Activities to try with the…

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Which restaurants in Doncaster will extend Eat Out to Help Out in September

The hugely popular Eat Out to Help Out Scheme came to a close at the end of August, however some pubs, restaurants and chains have extended the scheme themselves into September. Here are the venues that have special offers during September.. including some Doncaster St Leger Race Week specials Aagrah Indian Restaurant, Great North Road,…

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Returning to school during Covid-19: Ideas & tips with The Week Junior

Advertising Feature for the Week Junior  For most children, the start of a new school year is a mixed bag of excitement and nerves. But with the background anxiety of a global pandemic, and ongoing lockdown restrictions, returning to school in 2020 feels a lot more challenging. Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has thrown our…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020: The Finalists!

It’s 1st September 2020, which means that I’m pleased to announce the shortlist for the Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020! Thank you to everyone who made a nomination during July in any of the categories. It was fantastic to see so many lovely comments at a time when things were (and still are a bit) strange!…

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5 of the best classes to do with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers this September

Things are gradually starting to reopen and face to face activities are resuming, which is particularly good news for new mums with lockdown babies. If you’re unsure of what activities, groups, baby classes there are in Doncaster, we have a whole section over on the website here, but we’ve rounded up 5 of the best…

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Puddle Ducks and Swim Academy bookings open – NEW Venues

We can’t wait to welcome you back to Puddle Ducks Doncaster! We are thrilled to announce that our lessons will restart at some pools from 5th September, including some fantastic new venues in Doncaster at Rossington Hall and a Private pool in Austerfield. Whether you have a newborn baby that you’d like to bring to…

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Children’s Air Ambulance Downloadable Summer Activity Packs

If you need something to do at home, in the car whilst travelling, on a beach or anywhere, here are some great downloadable activity packs from Children’s Air Ambulance (Yorkshire). Summer Activity Pack – full of colouring, crosswords, bingo, rainy day games, spot the difference and things to make! Stay at Home Activity Pack (Issue…

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Treat yourself with a Bare and Bond monthly perfume subscription

Are you looking to treat yourself after what has felt a long few months or what about a gift you can easily send someone? We have just the answer, a monthly perfume subscription from Bare and Bond! Like most mums when I receive a gift or treat I end up sharing it with the kids….

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Gulliver’s Introduces special sessions for tots

Gulliver’s Valley, the new theme park in Rotherham, has announced it will be trialling some new daily sessions just for younger children. You may have seen our Mumbler Review of the brand new Gulliver’s Valley in Rotherham recently. They have now launched Gully Town Tots, which will initially be introduced as a two-week trial, which…

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New Rumble Snacks – 100% Natural Snack for Children

Rumble Snacks is a new, 100% natural snack choice for children, the ideal alternative to sweets. ***25% discount using Code MUMBLER/DON*** Our flavoured raisins and cranberries are delivered directly to your front door in a range of tasty flavours; Apple, Blackcurrant, Lime, Orange & Raspberry. All our flavours and can be purchased in either one…

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Love Lakeside Festival this bank holiday

We’ve got dance and disco and trains and treats galore at the Love Lakeside Festival this bank holiday. A free land train calling at B&M, Next, M&S and Stadium Way, to drop off for a walk round the lake, will be operating from Friday 28 August to Monday 31 August. Children’s disco dancing workshops will…

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Children’s Charity Martial Arts Event

Caged Steel Martial Arts are working together with a local Co-Op Member Pioneer and the charity MIND, sharing their common goal to improve communities and connect people. Caged Steel Martial Arts will be donating a fun-filled Martial Arts lesson, taken by their head instructor Chris White. This session will be for kids aged 7-9, entry…

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park welcome a new Polar Bear, Hamish!

A new polar bear will be arriving at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in the autumn. Hamish, the first polar bear cub born in the UK for 25 years, will be welcomed into the park’s five-strong family at the Project Polar, a twelve-acre network of lakes and reserves, in October. The 2.5-year-old will join Victor, Pixel, Nissan,…

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Mumbler Review: Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham

We discovered Wentworth Woodhouse recently and it’s a real hidden gem, we loved it! We visited in the first week of the holidays and it was lovely and quiet. I’m not sure too many people have discovered it yet!  Having recently opened the gardens to the public (previously it was only possible to visit the…

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Mumbler Review: NEW Gulliver’s Valley Resort, South Yorkshire

The BRAND NEW Gulliver’s Valley Resort opened on Saturday 11th July 2020 and we were lucky enough to go along for the day this weekend to see what’s there. A theme park aimed at children between the ages of 2 and 13 years old, there are more than 30 rides and attractions and more is…

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Coronovirus Update 13.08.2020…more lockdown restrictions to be lifted

In the latest announcement by Boris Johnson, there is good news for some of our family friendly businesses in Doncaster. More businesses can now plan to re-open, including indoor play and soft play, bowling alleys, skating rinks and beauty salons. From this Saturday, 15th August in Doncaster:  Indoor play and indoor soft play, bowling alleys,…

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There’s lots of fun to be had in Donnyland; you’ve just got to know where to look!

Cast theatre have launched a new project to keep your little ones busy over the Summer holidays; Adventures in Donnyland! Whilst they can’t open up their building to the public just yet, the team over at Cast theatre have been squirrelling away creating a fun online adventure for families to take part in from their…

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Mess Around South Yorkshire: Messy Play at home

Mess Around South Yorkshire have introduced an amazing new range of messy play materials for you to use at home! Ready prepared and delivered to your doorstep to all S and DN postcodes – All you have to do is unpack, add your own toys / utensils and get ready to get MESSY! Messy Mayhem…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards Nominations so far!

I’ve been sharing the nominations for the Doncaster Mumbler Awards so far this week…there are still a few categories to go, but take a look here and see if you’re nominated. Hope you enjoy reading the lovely comments. Favourite Children’s Retailer, Sponsored by Lakeside Village  Favourite Children’s Attraction/Day Out, Sponsored by Visit Doncaster  Eating Out…

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School Uniform – All you need to know!!

It’s that time of year again, the time to shop for school uniform. We need absolutely everything. My eldest was last at school in March, due to Covid19, so the winter boots I’d bought her in January didn’t get much use . I’ve updated the information below from last year with Covid19 updates. We’ve built…

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Off to join the Circus: This weekend at Lakeside Village

It’s off to the circus this weekend at Lakeside Village where our events team will be running a series of circus skills workshops to keep the little ones entertained. Look out for our circus themed stilt walkers who will be entertaining visitors, old and young, with their fun performances.   And that’s not all, complete our…

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The Week Junior Magazine: Keep them reading all summer…and beyond

Mumbler have recently partnered up with The Week Junior magazine, and we couldn’t be happier to tell you all about it. It’s an award-winning magazine, aimed at children aged 8-14 years old. We’ve just subscribed for my 8 year old, who has read it from cover to cover twice since it dropped on the doormat…

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The best theme parks within easy reach of Doncaster

We have some great options nearby for children of all ages all re-open post lockdown, with strict measures in place: Gullivers Valley Resort,  Mansfield Rd, Sheffield, S26 5QW Gulliver’s Valley Resort South Yorkshire, features a number of themed areas including the Lost World, Smugglers Wharf and Toyland. “To help keep guests and team members safe…

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Celebrating Breastfeeding in Doncaster: Support, advice and information

The Big Latch On takes place each year during World Breastfeeding Week 1-7th August. Breastfeeding can be so difficult at the best of times, never mind during a pandemic! Whilst it is all virtual this year, we hope that the online event gives local breastfeeding mums somewhere to find support, advice and other mums going…

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Let the children play…outdoors! The importance of outdoor play.

Guest blog by Forest Friends Woodland Playgroup Looking back at your own childhood, what were your favourite memories? I bet it wasn’t that amazing television programme or that super expensive high-tech toy with buttons! I know my best memories were all outside; collecting bugs, making mud pies, swimming in streams, building dens and climbing trees….

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Mumbler Competition: Roar and Snore Campsite at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

WIN a traditional wild camping escape in the heart of nature at Yorkshire Wildlife Park and enjoy an unforgettable fun family night under the stars. PLUS spend the day at the UK’s no.1 Walkthrough Wildlife Adventure. Not only can you enjoy the thrill of a wild sleepover just a stone throw from the amazing animals…

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5 Nature Reserves near Doncaster

A lovely way to spend time outdoors with the kids, here are some nearby nature reserves – some are free to, so it makes for a cheap, easy family day out. Potteric Carr, Mallard Way, Doncaster, DN4 8DB  Fully accessible nature paths through stunning, safe wetland habitat. Pockets of woodland and wildflower meadows. The ponds…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards: Mumblers’ Favourite Party Provider, nominees so far sponsored by Arnold Clark

The Doncaster Mumbler Awards nominations went live on July 1st and although we don’t usually publish the nominations and comments, I thought that every single person who receives a nomination deserves to read their messages of thanks & support at this time as things start to reopen. It has been a tough time, so I…

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Doncaster Big Latch On 2020 – Celebrating Breastfeeding 1-7th August

It’s almost time for the Doncaster Big Latch On, however as anticipated,  this year things are a little different. We can’t do a picnic in the sunshine, but we can come together virtually to inform and support Doncaster mums in their breastfeeding journey. The past few months have been especially hard for new mums, so…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards Nominees so far: Favourite Day Nursery/Pre-School, Sponsored by Families Information Services

The Doncaster Mumbler Awards nominations went live on July 1st and although we don’t usually publish the nominations and comments, I thought that every single person who receives a nomination deserves to read their messages of thanks & support at this time as things start to reopen. It has been a tough time, so I…

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Back to School – Buy Early With Confidence at Clarks Outlet, Lakeside Village

Buy your child’s school shoes now and Clark’s Outlet at Lakeside Village guarantee they’ll fit until 28th February 2021*. If they don’t, they’ll exchange for a new pair. It’s as simple as that. So beat the crowds and skip the queues, book your in-store fit appointment for our guarantee. Their expert fitters will ensure your…

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25% off at Pasta Evangelists

Sponsored blogfor Pasta Evangelists by Harrogate Mumbler  Life during lockdown has been an adjustment process, to say the least. Juggling work and home life has been increasingly hard, as the lines between the office and the kitchen table have blurred. I’m finding this change especially hard during meal times – I’m either snacking all day…

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10 Places to go this Summer in Doncaster

Here are 10 places that are OPEN in Doncaster and ready for you to visit this summer school holidays with the kids. Aqua Park at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre  A brand new Total Wipeout Style Aqua Park! The whole family can have fun on the inflatable slides, climbing walls and blast bag! See more about…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards ‘Healthy & Active Kids’ Award, nominees so far, sponsored by Doncaster: Official Host of the Rugby League World Cup 2021

The Doncaster Mumbler Awards nominations went live on July 1st and although we don’t usually publish the nominations and comments, I thought that every single person who receives a nomination deserves to read their messages of thanks & support at this time as things start to reopen. It has been a tough time, so I…

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Get your Super Powers School Ready!

Guest Blog by Little Orchard Children, Speech & Language Therapy  If you have a little one getting ready to start school in September then I know how you feel, I’ve been there myself! You want your little one be able to make themselves understood, ask for help if they need it, make friends and be…

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Eat Out to Help Out: Full list of Doncaster restaurants, pubs, bars and venues taking part this August

The “Eat out to Help Out” Scheme during August 2020 means that you get 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks. SEE the list of Doncaster pubs and restaurants extending offers in September here  Thanks to members of the Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group, facebook community and Instagram…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards Nominees so far: “Childminder/Nanny of the Year” sponsored by Atherton Godfrey Solicitors

The Doncaster Mumbler Awards nominations went live on July 1st and although we don’t usually publish the nominations and comments, I thought that every single person who receives a nomination deserves to read their messages of thanks & support at this time as things start to reopen. It has been a tough time, so I…

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 – Doncaster Men’s fixtures announced

Here’s some positive news! If you missed it, Keepmoat Stadium will stage three of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 men’s fixtures – France vs Greece on 25th October, Samoa vs Greece on 31st October and Papua New Guinea vs Wales on 8th November The Rugby League World Cup comes to England in 2021, and…

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NEW ‘Total Wipeout’ Style waterpark in Doncaster

A new attraction is opening at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre!  With huge inflatable slides, inflatable climbing wall and more, the total wipeout-style Aqua Park is in place and ready to book! Chris Hone, head of commercial development for Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) who manages the facility, said: “The new Aqua Park fun inflatable…

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You heard it here first – THE most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn

Get 20% of your first order with code: NEW ADDICT I’ve been vaguely aware of FitFlop for a while now and if I’m honest, I always associated it with a brand that put practicality over style. Which for many years, wasn’t something I was willing to admit (publicly) was of any great importance to me….

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Mumbler: The best place to look for Baby, Pre-School and Children’s classes and playgroups in Doncaster

Across the UK, 1.8 million parents use a Mumbler website annually to find baby classes, toddler playgroups and activities for children. We love making things easier for fellow mums at dads! Team Mumbler are all parents ourselves and we keep things local – sharing classes and playgroups in our own home towns. We put everything…

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NEW: The Pregnancy Cake Club

Guest blog by Abby Hopewell Over the course of this pandemic, I have really missed seeing people, meeting new families and holding space for them when they’ve been finding it difficult. Like many people, Covid-19 scuppered many plans I had for this year. I had pictured increasing the support for local parents, both antenatally and…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2020 Nominations so far: Mumblers’ Favourite Class or Activity, sponsored by Edwards & Walker Opticians

The Doncaster Mumbler Awards nominations went live on the 1st July and although we don’t usually publish the nominations and comments, I thought that every single person who receives a nomination deserves to read their messages of thanks & support at this time as things start to reopen. It has been a tough time for…

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What’s on Guide: Halloween in Doncaster 2020

This page is currently being populated. Keep an eye out for updates! Doncaster always has so much going on for families over Halloween. Things may be a little different this year, but keep checking back to see what’s happening and when. In the meantime head over to our What’s On Guide: Summer Holidays  Voting for…

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Best days out with animals: Farms and Zoos near Doncaster

Wondering what the best days out with animals in and around Doncaster are for kids? We have so many nearby, I’ve created a list of the best. Here are lots of farms, zoos and wildlife parks for days out with the kids and fun filled family weekends! Boston Park Farm , Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse,…

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