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February Half Term at Boston Park Farm

Join us at Boston Park Farm this half term. Visit us on Sunday 16th February and Monday 17th February 2020 for our Little Farmer Days. Boston Park Farm is a still a traditional working farm and during each day there will be: animal handling sessions lamb feeding FREE crafts nature trail trailer rides There is…

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Pretty Plaits

The ladies behind Pretty Plaits, a Hair School originally set up in York, are looking for venues to start their classes in Doncaster! Currently running beginners sessions and advanced sessions in groups of 6 and 12, the sessions are 90 minutes and they cover everything from putting a bobble in correctly, sectioning hair and braiding….

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Doncaster Careers Week – Opportunities Doncaster

Opportunities Doncaster are hosting several events during Doncaster Careers Week (1oth – 14th February 2020) including three Business Showcase evenings and the Opportunities LIVE Exhibition. During the Business Showcase evenings, various businesses will open their doors to the local community and provide an opportunity for students, who are maybe unsure as to the potential careers…

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A Thorne in My BOOB: Breast feeding support group

A Thorne in My Boob, is a free to attend breastfeeding support group held weekly on Thursdays in Thorne. They are having a 3rd birthday party in March and Andie, who set the group up, got in touch to tell Mumblers a bit about it. A mum of three, who has experienced the ups and…

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Mumbler Review: the ‘toddler trail’ at RSPB Dearne Valley Old Moor

Old Moor lies in the heart of Yorkshire’s Dearne Valley. I hadn’t heard of it before but it is a family friendly nature reserve with a wide range of facilities and lots to do including walks, or wildlife watching, pond dipping or playing in the adventure playground. It’s always good to find somewhere new nearby…

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Cast Youth Theatre: Bright Lights

***Advertising feature for Cast*** Bright Lights is Cast’s singing and drama group for children and young people with additional needs and learning disabilities. Bright Lights is a completely FREE creative performing arts group for young people with additional needs, aged 11 to 26 years. Each week young people can have fun, make friends and learn…

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Brick Wonderers

I came across Brick Wonderers, a fun community based LEGO group for children aged 5-11 years in Doncaster. Running monthly at weekends and in the holidays, parents stay and enjoy a tea or coffee, whilst the kids play with loads of LEGO…so much LEGO! Lisa, pictured below with her children, runs the group and has…

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Things to do this weekend in Doncaster

If you’re looking for inspiration this weekend of what to do with the kids, here are a few ideas! Swimming: We have a list of pools with slides, flumes, splash zones and fun stuff around Doncaster here!  Skate with Jake (Dancing on Ice Winner 2018 Jake Quickenden) is at Doncaster Dome on Sunday! Find out…

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University of York Research – PJ Heroes

***Advertorial by The University of York*** Have you ever been concerned about your child’s language development? Did they seem late to learn to talk or understand speech? If your child has suspected or confirmed speech,language and communication needs then researchers at the University of York would love to hear from you! Children aged 4-6 with…

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Forest Holidays

  ***Advertising Feature*** With Christmas over, book a family break to find your inner calm in 2020…..A sunlit forest glade, birdsong on the breeze, absolute peace. Forests to explore, rivers to canoe, and mountains to climb. The time, the space, the people you love. On a Forest Holidays short break in the UK, freedom awaits…and…

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Doncaster Skate Parks

Skateparks provide a safe space for skateboarders and scooters! I’ve rounded up a list of skateparks in and around Doncaster. I think that most are free and open all of the time, but it is worth checking before you go. Armthorpe Skatepark, Armthorpe, Doncaster Dn3 3TB Askern Skatepark – Airstone Road, Askern, Doncaster, DN6 0PS…

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Doncaster Swim Schools and Classes for babies, toddlers and children

Looking for kids, toddler or baby swimming lessons and classes in Doncaster? Swimming is most certainly up there on most parents lists of life skills they wish their children to possess, ultimately it could save their life. It’s also a great exercise, a sociable activity and so much fun! What are you waiting for?!! Sign…

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Doncaster School admissions deadline next week

If you have a little one due to start ‘big school’ in September, you may have already applied, but if not here is a quick reminder that the closing date is coming up. It comes around so quickly! For children due to attend full time in a reception class or transferring to a Junior school,…

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NEW Gulliver’s Valley Resort Opening Spring 2020

Along with a lot of other local parents I was excited to see that a theme park was being built nearby in South Yorkshire! The brand new Gulliver’s Valley Resort, situated between Sheffield and Rotherham (near Rother Valley Country Park) is set to open in 2020! With more than 50 rides, attractions across multiple themed…

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Dancing on Ice 2018 winner skates into Doncaster

***Advertorial blog for Doncaster Dome*** Join local star of the ice, Jake Quickenden, winner of Dancing on Ice 2018, at Doncaster Dome later this month! The skating show winner from Scunthorpe will join skaters on the rink at Doncaster Dome on 19th January between 2pm-4pm. If you’re one of the thousands of people watching Dancing…

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Register to take part in an exciting research project with family lives

***Only THREE WEEKS LEFT TO REGISTER IN DONCASTER *** I have been contacted by family lives, a charity launching a new home visiting project in our area, which aims to give South Yorkshire pre-schoolers the best start in life. The new project, which aims to prepare disadvantaged preschool children for school is being launched by…

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Mumbler Review: WOW! Said The Owl at The Point

***Advertorial Blog for darts, Doncaster Community Arts*** We were asked to pop along to check out a brand new exhibition that opens today at The Point in Doncaster Town Centre. A fun and interactive exhibition for families, it is based on Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood. Specially designed to appeal to families and…

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Swimstars & Dolphins Bawtry

Doncaster Mumbler Award nominees, Swimstars & Dolphins, have  had plans approved for a second custom-built Swim School in Bawtry! Following the success of Quest Park in Wheatley, their custom built swimming pools provide a space where families, children and schools can enjoy the exclusive use of the swimming facility making it a more personal and…

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Puddle Ducks: A Perfect introDUCKtion to swimming with your baby in Doncaster

***Advertorial blog post by Puddle Ducks Doncaster*** Baby and Pre-School Swimming Classes in Doncaster We started our baby and pre-school swimming lessons  in Doncaster almost six years ago and we are proud to now teach over 600 babies and children to swim each week at various venues. If you are considering going swimming with your…

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Adult Fitness in Doncaster – What’s NEW and Where to go

Have you seen the adult fitness area on the Doncaster Mumbler website? I have definitely over-indulged over Christmas and am thinking I need to start doing something active, regularly! I have been updating the adult fitness pages as there are quite a few new things: NEW Gym! JD Gyms Doncaster  Opening in January, you can…

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5 ways to make your new year resolutions stick!

So, a Happy New year to all of the wonderful Mumbler Mums out there! And if you are still holding it all together then congratulations on surviving the chaos of another festive season! Not just a new year this time but a whole new decade begins. Prepare for the raft of Best of the decade…

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We’re having a Hygge Night!

Celebrating New Years Eve can be tricky when you have little ones and no babysitter, however we are embracing our ‘night in’ with the kids and having a Hygge Night! What on earth is ‘Hygge’ I hear you ask? We discovered what a Hygge night is via our sister site Stag Mumbler and had one…

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What’s New in Doncaster for 2020

There are so many new and exciting things  happening in Doncaster in 2020. I’ve pulled some together so you don’t miss out on any! If you’ve anything new that you can share with us, please send the details to me and I will add here for others to see. NEW Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy at…

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NEW Savoy Cinema and Restaurants in Doncaster for 2020

There is an exciting new cinema and five restaurant development taking shape in Doncaster! On our recent trip to Cast, we had a little peek. The development at Doncaster’s Civic and Cultural Quarter, located next to Cast will frame Sir Nigel Gresley Square and provide additional attractions to draw people into the Waterdale area. The…

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Top Tips for new Mums!

If you’re expecting or have recently had a baby, I thought a few tips from fellow Mumblers would be useful. Incase you weren’t aware, there are Mumbler sites all across the UK, with 15 in Yorkshire! That is a lot of mums working behind the scenes, with lots of children between us from babes to…

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NEW: Doncaster Museum, Archives, Central Library and Art Gallery in 2020

I’ve been watching the build of the new Doncaster Central Library and Museum with interest. It used to be my school and I’m sure lots of other Mumblers have passed through the doors of the site before, which is on the corner of Waterdale and Chequer Road in the Town Centre. Construction of the iconic…

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Morrisons to give customers free wonky carrots for Rudolph – 21st December ONLY!

Morrisons supermarkets will be giving away 125,000 paper bags of wonky carrots to boys and girls who want to leave them out for Father Christmas and his reindeers on Christmas Eve. The wonky carrots – which are oversized, misshapen and scarred, but still taste delicious – will be handed out in bags labelled ‘Carrots for…

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Enjoy a Festive Swim with DCLT during the School Holidays

Jump in to one of the below pools this Christmas for a festive swim! There will be inflatables for children to play with, Santa’s Reindeers, Penguins, Candy Canes and more – all to enjoy with Christmas music playing during the session. A great event to get you in the Christmas mood, tire out the children…

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The 12 Tech Tips of Christmas for Parents

***Guest blog from the E-Safety Office*** With Christmas looming, it is a busy time for parents buying presents and making sure that they will have happy faces on Christmas Day morning. Whilst traditional toys such as Lego, board games and character figures are still popular, there are an increasing number of interactive toys which are…

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Try Tots Play classes with your newborn: Baby Massage, Baby Yoga, Baby Sign Language and Sensory Play all in one class

***Advertorial blog for Tots Play Doncaster East*** Since launching in Doncaster in September 2018, Tots Play classes have gone from strength to strength; we now have classes throughout the East of Doncaster and are enormously proud to have been nominated by our parents as finalists in the Doncaster Mumbler Awards, However, customers still seem surprised…

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Mumbler Review: Whisker’s First Winter at Cast

***Advertorial blog for Cast*** We were invited to go and see Whisker’s First Winter, a magical first theatre experience for children, created by the Odd Doll Theatre Company. I took my mini Mumblers (aged 8 & 5) along to Cast which is situated in Waterdale. I’ve come across lots of people recently who have never…

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Children’s Christmas TV

Children’s Christmas and New Year TV 2019 Your essential guide to what’s on TV for kids this Christmas and New Year, split out by day, time and channel – set them to record, it could buy you a lot of time over the next couple of weeks!  We will update if we spot any more….

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Looking for a different Christmas gift idea? Buy Puddle Ducks gift vouchers!

***Advertorial blog for Puddle Ducks Doncaster & South Humberside*** A Great gift idea for family members and friends! Did you know that you can buy Puddle Ducks gift vouchers?  They are a great gift idea for a grandparent or another family member to buy for your child at Christmas and a way for you to…

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Festive Family Fun Raceday

It is the time of year to spend quality time with the family, be festive, and generally enjoy the most wonderful time of the year… Head to Doncaster Racecourse for a Festive Family Fun Race Day where we will be joined by Magical Winter Princesses. ALL GUESTS will have the opportunity to have a picture…

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Card Factory Top 10 Personalised Christmas Gifts

Choosing the “right” gift can be a minefield. I don’t want to waste money, I don’t want excessive plastic and most importantly, I want the recipient to genuinely love it. For family & friends a bit of personalisation is always a winner, however I’ve found that some of the “famous” brand names that spring to…

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Mumbler Tried and Tested Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

We have not especially embraced the Elf on the Shelf tradition, as the thought of an Elf coming in every night and being naughty petrified my eldest mini mumbler. However, we got one last year and I have helped him get in to mischief every night…so they know it is me…as he has no specific…

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Boston Park Farm – Lunch with Santa

Join us at the farm this Christmas where you can enjoy a set lunch in the tearooms with mince pies/cakes and hot or cold drink. Then take a trailer ride to Santa’s grotto where each child will receive a special gift from the big man himself. December 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd 2019 Children…

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Calling ALL School Parents: Thank a Teacher for FREE through the Thank a Teacher Campaign

An amazing teacher makes all the difference at school. Say a very special “thank you” to your teacher at Christmas by sending them a free card with your personal message through the Thank a Teacher Campaign Anyone can send a card to any teacher and it can be for anything – helping your child settle in, helping through…

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Seasonal Festivities at Lakeside Village

Advertorial blog for Lakeside Village  Sunday 1 December from 11:00am – 4:00pm Lakeside Village is set to launch the festive season in style this year, rolling out a one-day Christmas extravaganza jam-packed with entertainment and activities for all the family. The centre’s inaugural Seasonal Festivities event, hosted by Trax FM, is set to take place…

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The Best Christmas Shows in Doncaster

There are lots of lovely opportunities to see a show with the family this Christmas in Doncaster! They’re all listed over on our Christmas listings page, but here are some of our favourites opening over the next few weeks. Shows and Pantomimes Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – Doncaster Dome  18th December 2019 –…

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Doncaster Lions: Santa’s sleigh route 2019

Doncaster Lions will be driving Santa’s sleigh throughout the town again this November and December. They will be collecting to help them serve the local community. Due to weather and other circumstances, the below routes may change. Tuesday 26th November 4.30pm-8pm – the Christmas switch on at the House Martin Doncaster, Wheatley Hall Road Sunday…

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Join us at Cast and celebrate your ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ with Glisten or The Magical Fairy Lullaby

Glisten is a Shimmery, Shiny Show for babies aged 0-18 months and their grown ups. A perfect treat for your baby’s first Christmas! Come in, relax, find a space and settle. Slowly, a shimmering surface emerges. What does it look like? How does it move? Listen, what can you hear? Welcome to the world of…

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Brodsworth Hall set for Festive Enchantment

***Advertorial blog for Brodsworth Hall*** Between the 5th and 22nd December 2019, the grounds of Brodsworth Hall will be bathed in spectacular lighting. Visitors will be able to follow and illuminated trail through the gardens, taking in various magical lighting and surprises along the way. The event, which runs Thursdays’ to Sundays’ during December from…

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Places to see Santa in Doncaster this Christmas

Countdown to Christmas 2019 Christmas launched with a bang in Doncaster with the Visit Doncaster Countdown to Christmas.   This event kicked off the Christmas activities in Doncaster and there are lots more activities planned during the next month including extra Storytime with Santa sessions – tickets released Friday 22nd November at 7pm! Keep an…

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FREE Music Club at The Point

Young people aged 9+ are invited to join a free music club starting in November! The club, called Wednesday music club, invites curious young people to try something new and enjoy a wide range of activities, from songwriting to playing in a band. Wednesday Music Club will start at The Point, with taster sessions on…

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Join Elsa on the ice at Doncaster Dome!

***Advertorial featured for Doncaster Dome*** Celebrate the release of the new Frozen film with Elsa on the rink! Elsa will make appearances on the ice during the 1.00pm -2.30pm session and 4.30pm-6.00pm session on Sunday 24th November.  Both sessions are the same price as normal and big day out tickets, which can be used during…

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Meet Chellie’s Creations: Accessible clothing for children with disabilities

At Chellie’s creations we are passionate about bring affordable and accessible clothing for children and adults that are adapted to their health conditions and needs. So, we have been working hard and are collaborating with Handmade by Shelley a local business to bring our ideas to life. All our current designs can be adapted to…

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So much festive fun to be had at Stockeld Park this Christmas!

Advertorial blog for Stockeld Park Christmas is just around the corner and why not celebrate at the true home of Christmas, Stockeld Park! If you’re wanting to find some festive fun for all the family, Stockeld Park is for you! The Christmas Adventure is open from 14th November 2019 to 6th January 2020 (excluding 25th & 26th December). What…

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Doncaster Stories – FREE Roald Dahl Books for Mumblers!

Doncaster Stories is a brand new community-driven campaign to boost literacy levels in our town over the next ten years. My Mini Mumblers and I love reading and we love Roald Dahl. My 5 year old and I are reading Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at the moment, so I jumped at the chance of…

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WIN a family ticket to see Joseph and the amazing technicolour Dreamcoat at Doncaster Dome!

***Advertorial Feature for Doncaster Dome*** Exciting News! The Dome have introduced a family ticket for a family of four*…and a special offer for additional individual tickets at £20**. Take the family to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat for only £60!  Select any four tickets and proceed to checkout. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour…

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Lakeside Village are supporting Purple Tuesday

Lakeside Village is reinforcing its commitment to accessible shopping by supporting a special awareness day on Tuesday 12 November. For the second year running, ‘Purple Tuesday’ will see the stores at Lakeside Village join in with retailers across the country to introduce new measures and promote existing measures that make the shopping experience more inclusive…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards 2019 – Winners

Wow! What a night we had…all of the photos and video will be online soon (still absolutely love this one taken of myself, Alex Cann from Trax FM and Fran Bishop from the Pud Store with all of our Fashion Challenge models). Here is our full list of winners! These winners were voted for by…

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Mumbler reviews…Christmas Mini Sessions with Kelly Shaw Photography

A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to have one of Kelly Shaw’s amazing Christmas Mini Photo Shoots! You might have seen our amazing photos from last year . Kelly is a brilliant photographer and we jumped at the chance to go along to her studio this year and get all christmassy. The…

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DN Festival of Light Returns with Incredible Minster Light Show

You might remember that Right Up Our Street bought the Museum of the Moon to Doncaster Minster last year. Over 16,000 people visited the Minster, including us to see it, it really was incredible. Well this year, the popular DN Festival of Light is back and there will be a week of activities and events,…

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BRAKE: Road Safety Basics with Beep Beep! Day and Timmy Time

Road safety is a great subject to engage children with. It’s a subject even the youngest children know something about because everyone uses roads and road danger impacts on everyone. On average, six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every single day, that’s equivalent to a whole classroom of children every…

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Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Open Day

Chapter House and King’s Magna Open Day 16 November 2019 10.30am to 3.00pm We warmly invite you to our very first Chapter House Preparatory School and King’s Magna Middle School Open Day on Saturday 16th November 2019. Chapter House welcomes children from 3 months to 10 years (Year 5) and is the preparatory school of…

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Baby Dinosaurs launch Christmas Gift Appeal

Baby Dinosaurs are hosting a Christmas  Gift appeal – All Wrapped Up, which will run from 1st to 29th November 2019. Their first appeal in Christmas 2018 gave 539 children (newborn to teenagers) gifts. This year the aim is to triple that figure! Baby Dinosaurs are receiving referrals from Doncaster council, childrens charities, schools and…

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Joyful Christmas Extravaganza and Santa’s Woodland Workshop at Frenchgate

Advertorial feature for Frenchgate Frenchgate Shopping Centre will be getting in the festive spirit early and providing fun for the whole family with the launch of their Grinch themed Christmas Extravaganza event on Saturday 9th November. Head to ‘Frenchville Post Office’ – the Frenchgate version of Whoville, where your children can write three good deeds…

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Bonfire Night Craft ideas

Pop some fizz, sparkle and boom into the kids’ Bonfire Night crafting with these ten easy and effective ideas!   Chocolate Sparklers  Dip the tip of a chocolate finger into hot water (careful with little ones) then into a bowl of sprinkles. Popping candy makes them extra delicious! (Image via www.greatlittleminds.com)  Fireworks in a Jar  Clean a…

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Bonfire Night and Fireworks Displays in Doncaster 2019

From Armthorpe to Wheatley Hills, here all the bonfires and firework displays going on in Doncaster this year! Armthorpe Fireworks Display Briar Road Playing Field, 4th November 2019. Askern’s Fireworks Friday November 8th 2019, Askern’s Events Field. Update: Cancelled due to Adverse Weather Conditions Askern Town Council is again hosting the Firework’s Spectacular. A FREE…

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