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Things to do in Doncaster

Historic, culturally diverse, industrial town located at a crossing of the River Don

Are you looking for things to do in Doncaster? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Race Course, Brian `Gordon's Alive` Blessed, St. George's Minster and Conisbrough Castle


Did you know...

  • Labour Leader Ed Miliband represents Doncaster North.
  • Doncaster has an American Football team called the Doncaster Mustangs, who are in Division 1 of the British American Football League.
  • Much loved actor Brian Blessed was born in the Doncaster borough of Mexborough in 1936.



 

  Attractions

Brodswoth Hall And Gardens

Stunning Victorian mansion and landscaped gardens.
Brodsworth Hall
Brodsworth
DN5 7XJ

01302722598

 

Vulcan Experience

We are pleased to announce the availability of tours to visit XH558 in the hangar at Robin Hood Airport.
Hangar 3
Robin Hood Airport
Doncaster
DN9 3GE

08451247285

Recommended by Rick Stanley, Leeds

 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The UK's Number 1 Walkthrough Wildlife Adventure.
Brockholes Lane
Branton
Doncaster
DN3 3NH

01302535057

Recommended by Sue James, Hull
“Great day out for all the family, loads of animals and entertainments”

 

Brodsworth Hall And Gardens

English Heritage - Time really does stand still at Brodsworth Hall, one of the most unusual visitor attractions in South Yorkshire.
Brodsworth
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN5 7XJ

 

The Dome Leisure Centre

Doncaster Dome is one of the region's premier sports, leisure & entertainment destinations, with over 50 activities taking place.
Doncaster Lakeside
Bawtry Road
Doncaster
DN4 7PD

01302370777

 

Boston Park Farm

A Fun Day Out For All The Family.
Doncaster
DN7 6DS

Recommended by Lucy Chappell, Doncaster
“There is loads to do for the kids all year around, the animals are really friendly, the maize in the summer is great fun and the cafe serves lovely food and delicious cakes! ”

 

Cusworth Hall Museum & Park FREE

Cusworth Hall, Museum and Park re-opened to the public in May 2007, after several years of extensive restoration work.
Cusworth Lane
Doncaster
DN5 7TU

01302782342

Recommended by Sally-Ann Harris, Wiltshire
“Lovely place for a day out wandering around the grounds and museum”

 

Conisbrough Castle

English Heritage - Fine Norman castle. Tours available.
Castle Hill
Conisbrough
DN12 3BU

 
 

  Museums

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

A great day out for families and enthusiasts alike the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum exhibits a collection of aircraft.
Dakota Way, Airbourne Road
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN4 7FB

01302761616

 

Doncaster Museum And Art Gallery

Fascinating gallery and look at Doncaster's rich heritage.
Chequer Road
Doncaster
DN1 2AE

01302734293

 

Ashworth Barracks Museum

Ashworth Barracks is a military museum built and run by veterans. All funds from the museum go to the Victoria Cross Trust, a registered military charity.
Cedar Road, Balby
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN4 9EY

01302850198

 
 

  Parks

Hopyard Haymeadow Nature Reserve FREE

Hopyard Hay Meadow is home to a mix of wildflowers surrounded by ancient hedgerows.
Guile Carr Lane
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN7 6QE

 

Thorpe Marsh Nature Reserve FREE

Enjoy a peaceful walk around Thorpe Marsh Nature Reserve with pastures lined with hedgerows, ponds, lakes and small woodlands.
Fordstead Lane
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN5 0LN

 

Warren House Park FREE

Warren House Park is a popular and much used venue for informal recreation. It is approximately 20 hectares in size.
Off Green Lane, Askern
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN6 0PT

 

Denaby Ings Nature Reserve FREE

This wildlife haven is a fantastic mix of habitats from open water and riverside water meadows to woodland scrub and hedgerows.
Pastures Road
Mexborough
South Yorkshire
S64 0JJ

 

Brockadale Nature Reserve FREE

There is always something to see at Brockadale Nature Reserve, although for the best experience visit in the spring and summer.
Leys Lane
Askern
North Yorkshire
WF8 3LJ

 

Hatfield & Thorne Moors FREE

The Humberhead Peatlands comprise Hatfield Moors and Thorne Moors.
Doncaster
DN8 5WU

Recommended by Irrelevant, Doncaster
“A piece of nature in a man made town.”

 

Sandall Park FREE

Sandall Park, affectionately known locally as the ‘Boating Lake’ was not always a boating lake or public park.
Thorne Road
Doncaster
DN2 5DZ

 

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve FREE

Potteric Carr is a special place all year round. Nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs will wind you around.
Sedum House
Mallard Way
Doncaster
DN4 8DB

Recommended by Jeremy Boyle, Sheffield
“Lovely place for long walks and picnics in the summer”

 

Sprotbrough Flash Nature Reserve FREE

One of the richest wildlife sites in South Yorkshire. A mosaic of open water, wetland, woodland and limestone grassland.
The Boat Inn
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN5 7NB

 

Fen Carr Nature Reserve FREE

Fen Carr is a hidden gem surrounded by a traditional farming landscape of small hedgerow bounded fields.
Carr Head Lane
Nr. Fosterhouses
South Yorkshire
DN7 5LU

 
 

  Bowling

Doncaster Superbowl

Ten pin bowling.
Lakeside
Bawtry Road
DN4 7PD

01302531122

 
 

  Cinema

Vue Cinema Doncaster

Multi-screen cinema.
Herten Way
Doncaster
DN4 7NW

03453084620

 
 

  Theatre

Doncaster Civic Theatre

Popular theatre venue.
3 Waterdale
Doncaster
DN1 3ET

01302342349

 

Doncaster Little Theatre

Film, music, comedy, drama and more.
1C East Laith Gate
Doncaster
DN1 1JD

01302340422

 
 

  Golf

Doncaster Town Moor Golf Club

Golf Club.
Bawtry Road
Belle Vue
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN4 5HU

 

Hickleton Golf Club

Golf Club.
Hickleton
Nr Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN5 7BE

 

Thornhurst Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
Holme Lane
Owston
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN5 0LR

 

Doncaster Golf Club

Golf Club.
278 Bawtry Road
Bessacarr
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN4 7PD

 

Owston Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
Owston Hall
Owston, Nr Carcroft
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN6 9JF

 
 

  Leisure centres

Cannons

Health, fitness and wellbeing centre.
Sidings Court
White Rose Way
DN4 5NU

08452413842

 

Bawtry Health And Fitness Studios

Health and fitness studio.
4 Church Walk
Bawtry
DN10 6JD

01302711152

 

Doncaster Dome

Multi-purpose entertainment and leisure venue. Swimming, ice skating, fitness centre, live concerts and much more.
Doncaster Lakeside
Bawtry Road
DN4 7PD

01302370777

Recommended by Megan Harrison, Leeds

 
 

  Water sports

Octopus Divers

Learn to scuba dive.
Church Field Road
Campsall
DN6 9LN

01302700905

 
 

  Sport

Doncaster Racecourse

Premier racing venue.
Leger Way
Doncaster
DN2 6BB

01302304200

 

Doncaster Lawn Tennis Club

The Club, which dates back to the 1920's has recently under gone a major refurbishment and now offers some of the best tennis.
Saxton Avenue
Bessacarr
Doncaster
DN4 7AY

Recommended by Matthew Clegg, Doncaster
“The courts are always in top condition”

 

Bentley Army Cadets

Bentley army cadets are recruiting. We are looking for children from 12 years old and year 8 at school. We have a minimum of 5 weekends camps and a two week summer camp where cadets meet new friends and learn new skills. pop down on one of our parade nights for a chat.
Cadet Centre
Arksey Lane
Bentley
DN5 0RX

Recommended by grant, Doncaster

 

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