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Things To Do & Days Out near Doncaster

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Doncaster
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Family friendly museum that tells the story of the Doncaster area from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day, fun and informative events throughout the year. Interactive exihibits, dressing up, and giant chess! Free to visit.
Doncaster
The Vulcan Experience A chance to see one of the most iconic aircraft ever built. Public and VIP tours led by friendly and knowledgeable guides. An enjoyable visit for all the family.
Doncaster
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Air museum at Doncaster Lakeside, the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster, with historic buildings and aircraft hangers, military aircraft and helicopters. You can even put yourself in the pilot seat as selected cockpits are always open!
Doncaster Dome (1 miles)
Doncaster
Doncaster Dome A tropical world of exotic plants and lagoons and an alpine world of snow and ice. From the steamy Oasis to the bright lights of the Sundeck, through the fun packed Main Hall. The world within The Dome is waiting to be explored, adventure in to the world of Leisure. The place to go ice skating in Yorkshire.
Doncaster
Ice Caps At The Dome offers a unique skating environment with 2 interconnected ice rinks on different levels, to really add something different to your skate. Not different enough? How about Neon Sessions and Foam Parties?!
The Cheswold (1 miles)
Doncaster
The Cheswold Attached to a family oriented restaurant, this has a great little multi storey play area with a separate baby and toddler section. There are classic fun features like slides and ball pit in a safe, colourful environment.
Doncaster
Tenpin Doncaster - is your one-stop-shop to a fun time for both families and friends. With cosmic bowling offering a fun alternative to regular bowling!
Doncaster
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve A stunning wetland habitat with pockets of meadows and woodlands. Nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and hides for birdwatching. Wildlife includes kingfishers, deer and hedgehogs. Open all year round.
Doncaster
Cusworth Hall and Park A grade I listed country house and grounds open to the public with gardens, adventure playground, lakeland and open spaces as well as a house restored to the period and museum. Free to visit.
Time2Play (2 miles)
Doncaster
Time2Play Play centre with a range of soft play equipment suitable for babies, toddlers, and older children. Café with plenty of seating. A number of party packages available, including exclusive hire. Seasonal events and after school specials throughout the year.
Doncaster
Astrabound Play Centre is packed to the rafters with fun and adventurous activities for children up to 12 years. There are 4 huge and exciting areas for different ages to explore and enjoy. Will you brave the 6 metre daredevil drop slide? Why not race your friends down the 4 lane Astra slide?
Doncaster
Sandall Beat Wood Woodland park with a network of rides and footpaths, adventure playground and visitor centre. Also a Local Nature Reserve with plenty of wildlife to discover. Free to visit and open all year!
Doncaster
Air Kings Trampoline Park is an indoor urban playground for all ages and abilities, packed with wall to wall trampolines, twin lane Basketballs, separate Dodgeball Court and a huge Airbag. We have a great onsite Cafe too!
Play Away (4 miles)
Doncaster
Play Away Play feature highlights include giant piano mat and hide lego blocks, interactive games and all the classics besides like slides, bridges and balls! Plus a bowling alley and a swimming pool too!
Doncaster
Yorkshire Wildlife Park From Wallaby Walkabout to Land of the Tigers with new raised platforms, all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest features are a giraffe house and a viewing platform into largest leopard enclosure in the world, where visitors come face to face with them up 10m high climbing frames!
The Play Pit (4 miles)
Doncaster
The Play Pit Multi level 'outdoors' themed indoor play facility, offering a soft obstacle adventure up above the parents' tables and featuring all the classics and a few surprises.
Doncaster
Conisbrough Castle Kids love castles, and even though it is mostly ruins, Conisbrough Castle has a 90ft-high great white circular keep with six buttresses is the oldest surving of its type in England. CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT until April 2014.
Doncaster
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens Bring the kids along for a great day out at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. With a hands-on resources areas and a great new family friendly exhibition there is more than enough to keep them occupied!
Ali Bongos (5 miles)
Mexborough
Ali Bongos Three levels, featuring slides, swings and cargo nets, Playstations, refurbished toddler zone and an outdoor activity area, there is enough to keep your little adventurers entertained safely for a few hours, while you relax next door.
Doncaster
Wacky Warehouse - Manor Farm Loads of features for fun exercise laid out across several levels with a separate spot for the smalls. plus Tot Club and Arts and Crafts sessions.
Doncaster
Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre Outdoor activity centre offering land and water based activities including kayaking, canoeing, climbing, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, and more. Fully trained staff are on hand at all times to provide help, reassurance, and advice. Family canoes available. Parties catered for.
Rotherham
Maltby Swimming Centre Standard swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. There are lessons available plus some dry side fun too like a small kids' adventure play area.
Mexborough
Avago Karting Swinton This is an Indoor circuit with an overall length of 300 metres. They have junior and cadet driving options for younger karters and a thrilling track which includes a bridge and flyover! For over 8s.
Treasure Island (8 miles)
Rotherham
Treasure Island Large play centre with dedicated area for babies and toddlers plus a three level play structure and sports court for older children. Great for breaking up a journey involving the M18!
Rotherham
Wacky Warehouse - Sir Jack Multi level indoor adventure play zone with slides and balls, climbing and tunnels, dedicated tot zone and regular craft sessions. All attached to a family restaurant.
Simply Skate (10 miles)
Rotherham
Simply Skate Public and inline skating rinks, bouncy castle for parties, cafe and a great welcoming atmosphere! Plus school holiday activities, crash courses and under 18s' Club Nights!
Barnsley
Fun Factory - The Meadows Brewers Fayre is a multi-level play space with adventure equipment, ball ponds and a toddler zone and can also be booked out for childrens parties. All attached to a family friendly pub.
Lock N Load (10 miles)
Rotherham
Lock N Load Indoor laser combat themed arena. Using the latest red dot scope technology you can have a go at a real life combat experience! Pay N Play every weekend, and Thursdays and Fridays during school holidays. For ages 8 to 70!
Rotherham
Studio 62 - Paint a Pot A chance to get creative with the kids. “Paint a Pot” has an extensive range of pots for both adults and children to decorate in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Saturday Kids’ Club, Toddler Sessions, and School Holiday activities available.
Rotherham
Wacky Warehouse - Marquis Kids up to 4ft9 welcome to rampage through the multi level adventure play zone, with a smaller safe play zone for the smaller folk. Crafts sessions and parties too.
Rotherham
Wacky Warehouse - Story Teller Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor play area too.
Rotherham
Rotherham Mini Golf is an 18 hole mini golf course ideal for a family tournament! There are water and boulder hazards, tricky landscapes and even a map of the UK to putt from South to North on!
Rotherham
Rotherham Leisure Complex Leisure pool with shallow entry and aqua flume water slide plus standard swimming pool and a smaller parent child pool.
Clifton Park (11 miles)
Rotherham
Clifton Park Lovely green space with several adventure play areas, crazy golf and a mini funfair! Also has tennis courts and bowling greens available for you to hire, plus a seasonal water play area with interactive jets and paddling pool!
Rotherham
Clifton Park Museum One of the most modern and user-friendly Museums in the country, the twice nominated Museum of the year features famous exhibits such as Nelson the Lion and the breath-taking Rhinoceros Vase. Plus Lion's Den children's play area.
Doncaster
The Trolleybus Museum is the world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses, alongside other vehicles and artefacts from the same era. Rides and seasonal fun available too, if you can catch them open!
Sheffield
The Big Tops Indoor Playcentre indoor family entertainment centre for the under 12s (+5s for laser tag) combining fantastic imaginative children's play facilities with an excellent, healthy eating cafe, Massive indoor soft play equipment with slides, Ball pool, Sports court, car track, toddlers' area, and Laser Tag Arena.
Rotherham
Camelot Play Castle Multi level castle themed adventure play structure with slides, ball pit, plus toddler zone party areas.
Rotherham
Boston Castle and Park Explore the castle and catch some smashing views from the rooftop viewing platform, then picnic in the gardens and play in the park. Best timed to coincide with one of their seasonal events and activities!
Big Apple Play (12 miles)
Rotherham
Big Apple Play A smashing New York themed adventure climbing maze, complete with skylines, yellow cabs, roadworks, cops and robbers and the Manhatten Bridge!
Barnsley
Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre Bright and colourful multi level childrens adventure softplay centre with 2 Bouncy Castles, 7 Slides, 3 Ball Pools and lots more! Dedicated party room that has a secret passageway back to the adventure play area!
Pontefract
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld Bringing the seaside to Yorkshire! Here you will find lakes with pedalos and sandy beaches, plus an outdoor adventure playground suitable for children of all ages. Park free to visit, small fee for kids to visit Playworld.
Sheffield
Tropical Butterfly House Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes, lizards, a tarantula and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters!
Playmania (12 miles)
Barnsley
Playmania is a multi level adventure play area with a huge selection of slides, plus tunnels, ball pits and other classic play features, plus 3 party rooms, including a disco room.
Barnsley
Elsecar Heritage Centre Heritage centre with a range of craft workshops, tea-rooms, special events for children, school holiday activities, Playmania indoor activity and party zone centre, Steam Railway, Collection of old fire engines and Elsecar Park as well!
Doncaster
Shepherds Place Farm Fun, educational petting farm introducing you and your family to animals from home and overseas, including goats, pigs, llamas, rheas, tortoises, and more! Play area with sandpit, and supersized bouncy castle!
Rotherham
The Wentworth Mystery Treasure Trail Follow the directions on the Wenworth self guided Mystery themed Treasure Trail whilst hunting for the solutions to the clues set within Wentworth to eliminate the suspects and discover whodunit! A great way to get out with the kids exploring.
Rotherham
Superbowl 2000 Rotherham With classic tenpin bowling, arcade games and fruit machines for adults and kids, why not come and enjoy a thrilling family day out.
Rotherham
Magna Science Adventure Centre Power your imagination at Magna; the UK's first Science Adventure Centre and explore the four elements of fire, air, earth and water. Home to 'Sci-Tek' the largest science and technology playground in Europe, and Aqua-Tek the UK's largest outdoor water play area.
Sheffield
Aston Springs Farm is a farm which includes a farm trail with animals such as pigs, goats, deer, alpacas and donkeys. A farm shop sells produce reared on the farm and a family restaurant serves it too.
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Doncaster as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery and The Vulcan Experience, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Doncaster can enjoy it too!

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