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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
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.
The Vulcan Experience (< 1 mile)
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.
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (< 1 mile)
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)
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.
The Cheswold (1 miles)
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.
Tenpin Doncaster (1 miles)
- is your one-stop-shop to a fun time for both families and friends. With cosmic bowling offering a fun alternative to regular bowling!
Cusworth Hall and Park (2 miles)
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)
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.
Astrabound Play Centre (2 miles)
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?
Sandall Beat Wood (2 miles)
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!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (4 miles)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
From Wallaby Walkabout to Land of the Tigers, 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)
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.
Conisbrough Castle (5 miles)
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.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens (5 miles)
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)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Manor Farm (7 miles)
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.
Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre (7 miles)
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.
Maltby Swimming Centre (7 miles)
Maltby Swimming Centre
Standard swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Avago Karting Swinton (7 miles)
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)
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!
Wacky Warehouse - Sir Jack (9 miles)
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)
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!
Fun Factory - The Meadows Brewers Fayre (10 miles)
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)
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!
Studio 62 - Paint a Pot (10 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Marquis (10 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Story Teller (10 miles)
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 Leisure Complex (11 miles)
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)
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!
Clifton Park Museum (11 miles)
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.
The Trolleybus Museum (11 miles)
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!
The Big Tops Indoor Playcentre (11 miles)
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.
Camelot Play Castle (11 miles)
Camelot Play Castle
Multi level castle themed adventure play structure with slides, ball pit, plus toddler zone party areas.
Boston Castle and Park (12 miles)
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)
Big Apple Play
A smashing New York themed adventure climbing maze, complete with skylines, yellow cabs, roadworks, cops and robbers and the Manhatten Bridge!
Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre (12 miles)
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!
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (12 miles)
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.
Tropical Butterfly House (12 miles)
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)
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.
Elsecar Heritage Centre (12 miles)
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!
Shepherds Place Farm (12 miles)
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!
The Wentworth Mystery Treasure Trail (12 miles)
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.
Superbowl 2000 Rotherham (12 miles)
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.
Magna Science Adventure Centre (13 miles)
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.
Aston Springs Farm (14 miles)
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.
Woolley Woods (14 miles)
Ancient bluebell wood with a number of footpaths and bridleways to explore and archaeological sites to investigate. Plenty of birds, bats and butterflies to spot, plus loads of different flowers and trees. Free to visit.
Tyke Racing (14 miles)
A leading outdoor go kart track for 6 year olds upwards (height restrictions apply), with the world’s first electric lithium powered cadet karts. The purpose built track offers the ultimate racing excitement with an onsite hospitality suite.
Tiger Play (14 miles)
Bribe the kids with some adventure play to keep them sweet about having to come shopping: with kooky indoor and outdoor play areas you'll find all the normal fun you'd expect plus things like the giant xylophone and plank walking feature!
Fired Art Designs (14 miles)
Fired Art Designs
"Paint your own pottery” studio with over 100 shapes to choose from! Go on the Potters wheel. Make a model from clay. Paint a Tshirt. We have a Craft Club, and offer a variety of party options.
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park (14 miles)
Thanks for all the great things to do in Doncaster with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in South Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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