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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Doncaster

There's no shortage of cool and unusual things to do in Doncaster for families, so let's get exploring!

Conisborough Castle may be mostly ruins however the 90ft high circular keep is the oldest and tallest of its kind in England and gives you an idea of the scale the castle once was. Children can make their way round with activity sheet and reconstruction drawings or simply use their imagination to bring it back to its former glory!

Glimpse what life would’ve been like in a Victorian Country House at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. The house itself has been carefully conserved depicting the changing fortunes and stories of those that lived there. The gardens are perfectly manicured to add to the oppulence of this estate.

It’s time for your Doncaster family day out to take flight at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. See a range of aircraft from the one flown at the first ever air show, to rockets, helicopters, light aircraft and jets. Sit in an ejector seat and pretend to pull the cord, have a go at being a pilot in the flight simulator and take home your own model aircraft kit.

Explore the native wildlife at the Potteric Carr Nature Reserve. Walk on nature paths through woodland and wetlands seeing hedgehogs and deer along the way. From one of the 14 bird-watching hides you could spot kingfishers, woodpeckers and much more.

Enter a different world in The Dome, where children and families can move from one activity to the next. The lagoon type pool basks in a tropical climate and features several flumes, the play zone is great for smaller children and the whole family will enjoy the ice-skating with its two-tier rink and special event evenings such as neon discos and foam parties!

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Hunt Fun Doncaster

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Grab your thinking caps, peel those peepers and join the hunt; Hunt Fun Doncaster is a code cracking way to see the sights. The best and only way to...

Doncaster Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Get ready for a thrilling family day out in Doncaster! Channel you inner sleuth and prepare to face the Doncaster Mystery Treasure Trail - a murder m...

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is a family friendly museum with games, colouring sheets, and trails that tells the story of the Doncaster area from...

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum at Doncaster Lakeside on the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster has historic buildings and aircraft hangers, military...

Tenpin Doncaster

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

When you’re a parent, timing is everything; that’s why one-stop-shops are a blessing! Enter Tenpin Doncaster which combines bowling, arcade games and...

Vue Doncaster

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Fall in love with the silver screen and enjoy all the best movies, including all the biggest blockbusters. Jump into movie magic at Vue Doncaster, wh...

The Dome Doncaster2.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Dome provides an excellent range of sports, leisure and fitness facilities to cater for all interests and abilities, from the beginner and recrea...

The Cheswold

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Want a great day out for the kids and a yummy family meal? Head to the Cheswold for pub grub and a multi-storey soft play area for the kids! Let the...



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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve has a superb mixture of habitats and diverse wildlife to discover and enjoy with four different Nature Trails to follow,...

Cusworth Hall and Park

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cusworth Hall and Park offers plenty to see and do with the kids, is open throughout the year, and it's free to visit! The Museum has an extensive co...

Astrabound Play Centre

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Astrabound Play Centre Come and discover the spooky spiral slide, four lane Astra slide and much, much more. For the sporty types, an interactive spo...

Sandall Beat Wood

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Sandall Beat Wood is one of the most popular woodlands in Doncaster, and is ideal for walks, cycling, picnics, and walking dogs, with a network of ri...

Time2Play

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Time2Play is a bright and cheerful soft play centre on Woodfield Plantation in Doncaster that is open daily and offers unlimited play for a fixed pri...

Go Bounce Extreme Trampoline Park

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Go Bounce Extreme Trampoline Park offers an energetic day out, suitable for all the family. You can bounce to your hearts' content, flip and somersau...

Play Away4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Play Away at the Adwick Leisure Centre! Their bright and cheery custom Soft Play Area is full of the kooky classics kids love like Slides and Ball Po...

Air Kings Trampoline Park

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Air Kings Indoor Trampoline Park is pure fun for all ages, boasting wall to wall Trampolines that you can literally bounce off, twin lane Slam Dunk"...

Yorkshire Wildlife Park4.25 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Up for an animal adventure? Take a walk on the wild side at the heart of Yorkshire with a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, home to more than 300 ama...

The Play Pit5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Play Pit is a multi level 'outdoors' themed indoor play facility, offering a soft obstacle adventure up above the parents' tables and featuring a...

Conisbrough Castle

  • Doncaster
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Kids love castles, and even though it is mostly ruins, Conisbrough Castle has a 90ft high great white circular keep with 6 buttresses is the oldest s...

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

  • Doncaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes 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 t...

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