15 Things to do in Doncaster for Any Occasion

15 Things to do in Doncaster for Any Occasion

Are you looking for things to do in Doncaster?

Well you've come to the right place because that's exactly what we'll be going over in this post. We'll be revealing all the great things you can do in Doncaster for any occasion with any budget.

So, let's jump straight into this!

Things to do in Doncaster this weekend

1. Enigma Live Escape Rooms

If you’re looking for an adventurous weekend activity to enjoy with friends or family, the Escape Rooms at Enigma Live promise an exciting afternoon. In teams of six, work together to solve the mystery and free yourselves from entrapment! You can choose between various Escape Room package themes: Mafia, Ward 13 and Hostage. Book online to avoid disappointment! 


37A Hallgate Doncaster DN1 3NR

2. Idunn’s Garden Therapies

At the end of a long week, all of us need a little pampering! Idunn’s Garden Therapies offers therapeutic massages, holistic facials, aromatherapy, reflexology and more. All treatments are carried out by Nikki Wall, a registered holistic therapist passionate about women’s wellbeing. 


Church View Doncaster DN1 1AF

3. Dreambakes

A cosy, family-run café with a menu full of delicious snacks and dishes, Dreambakes is the perfect place to unwind after a long week. Try some of their gorgeous homemade traybakes, a French-inspired Croque Monsieur or go fancy and opt for afternoon tea. Support a local business with a trip to Dreambakes, we highly recommend their Biscoff cupcakes!


3 Priory House Doncaster DN1 1TS

Things to do in Doncaster indoors

4. Bake Battle & Roll

There’s no better rainy-day activity than a board game! Head over to Bake, Battle & Roll, an indoor board game café equipped with over 500 board games. Indulge in some delicious brownies and coffee sourced from local businesses whilst you compete with friends.


24 - 26 Wood Street Doncaster DN1 3LW

5. Doncaster Little Theatre

Doncaster Little Theatre is a voluntary, community-run theatre offering plays, live music and comedy shows at reasonable prices. Having recently reopened following restrictions, the theatre is now taking bookings online. Reserve your tickets and once again enjoy the thrill of a live performance! 


1 King Street, off East Laith Gate, Doncaster DN1 1JD

Things to do in Doncaster with toddlers

6. Swimming at The Dome

Take the little ones for a supervised swim at The Dome, where they can enjoy the family slides, flumes and wild-water rapids. Children under 4 years must be accompanied by a swimming adult on one child to one adult basis. Book online for reduced ticket prices. 


Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Rd, Doncaster DN4 7PD

7. Boston Park Farm

At Boston Farm Park, there is no shortage of fun activities for all the family. 

Take a tour of the farm and let the little ones see the cute animals up close or take part in some of the farm’s seasonal activities. With two outdoor play areas, go-karting, an indoor bouncy castle, a soft play and a farm café serving delicious ice cream, the kids won’t want to leave! Tickets must be booked in advance.  


Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Hatfield, Doncaster DN7 6DS

8. Concrete Jungle Desserts

Treat the little ones and yourself to a brownie or a slice of cake at Concrete Jungle Desserts, located in Doncaster’s International Food Hall. Let yourself be tempted by their unique cornflake tart or opt for their stuffed cookie dough, we highly recommend both!


Market Place, Doncaster DN1 1BN

Things to do in Doncaster for free

9. Danum Gallery, Library and Museum 

Come rain or sunshine, Danum Gallery, Library and Museum offers something for all ages with no entrance fee. Stroll around the museum or the art gallery, where you can see some famous pieces of art on loan from the British museum. Take advantage of the lending library and take a pause at Café 1910 with a new book and don’t leave without taking a tour of the Rail Heritage Centre. Full of history and activities for all ages, DGLAM is the perfect low-budget day out with the family. 


Danum Gallery, Library and Museum, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1

10. Walker's Nurseries and Garden Centre

With over 12 acres of beautiful greenery and gardens to discover, Walker’s Nurseries and Garden Centre is the perfect no-cost activity for a sunny afternoon. Explore the gorgeous show gardens designed by the award-winning Graham Bodle or take the kids on one of two available treasure trails in the gorgeous landscape. After a long day of walking, take a pause at The Garden Restaurant and enjoy a range of delicious hot food to choose from. 


Mosham Road, Blaxton, Doncaster, DN9 3BA

11. Sandall Park

Located in Wheatley and boasting 69 acres of greenery and scenery, Sandall Park is one of the largest parks in Doncaster. The perfect place to unwind on a hot day, prepare a picnic and enjoy the scenic views and quacking ducks – all completely free of charge.


43 Sandalwood Cl, Doncaster DN2 5DW

Things to do in Doncaster with a baby

12. Yorkshire Wildlife Park

With over three miles of captivating wildlife fully accessible for prams, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is an ideal location to bring your young family. Let your little one marvel at the polar bears, lions and Black Rhinos, or enjoy one of the many indoor or outdoor play areas. Complete with a restaurant serving delicious meals, the park offers something for all the family. Day tickets must be booked at least one day in advance, so reserve early to avoid disappointment! 


Hurst Ln, Auckley, Doncaster DN9 3QY England

13. Stork Pram and Cot Centre

Whether you’re in need of a pram, a cot or some gorgeous new clothes for your little bundle of joy, look no further than Stork Pram and Cot Centre. With 50 years of experience in the industry and an extensive range of high-quality products, you can be sure that all your baby-related needs will be met. The shop even offers a lay away service, where you can put down a deposit and pay for an item over time. Items are high-quality but affordable – so head to Doncaster’s favourite baby shop to treat your little one!


8 - 10 Market Road Doncaster DN1 1L

Things to do in Doncaster with a dog

14. Cusworth Hall & Park

Cusworth Hall is a beautiful, 18th-century listed Georgian country house located in Cusworth, South Yorkshire. Whilst the house itself currently remains closed, the parklands surrounding the house are open to the public. With green landscapes, ponds and beautiful views, Cusworth Park makes for the perfect scenic dog walk.  


Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, DN5 7TU

15. Rural Dog Pet Shop 

Treat your four-legged friend to a natural treat box or a new accessory from this recently opened pet shop in Conisbrough, a 15-minute drive from central Doncaster.
Open 6 days a week, the shop specialises in offering 100%-natural dog food products, as well as gluten-free and grain-free treats for your furry friend. Free local delivery is also available for selected items.  


37 Church Street Doncaster DN123HP

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