Things to do in Doncaster

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  • Melanie
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing place, you see something different every time you go. Fantastic day out gorgeous food. Highly recommend a visit
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • GemZ77
    Manchester, UK514 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked online and this made the entry fee slightly cheaper. The gardens are stunning, we walked around them a couple of times admiring the flowers and watching the gardeners hard at work. Next we toured the house. Staff were on hand at every corner to share their knowledge and answer questions. Nice facilities on site - a tea room, second hand book shop, and a lovely gift shop too. Lovely way to spend a couple of hours.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Amanda C
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wwnt with my daughter and ir was easy to find and a fabulous place to visit. There was lots to see in the rooms and the exhibits were interesting. The museum is also free which is amazing.
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • GemZ77
    Manchester, UK514 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On arrival to Doncaster in the pouring rain we stumbled across this museum and thought it would be a way to pass a couple of hours whilst the weather was bad. So glad we visited on the recommendation of the glowing reviews on here. The museum is much bigger than we expected and has some really interesting wartime exhibits. There's lots of different types of aircraft to see, both inside and outside, and even for non-experts/enthusiasts you can't help but be impressed by the size of some of the planes and helicopters. We enjoyed our visit more than we anticipated and the lady at reception gave us a lovely welcome. Many thanks!
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • DunelmArts
    Aberdeen, UK1,141 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large garden centre and cafe. The highlight for me though were the show gardens entered from a path by the car park. Fabulous show of magnolias, ponds, lawn areas and specimen trees. It was more like a stately home garden than a garden centre!
    Written 26 March 2024
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  • Gary A
    Middlesbrough, UK2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great course, racing atmosphere and facilities. The particular food and drink deal we had (pizza & Poretti) was not so good.
    Written 5 March 2024
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  • Amie C
    Staffordshire, UK30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    With our English Heritage membership we enjoyed exploring the castle as a family and were there about 90 minutes. It's quite hilly but the kids loved it. Fun videos and projected images on the castle walls explained the history of who lived there, along with display boards.

    There are a few picnic spots if you visit in the nicer weather and a small shop but not much if you visit during the colder months.

    Parking can be tricky and we drove round for quite a while before deciding where best to park. Street parking is available for free and there is a pay & display car park at the bottom of the hill (which we didn't use as I'll be honest, I had a gut feeling about the payment system being dodgy so decided to avoid it (I'm 5ft 6in and when you literally have to jump up high several times to scan the QR code and no- one else is parked there despite the castle being busy, then your bank contacts you to ask if you're trying to make a payment, my red flags were flying high so I chose to avoid it).

    Despite the parking though it was a nice little place and we learnt a bit more about some of the history.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Lesley M
    106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a super area to walk around. Staff in centre were very helpful, wildlife a bit quieter than usual owing to atrocious weather conditions on our visit, but, we still had a great time.
    Written 22 September 2023
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  • Felixstowe2016
    Felixstowe, UK5,014 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A serious of low falls in a lovely area great for picnics. Car parking at Stainforth along with toilets, follow the footpath at the bottom corner of the car park to the falls approx. 1/2 of a mile.
    Written 12 October 2023
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  • Liz F
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked reptile rendezvous for our daughters 5th birthday and it was absolutely amazing! The children (and adults) were all spellbound with the animals. It completely held their attention for the time and the handlers were fantastic and friendly with the children.
    Would really rate this for a birthday party if your little one is interested in furry things or things that slither! The meerkats and skunk are absolutely adorable and the snakes- wow!!
    Thankyou so much for such a good party!
    Written 20 August 2022
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  • Giles H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fab venue and Giovanni put in his usual spectacular and entertaining show.
    Not a bad view from anywhere in the venue…..but….. if they could do more about shortening the queues for drinks etc, esp during the breaks, I’m sure they’d sell a lot more! Already booked next years show!!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Amy
    Wakefield, UK46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Been here a few times, one of my favourite places to go in Doncaster especially when it's rainy. The museum has a lot of interesting stuff to look at, a wide range of things for people with different interests, such as an art gallery, a large train, war exhibition, and the main museum bit with lots to see and learn about the local heritage.
    Great for all ages and fun!
    Written 2 March 2024
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