Local Attractions

Leisure and Sight-seeing

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is South Yorkshire's newest attraction. Situated just outside Doncaster, the park occupies 70 acres of a 260 acre site, offering a unique view into the world of animals with walkthough areas including Lemur Woods and Wallaby Walkabout. New for 2010: lions come to Doncaster for the first time!Lion Country will open for visitors to see from May 2010 .



Doncaster Cinemas

  • 5 miles away is the seven screen Vue Cinema, located at Doncaster Leisure Park. Tel 0870 2406020
  • 8 miles away is the Odeon Cinema in Doncaster town centre. Tel 0870 5050007

Shopping in and around Doncaster

  • 5.3 miles away, Bawtry has a selection of boutiques and shops with high quality house wares. 
  • 8.1 miles away, The Lakeside Village is an out of town shopping complex where big discounts can found.
  • 8.8 miles away, Doncaster Town Centre offers a mixture traditional an modern shops, which are mostly in around the Frenchgate Centre. Also worth a visit are Doncaster Markets for fresh produce, crafts stalls in the Corn Exchange, clothing and house wares. 
  • 32 miles away, Meadowhall is a very large shopping mall, with all the major high-street shops.


Local Towns and Villages near Doncaster

Austerfield and Scrooby

Historians interested in the Pilgrim Fathers will enjoy Austerfield, birthplace of William Bradford. Just four miles away is Scrooby, home of his fellow pilgrim William Brewster. This area of Bassetlaw, North Nottinghamshire has many historical landmarks relating to the early days of the Pilgrim Fathers. 


The bustling centre of the town is based around the Market place and High Street with is many shops, cafe's and pubs. 

Epworth is a small market town, and birthplace to the founder of Methodism, John Wesley.

Epworth Old Rectory is a Queen Anne period mansion rebuilt in 1790 following the fire from which John Wesley was rescued. The house was the boyhood home of John and Charles Wesley. Many visit the Old Rectory as an act of pilgrimage and thanksgiving for the Wesley family. The house is not a relic but is a living reminder of where Methodism has come from.


Bawtry, originally an ancient port on the River Idle is now a busy market town with many restaurants and quality shops. 


Tickhill is an attractive market town with many designer boutiques and restaurants. The remains of a Norman Castle (not open to the public) overlook the picturesque milldam.


The historic Market Town of Thorne boasts a wealth of attractions for visitors including the magnificent Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve, Thorne Lock with its colourful barges and Thorne Memorial Park. More details at www.thorne-moorends.gov.uk.