Home to the UK’s only polar bears, Roman walls, medieval castles and a lively food and nightlife scene, you definitely won’t be left wondering what to do in Doncaster. Sports fans will enjoy the historic Doncaster Racecourse and the Doncaster Rovers – and the Belles, one of the UK’s most successful female football teams – while there are several aviation museums for flying fans, including the renowned Vulcan Experience. Factor in some amazing parks and countryside, a strong theatre scene and plenty of great shops, activities and hotels in Doncaster and you’ll see that this action-packed town more than holds its own against its bigger Yorkshire neighbours like Leeds and Sheffield.
A market town dating back centuries, Doncaster is full of historic buildings, while it also has some stunning open spaces, parks and several stadiums showcasing horse racing, rugby and football.
From discovering Doncaster’s place in the industrial revolution, the fascinating army barracks to touring around the world’s last active Vulcan bomber, Doncaster has a diverse and fascinating range of museums.
Whether you’re wanting to shop ‘til you drop in one of the town’s modern shopping centres or pick up a bargain at a bustling market, Doncaster certainly lives up to expectations. Read our guide to find all the best places to indulge in a spot of retail therapy during your stay.
You won’t have to worry about feeling hungry during your stay in town. From afternoon tea and cakes to exotic curries, traditional Italian dishes and Tex-Mex joints, Doncaster has enough restaurants and café to suit every taste and budget.
With Cast and the Little Theatre leading the way in Doncaster, there’s always a new play, panto or musical to see. Spanning high-end productions to home-grown theatre, make sure you read our in-depth guide if you fancy catching a show while you’re in town.
Home to one of the oldest racecourses in the country, as well as Keepmoat Stadium which hosts the Doncaster Rovers and the Doncaster Belles football teams.
The Cast Theatre dominates the cultural scene in Doncaster, putting on some of the town’s best events and programs spanning comedy, plays, musicals, pantomimes and much more.
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