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.
Things to do in Doncaster
Boasting army barracks, Georgian manor houses and several outstanding museums dedicated to flying, Doncaster has a rich and varied cultural scene ready to be discovered. We’ve rounded up all the best spots for you to really get a taste of everything this humble Yorkshire town has to offer.
With dozens of excellent pubs, an influx of new bars and some lively late-night dancing spots, Doncaster comes alive when the sun goes down. The compact town centre makes for the perfect pub and bar crawl, so brush up on all the best watering holes in our helpful guide.
Places to eat
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.
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.