As well as a racecourse that runs top-class racing and exciting events all year round, Doncaster has loads of attractions to offer. Why not extend your race day and spend a few days seeing all this Yorkshire city has to offer?
Located just down the road from Doncaster Racecourse, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the UK’s No.1 walk-through wildlife adventure! Home to over 400 animals and 70 different species of animals, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has a fascinating collection of animals which includes the only polar bears in England, critically endangered black rhinos, lions, tigers and much more.
Founded in 1879, Doncaster Rovers are a league one football team who play their home games at the Keepmoat Stadium. They are currently managed by Darren Moore who has earned three international caps for Jamaica. Why not try and catch a home game while you’re in Doncaster?
One of the finest traditional markets in England, Doncaster Market has over 400 shops, stalls and stands. Occupying around 25% of Doncaster’s attractively refurbished pedestrian centre, the Market precinct is truly impressive, incorporating four large indoor market halls – each with their own distinctive character – surrounding extensive and bustling outdoor markets. The award-winning market is open three days a week – Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
CAST is the home of world-class theatre in Doncaster. Working to transform communities and the lives of local people through arts and culture, CAST is a state of the art entertainment venue providing cutting edge performances and artists. There’s always something on at CAST, be sure to catch a list of their upcoming shows on their website.
One of the UK’s top 5 sports and leisure attractions, there’s something for everyone at Doncaster Dome. Whether you’re splashing around in the Dome’s multi-pool water wonderland of geysers, fountains, jets and airbeds, whizzing around the ice caps at the UK’s first and only split-level Ice Rink or enjoying a concert, you’re guaranteed fun for the whole family at Doncaster Dome.
If you’re looking for a lovely bit of scenery, then Cusworth Hall is the hidden gem for you. With a beautiful Grade l listed building and acres of beautiful parkland, there’s plenty to stroll around and take in. Originally built in the 1700’s, the hall now serves as a museum and looks at the daily lives of the people of Doncaster.