Combine your visit to Lakeside Village with a trip to one of the area’s many nearby attractions. You are sure to find something for all ages and interests.
Both young and old will enjoy this treasure trove of aviation history! Formally a World War II RAF base, the museum is a great way for the family to learn all about Britain during the great wars.
View the museum details and reviews on Tripadvisor.
Right on our doorstep is Doncaster Dome, one of the region’s premier sports, leisure and entertainment destinations, with over 50 activities taking place under one roof.
Highlights include the recently refurbished lagoons; a magical 7-pool water world, a great way to make a splash, and the Ice Caps, the UK’s only split level ice rink with interconnecting ramps linking two Ice Pads together. Special swim and skate day passes are available.
The Dome is also a fantastic events venue with lots of singers, bands and comedians booked to perform including Jimmy Carr and Jason Manford, Placebo and the Illegal Eagles.
The Dome is part of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, a registered charity delivering leisure provision with 15 venues across the borough. DCLT offers a diverse range of health, fitness, leisure and entertainment activities to customers with the goal of helping to achieve a healthier community across Doncaster.
Other venues include Dearne Valley Leisure, great for swimming and fitness, Adwick Leisure Complex offering Kingpin Bowling and an indoor soft play area, and Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre with canoeing, climbing and kayaking.
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
The home to many kinds of wildlife of all habitats, from grassland to open-water and marsh. Appealing to all kinds of visitors, the Reserve has numerous nature trails to embark upon, whether you fancy a stroll through woodland, or you are a keen nature enthusiast, there is something for everyone.
See full details on the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust website.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
An award winning walkthrough wildlife experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park website for opening times and prices plus unique gift ideas including the chance to shadow a ranger or adopt an animal!
Brodsworth Hall & Gardens
Glimpse a Victorian vision of life in a country house. Just 5 miles north of Doncaster you will find Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. The Hall was built and the pleasure gardens laid out in the 1860s as an up-to-date new home for the Thellusson family and their servants. It survived with remarkably few changes until taken on by English Heritage in 1990.
The gardens have since been restored and the faded and worn interiors gently conserved, telling the story of the changing fortunes of the people who lived and worked here. Wander around this beautiful Victorian country house, roam the gorgeous gardens, stop for tea in the tearoom, and discover the children’s play area.
Doncaster Racecourse is situated just 5 minutes from Lakeside Village. Host to two of Great Britain’s 31 Group 1 flat races, the St Leger Stakes and the Racing Post Trophy the racecourse is a must visit. If you don’t fancy horse racing a number of music events also take place throughout the year.
Keepmoat Stadium (Doncaster Rovers)
Located next to Lakeside Village is Keepmoat Stadium, home to Doncaster Rovers, now claimed to be one of Yorkshire’s premier events centres. The stadium possesses unparalleled conference and banqueting facilities, multi-functional spaces and a fantastic on-site team, devoted to offering a bespoke service to each client and event.
Opened in December 2006, Keepmoat Stadium has been home to Doncaster’s prestigious sporting teams – Doncaster Rugby League FC, Doncaster Rovers Belles and Doncaster Rovers.
Situated alongside the main 15,000 capacity stadium, is a mini stadium containing a six lane running track and 500 seater stand. This is home to Doncaster Athletics Club, the Doncaster Rugby League FC’s academy and the local American Football team, the Doncaster Mustangs.