History for Kids

History boring? Not at all! There are many ways to get kids engaged in history.

In September each year the Roman Army returns to the original fort of Danum in the grounds of Doncaster Minster and kids can join the Roman Army. Full training and uniform is provided before battle commences against the enemy – usually the Mums and Dads!

The information below is extracts from Phil Sheppard's book "Discover Doncaster" which is available to buy from the Tourist Information Centre. Phil is a local Primary School teacher and has produced several books for young children.

Throughout the year there are many exhibitions at Doncaster Museum and Cusworth Hall, including interactive activities. Just check the list of events to see what’s going on.

And South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum also has a very popular series of Cockpit Open Days when kids can jump into a real cockpit to experience what it’s like from inside some of the most iconic aircraft ever produced.

English Heritage also run a full range of activities for children throughout the year from medieval re-enactments at Conisbrough Castle to events at Brodsworth Hall showing what it was like to live and work in a wealthy Victorian household.

For day out ideas involving Doncaster's rich culture and heritage click HERE. And more ideas of things to do with the kids in Doncaster, days out, events and even special offers, visit  https://doncaster.mumbler.co.uk/ - a site set up by a Doncaster Mum, passionate about encouraging local young people and families to get out and enjoy our town.