5 of The Best 14-15 April

It might still feel like the bleak midwinter but the spring and summer events are coming in thick and fast now. 

Feast your eyes on our Five of The Best for the 14th and 15th of April 2018 and start planning your weekend now!

1. Keep The Home Fires Burning

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE

Doncaster 1914-18 presents: Keep the Home Fires Burning from 7th April 2018 to 31st March 2019.

Explore how the war on the Home Front changed people's lives forever. Told through First World War stories and objects by Doncaster people at this FREE exhibition opened just this week

Musuem opening times: 

  • Wednesday to Friday- 10am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday- 10:30am to 4.15pm
  • Monday and Tuesday- closed

Last admission 15 minutes before closing.

2. Family Sculpture Workshop

The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR

Get hands-on and inspired with professional artists in fantastic family-friendly Saturday workshops at The Point, South Parade, Doncaster.

Workshop sessions run 10am-12pm and are FREE to take part, check www.thepoint.org.uk for more details and how to book.

Saturday 14th April - Create giant sculptures as a family with artist Dan Jones

3. Elsecar at The Races

Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN4 5DY

A family-orientated car show held at Doncaster Racecourse on Sunday 15th April, showing VW Group and retro cars. The first and second years at Doncaster Racecourse were a great success, so they're back there again for more of the same!

Evolved over the last 20 years from a small meet of enthusiasts at the Elsecar Heritage Centre (hence the 'Elsecar' in our name) to what is now one of the UK's largest specialist car shows at the fantastic venue of Doncaster Racecourse (the 'Races' bit of the name).

The venue has space for over 100 cars in the indoor exhibition centre plus space outside for over 600 additional show cars.

Tickets are priced at just £15 on the day, cash only, as we do not have the facility to take card payments at the venue.

If you wish to pay by card you must purchase a ticket in advance. Click here to purchase tickets.

4. Wedding Open Day

Regent Hotel, Regent Square, Doncaster, DN1 2DS

Sunday 15th April from 11:00 to 15:00.

Planning your big day? Book your wedding with the Regent for 2018/19 and get your Civil Ceremony for FREE when booking a Gold Package.

Come and enjoy complimentary refreshments whilst discussing your special day with one of rhe  Events Team.

Contact the team on 01301 364180 or visit the Regent's website HERE.

5. Dons vs. Hemel Stags

Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster, DN4 5JW

Head over to the Keepmoat this Sunday for some thrilling rugby league action as Doncaster Dons take on Hemel Stags, Sunday 15th April 2018, kick off at 15:00

Dons 2018  home matchday ticket prices are as follows:

Adults £15, Concession 60+ £11, Children 5-16 £1, Under 5s Free

You can still purchase a 2018 Dons season ticket from only £30 deposit and kids go free.

You can find out more about season tickets by clicking HERE.


Whatever you're up to this week and beyond, have a great one and don't forget to keep us up to date with how you're spending your time in Doncaster, by uploading your pics and using @VisitDoncaster, #youradventureawaits and #doncasterisgreat.

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