5 Of The Best - 2-3 Sept

The first weekend of September is upon us and so the last of the Summer holidays.

We're promised some nice early-Autumn weather, so why not make the most of it by getting out and about - perhaps taking us up on our 5 of The Best suggestions for this weekend, the 2nd and 3rd September?


1. Martin Black at The Leopard

Martin Black shows what a heart-warming man he is by touching on every subject and leaving no stone unturned in his search to become a working class hero.

Armed with streets of punk and the folkie hunger for revolution, marrying the two distinctive genres by trying to turn folk on its ear and punk to its knees with his sharp lyricism and upbeat melodies, he’s on his way to becoming the man he set out to be.

Saturday 2nd September from 19:30

Advanced tickets are £5 per person and can be bought by using the link below.



2. Doncaster Rovers vs. Peterborough Utd. 

Kicking off on Saturday at 3pm, join us at the Keepmoat Stadium in fine voice to cheer on the mighty Rovers in their push for 2017/18 season success.

Tickets available in advance online or on match day at the turnstile. Further information available here.


3. Doncaster Ramblers Brodsworth Community Woodland Walk

As part of the year-long program of organised Doncaster community walks, why not take in the views of one of the prettiest parts of the borough on Saturday morning?

Meeting at Brodsworth Community Woodland Car Park, Long lands Lane, Brodsworth, DN5 7XB at 10:30am for a prompt start.

A pleasant 5 mile walk over the former colliery waste tip and on to Highfields Park, taking in views over to the Yorkshire Wolds from the top of the hill.

This walk is classified as dog friendly and a relaxed pace.

For more information please contact 01302 783613


4. Volunteer Open Day at Potteric Carr

Come and speak to staff about the different roles you could get involved with in the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Doncaster's own Potteric Carr.

If you've never visited Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, what are you waiting for?

With nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs will wind you around a stunning, safe wetland habitat littered with pockets of woodland and wildflower meadows.

Hides allow you to get up close and personal with birds such as woodpeckers and kingfishers and during your wander you may also encounter mammals such as roe deer and hedgehogs.
The ponds provide a home for newts, frogs and whirligig beetles with staff on hand to show you the best spots for pond dipping.

An even better welcome awaits visitors with the opening of the new visitor centre  that will further enhance the experience of all those that come to the site having a brand new shop and tearoom with lakeside views.

To register to take part in this event Click Here

Sunday 3rd September - 10:00am - 2:00pm


5. Cask Corner Charity Fun Day

Fancy an afternoon out with a difference on a Sunday?

Come along to Cask Corner for an evening of entertainment with live music, food, a raffle and much more. Raising funds for Firefly and MacMillan.

Tickets £10 each and can be purchased from Chewy on 07738 390541. 

Sunday 3rd September from 5:00pm until 9:30pm


Also... for those amongst us that love a bit of the limelight (and quite frankly, who doesn't?) The Little Theatre are hosting open auditions on Monday evening for their Christmas Panto as well the future production of Sweety Charity. Jazz hands at the ready from 7pm on Monday 4th September at The Little Theatre, Frances Street (off East Laith Gate).


As ever for more ideas check out the Visit Doncaster website at http://www.visitdoncaster.com/whats-on.

Whatever you're up to this weekend, 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, #visitdoncaster and #doncasterisgreat.

If you represent a venue or are organising an event that you'd like us to include in future guides, please contact the TIC by telephone on 01302 734309, on email tourist.information@doncaster.gov.uk or via our social email accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @VisitDoncaster).