5 of The Best 20-21 May

We've plenty of fantastic events taking place across Doncaster this Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of May; here are our favourite five, guaranteed to bring some sunshine to even the wettest weekend.


1. Sun Bets race meeting with Music Live from UB40

The ever-popular Music Live! Racedays return and will be some of the not-be-missed events of the summer! Soak up the thrilling racing atmosphere with a full programme of equine action, before dancing into the summer evenings in front of your favourite big-name acts.

UB40 will get a very warm welcome from Doncaster once again this Saturday, their songs really have stood the test of time and were the soundtrack of choice for many during the 1980s and 90s.

Ticket Information

Advance ticket prices

Premier Enclosure £45

County Enclosure £35

Grandstand Enclosure £25

Children (17 & under) £13

Fixture times are to be confirmed.

Online ticket booking


2. Medieval Life at Conisbrough Castle

Have you ever wondered what life was like in medieval England? Step back in time with the Knight's Hospitaller living history group as they set up camp within the castle walls.

Sniff out what's cooking on the campfire, chat with a knight as he polishes his armour and have a peek inside the tent where the villagers sleep to see if you'd fancy a nap in there. Children can get hands-on with archery too.

Conisbrough Castle was given to the wealthy landowner William de Warenne after the Norman Conquest, but not everyone lived as lavishly as the de Warenne family in the thirteenth century. Visit the villagers for as long as you like, any time between 11am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday to discover what domestic life was like for them.

English Heritage members Free
Adult £5.50
Child, 5-15 years £3.30
Concession £5.00
Family £14.30


3.  Sandall Park - Party in the Park.

A wonderful FREE day of fun this Saturday at Sandall Park 12pm-4pm. Lots of family fun in beautiful surroundings:

Bouncy castle from Abouncearound Doncaster 

face painting
Classic car show
Football tournament
Cakes and confectionary

Disney 'Frozen' impersonators
Donkey rides
Jewellery and hair accessories
Bric-a-Brac stalls 
Food vans
Fairground rides
Tombola and raffle
Bath bombs
Craft stall
Hook a duck
Pick a box win every time
Candy floss
Kids ride
Balloon making

4. Sikh Vaisakhi Parade

Vaisakhi is a popular celebration around India as it marks the start of the Punjabi New Year. Vaisakhi, also known as Baisakhi, takes place each year in the month of April but the Doncaster Sikh temples have organised their spectacular annual parade to take place this Sunday, 21st May. 

Departing at 1pm on Sunday from the temple on College Road, the loud and colourful paraders will take in the town centre before heading to the Sikh temple on Balby Road.

All are welcome to come along and take in the sights, sounds and celebratory atmosphere. Not to be missed!


5. Doncaster Dons vs. Keighley Cougars

Come along to the Keepmoat this Sunday afternoon at 3pm to see this Leage 1, Round 8 battle where Dons host Keighley Cougars in this electrically charged rugby league game. 

Click here for further details, previous head-to-head stats and tickets.



As ever for more ideas check out Visit Doncaster on facebook here 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 '5 of the Best' 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).