5 of The Best 24-25 November

 November is hurtling towards a close and there are more and more festive goings-on across Doncaster. #YourDN1 is as busy as ever with shoppers, Christmas party-goers, visitors to the theatres and all the other Christmassy events. 

We hope everybody enjoyed our big Countdown to Christmas day last Saturday, just as much as we did. It was great to see such an overwhelming turn-out and lots of you having a lovely time and soaking up that festive atmosphere.

This week there's lots to choose from again, and we've had troubling narrowing the list down to just 5 of The Best, but as ever - make sure you have a look at the What's On page for the full rundown on what's happening in Doncaster this weekend and beyond.

1. Museum Kids Club

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

This Saturday 24th November (and also next Saturday, 1st December) book the kids in for a full day of creative, fun and fascinating activities at Doncaster Museum. 

Fun activities include:
- Painting
- Pottery
- Scavenger hunts
- Games
- Experiments 

...and much more to keep the kids entertained - so you can enjoy Christmas shopping in peace!

Don't forget to pack a lunch for each child (drinks and biscuits provided for snacks).

£15 per child per day - tickets available from the Museum & Art Gallery reception or over the phone on 01302 734293.

Suitable for children aged 8-12. Kids Club runs from 9.30am - 4pm on Saturday 24 November and Saturday 1 December.

2. Museum of The Moon

Doncaster Minster of St. George, 9 Church St, Doncaster, DN1 1RD

We've loved seeing so many of your stunning photographs and hearing your feedback on the incredible 'Museum of The Moon' that's been on display in Doncaster Minster this week and Saturday 24th November is your last chance to witness the spectacle. So if you've not already been - don't miss out.

There's FREE access from 10am - 3:30pm in the Minster. This touring art installation has been brought to Doncaster by Right Up Our Street - responsible for the brilliant DN Festival. It's a real treat for the town. Get and see it while you can, experience the out of this world atmosphere and don't forget your camera! 

3. Civic Trust Walk

 Tourist Information Centre, 1 Priory Place, Doncaster, DN1 1BN

Local legends Steve Kimber and Andy Ward from the Doncaster Civic Trust are back this weekend with another town centre Heritage Walk. The 'Christmas, Dickens & Doncaster Heritage Walk' lasts 90 minutes and takes you through #YourDN1, reflecting on Christmas in the town in the Victorian era and details Charles Dickins' visit to the town in 1857.

These walks are always really popular and well-received, so booking is essential to secure your space. Tel. 01302 734309 to book through the Tourist Information Centre, or pop in in person. Walks cost £5.00 per person.

4. Let's Hear It For The Girls

Roots Music Club, Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster, DN2 4AD 

Show your support and enjoy a fabulous all woman line-up at Roots this month at their 'Let's Hear It For The Girls' fundraiser in aid of Greengables.

Roots Music Club, Doncaster are promoting a special concert in aid of YWCA Green Gables which exists to help young women, children and families in the local area. All of the performers are young women who symbolise the work of the unit and all proceeds will go the organisation https://www.ywcayorkshire.org.uk/doncaster/

Lu Moré covers pop and rock classic with her unique voice; Laura Kelly stuns audiences with her intriguing use of loop pedals and harmonisers; Anya Wiltschinsky takes classic tracks and makes them her own; the music of singer-songwriter Harriet Rose Grant offers honest reflections of life with a unique country twist; Dionne Sturdy is usually found fronting Doncaster band, The Resistance; and 11 year old Scarlett Kirwan, who only made her stage debut in September is back to impress with her burgeoning talent.

The fun all kicks off on Sunday 25th November 2018 at 2:00 pm  Tickets £8 on the door, or £10 in advance from www.wegottickets.com/rootsmusicclubdoncaster

5. Bawtry Christmastime 2018

Bawtry Town Centre, Market Place, Bawtry, DN10 6JL

Christmas arrives in Bawtry this Sunday 25th November! Last year saw a record year in attendance for Christmastime 2017 and returns this year with a full day of events held across the whole town, see the lights switch on and thegrand appearance of the now-iconic, Bawtry Eye.

Over 40 stalls and catering outlets will cluster in the Market Place, Dower House Square, the Church Hall and the Courtyard and will be accompanied by fairground rides, traditional carousel kindly sponsored once again by the Bawtry Town Council, musical entertainment throughout the event and a viewing area for the spectacular Womack’s of Bawtry Christmas window unveiling which takes place at 5pm.

“This is the fifth event and the team have been working hard to ensure that our 2018 event is full of festive cheer and has lots for all ages to enjoy,” said Ross Jarvie, Bawtry Retail Association.

“In addition to all our stalls and attractions, most of the towns independent shops will be open giving visitors endless opportunities and inspiration for Christmas present shopping and home decoration.”

A perfect Sunday activity for getting into the Christmas spirit with all the family.


Whatever you're up to, don't forget to let us know and if you decide to take the plunge with any of our suggestions, please let us know what you thought, and of course - as ever, 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.

We're also onboard with a new digital initiative to put Doncaster Town Centre and all the fabulous things going on there, so whenever you're checking in and tagging mates doing great stuff in DN1 - join in with our new #YourDN1 hashtag! 

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