Doncaster is Reopening
As the government continues to eases restrictions, Doncaster Council have been working hard to ensure that all the necessary safety measures are in place to help keep you protected.
But remember, we are all in this together and need you to play your part during this period of adjustment to our new normal.
On this page, we will update you with information regarding venues and attractions that are reopening in Doncaster as well as sign post you to useful information.
If you have any information that you think may be of help to others regarding places re-opening in Doncaster, please drop us a message on Facebook for us to review and and maybe share on this page.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Read more about what you can and can't do: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do
When will you be able to go shopping again?
FOR THE LATEST INFO, PLEASE CHECK THE VENUES SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBSITE OR GIVE THEM A CALL. ALL THESE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND VIA THE LINKS PROVIDED FOR EACH BUSINESS.
We're delighted to announce that our Tourist Information Centre, is now 'We're Good to Go' certified! We're reopened on Monday 6th July. Our new temporary opening hours are 10:00am - 3:30pm, Monday - Saturday
The Lakeside Village Outlet is open! Measures are in place to reassure customers, read full details here: http://www.visitdoncaster.com/news/lakeside-village-set-to-reopen-on-the-15th-june
FRENCHGATE SHOPPING CENTRE
Frenchgate Shopping Centre is open! Measures are in place to reassure customers and keep them as safe as they can. Read full details here: http://www.visitdoncaster.com/news/frenchgate-announces-re-opening-plans
Doncaster Markets are open! The full programme has now resumed including Tuesday, Friday and Saturday outdoor markets in the Market Place. Other retail areas across the estate are also open including Corn Exchange, Goose Hill Market and the Wool Market, as well as retail traders at Mexborough Market.
WHEATLEY HALL RETAIL PARK
Following government guidance, many of stores are reopening and some of the cafes and restaurants are offering a click & collect or delivery service. Your safety is their number one priority so you might notice extra measures in place when you next visit.
BAWTRY PAINTBALL FIELDS
Bawtry Paintball Fields is open! They are now taking bookings for all activities on 01302 868841. https://www.facebook.com/bawtrypaintballfields/ Bawtry Paintball Field is also 'We're Good to Go' certified https://bit.ly/38iz1bQ
SOUTH YORKHIRE AIRCRAFT MUSEUM
The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum will be reopening on 14th July. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/south-yorkshire-aircraft-museum The museum is also 'We're Good to Go' certified https://bit.ly/38iz1bQ
HATFIELD OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CENTRE
Open water swimming and campsite now open! More info https://bit.ly/3dPjCRg
DONCASTER CULTURE LEISURE TRUST
From early July, DCLT hope to reopen the following venues,
- Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre
- The Cycle Track at Doncaster Dome
- Fitness Village gyms at
- Doncaster Dome
- Dearne Valley Leisure Centre
- Adwick Leisure Complex
- Fitness Village, Balby
Pre-bookings only. Full details here: http://www.visitdoncaster.com/news/we-are-preparing-to-reopen-dclt
BAKE BATTLE AND ROLL
Bake Battle and Roll is open! They have been busy sorting out the cafe ready, find out more on their Facebook page about all the things they are doing to keep all of our customers safe. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/bake-battle-roll-board-game-cafe
ASKERN FISHING LAKE
Askern Lake is open for fishing but with restrictions. Only 1 person per peg/swim unless in the same household, then 2 people permitted. NO gatherings. More info https://www.facebook.com/askernlakefishingclub/
Brodsworth Hall is open! Pre booking essential, find out more information https://bit.ly/2Uta9Z0
YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK
The award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park has re-opened! Advance booking only. More info here: http://www.visitdoncaster.com/news/yorkshire-wildlife-park-gears-up-to-reopen-as-government-allows-zoos-to-open
SUNNYBANK GARDENS & THE YORKSHIRE ICE CREAM FARM
Open for ice cream, hot dogs and burgers, crazy golf (socially distanced) and now the Italian boutique, Bella Boutique is open. https://www.facebook.com/Sunnybankgardens/
BOSTON PARK FARM
Boston Park Farm is open! Advance bookings only. Tickets available to book online Full details: http://www.visitdoncaster.com/news/boston-park-farm-is-set-to-reopen-on-the-5th-july
Back open for flights. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/conference-and-meetings/hummingbird-helicopters-drone
PIRATE COVE ADVENTURE GOLF
Only allowing groups from the same household. No more than 3 groups on at a time . All clubs and balls will be sanitised after each use .Each player must sanitise their hands in the stations provided before play and observe social distancing at all times . Please call 01405 741343 to book a slot. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/pirate-cove-adventure-golf
The Crags in Denaby is a chain of north facing-slopes forming one side of a 'funnel' leading into the Don Gorge. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/the-crags
THE LOCAL BAR BRANTON
The Local Bar Branton is open, check for opening details! http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/the-local
Racing has restarted but behind closed doors. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/doncaster-racecourse
The following parks, golf courses, nature reserves and green spaces are open. Please check with the venue before setting off as not all facilities have reopened. Green spaces are a good choice as they allow you to easily observe social distancing ang get some fresh air.
CAMPSALL COUNTRY PARK
Campsall Country Park is renowned for its rich and diverse woodlands and a variety of things to see and do for all ages. It's a great park to visit with the family for some socially distanced fun. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/campsall-country-park
A short walk from the town centre, Elmfield Park is a great place for a stroll, keeping the little ones busy or enjoying some exercise. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/elmfield-park
Sandall park is open for picnics and walking. Toilets are closed. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/sandall-park
The Lakeside Lake is open however some of the footpaths have been closed to maintain social distancing. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/lakeside-lake
Picturesque Sprotbrough Flash is perfect for socially distanced family walks. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/100-things/sprotbrough-flash
Enjoy a peaceful walk around Thorpe Marsh Nature Reserve with pastures lined with hedgerows, ponds, lakes and small woodlands. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/100-things/thorpe-marsh
Hatfield Moors reopened 23rd June. https://www.facebook.com/humberheadpeatlands/
A wildlife haven with a fantastic mix of habitats, from open water and riverside water meadows to woodland scrub and hedgerows.
TRANS PENNINE TRAIL
The trail is open. Please ensure you follow the Government's social distancing guide lines when using the Trail. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/trans-pennine-trail
SANDALL BEAT WOODS
The park is open but toilets remain closed. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/sandall-beat-wood
Shaw Wood is open but toilets remain closed. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/shaw-wood
HIGHFIELDS COUNTRY PARK
Highfields Country Park is the perfect place to enjoy time outdoors thanks to some beautiful scenery, places for angling and a number of walking routes and nature walks. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/highfields-country-park
MELTON WOOD COUNTRY PARK
The rolling countryside around Melton Wood is ideal for cycling, with several routes taking in bridle paths, country lanes and short stretches of main road. Perfect for social distancing. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/melton-wood-country-park
BAWTRY POLO CLUB
Group lessons are back! Social distancing rules apply. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Amy on 07393284806. Adults £40 per lesson, students/under 21s £30. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/bawtry-polo-club
HICKLETON GOLF CLUB
The course is an undulating parkland course with tree-lined fairways and fantastic panoramic views over South Yorkshire and the eastern Pennines. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/hickleton-golf-club
CROOKHILL PARK GOLF COURSE
A fantastic 18-hole Parkland Golf Course located in the heart of the South Yorkshire countryside on the outskirts of Doncaster http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/crookhill-park-golf-course
DONCASTER TOWN MOOR GOLF CLUB
A superb parkland golf course, well drained and open all year around with no temporary greens. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/doncaster-town-moor-golf-club
DONCASTER GOLF CLUB
Doncaster Golf Club is a very well established and attractive parkland course set on the southern outskirts of the town. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/doncaster-golf-club
BAWTRY GOLF CLUB
Please call Bawtry Golf Club on 01302 711409 to pre book a Tee Time. Please note, they will not be using Intelligent golf for TEE time bookings until further notice. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/bawtry-golf-club
KINGSWOOD GOLF CENTRE
The course has reopened. customers must adhere to current Covid 19 guidelines set by the government. Strictly booking only. Turn up 10 minutes before your tee time.
OWSTON GOLF CLUB
Owston Golf Club has reopened. All golf must be pre booked. Bookings being taken by phone only: 07517 726958 Line is open 9am to 5pm. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/owston-hall-golf-club
THORNE GOLF CLUB
Established and opened in 1980, Thorne Golf Club is an exquisite Parkland Course set in the heart of South Yorkshire's beautiful countryside, and only minutes from the M180. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/thorne-golf-club
THE EARL OF DONCASTER
The Earl of Doncaster's booking lines are now open. They are thrilled to welcome you back for the Cafe Bar Concerto and Accommodation. To make your reservations please call 01302 361 371. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/where-to-stay/earl-of-doncaster
THE CROWN HOTEL BAWTRY
The Crown Hotel is reopening on the 4th July and boy do they have an offer for you! It is the Lockdown…’UNLOCKED’ – ACCOMMODATION OFFER! So, if you have you missed a special occasion during lockdown you can stay with at the Crown at a specal rate of just £100 for two people includes lots of extras. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/where-to-stay/crown-hotel-bawtry
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel is open! http://www.visitdoncaster.com/where-to-stay/holiday-inn-express
CAFES AND RESTAURANTS:
Please be aware, bookings must be made for the majority of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Please find out details from each individual venue you plan to visit.
THE GLASS STRAWBERRY
The Glass Strawberry is open! They will be operating with reduced seating to allow for social distancing. Booking is advisable. £5 deposit per person is required and there will be a 1.5hr limit per table. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/food-and-drink/the-glass-strawberry
The Magdalen is open! Table service only, table of 6 maximum, no standing at the bar or moving between tables, customers to be seated by a member of staff and there will be a limited drinks menu.
The Newton Arms in Sprotbrough will be re-opening the Newton Arms on Monday 13th July. https://www.facebook.com/newtonarmssprotbrough/
The Foresters Arms will be reopening on the 8th July. https://www.facebook.com/Foresters-Arms-1444586992448444/
The Anne Arms is open! https://www.facebook.com/annesarms/
THE SCHOOL BOY PUB
The School Boy is open! https://www.facebook.com/SchoolBoyNorton/
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