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.

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Stay alert

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

 

EAT OUT TO HELP OUT

The government's “Eat out to Help Out” Scheme during August 2020 means that you get 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks. Click on the link below to see a list of Doncaster businesses that are part of this scheme:

https://doncaster.mumbler.co.uk/eat-out-to-help-out-full-list-of-doncaster-restaurants-pubs-bars-and-venues-taking-part-this-august/

Or use the Government website to search for participating venues within a 5 mile radiushttps://www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-out-to-help-out/find-a-restaurant/?_ga=2.246483137.478395545.1596452440-1532396386.1584549176

Know before you go!

Although a lot of venues and attractions have reopened, things are definitely not back to normal yet and as such westrongly recommend that, before you set off on your journey, please check details with the venue/attraction etc as access to services and facilities could be restricted and many places now require pre-booking.

If consumers and businesses take responsibility for their travel, this will help to ensure that everyone has the most enjoyable and safe experience possible. Checking before travelling should become the norm for everybody.

 

FOR THE LATEST INFO, PLEASE CHECK THE VENUES SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBSITE OR GIVE THEM A CALL AHEAD OF VISITING. ALL THESE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND VIA THE LINKS PROVIDED FOR EACH BUSINESS.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-sets-out-timeline-for-retail-to-reopen-in-june

We're delighted to announce that our Tourist Information Centre, is now 'We're Good to Go' certified! Our new temporary opening hours are 10:00am - 3:30pm, Monday - Saturday

SHOPPING:

LAKESIDE VILLAGE

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

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.

LEISURE:

Doncaster Tenpin Bowling at Lakeside is due to re-open Saturday 1st August http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/tenpin-doncaster

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 is open. 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

  • Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre - NOW OPEN
  • Fitness Village gyms REOPEN 25th July
    • 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

  • Pools due to REOPEN 1st August at:
    • Adwick Leisure Complex
    • Armthorpe Leisure Centre
    • Dearne Valley Leisure Centre
    • Doncaster Dome
    • Thorne Leisure Centre

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

Brodsworth Hall is open! Pre booking essential, find out more information https://bit.ly/2Uta9Z0 

TICKHILL ALPACAS

Tickhill Alpaca farm has reopened with smaller group bookings being taken. To book please contact Karen: 07881 309166 or Dean: 07840 686251 

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 Boston Park Farm is also 'We're Good to Go' certified https://bit.ly/38iz1bQ 

HUMMINGBIRD HELICOPTERS

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

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

DONCASTER RACECOURSE

Currently, the British Horseracing Authority have updated the fixture list to be run behind closed doors until the end of August. All other 2020 fixtures at this stage are currently going ahead as normal and are open to the public. We are, of course, continually monitoring this situation and will be in touch with our customers if this changes.  http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/doncaster-racecourse

ENIGMA ROOMS

Have now open with the following measures in place. They are only having single household groups playing together. Only one room playing at any one time so there can only be one group in the premises at a time. Masks are to be worn the whole time, if players do not have their own they will be provided for all players. Hand sanitizer upon entry. Temperature check before entry. Increased cleaning - rooms will be used alternately to give longer for cleaning. They are also calling all bookings on the morning of their booking to go through a COVID-19 checklist to make sure they’re all fit to come and play. The Enigma Room is also 'We're Good to Go' certified https://bit.ly/38iz1bQ 

GREEN DONCASTER:

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.

POTTERIC CARR 

Potteric Carr will be reopening from the  20th JulyFrom (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust members from 18th July). Towards the end of the month, they plan to re-open the toilets and offer a takeaway café service. For full details please visit: http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/potteric-carr-nature-reserve

CUSWORTH HALL

The park is open, along with toilet facilities and café service. The Museum remains closed and opening information will be posted when available at www.heritagedoncaster.org.uk/Cusworth-hall

CONISBROUGH CASTLE

Conisbrough Castle is now open. Tickets must be booked in advance from: https://bit.ly/33jH8o2 

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

ELMFIELD 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

Sandall park is open for picnics and walking. Toilets are closed. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/sandall-park

LAKESIDE LAKE

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

SPROTBROUGH FLASH

Picturesque Sprotbrough Flash is perfect for socially distanced family walks. http://www.visitdoncaster.com/100-things/sprotbrough-flash

THORPE MARSH

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

Hatfield Moors reopened 23rd June. https://www.facebook.com/humberheadpeatlands/ 

DENABY INGS 

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 info@bawtrypoloclub.co.uk 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

ACCOMMODATION

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

HILTON GARDEN INN 

Hilton Garden Inn has reopened with limited services. For me info visit: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/dsadrgi-hilton-garden-inn-doncaster-racecourse/

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 LOCAL BAR BRANTON

The Local Bar Branton is open, check for opening details! http://www.visitdoncaster.com/things-to-do/the-local

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 GRIND

Online bookings are now OPEN
Head over to our website where you can now book a table https://thegrinddoncaster.co.uk/table-booking

THE MAGDALEN  

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.

NEWTON ARMS

The Newton Arms in Sprotbrough will be re-opening the Newton Arms on Monday 13th July. https://www.facebook.com/newtonarmssprotbrough/

FORESTERS ARMS

The Foresters Arms will be reopening on the 8th July. https://www.facebook.com/Foresters-Arms-1444586992448444/ 

ANNE ARMS

The Anne Arms is open!  https://www.facebook.com/annesarms/ 

THE SCHOOL BOY PUB

The School Boy is open! https://www.facebook.com/SchoolBoyNorton/

Noticed something missing?  Drop us a note to tourist.information@doncaster.gov.uk or via @VisitDoncaster on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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