There's Still Time to Experience Doncaster in 2020 - Doncaster A-Z

A simple guide to help you make the most of your visit to Doncaster in the current climate and to get you excited about some of the things we have to look forward to here in Doncaster.

A simple guide to help you make the most of your visit to Doncaster in the current climate and to get you excited about some of the things we have to look forward to here in Doncaster. 

Attractions: Doncaster has a wide range of attractions to suit everyone from families to couples to solo travellers. Get inspired here:

Book: In these strange times we find ourselves in, booking is essential for the majority of venues so make sure to call up ahead of time and secure your place.

Cinema and Restaurant Complex: We are very excited about the impending opening of Doncaster's brand new Civic & Cultural Quarter six cinema and restaurant complex opening…

Doncaster Dome A family day out at one of the region’s premier sports, leisure and entertainment venues is a guaranteed hit! Measures are in place to help keep you safe.

Eat: There are plenty of delicious places to eat in Doncaster including the range of street food eateries in the Wool Market to the variety of international cuisines on Netherhall Road and more:

Face masks: these have now become an essential part of our everyday lives so don’t forget to leave the house without one. They must be worn in public transport, in shops and in a lot of other indoor spaces.

Green Doncaster: Doncaster has an abundance of green spaces for you all to enjoy. And let’s face it, being outdoors is probably the most comfortable place to be right now:

History and Heritage: Doncaster is a town steeped in History. There is so much to see and learn about our town inlcuding but not limited to our beautiful market, the Minster and more:  

Information – Need some more information about Doncaster? Then why not download a copy of our visitor guide at or drop in to our Visit England ‘Good to Go’ accredited Tourist Information Centre where our expert staff are on hand to answer your Doncaster related questions or call them on 01302 734309

Jack And His Long Thick Stalk! Just one of the many shows you have to look forward to at Doncaster Little Theatre which is the only theatre in Doncaster that has reopened since lockdown. Please support our local businesses.

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 as access to services and facilities could be restricted and many places now require pre-booking. Also check for which venues are ‘Good to GO’ accredited: 

Lakeside Lake: The perfect place to go for a stroll, jog, bike ride or picnic with the family. The Lakeside Village is just a stone’s throw away, perfect for the shopaholics amongst you.

Mayflower: Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the all singing not all dancing celebrations have not gone ahead as planned but if you head over to the Mayflower website, you will be able to see any forthcoming events including online events that they have planned.

New: 2020 was meant to be the year we saw the opening of the new Danum Museum, Library and Art Gallery, Civic and Cultural quarter cinema complex and restaurant and train station redevelopment. Things have been delayed but we can confirm the exciting news that the cinema will be opening in September (not long to go!)

Outdoors: There is nothing quite like the great outdoors and of course it is much easier to social distance outside too. How about exploring Doncaster's many golf courses.

Plan ahead: Don’t let a day out in Doncaster be ruined because you didn’t come prepared!

Queue: Be prepared to have to wait in queues to get into shops. They are definitely worth the wait.

Reopening: You can check out the various attractions in Doncaster that have reopened here: and a list of pubs and restaurants in the town centre and further afield that have also reopened here:

Social distancing: Don’t forget that we should still be keeping a safe distance from each other. We are all responsible for keeping our selves and others safe.

Travelling to Doncaster couldn’t be easier. It is easily accessible by, road, rail and air, so no excuses, see you soon.

Updates: We continue to make updates to our website so do check back regularly

Visual artists: You may be interested in learning about the Doncaster Art Fair and the range of fantastic opportunities they have to offer artists all year round.

What’s on: Physical events in Doncaster are slowly starting to pick up again and of course a lot of businesses are making the most of digital channels and run their events and workshops online:

X-Factor: Doncaster has just that! Explore our website and get planning your trip today. With so much to do here, you will be spoilt for choice!

Yorkshire Wildlife Park: We can’t not mention the UK’s number 1 walk-through wildlife park adventure. No visit to Doncaster is complete without a visit to our ever-expanding wildlife park!

Zzz: After a long day out in Doncaster, you need somewhere to rest and catch up on your beauty sleep before the next day of adventures. We have lots of great accommodation in Doncaster that will allow you to do just that!