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Doncaster train station is conveniently located at the heart of the popular market town. Wherever you are travelling from, we can help you find the best train ticket to suit your individual needs or the requirements of your travel group.

If you can be flexible with your travel times, then it might be better to buy an off-peak train ticket to Doncaster, which means the train won’t be as busy and your fare will be cheaper. From here we can help you with connections to many other locations in the South Yorkshire area.

We also offer downloadable pocket train timetables, so you will always be able to stay up-to-date with the latest departures and arrivals to and from Doncaster station.

Things to do in Doncaster & South Yorkshire

A historical market town at the southern edge of Yorkshire, Doncaster is renowned for its nature reserves, rich railway heritage and close proximity to beautiful countryside. A popular horse-racing heritage thrives here and many visitors flock to the racecourse during the summer months for busy race days and outdoor events.

Elsewhere in South Yorkshire, you will find plenty of activities to keep all the family smiling. Whether you want to shop, eat, drink, play or explore, there are popular attractions and local businesses to welcome you wherever you turn. Sheffield and Barnsley are only a short distance away from Doncaster, and the beautiful Peak District and stunning Chatsworth House are also within easy reach.

Plan your visit using the links below:

Grand Central serve the following stations in this region:


Ideas for days out in Doncaster and South Yorkshire

Doncaster Racecourse

  • Spend a day at the legendary South Yorkshire racecourse.
    • After a £34 million redevelopment Doncaster Racecourse is now a world class venue and one of the busiest racecourses in the country. The main stand includes private hospitality suites, lots of lovely places to eat and drink, plus luxury dining experiences, too.

      There is also a wide calendar of events taking place at the racecourse including live music festivals, concerts and fairs.

      Booking

      www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk

      Location

      Doncaster Racecourse,
      Leger Way,
      Doncaster,
      DN2 6BB

      Get directions with Google Maps

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

  • Discover a huge array of furry, feathered and feline friends.
    • Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the UK’s No.1 walk-through wildlife adventure. Home to polar bears, tigers, rhino, monkeys, cheetahs and lions, there are so many amazing animals to see during your visit.

      Just a short drive from Doncaster, the wildlife park offers a sanctuary for children (and adults) who love animals and wildlife. There is indoor and outdoor fun, and a range of cafés and restaurants to keep everyone fed and watered.

      Visit here for more information.

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

  • Experience the glory of Victorian life.
    • Built in the 1860s, Brodsworth Hall and gardens was originally a home for the Thellusson family and their servants. Here you can wonder through the many rooms of the house, stop for a snack in the tearoom, and discover the recently restored game larder.

      Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the labyrinthine 'grand gardens in miniature', which have been lovingly restored to their Victorian heyday. You will also find grand fountains, beautiful summerhouses and a sentimental pet cemetery, as well as a stunning array of roses, snowdrops, tulips and greenery, sprouting up throughout the seasons.

      Visit here for more information.

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

  • Cockpits, jets and propellers a plenty.
    • The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is a fascinating exhibit of aviation at its finest. From rare light aircrafts to super-fast modern jets, there is something to discover for any aircraft enthusiast, big or small.

      Explore planes, helicopters and even rockets, both indoors and outdoors, open throughout the year. Diecast models and self-assembling kits can be found in the gift shop and there is also a selection of drinks, snacks and ice-creams to keep you hydrated as you browse.

      Visit here for more information.

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

  • A superb helping of local art, history and nature.
    • Explore a combination of natural history, archaeology, local history, fine art and much more during your visit to the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. Charting the history of Doncaster from the Ice Age to the present day, you are sure to learn lots during your visit to the museum.

      The Art Gallery’s artworks depict Doncaster’s heritage, from railways to horse-racing and much more, showcasing the works of artists and sculptors including Frank Dobson, John Frederick Herring and Joseph Wright of Derby.

      Visit here for more information.