AREAS TO EXPLORE Doncaster is surrounded by beautiful countryside and there is a wealth of options when it comes to spending time in the great outdoors. If you’re looking for a family day out you have a vast choice. The Dome provides families with the chance to swim, ice-skate, play a range of sports or just tumble around in their two tier Aztec themed soft-play area. With over 50 different activities under one roof, there is always something new to try. There are a number of parks and stately homes in the Doncaster area that are well worth a visit. From the Grade I listed Mansion House and Brodsworth Hall & Gardens to Cusworth Hall Museum & Park and the 1,000 year old Conisbrough Castle. If you’re looking for more high octane excitement, there are lots of opportunities to let off steam. Try battling your friends and the Predator at Bawtry Paintball Fields. Two new Trampoline Parks provide high energy fun for the kids to enjoy. FatCat MotoParc is the home of motocross in Doncaster and FC Karting is the best place to go if you like competing to be the fastest on the racetrack. No visit to Doncaster would be complete without a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP), situated just a few miles outside the town centre. The park occupies 70 acres of a 260 acre site and offers a unique view into the world of animals and conservation. Walk-through areas include Lemur Woods, Wallaby Walkabout and the South America Viva. The Park is home to the world’s largest land carnivore - the Polar Bear. YWP houses the only Polar Bear reserve in England and is one of the largest in the world. You’ll also see critically endangered Black Rhinos and come face to face with Amur Leopards, Tigers, Painted Hunting Dogs, Zebra, Okapi, Antelope and a herd of Bactrian Camels amongst the 70 different species. Doncaster has some great open spaces for family days out. Try Sandall Park with its nature trails and wildlife boards as well as a café and playground area. For a leisurely stroll try Lakeside, close to the town centre and with lots of nearby amenities. The accessible, flat walk around the lake takes around 40 minutes and you’ll even get to see the ‘beach’ right here in Doncaster despite us being over 40 miles from the sea! LOCAL FACT The only Polar Bears in England are based at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Branton, Doncaster. DONCASTER - FIRST FOR INVESTMENT - 19