If you’re looking for things to do and places to visit near South Yorkshire check out our list below. If you ever need a place to stay we have holiday cottages near Doncaster to accommodate you during your stay.


Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to some of the most exciting animals in Britain. Yorkshire Wildlife Park can proudly boast the fact that it is home to the only Polar Bear display in Britain.

Don’t worry, Polar Bears aren’t the only thing that they have on display. Lions, Tigers, Camels, Giraffes, Lemurs, Otters, Leopards and more! The list of animals they have on display are almost endless.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, in my opinion is the greatest attraction in South Yorkshire. The animals alone make the Park fantastic; however, the fact that they host events and provide food take it to a whole new level.

Simply put this is the best place to visit.

If you are looking to visit you can find the Wildlife Park at DN4 6TB. For more information, I highly suggest you visit their website where you can purchase tickets and save £1 on booking: https://www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Brodsworth Hall

If you’re more of a history lover than an animal fan, then Brodsworth Hall could be the place for you. Owned by English Heritage, Brodsworth Hall can be found in Doncaster and has been kept in perfect condition over the years. With it’s beautiful, self described ‘Pleasure Garden’ and Victorian Home there’s few places to rival this beautiful place.

When I visited Brodsworth Hall myself I had low expectations for the place; however, I was pleasantly shocked. The spacious lawn and beautifully contrasting gardens are lit to perfection on a summers evening. Don’t let that put you off visiting in winter though as it looks equally gorgeous in the snow. If you’re unable to handle the cold, the Hall tells the perfect tale and is an insightful look into the lives of Victorians.

My favourite feature inside the hall has got to be the Kitchen. The Kitchen has not been modernized and remains authentic to the Victorian Era. It really does capture the essence of a life left behind. Looking at the size of the Kitchen in comparison to a typical family kitchen really does shock you, it’s humongous. I’ve never seen so many stoves and kitchen utensils in my life!

If you are around the Doncaster area and are looking for a day out to visit some of the regions best architecture check this place. For the adults there are also some pubs and restaurants close by.

For more information please visit the English Heritage website here: https://goo.gl/aCc41u

Brodsworth Hall

Kelham Island

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE PLACE EVER! Kelham Island has got to be the best historical place that I have visited. Food, events, displays; this place has it all.  (The pulled pork sandwiches are absolutely divine, get them when you’re there!)

Kelham Island is my go to place for the winter time. Kelham Island typically throws events in and around Christmas time. From Christmas Fayres to family shows; I was absolutely blown away by this place when I first visited. The one show stopper that they have there is the River Don Engine.

The River Don Engine is a 12,00hp engine that was designed to roll out armour plating for the Dreadnaught Warships back in the First World War. It still works today and is fired up daily except for a few days which are specified on the Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust website.

If you’re interested in Sheffield’s Industrial period during the war time then you definitely need to visit Kelham Island.

More information on Kelham Island can be found on SIMT: http://www.simt.co.uk/kelham-island-museum

Kelham Island

These are some of my favourite places to visit in and around South Yorkshire, I know there’s only 3 but they’re 3 of the best.  For more places to visit around South Yorkshire I recommend visit Trip Advisors page as it can be really insightful and helpful. The link to their page can be found here: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g187066-Activities-South_Yorkshire_England.html


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