Five top things to do

Stall holder Ezah Smith on his stall at the antiques fair at Doncaster Racecourse.
Stall holder Ezah Smith on his stall at the antiques fair at Doncaster Racecourse.

A whole host of fun events

1. Poetry

National Poetry Day with Betty and Al. Come and join Betty and Al at the Central Library for a mixture of poetry and songs in celebration of National Poetry Day.

Where: Doncaster Central Library

When: Today (Thursday ) 10.30-11.30am

How much: Tickets are free and are available from Central Library.

CONTACT: Telephone: 01302 734314, email:


There’s still time to see the Mallard, a Doncaster Thoroughbred exhibition at Doncaster museum and art gallery, which runs until November 2.

The exhibition commemorates the 75th anniversary of Mallard’s record breaking run and includes objects from the museum’s collection and the Doncaster Grammar School Collection of historic railway memorabilia.

Some of the objects have rarely been seen in public, such as Silver King, Seagull and Cock o’ the North nameplates as well as some of Sir Nigel Gresley’s personal letters.

WHERE: Doncaster Museum andArt Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 2AE

WHEN: Runs until November 2


CONTACT: Call 01302 734293 or visit Doncaster Museum

3. Workshop

Time to get ready for Christmas?

Make festive and hand stitched decorations that can be combined to make an advent calendar. Some of the designs can be used as lovely gifts and presents and also a chance to show off your skills! £35 per class including all materials, morning/afternoon refreshments and lunch. For more information or to book your place, contact Rebecca on 07951773880 or visit Rebecca Mary Janes

Where: The Mac Gallery, South Parade.

When: Saturday, 10am - 4pm

How much: £35

4. Day out

Giant Antique and Collectors Fair – Doncaster Racecourse .

Up to 400 stalls at Doncaster Racecourse, From 9am to 4.30pm, which will feature a fantastic variety of stalls.

Among the items for sale will be porcelain, china, pottery, glassware, gold, silver, costume jewellery, jewellery, vintage and retro goods, as well as collectables including stamps, postcards, militaria and coins.

Free Car Parking, and a fabulous food court, so you won’t go hungry, Ground floor access.

Where: Doncaster Racecourse

When: Sunday, 9.30am to 4.30pm

HOW MUCH: £2 adults, £1.50 OAPs/children, under-12s free.

CONTACT: Doncaster Racecourse

5. Kids theatre

Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair - Cast (Second Space).

Free Hand Theatre, written and directed by Lizzie Allen

A delightful and playful version of a well-known tale – with porridge and bears and one-two-three chairs. A tale that’s not too big and not too small but just right.

Mind you, telling this story is not so easy when it’s wintertime and those sleepy bears just won’t wake up from their dreamy slumber.

But spring in the air puts a spring in all our steps and one little girl with golden hair is always a step ahead.

And when Small Bear gets lost, we all have to go on a bear hunt!

Age recommendation 3-7 years.

Visit Cast

Where: Cast (Second Space)

When: Sunday, noon and 3pm

How much: Tickets £8 / £5

Contact: Doncaster Ticket Office, tel: 01302 303959